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.
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
World Premiere of Jürg Frey’s The Ephemeral Opera.
Friday 23 June 2017
An Táin Arts Centre
Hélène Fauchère, Carol Robinson, Trio Prometeo (Francesco Dillon, cello, Massimo Piva, viola and Aldo Campagnari, violin.) and Percussionist
Let me die before I wake
Scelsi and Sciarrino
24 June 2017 | 1pm
An Tain Arts Centre | Basement Gallery
Sciarrino’s La perfezione di uno spirito sottile
24 June 2017 | 3pm
Oriel Centre, Dundalk Gaol
Matteo Cesari flute, Valentina Coladonato, voice
Traditional Italian Songs of Work, War and Love
24 June 2017 | 5pm
An Táin Arts Centre
Silvia Tarozzi and Deborah Walker
followed by Salvatore Sciarrino interview with Paul Griffiths
Salvatore Sciarrino Madrigali
24 June 2017 | 8pm
St. Nicholas Church of Ireland
Performed by Neue Vocalsolisten
Quartetto Prometeo with Matteo Cesari
Funded by the Arts Council and Create Louth with financial support from Siemens Music Fund, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and Goethe Institute