Una Keane

Acoustic
Dublin, County Dublin
1930

Úna Keane is a Composer from Dublin, Ireland. Her solo piano compositions draw inspiration from elements of the natural world, cinema & literature. She employs a mix of clean, pristine piano as well as a more deconstructed, minimalist approach.

Drawing on her background as a classically trained pianist, she likes to blur the boundaries between genre and stereotype. The works of Arvo Pärt, Ludovico Einaudi & Dario Marianelli have played an important role in the development of her musical ideas.

Following a Postgraduate Diploma in Composition & Music Technology at the Conservatory of Music & Drama in Dublin, Úna pursued studies in Film Scoring at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, achieving Distinction. Further study with Berklee has been ongoing, with a special focus on Composition and Orchestration for Film. Her undergraduate Degree in Software Engineering & French from Dublin City University & L’Université des Sciences Humaines in Strasbourg, France has proved very useful on the technical side.

Although her primary focus is now on Composition, Úna has also delved into singing & songwriting. Her debut album ‘Trees’ which she released in late 2010 was picked up for distribution in Ireland through HMV. Here’s what the Press had to say ::

“Her inventive piano adds lustre and atmosphere to songs that avoid any sense of formula or predictability” – Hot Press ****
“Beguiling” - The Irish Times ***
“An outstanding achievement” – 8/10, Oxygen.ie
“An engaging listen that announces the emergence of a fine new talent” – The Galway Advertiser

She’s always had a fascination with Film, and especially with how a musical score can shape a storyline or character, and how this in turn affects the viewer from an emotional point of view. It’s such a great collaboration. To date some of Úna’s work has been broadcast on BBC Northern Ireland, and her composition “The Flight of the Heron” has been performed at The National Concert Hall in Dublin.

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Una Keane :: The Flight of the Heron