Hilary Mullaney (Ph.D, MA, BA Music) is a composer based in Dublin, Ireland. She writes primarily fixed media compositions, and her practice is particularly concerned with how place is expressed in acousmatic music. Her compositions have been broadcast and performed at numerous festivals and concert events worldwide including New Music Festival Cal State Fullerton, Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival, Liverpool Biennial, Quebec Biennial and Futuresonic UK. She studied at the Centre de Création Musicale Iannis Xenakis (CCMIX), Paris in 2005 and attended masterclasses with composers Trevor Wishart, Gerard Pape and Agostino Di Scipio. In 2008 she completed the Mamori Sound Project residency in Brazil with renowned sound artist and experimental musician Francisco Lopez. Her work has been published in non-standard, Sound Report 1 and 2 (SoundNetwork UK), Soundtrack to a Catastrophic World and Grey is the Colour of Hope (curated by Alan Dunn, Leeds Metropolitan University). She has lectured on the subject of electroacoustic music and composition to both undergraduate and postgraduate students since 2001.
She completed a PhD under the supervision of Dr. John Matthias at Plymouth University titled ‘The Composer Isn’t There: a personal exploration of place in fixed media composition’. She has received numerous awards and bursaries from the Arts Council of Ireland.