The Contemporary Music Centre presents two short films by Irish composers and visual artists
The Contemporary Music Centre’s Platform for Performance presents a cross art-form night of contemporary music and visual art with the screening of two short films, 6pm – 7pm, Tuesday, 15 November 2011.
Relic by composer Rhona Clarke and visual artist Marie Hanlon is a short film approximately ten minutes in duration which draws its visual material from the Burren landscape of North Clare in Ireland. Initially the sequences seem to be unconnected but gradually a pattern of cycles emerges: the cycle of the tides, the cycle of the seasons and ultimately the cycle of life and death. Relic was first viewed at the 8th Burren Annual exhibition, curated by Josephine Kelliher, 27 August 2011. The exhibition ran from 27 August 2011 to 24 September 2011.
The Sea by composer Stephern Gardner and visual artists Gary Coyle is a collaborative film which explores a shared passion for the sea. It was commissioned by Wexford County Council under a Per Cent for Art Scheme in 2005 as part of a new round of commissions open to all disciplines inclusive of writers, choreographers, artists, filmmakers, etc. Coyle and Gardner's collaborative film is an exploration of the sea along the 200 kilometers of Wexford Coastline. The project was curated by Cliodhna Shaffrey. Their film was screened for a week at Christ Church Old School, Gorey. www.publicart.ie
Rhona Clarke was born in Dublin. She studied music at University College, Dublin, and completed a Ph.D at Queen’s University, Belfast under the supervision of Michael Alcorn. Her output includes choral, chamber, orchestral and electronic works. She has received commissions from RTÉ, the Cork International Choral Festival, Music Network and the National Concert Hall, among others. Her work has been performed and broadcast throughout Ireland and at several European music festivals. Rhona Clarke is a lecturer in music at St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra. In 2005 she was elected to Aosdána, Ireland’s state-sponsored academy of creative artists.
Stephen Gardner was born in Belfast and studied at the University of Ulster and the University of Wales from 1984 to 1989, gaining the degrees of BA in music and MMus in composition. In 1998-99 he was composer-in-residence with Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, the first such position with a local authority in Ireland. His orchestral works have been performed by the RTE Concert Orchestra, the Ulster Orchestra, the RTE National Symphony Orchestra and the Ulster Youth Orchestra. Stephen Gardner was elected to Aosdána, Ireland’s state-sponsored academy of creative artists, in 2003.
Marie Hanlon, born Ireland 1948, is a visual artist, now based in Dublin represented by the Rubicon Gallery. Recent solo exhibitions include Rua Red, Tallaght, Dublin, 2010; Éigse Carlow 2009 and Rubicon Gallery, Dublin 2009.
Gary Coyle was born in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin in 1965, where he now lives and works having spent nearly a decade living in New York and London. He works in a variety of media, drawing, film, photography, and more recently performance. He has exhibited widely in Ireland and abroad. His work has been included in shows at The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, The Sainsbury Gallery, Norwich and The Tate Liverpool.
Admission is free for the screening which will be followed by a wine reception in the Centre’s library. Places are limited so booking is recommended.
The Contemporary Music Centre celebrates 25 years in 2011 and this event is part of a series of Platform for Performance events taking place across 2011 to celebrate 25 years of the Centre.
The Contemporary Music Centre is Ireland's national archive, resource centre and promotional body for new music, supporting the work of Irish composers from the Republic and Northern Ireland. The Centre is supported by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon.
For further information on the screening and the composers involved and to book contact Karen Hennessy, Promotion Manager, The Contemporary Music Centre, 19 Fishamble Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 8. Tel: 01 6731922 Email ei.cmc@yssennehk web site www.cmc.ie