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    Nova Sunday 29 June 2014



    Ahead of the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Bernard Clarke looks at some of the contemporary composers featured this year including Gribbin and Silvestrov.


    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

    • 20:20
      Title: My Margaret
      Composer: Diver, Gerry
      Performer(s): Margaret Barry
      Performer(s): Margaret Barry, Gerry Diver (Instruments, Recording)
      Album: Speech Project, One Fine Day Records, OFDROO1CD
      Duration: 5:15
    • 20:30
      Title: Hommage
      Composer: Matinier, Jean-Louis
      Performer(s): Jean-Louis Matinier (Accordion)
      Performer(s): Marco Ambrosini (Nyckelharpa)
      Album: Inventio, ECM Records, ECM 2348 375 9429
      Duration: 4:28
    • 20:42
      Title: Morning --
      Composer: Fernstrom, Mikael
      Performer(s): Mikael Fernstrom
      Performer(s): Mikael Fernstrom
      Album: Private Recording -- No Number, Composer Copy, No Number
      Duration: 5:10


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