Deep Minimalism Festival – London – 25/06/16

June 5, 2016 | Posted in Concerts | By

Who
Deep Minimalism Festival
When
Saturday, June 25, 2016
20:00 - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
St John's Smith Square (map)
London, Ireland
Other Info
Deep Minimalism Festival; Performance in St John's Smith Square; Discover the spectrum of deep listening, past and present: sounds which are radiant, enveloping; healing and playful. Quiet Music Ensemble present two pieces of music written with their collaboration. Created by iconic American composer Pauline Oliveros, The Mystery Beyond Matter moves through a maze of virtual acoustics, created by specially developed software to open out an expanse of beautiful instrumental sonority.

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Quiet Music Ensemble and Karen Power – Cork – 19/06/16

June 5, 2016 | Posted in Concerts | By

Who
Quiet Music Ensemble and Karen Power
When
Sunday, June 19, 2016
20:00 - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
Cork City Gaol (map)
Cork, Ireland
Other Info
Quiet Music Ensemble play deep listening music by Yoko Ono, John Godfrey and Cat Lamb. In 1927, Cork City Gaol hosted one of Ireland’s earliest radio broadcasts, the simple sound of cartwheels on cobbles. RTÉ lyric fm has commissioned is this on?, a new work for radio from renowned Irish composer Karen Power to mark the place of that first broadcast and to pay tribute to the profoundly significant contributions by women to Ireland’s turbulent history in the early twentieth century. It will be performed by Karen in concert along with works by Yoko Ono, John Godfrey and Cat Lamb played by the Quiet Music Ensemble, and broadcast live from 8pm on Nova with Bernard Clarke on RTÉ lyric fm.

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Moynalty Yoga Festival – Moynalty, Co. Meath – 12/06/16

June 5, 2016 | Posted in Concerts | By

Who
Moynalty Yoga Festival
When
Sunday, June 12, 2016
TBA - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
Moynalty Yoga Festival (map)
Moynalty, Co. Meath, Ireland
Other Info
Quiet Music Ensemble present beautiful instrumental music at the Moynalty Yoga Festival. Discover the spectrum of deep listening, past and present: sounds which are radiant, enveloping; healing and playful.

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Music Current Festival – Dublin – 09/04/16

April 5, 2016 | Posted in Concerts | By

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Who
Music Current Festival
When
Saturday, April 9, 2016
20:00 - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
Smock Alley Theatre (map)
6/7 Exchange Street Lower, Dublin 8

Dublin
Other Info
"CURRENTS" CONCERT of SELECTED PARTICIPANT WORKS (Smock Alley Theatre)
I will be playing Gráinne Mulvey's Sygyzy for solo cello and tape, and Karlheinz Essl Sequitur IV for cello and live electronics.
Concert of new works by festival participants, for strings (solo/duo/trio/quartets) and electronics, chosen from participants' workshop and CMC call for scores, curated by Gráinne Mulvey.
Performers: Ilse De Ziah (cello), Marja Gaynor (violin), Lucy Railton (cello), Mira Benjamin (violin), Fergal Dowling (computer)

CURRENTS is hosted as part of MusicTown: www.musictown.ie

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Music Current – Spoils – Dublin – 08/04/16

April 5, 2016 | Posted in Concerts | By

 

Who
Music Current - Spoils
When
Friday, April 8, 2016
20:00 - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
Smock Alley Theatre (map)
6/7 Exchange Street Lower, Dublin 8

Dublin
Other Info
CONCERT – SPOILS (Smock Alley Theatre)
New concert-length work by Fergal Dowling for chamber ensemble, recorded voice, interactive electronics, surround sound and video, (55 mins) 2016.
Performers: Aoife Ni Dhornain (Baroque violin), Marja Gaynor (Baroque violin), Ilse De Ziah (Baroque cello), Michael Quinn (harpsichord), Olwen Fouéré (recorded voice), Fergal Dowling (computer), Mihai Cucu (video).

