As a composer and spatial sound designer, Lugh O’Neill’s work navigates an eerie and evocative space formed by the overlap between what is recognisably tangible and familiar and the aseptic sterility of the digital - the separation of which is continuously and progressively challenged.
In recent works, Lugh has focused on emphasising the potential of spatialisation in sound and music composition - while composition is traditionally conceived over the spectra of frequency and time, Lugh’s work utilises space as another dimension in which sound and music composition is written.
Lugh has performed in concert settings and produced audio-visual and installation work for contexts such as the KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin, MAXXI Rome, Sonar Barcelona, CCCB Barcelona, ZKM Karlsruhe, Design Miami/Basel, Cafe OTO London, and has regularly collaborated on projects with artists and performers such as Jakob Kudsk Steensen, Tomas Saraceno, Doireann O'Malley, Ian Cheng, Petrit Halilaj and Alvaro Urbano, Zuzana Pabisova, Marie Requa Gailey, Dylan Kerr, Leisha Thomas and Kevin Brennan.
As co-founder of C.A.N.V.A.S. — a record label and events series — Lugh has released his own works such as the Re Munus LP, directed the research based Cipher and Apocope compilation LPs, and co-produces other works released on the label.