Kevin Murphy is an experimental cellist and composer whose dynamic and innovative approach continues to challenge the accepted scope of music for cello. He has been involved in numerous collaborations over the past 25 years spanning several genres. He has played with notable rock/avant garde artists such as The Band, Dave Gahan (Depeche Mode) and Gavin Friday. He has also collaborated with Irish traditional artists such as John Spillane, Phil Callery, (Voice Squad), Ger Wolfe and Cormac Breathnach.
He is a founding member of renowned experimental Irish bands Seti The First and Slow Moving Clouds. Seti The First’s debut album Melting Calvary received critical acclaim both at home and abroad and the follow up Wolves of Summerland is due for release in November of this year. Similarly, Slow Moving Cloud’s debut album Os, which innovatively fuses Finnish and Irish traditional influences with otherworldly soundscapes has caught fire both in Ireland and internationally.
Kevin has recently co-composed the soundtrack to Juanita Wilson’s new film Tomato Red (an adaptation of the Daniel Woodrel novel) which is a Canadian/Irish production. He also co-composed the score for Michael Keegan Dolan’s celebrated new dance/theatre show Swan Lake/Loch na Heala.