Up Close with Music presented by Concorde at the RHA Gallery continues on Sunday 26 April. Performances feature new Irish music in an international context and take place from 2.30 – 4.30 pm. The April concert features first performances of music by Katharine Norman incorporating music, text and sound in an interactive texture, a quintet by Concorde’s sudent composer Eoin Mulvany – post-graduate student at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, guest composer Tim Corpus from Chicago for the European premiere of a duo for clarinet and cello inspired by the sculpture of Brancusi, visuals by Marie Hanlon created in collaboration wth Irish composer Emma O’Halloran, a solo work for accordion and electronics from Portugal, an energetic quintet for all musicians by Henrik Ajax – Swedish born German resident, and an introductory fanfare from Eric Sweeney. DIT student Paul Kiernan joins Concorde on the trumpet for two of the premieres.
Concorde musicians: Jane O’Leary, artistic director; Madeleine Staunton, flutes; Paul Roe, clarinets; Martin Johnson, cello; Dermot Dunne, accordion; Paul Kiernan, trumpet. Up Close with Music is supported by a Project Award from the Arts Council and takes place in partnership with RHA Gallery.
Sunday 26 April 2015
2.30 – 3.15 pm & 3.45 – 4.30 pm RHA Gallery, Ely Place, Dublin 2
Admission Free…early arrival advised!
26 April, 2015 – Concorde: Up Close with Music – RHA Gallery, Dublin 2
2.30 – 3.15 pm
Eric Sweeney (Ireland): Fanfare Dialogue, 2000/2015
World premiere (flute, trumpet, clarinet, accordion)
Eoin Mulvany (Ireland): Bog Bodies, 2015
World premiere (flutes, trumpet, clarinets, cello, accordion)
Joao Pedro Oliveira (Portugal): L’Accordeon du Diable (Devil’s Accordion), 2006 Irish premiere (accordion & recorded sound)
Katharine Norman (UK): Paul’s Walk World premiere (clarinet, live text & audio)
3.45 – 4.30 pm
Kala Pierson (USA): River Spinner, 2012 (alto flute solo)
Tim Corpus (USA): Bird in Space, 2012 European premiere (clarinet & cello)
Emma O’Halloran (Ireland/USA): Truth and Beauty, 2010
visuals by Marie Hanlon (clarinet, electronics and visual images)
Henrik Ajax (Sweden/Germany): Phantasien, 2012
Irish premiere (trumpet, flute, clarinet, cello, accordion)