Sound Out Sunday 25 August 2019
Refleksija (Reflection) is a musical dialogue between Serbian composer Dejan Despic and Irish composer Ian Wilson, and also the title of their new collaborative album. Based on the idea of glints of light or sound reflected from the object to the observer, tonight we explore these new works performed by the Anime Violin Trio. We’ll also hear the latest album from English lute/viola ensemble Fretwork, the follow-up to their acclaimed debut release of thirty years ago, In Nomine.
In the early nineteenth century, chamber music for wind ensemble moved from private salons to public venues, elevating it from background party music to works for concert performance. Tonight we explore a new album of Beethoven’s original and arranged wind music from the time performed by the period wind ensemble, Boxwood & Brass. We’ll also hear songs from baritone Christopher Maltman accompanied by Joseph Middleton that reflect a narrative of a soldier at war, an album called The Soldier: From Severn to Somme.
(Boxwood & Brass photo by Tom Bowles)
Dublin-born composer Jennifer Walshe was recently elected to the highly prestigious German Akademie der Kunste, the first Irish-born member. A unique voice in contemporary music composition and performance, tonight we’ll hear Walshe’s The Site of an Investigation, the world premiere performance recorded at New Music Dublin earlier this year. Featuring Walshe on vocals with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jean Deroyer, the piece considers our contemporary predicament and takes in microplastics, Facebook likes, grief, precarity, interplanetary colonisation, artificial intelligence and loss.
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