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JESSICA ARLO IRISH

Composer, Songwriter, Producer, Performer, Orchestrator & Educator

 
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BIOGRAPHY

"Clash Collaboration pushes us outside of our known spheres and forces us into new and unexplored territories of sonic hybridity and fractured identity."

Thesis J. Irish Submitted December 2020

After receiving much acclaim within the world of Classical music, including 2 music scholarships for violin performance, Jessica Arlo Irish decided to pursue her passion for music production, composition and songwriting. With her unique talent to play a number of instruments (specialising in violin and viola) combined with her natural gift for improvisation and composition, she has gone on to release internationally acclaimed and award winning solo projects as well as working for professional labels, bands and solo artists from both Australia and abroad (see below for a full list of awards). Jessica specialises in work with strings across all genres, stretching traditional boundaries into a new, fractured hybridity with her unique electro-acoustic combinations. Her primary pursuits are composing for film, television and video games. Jessica completed her Doctor of Creative Arts in 2020 and her Advance-HE Fellowship in 2021, and works as a part time Lecturer/Tutor at Western Sydney University. Her studio is located at Church Street Studios in Sydney.

 
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FILM | TV

Portfolio of Work

 

TICKETYBOO (2022)

PREMIERING 30TH JULY

Composer, Producer & Recording Artist

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Composer's Assistant and Arranger to Guy Gross

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Composer, Producer & Recording Artist

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MELBOURNE FASION WEEK (2018)

Composed and Produced tracks for Gorman & Sandro Paris

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COMPOSITION | PRODUCTION | RECORDING

Composition, Production + Recording Work

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CLEWS

String Composition + Recording

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AYA YVES

Acoustic Orchestration with Adrian Breakspear

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MIRLA

String Performance & Improvisation

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ALANNA VULO

Acoustic Orchestration with Adrian Breakspear

We Fall (unreleased)

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GLASSBREAKERS

Violin Performance

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RAI THISTLEWAYTE

Violin Performance

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LAU

String Composition + Recording

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SONIDO

String Composition + Recording

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JESSE WATT

Violin Performance & Improvisation

Multiple Tracks

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THE VEGETABLE PLOT

Extra Strings + Voice Over Work (2018)
Recorded at Vienna People Studios

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VIENNA PEOPLE

Composition, String Recording + Collaborations

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NAT CONWAY

Cover Orchestration, Performance & Production

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THE KHANZ

String Composition + Recording

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ANABELLE KAY

String Recording

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JESS STARREVELD

String Composition + Recording

 
Band on Stage

FULL PORTFOLIO

For work examples or specific track enquiries, please get in contact.


Georgio Armani


  • Aqua di Gio 25 Year Celebration with Luxe Strings (2022)

Nataliae Bassingthwaite & Mark Vincent

  • Streetside Medics Dinner with Luxe Strings (2022)

Renée Brack

  • Composer and Producer for

    Ticketyboo (2022)

    Documentary in association with Dementia Australia. 

Guy Gross

  • Composer’s assistant and orchestrator for

    How To Please A Woman (2022)

 Pianos For The People


  • Performed violin for Pianos For The People in Darling Square (April 2021)

Fisher Ghost Youth Orchestra


  • Developed and lead an improvisation masterclass for the Fisher Ghost Youth Orchestra (April 2021)

 Tep No


  • Composed and recorded strings for 2 of Tep No’s tracks for 2021


      Heartbeat Bangs ft. KT Tunstall

      Want It Now (Heart Is Racing)

AYA YVES


  • Orchestrated acoustic version of Feels Alright with Adrian Breakspear 

 Alanna Vulo


  • Orchestrated acoustic version of We Fall with Adrian Breakspear 

Greek Legends of the 20th Century (ENMORE)


  • Performed at Enmore for Greek Legends of the 20th Century (26 March 2021)

LAU

  • Composed and recorded strings for Rivers (2020) produced by Jake Arvonen

George Ellis


  • Performed for We Can Be Heroes: The Music of David Bowie Orchestrated at the State Theatre, Sydney (December 2020 & February 2021)


  • Performed for Bohemian Symphony: The Music of Queen Orchestrated (January 2021 & March 2021)  


  • Performed for Nothing Else Matters - The Music of Metallica Orchestrated at the State Theatre, Sydney (February 2021)

