about

Patrick Hegarty is a composer, sound artist and performer whose output centres around acoustic sound, electronics and ritual.

His work involves intuition, meditation, and the examination of pre-existing materials; often developing works through close collaborations with performers. He is obsessed by the fabric of sound, mantric repetitions, fragments of lamenting melodies and raw, exposed textures.

Performers and collaborators who have played Patrick’s work include EXAUDI Vocal Ensemble, House of Bedlam, Oliver Coates, LCO and Aurora Orchestra members, Lori Freedman, Red Panel Ensemble, Aude Marchand and Aaron Burrows for spaces including Durham Cathedral, Milton Court, The state51 Factory, 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 from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2019 with first-class Honours and has continued his studies into a masters course. 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 in performances of his own works.

His studies are supported by the Split-Infinitive Trust, Denne Gilkes Memorial Fund, Prowdes Educational Foundation and Guildhall School Trust.