Cárthach Ó Nuanáin is an Irish artist, researcher and educator mostly working within electroacoustic music, computer music and the sonic arts.

He holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from University College Cork and an M.Phil. in Music and Media Technologies from Trinity College in Dublin, where he specialised in composition and developed one of the first systems to merge tabletop interface technology with real-time composition or generative music.

He has also worked for several years as an audio producer/engineer for Microsoft on many of their Xbox titles. Mostly dialog localisation into languages other than English but also some field recording, sound design and effects on games like Forza, Flight and Kinect Star Wars. Partial (auto generated, not by me) list of credits on MobyGames and IMDb:-


Currently residing in Spain, he works as a Ph.D. researcher with the Musical and Advanced Interaction team at the Music Technology Group in Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. His research and teaching focusses on real-time interaction, musical signal processing, algorithmic composition and musicological study of electronic music as part of the GiantSteps European Union project.

He has presented his work at festivals and events internationally, including the Dublin Electronic Arts Festival (DEAF), Darklight Film Festival, New Interfaces for Musical Expression, Sound and Music Computing Conference, Audio Mostly, Sónar International Festival of Advanced Music, Music Tech Fest. Sonic Environments / Australasian Computer Music Conference, Radiophrenia Festival, International Symposium for Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research.

Download Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

(About the name)

It can be tricky to pronounce, even for most Irish natives. For people not familiar with the Irish language it is worth noting that the fada accent changes the sound of vowel. Also the letter "t" is silent in the firstname part.

Thus you make a good attempt with:
Cor-uck Oh Noo-nawn

Here's an audio example from an Irish speaker from the West of the island: