Alma is a composer, sound designer and musician based in Dublin. She works across a range of media fusing composition and sound design to create a free flowing sonic environment for theatre, dance, live art, film, festivals and everything in between.
She is the musical brain behind smash hit show RIOT produced by THISISPOPBABY and winner of Best Production at Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival 2016. It has toured extensively to Sydney, Melbourne, NYC and Toronto. Her sound design for Olwen Fouére’s brilliant one woman show Riverrun was winner of the 2013 Irish Times Theatre Award.
She designed sound for the spectacular annual Macnas Parade in 2018 and was Composer/Sound Designer for The Misfits bringing Arthur Miller’s iconic film to the stage for the first time in a new reimagining directed by Annie Ryan with Corn Exchange for the Dublin Theatre Festival.
“RIOT, the extraordinary mash-up of theatre, variety, dance, music and performance art, wowed audiences and won best production at last year’s Fringe Festival… Audiences were transported.”
The Irish Times
“This acclaimed Irish variety show melds high art and trash culture in a disorderly cocktail of partying and politics. With an all-star cast including famed drag queen Panti Bliss, RIOT is a dazzling blend of dance, drag, circus, comedy and powerful spoken word.”
Sydney Festival 2018
By Ross Power
Adapted by Ben Power
Director: Finn Caldwell and Tobie Olie
Composition: Adam Pleeth
Set Design: Samuel Wyer
Lighting Design: Matt Daw
Based on Finnegan's Wake by James Joyce
Adapted, Performed, Directed by Olwen Fouére
Co-Director: Kellie Hughes
Lighting Designer: Stephen Dodd
“Her voice is underpinned by Alma Kelliher’s composition and sound design, humming, modulating, constantly in the background, supporting and carrying the performer. Until the sound disappears altogether, that is, and all we are left with words floating into the space: “Not a sound, falling. Lispn! No wind no word. Only a leaf, just a leaf and then leaves.”