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

He completed 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.

In 2014 he moved to Barcelona to work with the Musical and Advanced Interaction team at the Music Technology Group in Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. Working within the framework of the European GiantSteps initiative, he developed (prize-winning) methods for sample-based music composition and concatenative synthesis. He successively defended his Ph.D. in Computer Music in 2018.

Currently he is based in Berlin, where he researches and designs intelligent music systems for Melodrive Inc.

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:-


As a composer and academic 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: