Enda Bates is a composer, musician, producer and academic based in Dublin, Ireland. In 2010 he completed a PhD in music composition at Trinity College Dublin, where he now lectures.
His work has been performed by, among others, the Crash Ensemble, the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, the National Chamber Choir of Ireland, Anne La Berge, the Doelen Quartet, Trio Scordatura, Darragh Morgan, New Dublin Voices and the Miso Music Loudspeaker Orchestra. He has received various commissions and awards including the 37th Florilege Vocal de Tours, the 2008 Irish National Choir of the Year competition, the 2009 Gaudeamus Music Prize shortlist and the 2010 Música Viva Competition.
He is a founder member of the Spatial Music Collective and also regularly performs with the Irish folk-rock band the Spook of the Thirteenth Lock. He has also worked in a technical capacity for artists and ensembles such as the Crash Ensemble, Mumbling Deaf Ro, Somadrone, Jeff Martin and Daniel Figgis.