We bring you new works created by five of our incredible artists-in-residence, all going live on Facebook and YouTube at 7pm each evening. You can watch below.
Violinist Larissa O’Grady performs a piece for solo violin combining mixed-media sound with film, developed during her Resonate residency at The Dock Arts Centre, Carrick-on-Shannon.
Inspired by American composer Michael Gordon’s music for 3 violins, ‘Tree-Oh’, this project features the outstanding natural beauty of Lough Key Forest Park captured by filmmaker Néstor Romero Clemente, and a newly commissioned composition by Sam Perkin.
Tuesday: Philip Christie
Composer and improviser Philip Christie (O Emperor, The Bonk) with collaborator Ronan Kealy (Junior Brother) present brand new work created during their Resonate residency in the Sound Studio at Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny.
These two leading contemporary musicians delved into the world of medieval Irish mythology, and created something truly remarkable from their findings.
Wednesday: Clare Sands
Sixth generation feisty fiddler & bilingual singer Clare Sands took to the stage alongside her collaborators Steve Cooney (guitar) and Liadain Ní Bhraonáin (multi-disciplinary artist) to perform new traditional compositions, weaving soundscapes together through story and song. These works were developed during Clare's Resonate residency at glór, Ennis.
Thursday: Emma Langford
During her Resonate residency at Ionad Cultúrtha, Baile Mhúirne, Emma Langford, together with cellist Alec Brown and pianist Hannah Nic Gearailt, explored the local history and mythology of Gaeltacht Mhúscraí. They focused on Baile Mhúirne's beloved goddess and saint Gobnait, and the curse of the "cold, long and masculine" River Sullane that runs through the town. The resulting works are a celebration of local history and folklore.
Friday: David Power
Uilleann piper David Power, Finnish baroque violinist Marja Gaynor and Irish flamenco guitarist John Walsh present a collection of unique musical arrangements from the Irish, baroque and flamenco folk traditions for their combination of instruments. These arrangements were developed during David's Resonate residency at Triskel Arts Centre, Cork.
RESONATE: Music Network Artist Residencies presented in partnership with glór (Ennis), Ionad Cultúrtha (Baile Mhúirne), National Opera House (Wexford), Triskel Arts Centre (Cork City), The Dock (Carrick-on-Shannon) and Regional Cultural Centre (Letterkenny), supported by The Arts Council.