“Ebauche” comes from a French word meaning “to rough hew, sketch”, and is also a term in horology (watch making), meaning “an incomplete watch movement consisting of plates, bridges, wheels, and barrels”. This name ties to Ebauche’s musical output, which frequently consists of ambient compositions which subconsciously play at variants of 60 bpm to calm and relax the listener.
Similarly “rough hew, sketch” hints at Ebauche’s darker electronic side: rough and mangled beats competing with sublime layers of noise, distortion, and subtle melodies.
Ebauche has also collaborated with WASH, worked on experimental theatre and sound design productions, as well as composed music for films, including:
- Five Day Shelter (feature length),
- Two Point Five Billion (premiered at Cork Film Festival 2008),
- The Masterpiece,
- The Boy with the Ever Open Jaw,
- Joyriders (Best Short Film at the Galway Film Festival 2006), and
- The Dropping Well.