More concerts with Gavin Bryars and Iarla Ó Lionáird

Monday 9th February, 2009

Anáil Dé – The Breath Of God
GAVIN BRYARS & IARLA Ó’LIONÁIRD
with The Crash Ensemble

Tuesday 31 March, The Chapel, WIT, College St, Waterford
Wednesday 1st April, St Mary's Cathedral, Nicholas Street Limerick

Note Productions is pleased to announce to further performances of Anáil Dé - The Breath Of God, a major new work by iconoclastic composerGavin Bryars for arguably the finest Irish singer of his generation, Iarla O'Lionáird at Waterford New Music Week and St Mary's Cathedral, Limerick.

Anáil Dé - The Breath Of God is based on pre-1600 texts from Ancient Irish spiritual manuscripts selected by the artists. The premiere concerts will be performed by Gavin Bryars, Iarla Ó’Lionáird and The Crash Ensemble. This new project is a unique a special meeting of traditional Irish music and modern European composition. Gavin Bryars is best known for his iconoclastic works such as Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet and The Sinking of the Titanic. Iarla Ó’Lionáird acclaimed work fuses the traditions of sean-nós with modern electronic music and soundscapes.

Anáil Dé is a new commission funded by the The Arts Council of Ireland and RTE lyric fm and produced by Note Productions.

One of the key icons of European modern music, Gavin Bryars came to attention in 1975 with his first major work, The Sinking of the Titanic released on Brian Eno’s Point label. He followed this with the renowned Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet featuring Tom Waits. Bryars’ music draws on his minimalist training with John Cage and the ambient influences of Brian Eno. One of the great composers at work today, his music is marked by its emotional power. His is a deeply humanist modern music at once iconoclastic and emotionally charged.

Iarla Ó Lionáird has become known as the ethereal voice of the Afro-Celt Soundsystem. Yet with his latest project, he looks set to launch a solo career of groundbreaking innovation. His last project and album Invisible Fields melds the ancient echoes of sean-nós with the future sounds of today’s sonic explorers. Iarla Ó’Lionáird has also released three acclaimed solo albums, The Seven Steps To Mercy, I Could Read The Sky and Invisible Fields.

The Crash Ensemble is Ireland’s leading contemporary ensemble. Since its first sold-out concert in Dublin in the autumn of 1997, the group has attracted enthusiastic audiences for its particular blend of music, video and electronics. Crash has commissioned or premiered a large amount of works by many composers incuding Raymond Deane, Donnacha Dennehy, Arnold Dreyblatt, Michael Gordon, and Kevin Volans. It has worked directly with all the above, and with other composers such as Louis Andreissen, Gavin Bryars, Roger Doyle and Steve Reich.

http://www.gavinbryars.com/
http://www.myspace.com/iarlamusic
http://www.crashensemble.com/

TICKETING INFORMATION
Waterford New Music Week presents
Gavin Bryars, Iarla  Ó Lionáird and Crash Ensemble: Anáil Dé - The Breath of God
Tuesday 31 March, The Chapel, WIT, College St, Waterford
Tickets €20/€15 (concession)  available from:  Garter Lane Box Office 051 855038 Online www.garterlane.ie (booking fees apply)
Show: 8.00pm

The Irish World Academy University of Limerick
Gavin Bryars, Iarla  Ó Lionáird and Crash Ensemble: Anáil Dé - The Breath of God
Wednesday 1st April
St Mary's Cathedral, Nicholas Street Limerick
Tickets  €20/€15 available form: 1890 61 61 61
Show: 8.00 pm
www.irishworldacademy.ie

Presented in association with Note Productions