Look, Ma, I’m invisible!


Pat Irwin is currently composing the music for the AMC series “Feed The Beast” set to premier on June 5, 2016.

Past credits include Showtime’s Nurse Jackie and HBO’s Bored to Death as well as 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 Academy Award winner Alexandra Pelosi, (Sundance 2013)  He has composed scores for hundreds of cartoons including “SpongeBob SquarePants,” “Rocko’s Modern Life,” “Pepper Ann,” and “Class of 3000” (with OutKast’s Andre 3000) and “Peg + Cat,” currently airing on PBS. He received ASCAP Film & Television Awards in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014   for his contributions to the “SpongeBob” soundtrack.

Pat Irwin was a member of The B-52s from 1989-2008. He was also a founding member of The Raybeats (formed in 1979 with George Scott, Don Christensen, and Jody Harris, from the Contortions) and Eight Eyed Spy (formed in 1979 with Lydia Lunch and Jim Sclavunos from Teenage Jesus.) The Raybeats recently released “The Lost Philip Glass Sessions” on Orange Mountain Music (OMM.) The recordings were produced by the iconic composer Philip Glass and were recorded with Philip Glass, Kurt Munckasi, and members of the Philip Glass Ensemble. Originally recorded in 1982 the tracks were never completed or released until 2013 on OMM.

Pat Irwin

Live Music! May 28, June 16, July 31, August 28

I’m going to be performing the last Sunday of the month, May 29, June 26, July 31, and August 28 at the LIC Bar in Long Island City. I’ll be sharing the bill with Sasha Dobson and Daria Grace and The Pre-War Ponies. I’ll start things off at 4:00 with some soundtrack music and concert pieces. Sasha’s up next at 5:00 and Daria goes on at 6:00. We’ll all be back together for a little more at 7:00. The LIC Bar is a great spot, hope to see you there.


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.