Music History

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Irish artist STANO has been a composer and recording artist since the early ‘80’s. With 17 albums (released on Berlin label Dossier, Independent labels Scoff, Food Records London, Egg Records, Greece, Hue Records, All City Records, Dublin, his own Loscann label and the debut album for U2’s Mother Records), numerous singles and film soundtracks to his credit. He is regarded as a true innovator, with an intense understanding of sonic structure and always ahead of his time.

He has a unique take on music composition and production. He collaborates with musicians from all genres. His music is textured, layered and beautifully expressive.

STANO Anthology – (Double Vinyl) Volume 1

Album release 2020

Nothing comes from nothing, except everything

Album release 2019

A Seagull that Flew into another World

Album release 2019

First Fortnight Festival

In Between Silence 2019

Dream Like Silence

Album Release - Oct 30th 2018

Content to Write In I Dine Weathercraft

Oct 15th - Re-release on All City Records of Stano's 1st album View Album 2018

In Between Silence, where we really exist


Jan 2018
In Between Silence Scandinavia House New York

August 9th and 10th 2017
Féile an Phobail (Festival of the People) Belfast

July 23rd 2017
Galway International Arts Festival, National University of Ireland Galway

March 15th 2017
Special Perfomance, Axis Arts Centre, Ballymun

April 19th 2017
Cork World Book Festival, Cork City Library

December 31st
Christ Church Cathedral, New Years Eve Festival

December 1st - 13th
Barrow Street Theatre, New York City

October 12th
IndieCork Film Festival, Gate Cinema.

September 4th
National Museum of Irealand, Collins Barracks as part of the 'Finding a Voice' series: Stano in conversation with Writer in Residence, Dermot Bolger

May 23rd
Launched in the Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield, as part of the International Literature Festival Dublin 2016. Limited Edition (500 numbered) 12" Vinyl Release

View 2018


Music, Film and 3D Projection/Mapping event in Meeting House Square, Dublin. CD release ‘DECODER’ View Album 2014

Unknown Distance

Music and Film ‘Unspoken’ live event Meeting House Square, Dublin.

View Album 2013

RHA Annual Exibition – ‘Holocaust Soundscape’

Two tracks included in an Irish Post Punk compilation album – ‘Strange Passion’ released on Cache and Finders Keepers labels. 2012

Album - ‘Trallywaggers’

Album - ‘Memory Distorts a Life’

View Trallywaggers View Memory Distor... 2011

Album - ‘Blind Sound’

View Album 2010

Album - ‘Reverse Presence’

View Album 2007
Solo exhibition – ‘Tomorrow Time’ Axis Arts Centre, Ballymun Collaborative dance piece with dancer/choreographer Jessica Kennedy Video installation in collaboration with Ciaran Deeney Wrote and produced the score for short film ‘Rosebud’. 2005

Documentary Score

Wrote and produced the score for award winning documentary ‘Frank, Ned and Busy Lizzie’ by director Neasa Ni Chianain 2004

Masterclass - New York University.

I was invited to give a Masterclass to sound recording students about my compositional style and recording techniques. 2003
Wrote and produced the score for documentary ‘Clares First Day’ by director David Rane Two compositions included on Michael O’Shea’s retrospective album (Dome Records) 2001
Recorded a number of classical compositions with the Irish Chamber Orchestra and members of RTE Symphony Orchestra leader Alan Smale, conductor Ken Rice 2000
Wrote and produced the score for award winning documentary ‘Chiapas’ by director David Rane 1999
Produced and wrote album ‘Fire in a Dream Cage’ by Irish artist ‘L’ 1997
Produced album ‘Chicks Dig Scars’ for Irish band ‘Wormhole’ 1996
Provided Master classes to audio students in DIT, Rathmines, Colaiste Dhulaigh, Coolock 1995

Album – Wreckage (Hue Records)

View Album 1994
Produced and wrote album ‘Words mean nothing, life’s just wild’ by Irish artist ‘L’ 1993

Single – Morning (Mother Records)


Album – Only – 1st album (Mother Records / Island)

Performance – Denmark, Christianas – Stano / Gerry Leonard 1989

Album (Instrumental) - Daphne will be born again

View Album 1988

Album - Seducing Decadence in Morning Treecrash

(Dossier Records, Germany) View Album 1987
Album - Content to Write in I Dine Weathercraft (Magnet Records, UK/Greece) 12 inch Remix - Chaplin (Dossier Records, Germany) 4 Track EP (Food Records, UK) View Album 1986


A number of performance art events in London, both solo and in collaboration with contemporaries such as Nigel Rolfe.
  • • The October Gallery, Russell Sq. London - Stano & Adrian Stint
  • • Brixton Gallery of Art – Solo Performance
  • • The Tabernacle London - Stano / Nigel Rolfe
  • • Brixton Academy – Stano / Virgin Prunes / Bauhaus
Subject of an RTE radio Documentary ‘The Story of Stano’ – Tim Lehane Project Arts Centre – Solo performance featuring Slide, Film and Spoken Word 1984

Debut Album – Content to Write in I Dine Weathercraft

Project Arts Centre – Performance Stano / Roger Doyle / Microdisney Exhibition - Wood sculptors 1983

Debut solo single - Room (Vox Records)