Sunday, 8 - 10pm

    Nova Sunday 4 May 2014



    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

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

    Quiet Music Ensemble, in association with RTÉ lyric fm, performed 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 composition for improvising musicians and sound engineer, live electronics, multi channel audio and unusual venues including radio and internet. 

    Listen to The Mystery Beyond Matter on the RTÉ Player

    Music Played on the Show

    • 20:01
      Title: Uni C
      Composer: Alva Noto
      Performer(s): Alva Noto (Programming & Electronics)
      Performer(s): Alva Noto (Programming & Electronics)
      Album: Univrs, Raster Noton, R-N 133
      Duration: 6:32
    • 20:25
      Title: The Chairman Dances
      Composer: Adams, John
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra
      Album: San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra 20th Anniversary Season Commemorative CD
      Duration: 12:56
    • 20:51
      Title: Feel No Pain
      Composer: Diver, Gerry
      Performer(s): Damien Dempsey
      Performer(s): Damien Dempsey, Gerry Diver (Instruments, Recording)
      Album: Speech Project, One Fine Day Records, OFDROO1CD
      Duration: 5:10


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