Anna Clock | Composer, sound designer, musician
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About Anna Clock

Hi there, I am Anna Clock, a composer, sound designer and musician based in London via Dublin. In my works I aim to create unique aural experiences that challenge audiences. I often use spatial techniques and elements of spontaneity, including improvisation, and my work is often collaborative and interdisciplinary. I work across all forms including theatre, film and installation, as well as composing works for other musicians and performing myself. I create my sound designs and compositions using a combination of foley, electronics, field recordings and live instruments and vocals.

As a composer and instrumentalist I have written for the RTE Contempo quartet, Tonnta, New Dublin Voices, Kirkos Ensemble, Node Ensemble, Dulciana, Gamelan Nua as well as for my own groups Low Tide and Téada Orchestra, and performed and recorded with a number of Irish acts including Gavin Prior, David Turpin, Emma O’Reilly, Hozier, David Lacey and others. My first release was Celestial, and is available for purchase and download at

My work in theatre is extensive and includes playback sound, compositions performed live by performers and binaural headphone sound. I co-direct Very Clock theatre company and have ongoing relationships with a number of other companies. I specialise in devised theatre, site specific work and new writing.

My work for film includes foley, sound design and composition.

Other recent collaborations include work with visual artists, dancers and scientists.

I have run workshops in musical improvisation and DIY electronics for musicians and am an active member of the Irish Composers Collective. I studied Music (composition) and English Literature at Trinity College Dublin and ‘cello performance at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. I achieved a Distinction in MA Advanced Theatre Practice at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in November 2016.

Upcoming Projects


(2nd Feb, Quarter Block Party, Cork & 22-23rd Feb, Vault Festival 2018).

Maria by Anna Clock and Josephine Starte

– devised
R & D and showing at Engine Room at The Omnibus
19th Feb, 2018

SPINE Festival

Lead Artist in Residence at Harrow Libraries with Associate Artist Thembe Mvula.
Site-specific devising, sound work, and workshop facilitation.
(Harrow Libraries, Feb – March 2018)

The Moor by Catherine Lucie

– dir. Blythe Stewart
Sound & Music
(Old Red Lion, 6th February – 3rd March 2018).

Hilda & Virginia by Maureen Duffy

– dir. Natasha Rickman
Sound & Music
(Jermyn St Theatre, 27th February – 3rd March)

Past Projects


Tobacco Road by Incognito Theatre

dir. Roberta Zuric
– Sound & Music
(Pleasance Theatre, December 2017)

Me & My Whale by Xavier Velastin & Hannah Mook

– Music
(RET Manchester & Live Art Bistro Leeds, November 2017)

Continuity by Gerry Moynihan

dir. Shane Dempsey
– Sound & Music
(Finborough Theatre, July – August 2017)

RUN by Stephen Laughton

dir. Lucy Wray, produced by In Bloom
– Sound Designer, Composer
(JW3 London, March 2017; The Marlborough, Brighton, March 2017; The Bunker, London, March 2017).

CONSTELLATIONS by Anna Clock and Lauren Tata

– Composer and Performer, commissioned by Rough For Opera
(The Cockpit, London, December 2016; Jigsaw, Dublin, February 2017; The Others, London, April 2017).


IN UTERO by Anna Clock and Veronika Szabo

– Sound Designer, Foley Artist
(commissioned by the Irish Composers’ Collective and performed at ICC SPEAK in the Irish Architectural Archive, November 2016).

Laughing Matter by End of Moving Walkway

– Sound Designer
(Kings Head Theatre, July 2016)

The Timestealers by Very Clock

– Sound Designer, Composer, Performer, Foley Artist
(The Queens Arms, Holborn, London, July 2016).

One Moment by Very Clock

– Sound Designer, Composer, Foley Artist, Performer
(We Are Now Festival, Camden Roundhouse on June 10th, 2016).

Poke in the Eye by Georgie Morrell

– Sound designer
(previews June and July 2016, London; Edinburgh Fringe August 2016).

Snail Walk with Discotheque Collective

– Sound Improvisation
Workshop Facilitator, Composer and Performer
(performed in site-specific outdoors locations in Berlin, April 2016, as part of Space/Time Festival 2016 and Dublin, 2013 as part of 10 Days in Dublin Festival).


Babies by Very Clock

– Sound Designer and Performer
(Styx, London, March 2015).

‘Are you there?’ by Anna Clock

– Immersive site specific headphone piece
(performed in Swiss Cottage Library, December 2015).


At Sea by Just The Lads

– Sound Designer, Composer, Performing Musician (cello and voice)
(performed as part of the Dublin Tiger Fringe Festival, September 2014, in the New Theatre, Temple Bar. Nominated for Best Design in Dublin Fringe Festival 2014).

The Last Post by Just The Lads

– Sound Designer, Composer
(performed as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival September 2013 and with the support of Dublin City Council again in November 2014).