Jimmy Eadie

Doctorat Trinity College, Dublin
Dublin,
Ireland
Focus area: Sound, Acoustics, Video, Film, Performance Art, Theater Studies

Jimmy Eadie is an artist, engineer and educator who works within the field of recording, production and sound design. He uses a variety of sculptural and time-based media which are often presented through extended hybrid forms of installation and performance. His award-winning work has been presented in many Irish and international galleries and venues (National Concert Hall Dublin, Cork Opera House, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Edinburgh International Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Lincoln Centre for Performing Arts, and the Barbican, London). His research outputs have been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Organised Sound (Cambridge), Leonardo Journal (MIT) and Routledge Press, as well as many conference papers. He is a founding member of the Crash Ensemble (IRE) and worked as an audio engineer and technical manager for 17 years, thereafter becoming a creative partner. Jimmy has worked and collaborated with many composers and artists such as Phil Niblock, Joanna MacGregor, Steve Reich, Gavin Bryers, Terry Riley, Kevin Volans, Bang on a Can, Louis Andriessen, Nico Muhly, Bill Whelan, Heiner Goebbels and many more. He has been nominated (2013) and won the Irish Times Theatre Award for best sound in 2011 and 2015. He has trained extensively with international audio companies; Meyer (USA), L'Acoustic Audio (FR) and Rational Acoustics (UK) and also trained in film sound with Screen Training Ireland (IRE). Jimmy has collaborated with artists, composers and performers from varied backgrounds, earning music and creative award nominations and much critical acclaim during this time. He has worked in notable recording studios such as Windmill Lane (IRE), Abbey Road (UK), The Church (UK) and Sterling Sound (USA). Jimmy has toured internationally with Irish acts as engineer/producer and sound designer, working in such prestigious venues as, Carnegie Hall (USA) Royal Albert Hall, Southbank Centre (UK) Le Gran Rex (FR) and Cirque Royal (BEL). He was a professional musician for many years and released material on Chrysalis, Ensign and Setanta Records.