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Tom Lawrence
: Naas, Co. Kildare
Based in Dublin and London, publisher Touch Music, UK
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Tom Lawrence is the prize winning composer and sound recordist behind award winning and
multi-nominated films and TV series' (please see credits for a recent list). He is also the recipient of the Adele Mellen Prize for 'outstanding work' (Edwin Mellen Press July 2008) and a nominee for the President's Award for Excellence (May 2010). Tom has worked with directors for BBC, RTE, TG4, TV3,
The History Channel and independent media including Sarah Blunt (BBC Radio 4), Peter Carr (RTE), Brendan Culleton (Akajava Films), Martin Danneels (Red Pepper Productions), Bafta winning director Tim Fernée (Moving Still Productions), Deffie Award winner and IFTA nominated Simon Gibney (RTE), Diarmuid Goggins (TG4), Irina Maldea (Akajava Films), Kevin Lavelle (TG4), IFTA nominated best
director Paul Mercier (Solas Films, TG4), James Phelan (Great Western Films), Ross O' Callahan & Aileen MacDonagh (Peer Pressure), Paul O'Flanagan (Boulder Media), Paul Stevenson (RTE), Marie Toft (RTE) etc. on a range of music scores and sound design for film, television and new media.

After leaving University College Cork with a B.A. Degree, Tom went on to complete an M.A. (Music Performance) with Barra Boydell at NUI, Maynooth. He studied Jazz guitar with Liam Foley and classical guitar with both John Feeley (Dublin Conservatoire of Music) and Maria Levia San Marcus (Geneva Conservatoire of Music). He also studied composition and orchestration with composer Stephen Lawrence Parker.

Tom completed a Ph.D (Musicology) with Harry White at University College Dublin in 1999. He has also completed several film scoring and film sound programmes including Diploma Film Music Composition
(Film Institute, Los Angeles), Screen Training Ireland; Orchestration for Film & Television Composers (with Conrad Pope), and sound recording with Chris Watson (www.chriswatson.net) Tom also holds an
L.T.C.L. (Music Performance, Trinity College, London).

Tom is on the staff at the School of Communications, Dublin City University where he is a lecturer in film music, media production and sonic art. He has also worked as an external examiner for Dundalk
Institute of Technology (Creative Media), Dublin Institute of Technology (Music Performance), National University of Ireland, Maynooth (Multimedia), and University College Cork (Law Dept.). 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.
Gear: Digital Performer based studio
Driving Licence: Yes
Awards: Adelle Mellen Prize for 'Outstanding Work' (July 2008)
Tom Lawrence - Related News Items
- 08 Sep 2010 Festival RoundUp 'Ottoman', '140' & 'Growing Up Gay'
- 01 Aug 2007 IMRO Host Music for Film and TV Seminar
Key Credits
2010 - Jesus, Mary & Mattie (Film, TG4) | Composer
Diarmuid Goggins
2010 - The Ottoman Empire (Film, RTE) | Composer
James Phelan
2010 - Car Park (Film, RTE) | Composer
  Diarmuid Goggins
2010 - An Line(Film, TG4) | Composer
Diarmuid Goggins/ Kevin Lavelle
2010 - The Curious Ear (RTE Radio 1) | Recordist/Composer
Ronan Kelly
2010 - The Lough's Breath (RadiaLx) | Recordist/Producer
Tom Lawrence
2009 - The Lake (BBCR4) | Recordist/Composer
Sarah Blunt
2009 - Aifric Series 1, 2 & 3 (TG4) | Composer
Paul Mercier
2003 - How the Irish have Sex (TV3) | Composer
Martin Danneels
2005 - The secret History of the IRA (The History Channel) | Composer
Irina Maldea
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