Seán Mac Erlaine is a composer, musician and mastering engineer. Recognised as one of Ireland's most forward-thinking creative musicians, he has worked with many leading lights of music today. Seán's work is genre agnostic and readily intersects folk, free improvisation, jazz and traditional music.
Seán tours and works internationally with a hugely diverse range of musicians and artists reflecting his own versatility and interest in cross-platform work. He has performed with leading musical figures including Jan Bang, Barry Adamson, David Toop, Ernst Reijseger, Jennifer Walshe, The Smith Quartet, Hayden Chisholm, Eivind Aarset, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Barry Guy, Iarla O'Lionaird, Maeve Gilchrist, Valgeir Sigurðsson, Erik Friedlander, Damo Suzuki and many more.
"Mac Erlaine is consistently one of the most interesting and adventurous musicians of his generation." ~ The Irish Times.
He has also performed as a special guest with Detroit techno legends Underground Resistance and The Gloaming. He has performed his own music at countless festivals and venues including shows at Lincoln Centre New York and Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.
An accomplished saxophonist and clarinetist, Seán holds a PhD in music (practice-led research around customised live electronics in solo woodwind performance), a first degree honours Masters of Music (Jazz Performance) and a Diploma in Jazz Performance awarded by The Guildhall School of Music, London.