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Louth Contemporary Music Society

Gavin Bryars

Wittgenstein Fragments
(World Premiere)

8pm on Friday 17 June 2022 St. Nicholas Church of Ireland Church St, Townparks, Dundalk, Co. Louth, A91 WP52
With a great lineup of world-renowned composers and soloists, from Ireland and beyond, the festival opens on Friday 17 June at St Nicholas Church of Ireland in Dundalk. There’s a repeat performance there of Linda Caitlin Smith’s “Meadow” for three string players. LCMS put out a recording in 2020 of this miraculous wander through green pastures of harmony, and it’s become an international hit.
Also catching up with music from lockdown, there’ll be a chance to hear Sam Perkin’s “Flow” live. This is similarly for string trio, and similarly a piece whose LCMS recording has been making waves.

On the same programme are new works by Irish composer Andrew Synnott and by one of the foremost composers in England and internationally, Gavin Bryars, whose music always comes from off-centre to take you by surprise. Among the ace performers are the outstanding Irish string quartet, the Esposito, ace flautist Silvija Scerbaviciute and the breathtaking soprano Juliet Fraser. Andrew’s new work is called I follow, I follow. Gavin’s new work Wittgenstein Fragments with words by Vincent Woods will be premiered at the concert. It is based on Wittgenstein’s time in Ireland.

Gavin Bryars Photograph: Fabio De Paola/Guardian

Funded by the Arts Council and Create Louth. Supported by RTÉ Supporting the Arts and Louth County Council.

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