Art Form: Music
Areas of Interest:
I have extensive experience in running workshops on the construction of musical instruments and objects made from recycled materials as well as running workshops on the design and construction of electronics for installations and musical instruments. My work as a musician and composer has also brought me much experience in theatre.
My areas of interest lie in education, working as a music teacher and facilitator, both in mainstream and special needs.
Robbie Perry creates music and musical instruments from electronic components, recycled technologies and abandoned or discarded objects. He works as a music facilitator with children of varying abilities and runs workshops on building musical instruments from practically everything that we find in our environment. A musician and composer with the group “Dead Can Dance”, has spent many years travelling the world learning about other cultures and gathering ideas for projects involving people and recycled technologies. Currently, he is completing his PhD on the use of music and technology to aid children of varying ability in the creation of art and self-expression. Robbie grew up in New Zealand and has lived in Ireland since the age of 17. Drawing from the experiences of traveling and meeting other musicians and educators, he has always chosen a path of self-direction in the field of music education and currently teaches at the Union Music School, Co Cavan. Phd research has allowed him to take his experience, and create unique and bespoke instruments that enable people with special needs and learning difficulties to play music interactively. His work has also brought him to collaborate with the Gonzo Theatre, whereupon he has composed and performed for several productions.
Contact information and further details:
Tel: 086 2196579