SPOILS is hosted as part of MusicTown: www.musictown.ie

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Ahabeg Trio Launch – 15/11/15

November 12, 2015 | Posted in Concerts | By

Who
Ahabeg Trio Launch
When
Sunday, November 15, 2015
15:00 - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
Ahabeg, Beara Peninsula
Ireland

Drive along the coastal road between Castletownbere and Adrigole and you will see a sign with a grand piano logo and a chalk board advertising the date of the “next recital”.

David Syme, internationally-renowned American concert pianist, makes his living playing throughout the U.S. and Europe, but lives in Ireland 5 months out of the year.

Other Info
Launch of the Ahabeg Trio
Keith Pascoe, violin
Ilse De Ziah, cello
David Syme, piano
Beethoven and Mendelssohn

3:00pm Sunday Performance
Ahabeg Waterfall Road, Rossmacowen (between Castletownbere and Adrigole)
Admission: 20 Euros
Reservations Required

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Quiet Music Ensemble – 19/11/15

November 4, 2015 | Posted in Concerts | By

Who
Quiet Music Ensemble
When
Thursday, November 19, 2015
20:00 - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
(map)
Other Info
‘Quiet’ means both hushed and peaceful: Quiet Music Ensemble’s music is expansive, beautiful, immersive and transcendental; about being in the moment, about sound that is purely itself. Using a combination of prepared materials and improvisation, its performances are unique, each one conjuring a new world of surprising textures and sounds.
Quiet Music Ensemble was formed in 2008 in Cork; it has performed in Ireland, the UK and Germany, has been broadcast in Europe and America, has appeared live on RTÉ Lyric FM twice, and recently released its first CD, ‘The Mysteries Beyond Matter’, on Farpoint Recordings.
The ensemble is: Seán Mac Erlaine (clarinets); Roddy O’Keeffe (trombone); John Godfrey (electric guitar); Ilse De Ziah (cello, tin can); and Dan Bodwell (double bass, turkey baster).
“In these deafening times, the very notion of ‘quiet music’ is a revolutionary act, a mesmeric power”
– The Independent, UK
Tickets: €16 / €12. Booking advised

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Dust Busters Light Orchestra – Cork – 06/11/15

November 4, 2015 | Posted in Concerts | By

Who
Dust Busters Light Orchestra
When
Friday, November 6, 2015
20:00 - €20.00 - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
Fota Island, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork
Cork, Ireland
Other Info
I will be conducting this concert on Friday, do come along and enjoy the fun!
On Friday, 6 November, Fota House is delighted to welcome The Dust Busters Light Orchestra for its inaugural visit.
The DBLO takes its name and its origin from the Cork Bealtaine Festival initiative “Blow the Dust Off your Trumpet” in 2010. It is an amateur orchestra that plays to professional standards under its Musical Director well-known cellist IIse de Ziah.
At full strength, the orchestra has 22 members playing violin, viola, cello, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, accordion, guitar, bass guitar, drums and percussion.
The musical repertoire spans two centuries of light music and the Orchestra play with a passion which communicates the versatility of their repertoire, including Viennese waltzes, Latin American tunes, evergreen standards, classic pop, rock and roll, film themes and jazz.
The Orchestra has had a busy year playing:
• Outdoors at Doneraile Park, Cobh, Mahon and Midleton (Farmers’ Markets), and Patrick street and Glounthaune (St. Patrick’s Day):
• Indoors at Vienna Woods Hotel, Royal Cork Yacht Club, St. Patrick’s Special School Montenotte, Fernhill House Hotel Clonakilty, Bus Áras (Culture Night), and most recently the Rochestown Park Hotel (Rotary International Ball).

