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The MAC’s Artist in Residence space, is a unique facility that will bring international, national and home-grown artists from a range of artforms to the MAC as part of our year round Artist in Residence programme.
Igniting creative collaboration with the MAC’s artistic partners and audiences, it will help shape the cultural landscape in Northern Ireland.
Artist in residence: Conor Mitchell
Conor Mitchell, a writer and composer from County Armagh, is the MAC’s current artist in residence. In addition to composing the music for our upcoming magical family Christmas show, The Incredible Book Eating Boy at the MAC, Conor has recently composed scores for NI Opera Shorts, Requiem for the Disappeared which premiered at Belfast Cathedral, and Ten Plagues, a song he wrote with playwright Mark Ravenhill that won a Fringe First award at the Edinburgh Festival 2011.
As well as symphonic work, Conor’s music-theatre work has been presented across the world and he has received commissions from the National Theatre and The University of Gotenberg amongst many others. He is also music adviser to YMT:UK and a member of the Ransom Collective.
We look forward to supporting Conor as artist in residence at the MAC from November 2012 – January 2013.