Louth Contemporary Music Society presents
WORLD PREMIERE OF JAMES DILLON’S THE LOUTH WORK ORPHIC FRAGMENTS
Drogheda — 29 April 2017
Louth Contemporary Music Society presents the world premiere of The Louth Work by James Dillon at Drogheda Arts Festival 2017.
Louth Contemporary Music Society continues to offer Irish audiences unique experiences in contemporary music with its presentation of the first performance of a new work by James Dillon. Dillon’s The Louth Work: Orphic Fragments will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of this year’s Drogheda Arts Festival. Performed by Ireland’s top contemporary music group, Crash Ensemble with soprano Peyee Chen conducted by Sinead Hayes, this performance promises a stimulating adventure into the most contemporary sounds in new music.
The world premiere of the new work takes place in St. Peter’s Church of Ireland Drogheda at 8pm on Saturday 29 April 2017.
The Louth Work: Orphic Fragments sets ancient texts, attributed to Orpheus himself, interspersed with poetry from Petrarch, Apollinaire and Allen Ginsberg. The words are explored and dissected, spoken and whispered as well as sung. Dillon accompanies the voice with an ensemble of five instrumentalists, fully exploiting the wide range of textures and colours they offer. Extended performing techniques, unusual percussion sounds and innovative electronics all contribute to the unique soundworld of this rich and engaging aural tapestry. The programme also includes Jennifer Walshe’s Three Songs by Ukeoirn O’Connor.
Funded by the Arts Council and Create Louth. The Louth Work: Orphic Fragments is an Arts Council funded commission.
More details www.louthcms.org.
SUMMER CONCERTS 2017
23-24 June 2017
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: The Ephemeral Opera: The Space Between, 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. The musicians are Hélène Fauchère, soprano Carol Robinson, clarinet, Trio Prometeo (Francesco Dillon, Aldo Campagnaril, Massimo Piva) and Simon Limbrick, percussion.
Tickets €10 available www.eventbrite.ie
Let me die before I wake
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. The performance is in the intimate setting of the Basement Gallery in An Tain Arts Centre
Tickets Free but are limited.
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 riveting 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 https://
Sciarrino in conversation with Paul Griffiths
Saturday 24 June | 7pm
Side Chapel of St. Nicholas Church of Ireland
Free event open to those who have a ticket for the 8pm Madrigals event.
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 www.eventbrite.ie or on the door on the night
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 Siemens Music Fund, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and the Goethe Institute.