Look, Ma, I’m invisible!


Pat Irwin has been living and making music in New York City since the late 1970’s.  He is currently composing the score for the Showtime series Nurse Jackie.

Past credits include HBO’s Bored to Death and numerous independent films including: “But I’m A Cheerleader,” “My New Gun,” and “Bam Bam And Celeste.” Documentaries include  HBO’s “Fall To Grace,” written and directed by Alexandra Pelosi, (Sundance 2013)  He has scored hundreds of cartoons including “SpongeBob SquarePants,” “Rocko’s Modern Life,” “Pepper Ann,” and “Class of 3000″ (with OutKast’s Andre 3000). He received 2011, 2012, and 2013  ASCAP Film & Television Awards for his contributions to the “SpongeBob” soundtrack.

Pat Irwin was a founding member of The Raybeats and Eight Eyed Spy and was a member of The B-52s from 1989-2008.

Pat Irwin

Nov. 13, 2015 • Music for piano and guitar. “Radiate”


This is the first in a series of piano/guitar duets that I recorded with Eleonor Sandresky. The piece was originally composed for a documentary film based on the Electromagnetic Spectrum called “Radiate” and was performed by a small chamber orchestra. I like the sound of the piano and guitar together. It’s a little tricky.

Live Ballad Of Sexual Dependency



Thanks Nan Goldin for the powerful photographs and to Aperture for putting on the event. And thank you Laurie Anderson, Martha Wainwright, The Bush Tetras, and Samuel Rohrer for helping with the soundtrack. It was a one night stand. Fader published this interview.


May 16 • Live Performance with J. Walter Hawkes

I’m looking forward to performing with J. Walter Hawkes (trombone & electronics) on Saturday, May 16, 7:00, at the Edison Price Gallery in Long Island City. We’ll be part of the LIC Arts Open, now in its 5th year of celebrating the arts in Long Island City and will be combining music and light with neon artist Kenny Greenberg (http://www.neonshop.com.) The Edison Price light factory is the perfect place to do it. 41-50 22nd St., Long Island City, NY 11101. Walter and I both have a long history of composing music for film and t.v., particularly cartoons. You can check out Walter’s handiwork in the PBS show “Peg + Cat.” When we play these LIC shows we get to combine our musical sensibilities with a love for eccentric electronics.


3.7.15 At the Stone

I’m looking forward to performing with Phillip Johnston and Ed Tomney on Saturday, March 7 at 10:00 pm at the Stone on the Lower East Side. We’ll be without a net. The concert is part of Phillip’s residency celebrating a glorious history of making music in New York City. The Microscopic Sax Quartet will be on at 8:00. I’m thrilled to be a part of this.