written (2008) for and performed by Ensemble Klang here in 2012.
O.A.I.R. in Dublin
O.A.I.R. will be performed by Isabelle O’Connell for whom it was written on June 8th in the National Concert Hall, Dublin. Info here.
“What barbarians these are who speak of culture, of all these marvelous things, of beauty that will remain forever alien to them as long as they cannot will themselves to practice beauty. All practice and motion are so far from them. They just talk and talk and talk, and for just this reason sink ever deeper into the midnight of unrefinedness, for only action is refined (listen to O.A.I.R.), talk is murky and dark, as unclean as hell itself.”
from “Food for Thought” by Robert Walser
‘music for people who like art’ in Chicago
The Contemporary Music Ensemble of Northwestern Bienen School of Music conducted by Alan Pierson will perform Music for People who like Art on February 4th in the Galvin Recital Hall, Northwestern University. More details here.
‘music for people who like art’ in Milwaukee
Present Music conducted by David Bloom with singer Ariadne Grief will perform ‘music for people who like art’ at the Jan Serr Studio in Milwaukee on October 14th and 15th with a livestream on the 15th. Details here.
In Beautiful May
“In Beautiful May” (2008) will be performed by Donald Grant from the Manchester Collective as part of their September/October UK Tour. Full details are found here.
‘O’ROURKE’ in lockdown
Two USA vocalists Luke Paulino and Anna Elder performed and filmed versions of ‘O’ROURKE’ (2013) during the lockdowns:
everything is ridiculous
erth upon erth
A new opera scene commissioned by Irish National Opera as part of 20 Shots of Opera. Performed by Sinéad Campbell-Wallace with RTE Concert Orchestra conducted by Fergus Shiel. Directed by Jo Mangan