Sound artist Tom Lawrence died on October 19th

Our condolences goes to his family and friends. We invite our readers to listen to his works as a soulful way to remind him, here are links to some of his sound pieces

Listen to The lough’s breath
Listen to Donadea forest
Water Beetles of Pollardstow Fen

Tom Lawrence was an acoustic ecologist and sound artist. In July 2008 he was awarded the Adele Mellen Prize for ‘Outstanding Work’  and in May 2010 was nominated for the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Tom has created sound works for the BBC, Disney, RTE, TG4, The History Channel and independent media. His work in acoustic ecology is regularly featured in natural history documentaries (please see Selected Works). Tom also produced sound documentaries for radio broadcast, installation and film and his work has featured in U.S.A., U.K., Finland, Germany, Denmark, Portugal, Canada and Ireland.

Tom was based in the School of Communications, Dublin City University where he lectures in sound and music. His research interests were in the areas of acoustic ecology and the taxonomy of sound and he regularly worked with Max/MSP/Jitter and spectral analysis software. Tom has served as an external examiner for Dundalk Institute of Technology (Creative Media), Dublin Institute of Technology (Music Performance), National University of Ireland, Maynooth (Media) and University College Cork (Law Dept.). He was an external examiner for Griffith College’s MSc Digital Media programme. He is a full member of the Irish Film and Television Academy, Irish Music Rights Organisation/MCPS,  The Society for Musicology in Ireland (SMI), The Acoustic Ecology Institute and The Wildlife Sound Recording Society.

Tom Lawrence was the liaison officer for the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin. He was also the President of the DCU Music Society an advisor to the President on cultural activities and a member of the DCU/MDI/RIAM/SPD Music Steering Committee. Tom was the former Chair of the MSc Multimedia programme at DCU (2001-2011).

*Bio info taken from Tom Lawrence’s website

-Alan Smithee

Tom Lawrence website