Classical Jazz '05

Audio Engineer

Meara O'Reiley

MearaMeara O'Reilly is a sound artist and educator, in residence at the Exploratorium. Current ongoing projects include a curated collection ofauditory illusions as found in indigenous folk music traditions, as well as adapting more scientifically established auditory illusions to be presented on homemade acoustic instruments.  Instruments under construction include a midi-controlled 18th century pipe organ and a hand-cut glass bell gamelan.  

She recently collaborated with design firm Snibbe Interactive on sound-based 'cymatic' concert visuals for Björk's Biophilia world tour, and is finishing her first permanent exhibit at the Exploratorium, based on related work. 

Selected past performances include the Berkeley Art Museum, Jeffery Deitch Gallery in New York, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, opening for artists such as Laurie Anderson, Lucky Dragons, Dirty Projectors, Deerhoof, Michael Hurley, Bill Callahan, Matmos, and Dinosaur Jr. She toured internationally as a solo musician and in the bands Feathers and Brightblack Morning Light.

In addition to performing and designing installations, Meara has co-curated content and taught at San Francisco children's camp 'A Curious Summer', and written for Make MagazineBoingboing, and the SFMoma's Open Space Blog.

Meara was a member of the Trout Gulch land project where she built a tiny house with her partner. She currently lives in San Francisco.


Her site here

An article here or here


Sound Ideas

Lucky Dragons



Star Wars II 

Watch the video here.


Light Saber Sound




Foley Artists


4 Film Sound

5 The Free Sound Project



Tech Stuff

Very Cool Things 

Tape Echo 


Phase Shifters 

Note to Frequency

Noise Gates

Fuzz 69

Audio Compression

Compress Vocals

Compression 101

David Gimlour

Dyna Comp

Echo REC

EQ - Guitars

EQ - Vocals

FM Synthesis

Jimmy Page

Mechanical Techno

MXR Phase

Noise Gate

Phasing - Flanging


Rogue 1 Sound

Twin Peaks One | Two

Uplifters and downlifters

Worlds Longest Echo

Printable version

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