Nova Sunday 26 March 2017

On this week's Nova: "Heresy" an electronic opera by Roger Doyle. 

Composer Roger Doyle never thought he'd compose an opera but now he has. Heresy is, according to the composer himself, Ireland's first electronic opera and it premiered in the Project Arts Centre in November 2016. The opera itself tells the story of one of the Renaissance's most brilliant and controversial figures, Giordano Bruno. A magus, a priest, a philosopher, a spy and a playwright, Bruno was branded a heretic and burned at the stake in 1600 after a nine-year trial by the Roman inquisition. In tonight's Nova Roger Doyle introduces the world broadcast premiere of Heresy.

The libretto was by Jocelyn Clarke and Eric Fraad.

Morgan Crowley sang the part of Giordano Bruno.

Aimee Banks sang the part of the young Giordano Bruno,

Daire Halpin sang the parts of the Goddess Sophia and Queen Elizabeth I,

Caitriona O'Leary sang the part of the Goddess Circe,

Robert Crowe sang the parts of King Henry III, Sir Francis Walsingham, Cardinal Belarmine and James Joyce.

Jack Walsh was the actor playing the Janitor and Giovanni Bernardo in the play within the opera,  with the other cast members joining in in a myriad of roles.

The 2 onstage musicians in those scenes were Nick Roth and Francesco Turrisi.
Directed by Eric Fraad

The producer for Lyric fm was Eoin O'Kelly


Nova is about new music, chronicling what's radical and what's conservative, who's established and who's in the avant garde. Tweet: @bernardnova

*Please note this correction to the track listing from Nova

from Sunday 26th of March.
Title: Eyam V (Woven)
Composer: Cleare, Ann
Conductor: Gavin Maloney 
Soloist: Richard Craig (flute)
Soloist: Carol McGonnell (clarinet)
Orchestra Rté NSO
Album: Private Recording / RTE / RTE Tape
Duration: 15:16
Broadcast at 21:41

Music Played on the Show


Title: Rubi

Composer: Letellier, David

Performer(s): Kangding Ray

Album: Hyper Opal Mantis / Stroboscopic Artefacts / SALP005/SACD008

Duration: 9:38


Title: Ever Falling-Fa

Composer: Tobin, Amon

Performer(s): Amon Tobin

Album: Foley Room / Ninja Tune / ZENCD121

Duration: 3:44


Title: Suffocate

Composer: Shaw, James

Performer(s): Sigha

Album: Metabolism / Token Records / TOKEN70LP

Duration: 2:59


Title: Nocturne

Composer: Mathieu, Stephan/Deupree, Taylor

Performer(s): Stephan Mathieu + Taylor Deupree

Album: Transcriptions / Spekk ‎– KK: 019 / Spekk ‎– KK: 019

Duration: 4:22


Title: John Levers The Ratchet/What Is A Componium-Part1

Composer: Schott, Cécile

Performer(s): Colleen

Album: Colleen et les boites a musique / Leaf / BAY53CDP

Duration: 7:14


Title: 1 And...

Composer: Dillon, Finbarr

Performer(s): Finbarr Dillon

Album: Bleak / Bandcamp/Composer Copy / no number

Duration: 10:09


Title: Beyond Victory And Defeat

Composer: Hamilton, Andrew

Performer(s): Oliver Coates

Album: Composer Copy / Private Recording / No Number

Duration: 8:10


Title: Rain Coming

Composer: Takemitsu, Toru

Performer(s): Sebastian Bell (Flute)

Album: Takemitsu: Riverrun / Virgin Classics Limited 1991 / VC7911802

Duration: 8:43


Title: Black As The Crow Flies

Composer: Rynhart, Sue

Performer(s): Sue Rynhart (Voice, Recorders, Mbira, Zither), Dan Bodwell (Bass)

Album: Signals / mrsuesue Records 2017 / mrsuesue 02

Duration: 3:02


Title: Summer Bell

Composer: Rynhart, Sue

Performer(s): Sue Rynhart

Album: Signals / mrsuesue Records 2017 / mrsuesue 02

Duration: 2:24


Title: Foxed (Remastered)

Composer: Rynhart, Sue

Performer(s): Sue Rynhart/Dan Bodwell

Album: Private Recording / Artist Copy / No Number

Duration: 3:50


Title: Spiritual

Composer: Tom Verlaine

Performer(s): Tom Verlaine (Guitar), Kronos Quartet

Album: Big Bad Love / Nonesuch / 79637-2

Duration: 5:30


Title: Under My Skin

Composer: Kraptavičius, Gintas

Performer(s): Gintas K

Album: Under My Skin / Crónica / Crónica 124~2017

Duration: 8:30


Title: Eyam V (Woven)

Composer: Cleare, Ann

Performer(s): Rté Nso

Album: Private Recording / RTE / RTE Tape

Duration: 15:16


Title: Self Aware

Composer: Eoppolo, Vincent

Performer(s): Vincent Eoppolo

Album: Composer Copy / Private Recording / Composer Copy

Duration: 1:21



Contact the Show

Presenter: Bernard Clarke

Producer: Eoin O'Kelly

Production Co-ordinator: Michael O'Kane

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