Sunday, 8 - 10pm

    Nova presents the World Premiere of Pauline Oliveros’ The Mystery Beyond Matter

    Quiet Music Ensemble, in association with RTÉ lyric fm, will perform the world premiere of Pauline Oliveros’ new work The Mystery Beyond Matter on Sunday 27th April at 8pm in Studio 1, RTE, Donnybrook, Dublin 4.

    Commissioned by Quiet Music Ensemble with funds made available by the Arts Council of Ireland, The Mystery Beyond Matter is a major new work from one of the world’s most influential composers and performers, an independent and pioneering spirit who has been at the cutting edge of musical and technical innovation for many decades. The composition is for improvising musicians and sound engineer, live electronics, multi channel audio and unusual venues including radio and internet. Quiet Music Ensemble is Ireland’s leading Experimental music group, which has been breaking radical new ground since 2008, and recently performed to a sell-out crowd at the prestigious Huddersfield Festival of Contemporary Music.

    Tickets are no longer available for this concert. However you can listen live on 96-99 RTÉ lyric fm, or via the RTÉ Player.

    Nova Sunday 20 April 2014



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    Music Played on the Show

    • 08:03 p.m.
      Title: Bugs Build A House
      Complete Work Name: Retro 2000
      Composer: Pavlov, Ivan
      Performer(s): Ivan Pavlov AKA CoH
      Performer(s): Ivan Pavlov AKA CoH, electronica
      Album: Retro 2000, Editions Mego, Editions Mego 172
      Duration: 0:05:42
    • 08:54 p.m.
      Title: Duet -- Duet
      Complete Work Name: Duet
      Composer: Reich, Steve
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Smith Quartet
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: Sigcd064), Signum, Sigcd064
      Duration: 0:05:15
    • 09:15 p.m.
      Title: Suiren
      Complete Work Name: Suiren
      Composer: Oliveros, Pauline
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Pauline Oliveros, Stuart Dempster, Panaiotis
      Album: Suiren, New Albion, NA 022 CD
      Duration: 0:10:00
    • 09:58 p.m.
      Title: No Moe
      Composer: Rollins, Sonny
      Performer(s): Jim Hart (vibes), Barry Green (piano), Dave O'Higgins (tenor sax)
      Performer(s): Jim Hart (vibes), Barry Green (piano), Dave O'Higgins (tenor sax), Matt Ridley (dbl bass), Steve Brown (drums)
      Album: MJQ Celebration, King's Gambit Records, KGR 001
      Duration: 0:04:54
    • 09:58 p.m.
      Title: October
      Composer: Frank, Jackson
      Performer(s): Jackson C. Frank (vocal, guitar)
      Performer(s): Jackson C. Frank (vocal, guitar)
      Album: Fixin' To Die, Secret Records, SECCD086
      Duration: 0:04:06


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