DUBLIN SOUND LAB presents Theatre of Sound

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May 16, 2013 by Smock Alley

PRESS RELEASE PRESS RELEASE PRESS RELEASE
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New music, video and dance from Dublin and Bucharest
 
Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin 8 June 2013, 8.00pm
Pre-concert talk, Contemporary Music Centre, Fishamble Street, Temple Bar 6.30pm
 
An international, inter-media collaboration featuring six new music-video-dance works by three Irish and three Romanian composers integrating acoustic music, live electronic music, interactive video and dance. Dublin Sound Lab has invited Romanian composers and musicians to join in a collaborative programme featuring four newly commissioned works (by Fergal Dowling, Jonathan Nangle, Piaras Hoban and Sabina Ulubeanu), a newly created theatrically inspired mixed-media piece, “Ani-motions”, by Diana Rotaru and Catalin Cretu’s stunning interactive dance and video work, “Inner Dust”. In performances with Ana Chifu (flute), Maria Chifu (bassoon), Michael Quinn (harpsichord), renowned contemporary dancer Philip Connaughton, and live video projections, music will be projected over a multi-channel surround-sound system in the Main Space at Smock Alley Theatre.
 
Dublin Sound Lab is a music group specialising in contemporary electroacoustic music and computer-mediated performance. Formed in 2008 by organist Michael Quinn and composer Fergal Dowling the group have premiered more than forty works by Irish and international composers. Dublin Sound Lab has performed in Paris and Bucharest and collaborated with renowned viola player Garth Knox and leading Austrian composer Karlheinz Essl.
 
PROGRAMME:
*Dublin Sound Lab commission
 
Jonathan Nangle
Untitled (after Dan Flavin)* (tape and computer controlled lights)

Catalin Cretu

Inner Dust (dance, interactive audio and video)

Piaras Hoban

magic birth / magia figura* (harpsichord and live electronics)

Sabina Ulubeanu

…of tears and dewdrops, Passacaglia* (harpsichord, flute, bassoon, video, live electronics)

Fergal Dowling

Imitation of Christ* (flute, bassoon, harpsichord and computer)

Diana Rotaru

Ani-motions (flute, bassoon, harpsichord, dancer, tape and live video)
 
PERFORMERS:
Ana Chifu, flute
Maria Chifu, bassoon
Michael Quinn, harpsichord
Philip Connaughton, dance
Mihai Cucu, video projection
Fergal Dowling, computer
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Tickets: €15/10 from www.smockalley.com
Venue: Smock Alley Theatre, Exchange Street Lower, Temple Bar, Dublin 8
Information: www.dublinsoundlab.ie 
Enquiries: info@dublinsoundlab.ie, tel. 086 2249686
 
 
 
Photo: Inner Dust, Cătălin Creţu (audio concept, sound processing and programming) and Mihaela Kavdanska (visual concept, camera, video editing); photo, Mihai Cucu.
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