Watch Again - The Site of an Investigation by Jennifer Walshe at New Music Dublin 2019 (World Premiere performance)
The Site of An Investigation ranges wildly over our contemporary predicament, taking in microplastics, Facebook likes, grief, precarity, interplanetary colonisation, artificial intelligence and loss. The work is coloured by shifts between raw emotion and the blackest humour. Mars Abú! Performer by Jennifer Walshe (vocals), and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jean Deroyer.
Watch Again - Conquest of the Useless by David Fennessy at New Music Dublin 2019 (World Premiere performance)
The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jean Deroyer perform David Fennessy’s Conquest of the Useless, a breathtaking, sweeping new work about a musician’s obsession with the compelling vision of Werner Herzog. The Conquest of the Useless – Werner Herzog’s account of the making of his film Fitzcarraldo – has fuelled the creation of David Fennessy’s monolithic work of the same name, which will be played in its entirety for the first time at New Music Dublin. The composer himself will play electric guitar with the orchestra, and is joined on stage by Peter Dowling (electronics), singer Jennifer Johnston and actor Aaron Monaghan.