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Premiere of Burnished Auburn with Kate Ellis at ICC Solo Series

  • National Concert Hall Dublin 2 Earlsfort Terrace Dublin, County Dublin Ireland (map)

The Irish Composers' Collective returns in 2013 with a six-month solo series, featuring a number of Ireland's top solo performers. We kick off the series with none other than Kate Ellis, cellist, co-director of Crash Ensemble, co-curator of Kaleidoscope, and all round force for contemporary music.

Kate was surrounded by music from an early age. With the radio playing constantly at home, she developed an eclectic taste in music. Since becoming cellist with Crash in 2002, Kate has joined a revolving cast of new music groups for various performances and recordings. With a passion for the unknown, and the chance meeting of various musical minds including Gavin Friday, Karan Casey, and the musicians of Tarab and Yurodny, Kate continues to tour and perform extensively throughout Ireland, Europe, the US and Australia.

Taking a more curatorial approach to her work, Kate is co-artistic director of Crash and co-curator and co-founder of the highly successful 'Kaleidoscope Nigh'. In July 2011 Kate became musician in residence at the Cork opera House working as co-curator of the Reich Effect, a festival marking the 75th year of Pulitzer Prize winner Steve Reich. Kate continues her residency performing and curating her own nights of music in collaboration with musicians other artists all working to expand the confines of their chosen genres. Inspired by these collaborations, Kate has joined forces with six diverse musicians, two visual artists and a poet for a new project RESOUND, presenting original music with live visuals and poetry.

Kian Geiselbrechtinger - Cello Solo (from Close Studies)
Galen Mac Caba - Phrasebook 1
Dylan Rynhart - Smile
Robert Coleman - Burnished Auburn
Massimo Davi - Breve Studio sul Plenilunio
Jenn Kirby - Friction
Anna Murray - Mutter II

Tickets to Kate Ellis (solo cello) cost €10/€5 conc. and are available from the National Concert Hall box office:
01 4170000