Emer Landers is an Irish composer for film, television, musical theatre and video games.
A graduate of Trinity College Dublin and the Royal College of Music, her career to date includes working in-house for video game company Bigpoint Inc. San Francisco, having her work performed in the National Portrait Gallery in London, and winning 3rd prize in the International Pannonia Film Music Competition 2020.
In 2016 she was recognised as an emerging talent through membership of the BFI NETWORK x BAFTA Crew scheme for Film and Television and BAFTA Crew for Video Games. She works as a tutor with Thinkspace Education to support their pool of over 200 students studying numerous accredited Masters degrees in Composition for Media. She was also appointed to the Peer Panel of the Arts Council of Ireland in late 2021.
She is passionate about composing unique orchestral and electronic scores for a wide variety of media. Recent releases include the score for short film “Bach Is Blue” which premiered at Latitude Festival in 2021. Her first album of production music entitled “Splendour” was released by JW Media Music, and she has contributed to three orchestral albums by Little Wren Music as well as two albums by West One Music Group.
She scored a short film for Liberty Video entitled “Forever Hold Your Peace” (Dir. Jason Branagan). This has been screened at numerous festivals to date, including the IndieCork Film Festival, the Belfast Film Festival and the prestigious Foyle Film Festival where it has been selected as part of the Light in Motion Irish Shorts competition. Emer’s original score for this short also gained a nomination in the “Best Score” category at the 13th Underground Film Awards 2022.
Emer is currently developing her own original album and original musical theatre project- both of which recently received funding from the Arts Council of Ireland. She aims to continue to expand on her professional career internationally and is passionate about collaborating on high quality projects across all genres.