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Quiet Music Ensemble in Berlin – 28/05/15

May 25, 2015 | Posted in Concerts | By

 

Quiet Music Ensemble (QME)
Dan Bodwell: Kontrabass
Ilse De Ziah: Cello
John Godfrey: elektrische Gitarre
Seán MacErlaine: Klarinette
Roddy O’Keeffe: Posaune
Karen Power: Elektronik
The team in Berlin
   

 

Karen Power verbrachte im Kontext des künstlerischen Projektes „The Arctic Circle Residency“ intensive Wochen in der Arktis. Stark beeindruckt von der besonderen Akustik dieser nordischen Weltregion nahm sie ein Meer von Klängen auf, präparierte Eisblöcke mit Mikrophonen oder ließ Hydrophone ins Wasser sinken, um Geräusche unter dem Eis aufzunehmen. Diese Aufnahmen dienen in dem Konzert als aurale Partitur für die Live-Musiker, die den räumlich projizierten Field Recordings mit akustischen Instrumentalklängen begegnen. Die Hörer werden mit auf eine Reise durch reale und aus der Erinnerung nachgebildete arktische Klanglandschaften genommen. Das Stück reflektiert in seiner dialogischen und meandernden Form das Verhältnis zwischen Mensch und Eis.
Die Verflechtung von Instrumentalklängen und Alltagsgeräuschen sowie von akustischen Instrumenten und elektroakustischen Elementen bildet das künstlerische Zentrum von Karen Powers Schaffen. Sie untersucht dabei nicht nur die Gemeinsamkeiten und Eigenheiten instrumentaler und elektroakustischer Musik, sondern zielt vielmehr auf integrative Strategien, die die unterschiedlichen Potenziale anerkennen und in der kompositorischen Arbeit zusammenführen.Die Komponistin, Klangkünstlerin und Improvisatorin Karen Power (Irland) ist 2015 Gast des Berliner Künstlerprogramms des DAAD. Das Quiet Music Ensemble kommt wie Karen Power aus Cork in Irland.Eintritt frei

 

Who
Quiet Music Ensemble
When
Thursday, May 28, 2015
20:00 - All Ages
Where
DAAD Galerie (map)
Zimmerstraße 90, 10117
Berlin, Germany
Other Info
Karen Power: Instruments of Ice (2015, UA). Artistic dialogue between live musicians and the arctic. Concert.

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Mid-May Arts Festival Launch

April 26, 2015 | Posted in Concerts | By

Very excited to be playing with Ian Date at the launch of the Mid-May Arts Festival on Friday 15 May 2015 at 7.30

The evening, compered by Dr. Lorcan Byrne will celebrate arts in the Midleton and surrounds community, including poetry with Paul Casey and Julie Goo, a short film on Seamus Heany by Sean Monaghan, two award winning shorts Stolen by Yvonne Keane and The Handsome Shadows by Mark Cogan.

The final hour Ian Date and I will present The Intimate Hour, a powerful mix of blues, classical and jazz from various countries and influences. Ian Date on guitar, trumpet and vocals, is a virtuosic guitarist from Australia and has just finished recording an album with Tommy Emmanuel. This concert promises to be sparkling with virtuosity and beauty!

The whole evening will be a vibrant and entertaining celebration of local excellence.

For more info visit www.midletonmidmayfestival.ie

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Ian Date, guitar, trumpet, vocals.

Who
Mid-May Arts Festival Launch
When
Friday, May 15, 2015
19:30 - email ilse@ilsedeziah.com to reserve tickets - €15.00 Buy Tickets
Where
Jameson Distillery (map)
Midleton, Cork
Other Info
The Mid-May Arts Festival is proud to present "Taste of the Arts" to launch the festival on Friday 15 May 2015 at 7.30
The evening, compered by Dr. Lorcan Byrne will celebrate arts in the Midleton community, including poetry with Paul Casey and Julie Goo, a short film on Seamus Heany by Sean Monaghan, two award winning shorts Stolen by Yvonne Keane and The Handsome Shadows by Mark Cogan.
The final hour will be "The Intimate Hour", with Ilse de Ziah cello, and Ian Date guitar, trumpet, vocals, performing a powerful mix of blues, classical and jazz from various countries and influences. Ian is a virtuosic guitarist from Australia and has just finished recording an album with Tommy Emmanuel. This concert promises a virtuosic and beautiful performance from these world class musicians.
A vibrant and entertaining evening celebrating local excellence.
For more info visit www.midletonmidmayfestival.ie

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