Enda Bates is a composer, musician, producer and academic at Trinity College Dublin where he lectures on the Music & Media Technologies Programme. His music has been performed by, among others, the Crash Ensemble, the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Choir Ireland, Anne La Berge, Concorde, Trio Scordatura, Mise-en ensemble, Kate Ellis, Darragh Morgan, the Doelen Quartet, and New Dublin Voices. He has received various commissions and awards including at the 37th Florilege Vocal de Tours and 2008 Irish National Choir of the Year competitions, the 2009 Gaudeamus Music Prize shortlist, and the 2010 Música Viva Competition.
He is a founder member of the Spatial Music Collective and is an active performer, both of his own work and with The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock, Miriam Ingram, Nina Hynes/Dancing Suns, Chequerboard, among others. He has also worked as a producer/engineer for a variety of artists and groups such as the Crash Ensemble, Mumbling Deaf Ro, Somadrone, Conor Walsh and Daniel Figgis.
In 2010 he completed a PhD entitled The Composition and Performance of Spatial Music at Trinity College Dublin, where he now lectures. His research work includes spatial music composition and performance, the aesthetics of electroacoustic music, and the augmented electric guitar.
TRINITY 360 will be a new work of spatial music for multiple loudspeakers and performers, funded as part of the Trinity Creative initiative. The concert will feature many of the performing groups associated with Trinity, and will be presented as a large-scale live event in the Front Square of Trinity College Dublin in April 2016. This immersive live performance will also be filmed and recorded to create a 360 virtual reality presentation and surround sound recording of the event.