Patrick Hegarty (b. 1996) is a composer, sound artist and performer whose output centres around acoustic sound, electronics and ritual.
His works explore intuition, manipulation of found materials and meditation, often through close collaboration. His soundworlds are populated by mantric repetitions, fragments of lamenting melodies and raw, exposed textures.
Recent works have been composed for performers including EXAUDI Vocal Ensemble, House of Bedlam, Oliver Coates, LCO and Aurora Orchestra members, Red Panel Ensemble, Aude Marchand and Aaron Burrows for spaces including Durham Cathedral, Milton Court, Courtauld Gallery, Barbican Centre, SET Dalston and Bristol Beacon (fka Colston Hall).
He is a 2020 Britten Pears artist and currently writing for the Psappha ensemble’s ‘Composing for…’ scheme. Recent projects include a site-specific installation for Culture Mile and a collaborative performance of his work, Recitation, with EXAUDI Vocal Ensemble in Durham Cathedral.
Patrick graduated with first-class Honours from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2019 and has continued his studies into masters as of this September. He is a member and co-founder of the Red Panel New Music Collective, curating and performing in concerts in London and Berlin.
Patrick has performed extensively as a Guitarist and teaches private lessons in Guitar, Composition and Music Theory. He performs as often as he can as a multi-instrumentalist while maintaining a particular interest in live electronics and sound manipulation in performances of his own works.
He likes listening to and creating raw, meditative music, painting, Jungle and non-directivity.
His studies have been supported by the Split-Infinitive Trust, Denne Gilkes Memorial Fund, Prowdes Educational Foundation and Guildhall School Trust.