DMARC members Dr. Neil O Connor, Jurgen Simpson and Leon Mc Carthy collaborate at Ormston House on May 10th for a night of improvised electronics using modular synthesizers and visuals.
DMARC / CSIS member presents an instillation as part of New Music Dublin Festival
In the forty years since the release of Brian Eno’s Music for Airports the concept and aesthetics of ambient music have proliferated, influencing artists as diverse as Taylor Deupree, Steven Wilson, David Lynch and The Orb, infusing drone, microsound, minimalism and experimental electronic music as well as aspects of contemporary instrumental music. The aim of this two-day conference is to appraise ambient music in relation to Eno’s milestone release.
DMARC / CSIS member Dr. Neil O Connor is presening a paper entitle ‘Diffusing the Norm’ – abstract here https://ambientat40.wordpress.com/schedule/neil-oconnor-diffusing-the-norm-enos-music-for-airports/
DMARC members Mikael Fernstrom and Neil O Connor present papers and Octophonic electro-acoustic works at Sounding Out The Space. This conference is hosted by DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, the Dublin School of Creative Arts and GradCAM. It is generously supported by the Society for Musicology in Ireland (SMI), the Contemporary Music Centre (CMC), the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, the Solstice Gallery, the Spatial Music Collective and the Irish Sound Science and Technology Association.
Faculty member Neil O Connor will present a paper entitled ‘New Musical Artifacts – The New York Schoo’ at the Association Répertoire International d’Iconographie Musicale ,17th International Conference – Music and Dance in Visual Culture Music Library of Greece “Lilian Voudouri” – The Friends of Music Society, Athens, Greece | 5-7 October 2017
Neil O’Connor recently attended a two-week composer residency at the Conservatory of Music, Seia in Portugal. The residency was funded by the Arts Council and the Dublin-based composer worked on a number of 8 channel electro-acoustic pieces during his time there. He spoke to CMC about the residency.
Simon Fraser University Vancouver’ 9th Sept. 50th Anniversary concert focused on a collaboration between DMARC member Jürgen Simpson and Canadian poet Renée Sarojini Saklikar. The concert featured one of Canada’s foremost interpreters of contemporary music, soprano Heather Pawsey and Vancouver’s Turning Point Ensemble with conductor Owen Underhill. The works performed were extracts from the forthcoming operatic scale work “Air India [redacted]” which will be premiered at SFU’s Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre from November 6th to 11th. Air India [Redacted] explore issues of silence and longing in the 30th year since the bombing of Air India Flight 182 off the coast of Ireland, Canada’s worst act of aviation terror.
The Irish Sound, Science and Technology Association returns to Limerick this year for its fifth annual Convocation (ISSTC 2015) on August 12-13. The theme, “Resonance and Recapitulation: Echoes of a Renaissance,” focuses on Limerick City, the place of the first Convocation ever held and City of Culture for 2014.
Events include papers, workshop, sound art installations and concerts. Keynote speakers are Ximena Alarcón and Miller Puckette. Alarcón is a fascinating sound artist from Mexico based in the UK. Puckette was the creator of Max and Pd, software for music creation used all over the world.
Registration is required for papers, keynotes, workshop and reception. Concerts are included with registration or €10 at the door. The art is free to the public. Venues are Dance Limerick, Limerick Printmakers, Hunt Museum, FabLab and Ormston House.
Details about registration, schedule and venues will be posted on http://issta.ie/index.php/isstc-2015/