1916 Irish Rebelion

Project Description

Director: Ruan Magen
Producer: Cocotelevision (Ireland)
Composer: Michael Edwards and Patrick Cassidy

I composed music for the official 3 hour documentary to mark the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising in Dublin with Patrick Cassidy.  Recorded with the RTE Concert Orchestra. Narrated by Liam Neeson.

Historical documentaries often pose their own compositional challenges.  The music needed to be proud and distinctive yet not prescriptive or forcing an emotional agenda.  To compose an underscore that creates and brands a distinctive sonic environment yet simple enough that it doesn’t get in the way of detailed interviews and complex information.

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