“Music is the space between the notes” – Claude Debussy
Louth Contemporary Music Society’s June 2017 SILENZIO focuses on the work of one of the great composers of our time, Salvatore Sciarrino, making his first visit to Ireland. Also featured are several international performers including Hélène Fauchere, Carol Robinson,Quartetto Prometeo, Matteo Cesari, Valentina Coladonato and the outstanding vocal ensemble Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart. SILENZIO also presents the result of an ongoing collaboration with the Swiss composer Jürg Frey: the world première of his I Listened to the Wind Again.
Jürg Frey’s I Listened to the Wind Again (World Première)
Friday 23 June | 8pm
The Oriel Centre at Dundalk Gaol
After a successful visit to Dundalk in June 2016, Jürg Frey returns to present a new work: I Listened to the Wind Again an LCMS commission funded by the Arts Council. For the first time, the audience will be allowed to step inside the unique sound world of Frey as he moves between opera, song cycle and silence. Frey has developed his own language as a composer and sound artist with the creation of a number of long quiet sound pieces.
Tickets €10 available www.eventbrite.ie
Let me die before I wake . Please note this is Sold OUT
Saturday 24 June | 1pm
An Tain Arts Centre | Basement Gallery
Paris-based US clarinettist Carol Robinson makes a welcome return to Dundalk with a programme that focuses on the works one of her teachers, the Italian minimalist Giacinto Scelsi, alongside Sciarrino’s Let Me Die Before I Wake.
Saturday 24 June | 3pm
Dundalk Gaol, Dundalk
Sciarrino is one of the world’s most poetic and fascinating composers. His mesmerizing La perfezione di uno spirito sottile (The Perfection of a Subtle Spirit) will be performed in the intimate setting of Dundalk Gaol. Widely acknowledged as a masterpiece, this rivetting piece is a 40-minute threnody for flute and voice.
Tickets Free but attendees are asked to register www.eventbrite.ie
Traditional Italian Songs of Work, War and Love
Saturday 24 June | 5pm
An Táin Arts Centre
Italian violinist Silvia Tarozzi and Italian cellist Deborah Walker perform repertoire from Malcolm Goldstein to Cassandra Miller along with their own unique take on traditional Italian songs.
Tickets Free but attendees are asked to register http://antain.ie/
Sciarrino in conversation with Paul Griffiths
Saturday 24 June | 7pm
Side Chapel of St. Nicholas Church of Ireland
Free event for ticket holders of the 8pm Madrigals concert.
Saturday 24 June 2017 | 8pm
St. Nicholas Church of Ireland
Quartetto Prometeo with Matteo Cesari
Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, the leading a cappella ensemble in Germany, offer a modern music feast with the Irish premiére of Salvatore Sciarrino’s twelve Madrigali, inspired by Japanese haiku and commissioned by the Salzburg Festival.
Matteo Cesari will join the Quartetto Prometeo to perform a recent Sciarrino work, Trovare un equilibrio, è necessario? (Finding an Equilibrium – Is it Necessary?).
€10 available here
Free wine reception at the interval in the Wellington Hall.
Funded by the Arts Council and Create Louth, SILENZIO is also assisted by the friendly support of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation, Louth County Council’s Community Disaspora Fund, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and the Goethe Institute.