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 13 April 2014



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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Tavasz, Tavasz
      Composer: Traditional Hungarian
      Performer(s): Marta Sebestyen
      Duration: 0:04:47
    • Title: Temertes
      Composer: Traditional Hungarian
      Performer(s): Marta Sebestyen
      Duration: 0:04:03
    • Title: Spotdance
      Composer: Alexander Balenescu
      Performer(s): Balanescu Quartet
      Duration: 0:11:21
    • Title: Tashweesh
      Composer: Boikutt
      Performer(s): Kronos Quartet
      Album: Kronos Explorer Series , Nonesuch , 7559798288A
      Duration: 0:03:22
    • Title: Sparrow
      Composer: Mira Calix
      Performer(s): Mira Calix
      Duration: 0:06:03
    • Title: Automata Angels
      Composer: Henry Vega
      Performer(s): The Electronic Hammer
      Duration: 0:07:10
    • Title: Halliod Xerrox Copy 2 (Paris)
      Composer: Carsten Nicolai
      Performer(s): Alva Noto
      Duration: 0:11:17
    • Title: Sonic Weapons
      Composer: Juan-Gil Lopez
      Performer(s): Escoitar:Org
      Duration: 0:14:50
    • Title: Chaconne
      Composer: Siobhan Cleary
      Performer(s): Elisaveta Blumina
      Duration: 0:05:10
    • Title: Swelt Belly At Dawn
      Composer: Judith Ring
      Performer(s): Concorde Ensemble
      Duration: 0:12:00
    • Title: Fluidi
      Composer: Massimo Davi
      Performer(s): Madelaine Staunton
      Duration: 0:04:00
    • Title: How I Found Water In The Woods
      Composer: Massimo Davi
      Performer(s): Massimo Davi
      Duration: 0:05:00
    • Title: Cheating, Lying, Stealing
      Composer: David Lang
      Performer(s): Bang On A Can
      Duration: 0:10:31
    • Title: Free Energy Reciever-Excerpt
      Composer: Danny Mccarthy
      Performer(s): The Quiet Club
      Duration: 0:06:35


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