Garrett Sholdice

(b. 1983) holds a PhD in music composition from the University for York (UK). His music has been described as possessing an “exquisite delicacy” (The Irish Times). Notable recent works include his third string quartet, Das Blaue Licht, premiered at David Lang’s Festival of Music, and The Root and the Crown, a twenty-minute large-ensemble work commissioned by Crash Ensemble. In the 2016 / 2017 academic year, Sholdice lectured in music composition and orchestration on the Masters in Music and Media Technologies programme at Trinity College, Dublin. Since 2016, he has lectured in score analysis and compositional techniques on the Masters in Scoring for Film and Visual Media at Pulse College, Dublin. In 2017 he took on the co-ordination of this programme. Sholdice is a co-director of Ergodos (ergodos.ie), a Dublin-based production house and record label that he founded with Benedict Schlepper-Connolly in 2006. Sholdice has produced or co-produced over a dozen recordings for the Ergodos label, and numerous Ergodos concerts in Dublin, and abroad in Amsterdam, Berlin and New York. Sholdice plays piano in There is an Island, an indie folk trio formed in 2016, also featuring vocalist Michelle O’Rourke and Benedict Schlepper-Connolly on violin, live electronics and vocals. There is an Island toured Ireland in Autumn 2017, and are currently planning an album release. Based in the UK, and then between Dublin and Berlin for much of the last decade, Sholdice has been fully based in Dublin since 2016. garrettsholdice.ie ergodos.ie