Ahead of the release of her new Album ‘In the Deep’ at the end of November, Úna Keane releases first single ‘Delicate’.
The Album will be launched with a full Audio Visual show at D-Light Studios in Dublin on Thursday 5th December. Tickets are now on sale here.
She draws, she works with film and she composes music, and all these elements are combined in this latest work.
Recorded in an old Victorian Railway worker’s cottage in Dublin 8, the record explores themes of connection, communication and flow. She co-produced the album with Jack O’Donoghue (aka MeasTú).
Building on her 2017 Piano Solo LP ‘As I Wake, Still I Dream’ (**** The Irish Times), this new work expands to include Electronics, Soundscapes and an old Typewriter. Looping and layering piano, spoken word & field recordings means that every performance is unique and creates a level of intimacy between performer and audience. An accompanying Light Show of her own animated artwork as well as speed-corrected archive film footage has the effect of drawing an audience even further into the music.
A classically trained pianist with a background in Tech, she mines deep. Inspired by the likes of Max Richter, Laurie Anderson and Arvo Pärt, as well as the pioneering work of the Lumière Brothers & the woodcut prints of Albrecht Dürer, her work lives and breathes in a unique, multidisciplinary space.
Following postgrad study with Berklee College of Music in Boston where she was awarded Distinction in Film Scoring and Orchestration, Úna recently scored award-winning Actor / Director Michael Smiley’s debut short “La Petite Mort”. The short was subsequently chosen for Official Selection at the 31st Galway International Film Fleadh. She also recently contributed her piece ‘Seas Ascending’ to the score of ‘Rebel or Die’ : a Documentary by Collective Dublin for Extinction Rebellion Ireland.
To date some of Úna’s work has been broadcast on RTE & the BBC, and her compositions have been performed at Electric Picnic, All Together Now, Féile na Bealtaine and the National Concert Hall, as well as on many random pianos wherever she finds herself. Her piece “My Panacea” was included on Nils Frahm’s 2017 Piano Day Playlist. She’ll be bringing her particular brand of musical alchemy on tour from December 2019 with plans to tour Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe.