Conor Walsh is a minimalist piano and electro acoustic composer from Swinford, Co. Mayo, Ireland. He began composing as a teenager, writing short piano pieces on an old piano that sits in the reception room of a hundred year old hotel. Inspired by the wild Mayo landscapes in the West of Ireland, Conor’s work is dramatically stark yet soothing, melancholic yet hopeful. His compositions draw from a variety of genre’s that span Minimalist to IDM, Chopin to Tool and have been likened to the music of Hauschka, Aphex Twin, Nils Frahm and Philip Glass.
Conor's music has been used in RTÉ television Prime Time (Janet Traynor), Radio One (John Murray show,Park Bench series), TV3 and R na G documentaries as well as the viral short film Analogue people in a digital age from Twopair films. Conor has recently finished scoring his first short film, the award winning Testimony, directed by Kamila Dydyna. Conor also scored the 3 part prime time TV3 documentary series ‘Prison Families’(2015). Conor will have some of his music featured in the new RTE series 'Irelands Rising' (Dec 2015).
Conor has performed at Electric Picnic, Body and Soul, Another Love Story, and Other Voices in Dingle and Derry, having won the online competition to perform in the IMRO OtherRoom at Other Voices Derry 2014, which was then broadcast on RTÉ. He also appeared on 2015 series of TG4’s Ceol ar an Imeall, and opened for Hozier on a sold out Irish tour in Waterford, Cork and Limerick in 2013. Conor will play Other Voices in Dingle in Dec. 2015.
These past few years Conor has been composing, experimenting, and crafting his sound while waiting until he was fully ready to put out his first release. The Front EP is the culmination of that work, and was released via Ensemble Records digitally and on 12” vinyl on 30.10.2015.