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 22 September 2013



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    Music Played on the Show

    • 08:00 p.m.
      Title: overweight baggage
      Performer(s): Mike Svoboda
      Performer(s): Mike Svoboda
      Duration: 0:10:35
    • 08:11 p.m.
      Title: Arles
      Performer(s): Gordon, Micheal
      Performer(s): Gordon, Micheal
      Duration: 0:08:31
    • 08:21 p.m.
      Title: Another Country
      Performer(s): Schlepper-Connolly, Benedict
      Performer(s): Schlepper-Connolly, Benedict
      Duration: 0:13:24
    • 08:34 p.m.
      Title: Spiritual
      Performer(s): Tom Verlaine
      Performer(s): Tom Verlaine
      Duration: 0:05:45
    • 08:58 p.m.
      Title: Silver Street Car for Orchestra
      Performer(s): Lucier, Alvin
      Performer(s): Lucier, Alvin
      Duration: 0:11:18
    • 09:33 p.m.
      Title: Red Run (Nine Songs for Eleven Instruments)
      Performer(s): Goebbels, Heiner
      Performer(s): Goebbels, Heiner
      Duration: 0:18:34


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