Matthew Nolan Music


Matthew Nolan is a Dublin based musician, music curator, and academic. He was the founder and artistic director of 3epkano from 2004 to 2015, an instrumental music ensemble who specialised in the production of original music for movies from the silent era.

Over the last 10 years, he has been involved in producing new music for several award winning Irish films including Exile in Hell, Runners, and Somewhere Down the Line. He teaches Film Studies at Dublin Business School and Trinity College Dublin. Ongoing and current projects include Dracula and People on Sunday.

Matthew has also worked on commissions from a range of performing arts institutions and arts organisations, including: The Audi Dublin International Film Festival, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Dublin Fringe Festival, National Gallery of Art, Cork and Dublin French Film Festivals, Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York, Cork Midsummer Festival, Film Society at Lincoln Centre in New York, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.


Seas Between

Adrian Crowley, Matthew Nolan, Anna Mieke, Kevin Murphy and Sean Mac Erlaine

May / June 2022

Matthew Nolan and Adrian Crowley returned to the resplendent environs of the Old Physics Theatre to present a glimpse at the unfolding of their latest collaboration: Seas Between


Pomes Penyeach

Lisa Hannigan with Matthew Nolan, Adrian Crowley, Sean Mac Erlain, Cora Venus Lunny and Kevin Murphy

March 12th 2021

James Joyce’s Pomes Penyeach gets a modern makeover from Lisa Hannigan, Matthew Nolan, and Adrian Crowley at the National Concert Hall.


People on Sunday / Menschen am Sonntag

with Rachel Grimes

1931 I Siodmak, Siodmak, Wilder, Zinneman, Ulmer I Germany I 74mins

One of the great modernist portrayals of urban working-class reality, Menschen am Sonntag was produced by a cooperative that included Edgar G. Ulmer, Billy Wilder, Robert and Curt Siodmak, Eugen Schüfftan, and Fred Zinnemann, as well as theorist Béla Bálasz, who provided the idea for the script.


Häxan – Witchcraft through the Ages

Sweden I 1922 / 1968 I 74 minutes

Häxan was made in Sweden at the invitation of Svensk Filmindustri and released in 1922. It is one of those legendary films that many people have heard about but few have seen. It really should be better known.



Matthew works as a freelance music programmer and curator. He established the WIRED music strand at the Kilkenny Arts Festival, which ran from 2008 until 2013. During this time he brought an array of indie music luminaries to perform in the Marble City. They include, naming but a few: Spiritualized, Lisa Hannigan, Agnes Obel, Damo Suzuki, Tindersticks, Amiina, Low, Rachel Grimes, The Fall, James Vincent McMorrow, The Divine Comedy, The Sea and Cake, Erik Friedlander, Jape, and A Winged Victory for the Sullen.

Since 2013 he has run Note Productions, a music promotion company dedicated to expanding the Irish audience for jazz, world music, electronic and contemporary classical music. During his time with Note Productions, Matthew has brought some of the most important figures in contemporary music to play in Dublin, including acts such as The Bad Plus, Brad Mehldau, Marc Copland, Jeff Ballard, Andy Sheppard, Ernst Reijseger, and Evan Parker.