About Dumbworld

Dumbworld is an artist led creative production company. Established in 2009 by composer/conductor Brian Irvine and filmmaker/writer/director John McIllduff.

Dumbworld makes work that is to be found at the intersection of music, image and words including film, opera, documentary, oratorio, animation, public art installation, performance pieces, theatre and curatorial projects.

Dumbworld creates artistically ambitious and exciting pieces that involve working closely with significant practicing professionals as well as people all ages, experiences and backgrounds.

Dumbworld has created and produced full-scale operas, community operas, animated operas, large -scale children’s orchestral oratorios, feature films, feature documentaries and installations.

Dumbworld’s work has been performed and seen in over 30 countries and has been recognized internationally, 2015 British Composers Award (nomination). for opera – Things we throw away, 2013 British Composers Award (nomination) community award – Rain Falling Up, 2011 Irish Allianz Arts Award for Opera (best use of music in the community), 2011 Florence film Festival (best film), 2011 Festival Les Escales (Audience Award), 2011 Thessalonaki Film Festival (best film), 2011 British Composers Award (nomination), 2011 Irish Times Theatre Award for Opera (nomination).