Emma O’Halloran is an Irish composer, producer and performer. Her work has been performed by Crash Ensemble, Concorde, orkest de ereprijs, PRISM Saxophone Quartet, the Dublin Laptop Orchestra, and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, and has been featured at festivals including the International Young Composer’s Meeting, Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival, and MATA Festival. Emma is a recipient of the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Award (2014), and is a prizewinner in the Wild Rumpus Commissioning Project (2013), International Alliance of Women in Music Search for New Music Awards (2013), and Jerome Hynes Young Composers’ Award (2012).
In addition to concert music, Emma composes for theatre, and has worked on sound design for productions of ‘Hamlet’ and ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead’ at the Wilma Theater, Philadelphia. She also performs with her band Games Violet, a duo of producer-performers that make hybrid rock/electronic music, and they released their debut LP 'Tragic Milkshake' in November 2016.
Emma lives in Philadelphia, and is currently a doctoral fellow at Princeton University.