I'm a composer, developer and filmmaker.

I've started a company! We're called N56 Software, and we're making apps and CMSs for events, festivals and venues. We're really excited to be working with Culture Night Belfast as our first partner, and will be launching soon. Have a look at our website for more info.

The referendum to repeal the 8th amendment to the Irish constitution is happening in a couple of days, and you should vote yes.

It’s vital that women in Ireland have freedom over their own bodies, and frankly I don’t think that there needs to be any further justification than that. If you feel some kind of religious or moral obligation to vote no, I urge you to do some balanced research, and at least consider reconsidering.

Repealing the 8th amendment is a necessary step towards better physical and mental healthcare for women; retaining it would mean continuing to cast off a very serious issue that isn’t going away, when we should instead be extending a helping hand towards those who need it.

Some calculations on what might be required for a VR/AR headset to provide a 'Retina display' experience.

I’m pleased to say that Lady Death, a short film written by my very talented girlfriend Karen Quinn, which I filmed and composed the soundtrack for, is now publicly available to watch. It’s about Lady Death, her difficulty in trying to lead a normal life, and her attempts to find a companion.

Watch it here.

After a bit of experimentation, I've added some fun new features to Spectralizer for v1.2. You can now blend the spectralized image with the original, in various different ways, to produce some pretty cool results. It's live on the App Store now!



Spectralizer on the App Store

On Saturday night, I saw a beautiful sunset during a car journey, and did what I've done many times; I took out my phone, took a picture, and was disappointed with the results. Between the movement of the car, the lack of light, and the reflections on the car window, it was a blurry mess. The colours were very nice, though, which led me to this idea...

Spectralizer takes a horizontal or vertical row of pixels from an image, then stretches them to create a high-resolution image comprising the colour palette of the original image. Suddenly a blurry, disappointing image becomes an interesting, abstract image with the same colour tones as the source. I think they make really nice wallpapers, and just nice images to look at in general. It's fun to see the patterns that come out.

It's free to download, give it a whirl!

Spectralizer on the App Store

I had the pleasure of being asked to be a guest on one of my absolute favourite podcasts recently, Worst Case Scenario. Thanks to the guys for having me, it was lots of fun. I've linked to the episode that I'm on, but I highly recommend subscribing to the show!

051 – All Our Indie Dreams Have Been Crushed – with Stephen Coyle, Worst Case Scenario