Michael Gallen (b. 1986) is an Irish composer and performer. Having been brought up primarily with Irish traditional and folk music, he later pursued studies in composition in Paris, and is most comfortable meandering at the borders of different musical styles.
Michael has been a participant at the MAKE programme in the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Dublin Theatre Festival’s “Next Stage” programme, and residencies at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Cill Rialaig and Cois Tine Soundscapes. His work as a documentary maker includes Vocal Chords, a series made with singer Iarla O Lionaird which won Gold Medal at the 2016 New York Radio Awards.
Michael is the guitarist and lead vocalist with Irish band Ana Gog and performs as a solo pianist under the moniker Sudden Wells. He is the current Artist in Residence at the Trinity Long Room Hub and is the 2017 recipient of the Dublin City Music Bursary Award. His work is represented by the Dublin Contemporary Music Centre and the Association of Irish Composers.