From Irish Airs to Deep Space
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Blackrock, Cork, Ireland
On Sunday afternoon 22nd October a serene event will take place at the Cork Blackrock Castle Observatory, bringing together the magic of Ilse de Ziah's cello playing and the elegant style of Maarten Roos' filmmaking. Two films will be featured, their award winning Irish music film Living the Tradition, followed by the exquisite Serene Universe with live voice over from Ilse de Ziah and music by William Zeitler. Between the films, Ilse will perform live on cello.
For an afternoon delving deep into space and being transformed by the journey From Irish Airs to Deep Space.
All ages welcome.
Living the Tradition, an Enchanting Journey into Old Irish Airs a film by Ilse de Ziah & Maarten Roos had its premiere at the first Midleton Arts Festival and went on to win best feature documentary in the Eerie International Film Festival.
Behind every Irish tune is an ancient tale of love and loss, of history and heroes. Living the Tradition is the journey of cello player and composer Ilse de Ziah around Ireland in a search for undiscovered secrets of ten Irish Airs. Along the way she meets with renowned Irish musicians, scholars and local characters who share with her the history and stories behind the music. Ilse performs each of these intensely beautiful pieces in the settings they were written. Filmmaker Maarten Roos captures the landscapes, the charm of the Irish people and the powerful resonance of the cello, creating a fresh account of Irish music and culture.
"Beautiful in every way. Ilse de Ziah and the artists she interviews plumb the depths of melancholy beauty in each of the ten airs they perform. An outstanding film."
Serene Universe by Maarten Roos is a unique film experience in which images of the cosmos and a beautifully composed soundtrack are intimately intertwined. Starting on our planet Earth, Serene Universe takes you out and into the Solar System, the Galaxy, Deep Space and finally your inner space.
"Beautiful to watch and calming to listen."
Living the Tradition is now available through MusicFilmWeb wo have added the film to their catalogue. Here’s a quote on the MFW site. Thanks to Andy Markovitz for his support and writing the kind words!
“This is Irish music stripped of blarney and jig, but still reverberating with politics, myth, liveliness, and loss – of love, of land, even of books (this is Ireland, after all). Throughout de Ziah remains true to her own quest to help keep these songs relevant for modern audiences and to do justice to their stories and settings, even if that means waiting out the rain to play them (this is Ireland, after all). When you’re there, I still recommend you take a bar stool and raise a glass to (and maybe buy a glass for) the local musicians who are also living the tradition and keeping it strong. When you’re home, de Ziah’s musical travelogue offers another avenue into that rich territory.”
read complete article HERE
Do support us by renting or buying and enjoy watching this beautiful film!!
Very happy to announce the premiere of Living the Tradition in the U.K, in The Phoenix Picturehouse, Oxford on the 6th November. If you are anywhere near, do try to make it!
email: firstname.lastname@example.org to book a ticket. And don't forget to come and say hello on the night!!
The film has been on Aer Lingus flights over summer, and will again be showing for the Chritmas holiday season. We have had some fantastic feedback, see below
We had a wonderful launch of our film Living the Tradition, and a great session afterwards! Looking forward to more showings soon!
Other great news, Aer Lingus will be including the film on their inflight entertainment over summer, and the Theatre on Demand group Gathr has started promo for it to be shown in America, so if you know anyone who wants to see it in any American town, let them know it is possible! See the Living the Tradition Gathr page here!
We are thrilled to announce the premiere and launch of Living the Tradition on the 17th May at 6.30. It will be shown in Midleton's Jameson distillery, Midleton, Co. Cork as the highlight event at a new festival in Midleton called Mid May Festival which celebrates arts in the community and the bringing together of artistic traditions past and present.
Tickets are €5 There are a limited amount of seats in the venue, and it's selling out fast so do buy soon! email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for ticket inquiries.
Look forward to seeing you!
Very excited, the trailer for Living the Tradition has now been made and the film will be released January 15, 2014. Have a look at our Living the Tradition website, and enjoy the trailer!
We are releasing a 96 minute documentary along with ten music videos. There will be a DVD and an online version available.
In the last week of this year, we will be pre-selling the DVD version for a reduced price, so stay tuned!