Nova Sunday 13 August 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

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Music Played on the Show

20:08

Title: Vultures And Doves

Composer: Stokes , Simon

Performer(s): Island People

Album: Island People / Raster Noton / R-M 174

Duration: 5:49

20:16

Title: Brute Force

Composer: Tommy Moustache

Performer(s): Jasper Van Damme - Saxophone/Jorn Ten Hoopen - Electric Guitar/Bas Kloosterman - Bass Guitar/Mark Van Kersbergen - Drums

Album: 12 Points International Jazz Festival / 12 Points/IMC

Duration: 5:01

20:21

Title: Un Hombre De Verdad

Composer: Tommy Moustache arr Tommy Bigote

Performer(s): Jasper Van Damme - Saxophone/Jorn Ten Hoopen - Electric Guitar/Bas Kloosterman - Bass Guitar/Mark Van Kersbergen - Drums

Album: Ego / Berthold Records / BTH 4730041

Duration: 5:10

20:27

Title: The Knowing Of Sums

Composer: Sikora, Catherine

Performer(s): Catherine Sikora

Album: Jersey / Relative Pitch Records / RPR10349

Duration: 5:44

20:35

Title: Waage (Libra)

Composer: Stockhausen, Karlheinz arr Kirke Karja

Performer(s): Kirke Karja Quartet (Kirke Karja - Piano/Karl-Juhan Laanesaar - Drums/Kalle Pilli - Guitar/Martin-Eero Kõressaar - Double Bass)

Album: Private Recording / Artist Copy / No Number

Duration: 5:45

20:43

Title: Subliminal Tape 86

Composer: Jennifer Walshe aka Caoimhín Breathnach

Performer(s): Jennifer Walshe

Album: Golden Cassette / Aisteach / No Number

Duration: 12:17

20:56

Title: A Clown Drools

Composer: Taupe

Performer(s): Jamie Stockbridge - Alto Saxophone; Mike Parr-Burman - Guitar; Adam Stapleford - Drums

Album: 12 Points Promotional / 12 Points/IMC

Duration: 4:44

21:02

Title: Pushy

Composer: Sheep Got Waxed

Performer(s): Sheep Got Waxed (Drums, Electronics – Adas Gecevičius/Guitar, Electronics – Paulius Vaškas/Saxophone, Electronics – Simonas Šipavičius)

Album: Pushy / Tilto Namai / TNCD-01

Duration: 2:58

21:05

Title: Forro

Composer: Sheep Got Waxed

Performer(s): Sheep Got Waxed (Drums, Electronics – Adas Gecevičius/Guitar, Electronics – Paulius Vaškas/Saxophone, Electronics – Simonas Šipavičius)

Album: Pushy / Tilto Namai / TNCD-01

Duration: 3:36

21:10

Title: Waldo Cottage

Composer: McCarthy, Danny/O'Shea, Mick

Performer(s): The Quiet Club

Album: No Meat No Bone / Farpoint Recordings / Farpoint Recordings

Duration: 16:41

21:28

Title: Stabat Mater

Composer: Mulvey, Grainne

Performer(s): Dr. Vokalensemblet

Album: Private Recording / Artist Copy / No Number

Duration: 7:56

21:36

Title: Hidden Memories

Composer: Mulvey, Grainne

Performer(s): Grainne Mulvey

Album: Private Recording / Artist Copy / No Number

Duration: 8:25

21:47

Title: Dead Earth

Composer: Mulvey, Grainne

Performer(s): Milltown Chamber Choir

Album: Private Recording / Artist Copy / No Number

Duration: 8:55

21:56

Title: Suffocate

Composer: Shaw, James

Performer(s): Sigha

Album: Metabolism / Token Records / TOKEN70LP

Duration: 2:59

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