Nova Sunday 20 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

20:06

Title: Hosternokke

Composer: Tommy Moustache

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: 3:55

20:10

Title: Bax! Baxbax! Bax!

Composer: Tommy Moustache

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: 5:45

20:16

Title: Mpa Jazz

Composer: Dymiter, Dymiter/Dymiter, Paul

Performer(s): Mapa

Album: No Automatu / gustaff records / GRAM1706

Duration: 4:34

20:22

Title: As We Rise Up

Composer: Roden, Jeffrey

Performer(s): Sandro Ivo Bartoli, Piano/Bennewitz Quartet/Szymon Marciniak, Double Bass/Wolfgang Fischer, Timpani/Johannes Kronfeld, Trombone

Album: threads of a prayer volume 2 / Solaire Records / SOL1003 2-CD

Duration: 7:55

20:31

Title: Downfall Part I

Composer: Entezami, Shahin

Performer(s): Tegh

Album: Downfall / Midira records / MD035

Duration: 8:07

20:41

Title: Snow Birds

Composer: McCarthy, Danny/O'Shea, Mick

Performer(s): The Quiet Club

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

Duration: 11:24

20:54

Title: Noutiné

Composer: Bartel, Beate /Davies, Myra

Performer(s): Myra Davies

Album: Sirens / Moabit Musik / Moabit 021

Duration: 5:05

21:00

Title: Homespace Hallway 1 Excerpt

Composer: Cork Phonographers Union

Performer(s): Claire Guerin, John Hough, Rob Ireson, Brian Mac Domhnaill, Harry Moore, Irene Murphy, Catherine Murray, Katie O’Looney, Mick O’Shea And Ian Wilson

Album: HomeSpace / Artists Copy / No Number

Duration: 2:44

21:03

Title: Homespace Basement 2 Excerpt

Composer: Cork Phonographers Union

Performer(s): Claire Guerin, John Hough, Rob Ireson, Brian Mac Domhnaill, Harry Moore, Irene Murphy, Catherine Murray, Katie O’Looney, Mick O’Shea And Ian Wilson

Album: HomeSpace / Artists Copy / No Number

Duration: 2:00

21:06

Title: Homespace Kitchen 3 Excerpt

Composer: Cork Phonographers Union

Performer(s): Claire Guerin, John Hough, Rob Ireson, Brian Mac Domhnaill, Harry Moore, Irene Murphy, Catherine Murray, Katie O’Looney, Mick O’Shea And Ian Wilson

Album: HomeSpace / Artists Copy / No Number

Duration: 3:12

21:17

Title: Hearspace (Remix)

Composer: Power, Karen

Performer(s): Karen Power

Album: Composer Copy / Private Recording / No Number

Duration: 16:04

21:35

Title: The Mystery Beyond Matter

Composer: Oliveros, Pauline

Performer(s): Quiet Music Ensemble

Album: The Mystery Beyond Matter

Duration: 23:43

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Producer: Eoin O'Kelly

Production Co-ordinator: Michael O'Kane

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