Ruaidhri Mannion is an Irish composer and sonic artist living in London. In 2019 he completed his doctorate at the Royal College of Music under the supervision of Dr. Jonathan Cole and Gilbert Nouno (IRCAM), and was generously supported by the Soirée d'Or Award. He was recently appointed a London Symphony Orchestra Soundhub Composer for the 2019/20 season.
Ruaidhri specialises in combining electronic sounds with classical instruments and multimedia to create immersive and evocative live concert experiences. He is interested in collaborating with film, television & theatre directors, choreographers & dancers, scientists and musicians of myriad styles on interdisciplinary projects and live multimedia events.
Recent highlights include commissions for an electroacoustic sound installation for the Greenwich Tunnel in London as part of ‘Run the Night’, and a commission from Nouvel Ensemble Contemporain in Switzerland to create 'Mise en Abyme', an immersive multimedia creation co-authored with the composer, Benoit Moreau. Ruaidhri also has commissions from the Whitecube Gallery, London to compose music for the ‘Tribunal of the Dusk’ installation; a saxophone sextet commission for the Royal Academy of Art's 'Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined' exhibition; and an interactive electroacoustic performance at the Tate Modern's critically acclaimed 'Matisse: The Cut-Outs' exhibition. His music has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, NTS Radio, Resonance FM, Radio Télévision Suisse, BBC Radio 1 NI, BBC Radio Foyle, RCA Radio and been performed in venues such as Kings Place, Whitechapel Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, Cadogan Hall, Sonic Arts Research Centre, National Portrait Gallery and the Tate Modern.