Eimear Noone Presents: "Conductrix: A View from the Podium," Virtual Reality & 3D Conducting Tutorials and Book

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A big thanks to Isabel Thomas for catching
Eimear mid-flight in this photo!

About Eimear Noone, as Conducting Instructor:

For years, in between her concert appearances and recording sessions, Eimear Noone has been presenting conducting seminars for a wide variety of institutions such as Columbia College Chicago, The Society of Composer's and Lyricists, ASCAP, UCLA Extension, and many others. Her private conducting students include, Grammy, Emmy, BAFTA, and Oscar Award Winners and/or Nominees.

Even though her recording and touring schedule no longer permits her to teach regularly, Ms. Noone still wants to be able to share her knowledge and experiences - the impetus behind both Muso-VR, and this first phase, "Eimear Noone Presents: A View from the Podium."

Through these, Maestro Noone wants to capture the content of the seminars and classes she has been presenting, preserve them, and share them with the world.

A View from the Podium will be the next best possibility to having private conducting lessons with Eimear.

Eimear's conducting seminar at the 2015
Dublin International Game Music Festival (iDIG Music Fest)
Photo by Fran Marshall

Eimear's conducting philosophy and focus for the book and videos.

"I believe that conducting technique is a physical language with a vocabulary that anyone can learn. It's then up to you to use it to write a literature in your own voice.

I want this book and these virtual reality videos to be about the pure practicalities of conducting on the concert stage AND scoring stage; No maestro myth; no obfuscation; no false elitism; no pomp and circumstance."

The book and videos will be divided into sections such as:

  1. Basic beat patterns and gestures.
  2. Communicating articulations, dynamics, cuing, tempo changes and other specialty gestures.
  3. Eimear conducting a small ensemble, demonstrating how the elements discussed in sections 1 and 2 translate directly to the players.
  4. A series of interviews with players, conductors, and composers.
  5. Instruction in score preparation, stage presence, studio recording techniques, creating click tracks, and other helpful tips.

About Eimear Noone: A new breed of conductor.
Eimear Noone, on stage with Electronic Dance Music Legend BT,
conducting "Electronic Opus."

Over the past ten years, Eimear Noone, in addition to being a respected classical conductor, has emerged as a premier conductor for film, multi-media, and video games music, both on the concert stage and in the recording studio.

In the studio, her conducting credits include some of video games most respected titles including, World of Warcraft, Diablo III, Starcraft II, Overwatch, Hearthstone, The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword, and many others.

YouTube views of Eimear conducting the recording sessions (in 3D) for Nintendo's 25th Anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, number in the millions.

On the concert stage, in addition to standard repertoire, conducting for the hit touring show "Video Games Live" and performing for other video game based concerts, Eimear has conducted music from The Legend of Zelda, Skyrim, Final Fantasy, Metal Gear Solid, World of Warcraft, Assassin's Creed, and many others; leading such venerable orchestras such as The Royal Philharmonic, The Sydney Symphony, The Philadelphia Orchestra, The National Symphony Orchestra, The Pittsburgh Symphony, The Skywalker Symphony and more.

She is also an award winning composer, her own music featured in games such as "World of Warcraft, Warlords of Draenor," and in feature films such as "The Donner Party," and "It's Dark Here."

Although best known for these contemporary performances, her background is solidly in classical music. Recent concerts include her conducting works as varied as Scheherazade (Rimsky-Korsakov), The Firebird (Stravinsky), The New World Symphony (Dvorak), Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto and more.

As another example of her work in the classical field, Eimear had the pleasure of conducting the orchestra for the Los Angeles Ballet in their inaugural production of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" in 2007. The LA Times said of the performance:

"...the score was again given loving care by Eimear Noone and her orchestra"
- L. Segal - The L.A. Times, January 2007

About Eimear's Education:

Eimear Noone has spent a lifetime developing her conducting style. It is dedicated to being as clear and concise as possible without extraneous "noise" that might confuse the conductor's communication.
As was said by one observer of a concert performance: "A deaf person could have ‘heard’ the music by just watching her hands." Eimear elaborates, "Especially in the recording studio, there is no room for any possibility of being unclear - each minute is too valuable."

This relationship between her gestures and the music was honed over 8 years of masterclasses and private conducting instruction, most notably with two years of intensive study with the conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, Gerhard Markson. Maestro Markson himself was the protégé of legendary Russian conductor Igor Markevich.

"I spent years looking for the right teacher" says Eimear, "that could help me create this style. The first time I saw Maestro Markson, I knew he was the perfect mentor."

Formally, Eimear is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, with degrees in composition and flute performance, with numerous certificates and additional studies including master classes at the Manhattan School of Music, The Royal College of Music, London, (through the Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama), The Ennis IMRO Composition Summer School (youngest ever invited participant), The Victoria College of Music, London, Opera Ireland (conducting masterclass), and the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop (to name a few).

For more about the project and Eimear, please go to our Kickstarter page!