 The Apprentice Australia


  • Performed violin for TV show (2021) with Luxe Strings

Seoul National University


  • Composed, recorded and produced a piece featuring the Haegeum, performed by Sihyun Park (2020)

Sonido

  • Composed and recorded solo violin for Hasta Que la Dignidad Se Haga Costumbre (2020)

Greenhill Novak


  • Performed violin in several promotional music videos for the company (2020)

 Johnny Manuel 


  • Performed violin with Johnny Manuel at The Voice Grand Finale (July 2020)

Chris Sebastian


  • Performed violin with Chris Sebastian at The Voice Grand Finale (July 2020)


 Guy Sebastian


  • Performed violin with Guy Sebastian at The Voice Grand Finale (July 2020)

Mirla Sounds


  • Performed and improvised violin on a number of tracks including In Search of Lost Time and Solitaire (2020-2021)

Delta Goodrem


  • Performed with Delta Goodrem at Fire Fight Australia (2020) hosted by Celeste Barber 


  • Performed with Delta Goodrem for Christmas Promotional Album performances on Sunrise with Luxe Strings (2020)

 Parkway Drive


  • Performed with Parkway Drive in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane for Good Things Festival (2019) with Luxe Strings

Clews


  • Orchestrated & recorded strings for Clews: Feel

    for Sony Australia (2019)

 Ricky Lee Coulter


  • Performed with Ricky Lee Coulter at Everest Carnival Fashion Lunch (October 2019)

 One Republic


  • Performed with OneRepublic at the NRL Finals (October 2019)

Lisa Gerrard 


  • Performed on a track featuring vocals by Lisa Gerrard at Nylon Studios, led by Jesse Watt

 Delta Goodrem & Daniel Shaw

  • Performed on The Voice Grand Finals (2019) in duet with Delta Goodrem and Daniel Shaw

 Boy George & Diana Rouvas


  • Performed on The Voice Grand Finals (2019) in duet with Boy George and Diana Rouvas

Jessica Mauboy


  • Performed on The Voice (2019) with Jessica Mauboy from Sony Australia

One World One People


  • Performed at William Wallace Hotel (May’19)


  • Performed at The Bridge Hotel (Aug'19)


  • Performed at Lazy Bones (Aug’19)

Ilan Kidron


  • Performed on Ilan Kidron’s (previously from The Potbelleez) new video duet of Shallow (2019)

 Rai Thistlewaite 


  • Performed on Rai Thistlewaite’s (Thirsty Merc) new solo music video 

    Till The Lights Come On (2019)

 Silver Party 


  • Performed at the Silver Party (2019): charity event to raise funds for The Children’s Hospital

 Mark Vincent


  • Performed on Channel 10 with Mark Vincent (Sony Australia) to promote his Eurovision audition (2019)

Big Up Ma Boobs


  • Voice over work for Big Up Ma Boobs; UK Breastfeeding Normalising Animation (2018) through Vienna People

 Billy Blake


  • Composed & recorded strings for Billy Blake's solo project (2019) through Vienna People

 Melbourne Fashion Week


  • Composed two tracks for Melbourne Fashion Week’s Instagram and social media platforms for the brands Gorman & Sandro Paris (2018) 

 The Vegetable Plot


  • String composition & recording + voice over work (2018)

Michael McGlynn of Vienna People


  • Ongoing collaboration with Michael McGlynn of Vienna People Studios. Composing music for artists, film, television and radio advertising briefs.

 Music Aviva


  • Collaborated with Music Aviva, Opera Vita and Opera Australia’s Simon Kim for a performance at Avoca Theatre (2017)

 AFTRS


  • Performed violin at the AFTRS conference with Australian film composers presenting their works (2017) 

 Nat Conway


  • Orchestral arrangement and recording/production (recorded at Sony Studios) of 

    Summer To Stay

Hansaa


  • String composition and recording (2018) for Trust and Eulogy Interlude

The Khanz 


  • String composition and recording for Who Would Let You Drown and  Dance on the Clouds (2018) 

Annabelle Kay 


  • String composition and recording for Nightmare of a Dream  (2018)

Jess Starreveld


  • String composition and recording for Loud + Clear (2018)

Jess Starreveld


  • String composition and recording for Loud + Clear (2018)

 Holly Harrison


  • Collaborated on both live improvisations and studio recorded improvisations between 2015-2018

