Aileen Wallace is a musician/composer/interdisciplinary artist, born in Limerick city, Ireland in 1983. She currently lives and works in Cork, where she has recently received a (1:1) Honours degree in Music from UCC (University College Cork). Wallace runs a small but vital studio which serves as an educational space in the heart of Cork City where she delivers her unique and diverse approach to music tuition. In 2017 she joined the Dublin chapter of the international Girls* Rock movement as Drum Coach and returned again in 2018 as Band Coach, and project manager/facilitator of ‘Switched On’, GRD’s music tech workshop series. She also featured on the Girls Rock School NI coaching team, and Girls* Rock Santa Barbara Amplify Sleep Away Camp.
As an artist, Wallace predominantly works with sound, and much of her recent material is presented in an Audio/Visual medium. She has a keen interest in sonic architecture, and temporal space, both of which she has explored through her recent sound compositions, and A/V installations. Her work undoubtedly reflects her methodologies, practice, and experimental recording techniques that are quintessential elements to her sound. In 2017 Wallace exhibited works in Limerick City Gallery of Art, and Soul Noir: Festival of The Dark Arts, Dublin. She returns to Soil Noir again in 2018, and will feature work, broadcast live on Sonic Darts, U.K.
Wallace has an extensive background in performance, live sound, music production, video, radio, music tuition, and multi-media. Upon receiving a qualification in Sound Engineering from the City & Guilds London Institute in 2004, she embarked on a journey of experimental field recording, and music production.
As a working musician she has curated and performed both solo, and ensemble performances as part of a number of groups including: Lōwli, If You Discover a Fire, C.A.V.E (Cork Audio Visual Ensemble), and The Council for The Dark Arts Orchestra, to name but a few.
As a composer, she has featured in a number of productions and has composed works for independent short film. Her most recent sound design commission will be featured as part of the Cork Film Festival in November 2018.