Noel Griffin composes electronic music that merges a range of genres. His musical influences include: Autechre, Mogwai, Cocteau Twins, Aphex Twin, Kraftwerk, Vangelis, Jon Hopkins, Boards Of Canada, Nils Frahm and Four Tet. His music is often described as "visual".
Originally from a rural part of Strabane, a border town in N.Ireland, he was first introduced to recording at an early age while helping his father produce a tape of newspaper articles, field recordings and music for the sight impaired. He also developed an escapist affection for film soundtracks, often capturing them from television onto a mono-cassette recorder and later cutting/splicing them together to form his own "soundtracks". This activity established his compositional processes.
He relocated to England in 1987 to escape the Troubles, severe unemployment and to pursue a career in graphic design. This move enabled him to further explore his musical interests and eventually make a living from teaching music. Gaining a first-class degree in Music Composition and Professional Practice in 2013 fuelled an intense period of creativity. He produces from his loft studio in Northampton and has just finished his latest album SENTIENT LIFE - an electronic homage to his favourite books/sci-fi films (and musical therapy for a severe period of tinnitus).