Yantra de Vilder


  • Collaborator since 2015 on multiple live and recorded projects

Claymore

  • Guest Violinist with band at several festivals and performances throughout Australia

Damien Leith


  • Violinist for shows/tours since 2015 including The Parting Glass, Roy Orbison, 10 Year Anniversary, Elvis, Elvis with String Quartet, Roy Orbison with String Quartet


  • Multiple TV performances on Channels 7, 9 & 10 (Sony)


  • Composed, orchestrated & arranged strings for string quartet tours in 2018/2019 and 2019/2020


  • Violin and viola session musician and composer

Clare Conway (Filmmaker)

  • The Director of 3 of Wren's music videos that have gone on to be featured in many international film festivals as well as winning multiple international awards 

  • Directed and produced film called Tacit (Japan) for which Jessica Arlo Irish wrote the soundtrack

Something With Numbers


  • Performed electric violin with Something With Numbers at the Coaster Festival in Gosford 2011

Oliver Tank

  • Composed/recorded strings for Last Night I Heard Everything In Slow Motion - Winner of FBi Radio: Northern Lights Competition 2011 in Iceland, where he performed it at the Iceland Airwaves Festival. Track used in National Campaign for GetUp! Australia:

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  • Cowrote Untold - picked up by triple j’s Home & Hosed. 

  • String composition/recording for the tracks listed below:​​

        Swerve

        Different Speed (feat. Ta-Ku)
        Last Night I Heard Everything ...
        Circles
        Unreal
        Lost feat. Fawn Myers
        Untold - Oliver Tank & Wren (Cowrite) 
        Tonight (Unreleased Dreams) 
        Stay feat. Fawn Myers 
        Home
        You Never Know feat. Hayden Calnin 
        Sound Of Silence feat. Fawn Myers 
        Past Present Future
        Beautiful feat. Fawn Myers

 
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FULL LIST OF AWARDS & FEATURES

  • Ticketyboo selected for the International Cilento Film Festical 2022 - Score Composed and Produced by Jessica Arlo Irish

  • Ticketyboo wins Best Australian Documentary at Amsterdam International Film Festival 2022 - Score Composed and Produced by Jessica Arlo Irish

  • Ticketyboo selected for Stockholm City Film Festival 2022 - Score Composed and Produced by Jessica Arlo Irish

  • Ticketyboo selected for Topaz Film Festival 2022 - Score Composed and Produced by Jessica Arlo Irish

  • Ticketyboo wins Best Documentary award at Druk International Film Festival 2022 - Score Composed and Produced by Jessica Arlo Irish

  • Ticketyboo selected for Lane Doc Fest 2022 - Score Composed and Produced by Jessica Arlo Irish

  • Ticketyboo is a semifinalist at the Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival 2022 - Score Composed and Produced by Jessica Arlo Irish

  • Ticketyboo wins Honourable Mention at the Open Window International Film Challenge 2022 City Film Festival 2022 - Score Composed and Produced by Jessica Arlo Irish

  • Ticketyboo selected for Stockholm City Film Festival 2022 - Score Composed and Produced by Jessica Arlo Irish

  • Ticketyboo selected for Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2022 - Score Composed and Produced by Jessica Arlo Irish

  • Tacit - Directed by Clare Conway - Score Composed & Produced by Jessica Arlo Irish -  Semifinalist in NewFilmmakers NY Film Festival (April 2021)

  • Tacit - Directed by Clare Conway - Score Composed & Produced by Jessica Arlo Irish -  selected for Montreal Independent Film Festival (March 2021)

  • Honourable Mention in the Unsigned Only Competition 2021 (NASHVILLE) for 숨 (feat. Sihyun Park) ​

  • Semifinalist in the Unsigned Only Competition 2021 (NASHVILLE) for Disturbed Water

  • Honourable Mention in the Unsigned Only Competition 2019 (NASHVILLE) for You Don't Owe Me (No More)

  • Finalist in 3 categories of the Unsigned Only Competition 2019 (NASHVILLE) for You Don't Owe Me (No More)

  • Honourable Mention in the International Songwriting Competition 2018 (NASHVILLE) for Secrets in the Music Video Category 

  • Secrets Music Video screened at Canberra Short Film Festival 2018

  • 2nd Place in Music Video Category in the International Songwriting Competition 2017 (NASHVILLE) for Secrets in the Music Video category

  • Semifinalist in the International Songwriting Competition 2017 (NASHVILLE) for Secrets in both the Music Video and Unpublished categories

  • Secrets is a winner in the UK International Songwriting Competition 2017 for Best Music Video, along with 4 Higher Commended Awards for the track, 2 Semifinalist positions for previously released music videos, Soldiers & Alive, and a special mention for previously released music video, Here.

