Spotlight 2017

Eoin French - Musician

24 Apr 2017
Eoin French

Musician Eoin French creates his own haunting brand of electronica under the name Talos. His second single was featured in the ABC TV show ‘Guilt’ and he recently released his debut album ‘Wild Alee’ while embarking on a series of gigs around Ireland. An architecture graduate, Eoin now teaches in the Cork Centre for Architectural Education (CCAE). He talks to us about his time at UCC and how a background in architecture helps shapes his unique sound.

Course/subjects studied in University College Cork:

I studied Architecture

Best memory of UCC:

I think probably the people I got to know through the architecture course.

How has your time at UCC helped you to get to where you are now?

I think the simple fact of being opened up to different ways of designing and putting together space has helped me most.

What is your advice to current UCC students?

Get involved in as many things as you can that interest you.

What person/people at UCC had the most positive influence on you?

I currently teach in the M.Arch in CCAE and work with Jason O'Shaughnessy who has been a great supporter of what I've been doing. Also the enthusiasm of the students in the M.Arch has been very inspiring.

Has your training in architecture influenced your music?

Yes it has... in a way that appreciation of space has bled into how I make music in a big way. I think there is are strong ideas of harmony in architecture also... this is what I've brought with me from my time studying architecture.

Favourite UCC legend or superstition:

I actually don’t know any bar the quad thing! We were rarely on campus!

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