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 16 June 2013



    Presented by Bernard Clarke, Nova is about new music, chronicling what's radical and what's conservative, who's established and who's in the avant garde.


    hearSpace is a new interactive piece of radio art composed for and through Irish radio by Karen Power. Based on the idea of exploring the sounds of a particular time, place and memory, hearSpace was broadcast on March 23rd at 9pm, and we had a great reaction to the work. Thank you everybody who sent in the beautiful and evocative sound-recordings that made hearSpace so special.

    Listen to hearSpace on the RTE Player

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 06:55 p.m.
      Title: Teremtes
      Performer(s): Sebastyen/Molnariarr
      Duration: 0:04:22
    • 06:59 p.m.
      Title: Tavasz, Tavasz
      Performer(s): Traditioanl Arr Cserepes
      Duration: 0:05:02
    • 07:04 p.m.
      Title: Invocation
      Performer(s): Bates, Enda
      Duration: 0:06:09
    • 07:10 p.m.
      Title: Les Soldats Tambours
      Performer(s): Vigroux, Franck
      Duration: 0:06:28
    • 07:18 p.m.
      Title: Missing My Son
      Performer(s): Waits, Tom
      Duration: 0:03:53
    • 07:21 p.m.
      Title: Heigh Ho
      Performer(s): Chabrier, Emmanuel
      Duration: 0:03:47
    • 07:26 p.m.
      Title: A Thanksgiving Prayer
      Performer(s): Burroughs, William S
      Duration: 0:02:36
    • 07:28 p.m.
      Title: Ah Pook The Destroyer
      Performer(s): Burroughs, William S/Cale, John
      Duration: 0:03:00
    • 07:32 p.m.
      Title: The Burial Of The Dead
      Performer(s): Lazzarini, Victor
      Duration: 0:05:46
    • 07:55 p.m.
      Title: Weather-Excerpt
      Performer(s): Gordon, Micheal
      Duration: 0:06:29
    • 08:03 p.m.
      Title: Anna Livia Plurabelle
      Performer(s): Scanner
      Duration: 0:05:11
    • 08:08 p.m.
      Title: Far Calls. Coming, Far!
      Performer(s): Takemitsu, Toru
      Duration: 0:15:09
    • 08:43 p.m.
      Title: Another Gong For Mr Beckett
      Performer(s): Mccarthy, Danny
      Duration: 0:05:29
    • 08:48 p.m.
      Title: Walls Have Hears P4.33
      Performer(s): Mccarthy, Danny
      Duration: 0:05:18


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