  • Semifinalist in the International Songwriting Competition 2016 (NASHVILLE) for Soldiers in the Screenshot Category

  • Here Music Video makes quarterfinals at the International Music Video Underground 2017 (PARIS) for both Best Music Video & Best Director

  • Semifinalist in the International Songwriting Competition 2016 (NASHVILLE) in 2 categories; World Music & Music Video

  • Here Music Video wins Best Music Video at Made in Melbourne Film Festival 2016

  • Alive Music Video is finalist in the Byron Bay International Film Festival APRA AMCOS Music Video Awards 2016


  • Alive Music Video official selection for LA Femme International Film Festival 2016 (LOS ANGELES)

  • Alive Music Video official selection for Byron Bay Film Festival 2016

  • Honourable Mention Award in the Unsigned Only Competition 2016 (NASHVILLE) for instrumental track, Ireland Meets Tibet 

  • Alive Music Video is a semifinalist in the Cine Pobre Film Festival 2016 (MEXICO)

  • Alive Music Video makes official selection for New Filmmakers New York 2016

  • Finalist in the Unsigned Only Competition 2016 (NASHVILLE) in the Screenshot category

  • Semifinalist in the Unsigned Only Competition 2016 (NASHVILLE) for 3 tracks in 2 categories

  • Alive Music Video selected for New York City Independent Film Festival 2016


  • Alive awarded 3rd place by the Songwriter’s Association of Washington (DC) in the Adult Contemporary Section of their 32nd Mid-Atlantic Song Contest 2016

  • Soldiers Music Video Selected for Seeyousound International Music Festival 2016 (TURIN, ITALY)

  • Soldiers Music Video receives Award of Excellence at International Film Festival of Cinematic Arts 2015 (LOS ANGELES)

  • Honorable Mention in the Unsigned Only Competition 2015 (NASHVILLE) for Raw

  • Soldiers Music Video is a finalist in the Video Performance Category for the Unsigned Only Competition 2015 (NASHVILLE)

  • Semifinalist in the Unsigned Only Competition 2015 (NASHVILLE) for 2 tracks in 5 categories 

  • Soldiers Music Video Selected for Guam Film Festival 2015

  • Soldiers Music Video Selected for Salento International Film Festival 2015

  • Soldiers Music Video Selected for Williamsburg International Film Festival 2015

  • Soldiers Music Video receives Special Mention at I Filmaker International Film Festival 2015 (MARBELLA, SPAIN)

  • Soldiers Music Video wins Best Music Video at the APEX Film Festival 2015 (ROCHESTER, MN, USA)

  • Soldiers Selected for 2015 International Film Festival of Cinematic Arts (LOS ANGELES)

  • Soldiers Music Video Selected for NYC Independent Film Festival 2015

  • Soldiers Music Video Selected for the 6th Annual ITSA Film Festival 2015 (SONORA, CALIFORNIA)

  • Soldiers Music Video selected for Biennial Edition of CinéWomen Magazine 2015

  • Soldiers Music Video Selected for Underground Film Festival 2015 (MUNICH)

  • Soldiers Music Video Selected for New Film Makers New York Festival 2015 held at Anthology Archives NYC

  • Soldiers Music Video Selected for Los Angeles Cinéfest 2015

  • Soldiers Music Video Selected for Los Angeles Cinéfest 2015

  • Soldiers Music Video selected for Los Angeles New Wave International Film Festival 2015

  • Semifinalist in the International Songwriting Competition 2014 (NASHVILLE) for track, Here

 

숨 (FEAT. SIHYUN PARK)

Composed, Recorded, Produced & Mixed by Jessica Arlo Irish
Featuring Sihyun Park on Haegeum

 

TACIT

Film © Glasir Films (2021)

Montreal Independent Film Festival (2021)

New Filmmakers NY Film Festival Semifinalist (2021)

 
 
 
 
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"Life is alot like jazz ... it's best when you improvise."

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