Daragh Black Hynes

(b. 1983)
Ciarán Hynes


Daragh Black Hynes is a Dublin born composer and guitarist. His instrumental works have been performed by ConTempo Quartet, Concorde Ensemble, Elaine Clarke, The Doolan Quartet, Kazuhito and Koyumi Yamashita, and others, and his electronic music output includes the 2020 release Relative States Volume I, an album of works which has received extensive play by Bernard Clarke on RTE Lyric fm The Blue of the Night.

His recent work includes the piece Pure Drop for orchestra with electronics, composed for the National Symphony Orchestra as part of Composer Lab 2023; the choral work Behind This Light, chosen as the winning work in the 2022 Seán Ó Riada Composition Competition; Proteus for solo guitar, composed for Ulysses Journey 2022 and performed internationally by guitarist Katalin Koltai, and the score to the award-winning animated film The Dead Hands of Dublin.

He studied composition at DIT Conservatory with Jane O’Leary and subsequently relocated to Beijing where he completed a masters in composition with Jia Guoping at the Central Conservatory of Music. On returning to Dublin, he undertook PhD studies with Gráinne Mulvey at TU Dublin Conservatoire, where he currently lectures in composition and theory.