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Hello, I’m Cian Furlong, a composer for Film and New Media. A little about me: I have been writing music for the last 18 years, starting with just a few notes on the piano and guitar. I eventually earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music and French, and a Master’s Degree in Musicology. My Master’s dissertation focused on computer game music and its many functions. I have since completed the ‘Music for the Media’ course and taken part in the Maynooth Composer’s Summer School. I have played trombone in various bands for 10 years, sang in a choir for 8 and have been playing piano for 17 years, and guitar for 13. I also tutor students in piano, guitar, trombone and music theory.

My compositional style is varied, and so far I’ve been focusing on synthesized music, although have done quite a bit of recording too, and there are some on the Projects page, such as the 50′s Jazz Radio jingle. Recently I’ve been using Linux and Ubuntu Studio, and having great fun with it. At the moment I’m learning all about modular synths and exactly how they work.

Anyway here’s a review of my latest endeavour, a short film called Ninety Seconds.

“The opening credits set the tone with a truly haunting, gorgeous and very Vangelis sounding piece of futuristic music which really help take the viewer into Lough’s stunning world. The visuals show that the director has gone way beyond the stripped down basics of his previous work, and here he not only wants to take you on a journey, but wants to dazzle you with stunning visuals and a truly amazing soundtrack. For me, the music really elevated the film into top class science fiction realms, and the wonderful filming in an unknown future city mixed with the almost hypnotic music reminded me of Ridley Scott’s classic Blade Runner.”

(taken from horrorcultfilms.co.uk)

I like what I do.

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“Cian Furlong’s original soundtrack is worthy of special mention, the score evokes the sci-fi setting of the piece perfectly and in addition does a good job of enhancing the air of mystery that pervades the film. ”

” I thought the backing track for the film was good – very Blade Runner‘s Vangelis – which added a lot of tension..”

http://strangersinacinema.com/2013/02/07/ninety-seconds-pauls-review/#more-1091

“Cian Furlong’s original music is stellar, with both a sense of the epic and the intimacy of the film intertwined.”

http://theindependentcritic.com/ninety_seconds
Richard Propes
The Independent Critic

“…wonderfully dark, moody score by Cian Furlong”

http://horrorcultfilms.co.uk/2011/02/deviant-gerard-lough-2008-by-pazuzu/

“…the director is gone way beyond the stripped down basics of his previous work, and here he not
only wants to take you on a journey, but wants to dazzle you with stunning visuals and a truly amazing
soundtrack. For me, the music really elevated the film into top class science fiction realms, and the
wonderful filming in an unknown future city mixed with the almost hypnotic music reminded me of Ridley Scott’s classic Blade Runner. The music was put together by Cian Furlong who has collaborated with Lough on both Deviant and The Boogeyman”

(taken from horrorcultfilms.co.uk)

“Filmed in beautiful Ireland and compellingly scored, Ninety Seconds is stylistically appealing. It’s a sexy film to watch.”

http://www.geeksofdoom.com/2012/08/26/short-cyberpunk-film-review-ninety-seconds

“The standout element from this short is its score. It’s evocative and eerie, and like the rest of the film it takes a lot of inspiration from Blade Runner.”

http://mrrumsey.com/2013/02/04/short-film-mondays-ninety-seconds-by-gerard-lough/

“As I do not want to give too much away the only thing left to comment on is the phenomenal music which complements the action perfectly as it ranges from vaguely unnerving to completely jarring.”

http://mavensmovievaultofhorror.blogspot.ie/2014/02/deviant-short-2008-review.html