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Performing at Speaking of Music

  • Royal Irish Academy of Music 36-38 Westland Row Dublin 2, County Dublin, D02 WY89 Ireland (map)

With the kind permission of our venerable friends at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Kirkos will open 2019 by taking control of the RIAM’s premises on Westland Row to unleash Speaking of Music, a multimedia Happening overlapping an array of works by Irish and international artists at the bleeding edge of experimental music.

Co-curated by Andy Ingamells, the evening centres loosely on the theme of innovative use of text and speech. Presented in three parts across the evening, the audience can roam freely through a performance, installations, and finally a Happening with members of the Kirkos Ensemble

Showcasing the truly chaotic, unpredictable, anarchic and sometimes silly character of experimental music, expect an evening of multisensory encounters full of surprise, laughter, lemon juice, a Mexican standoff, the destruction of a piano, the disembodiment of Beethoven, a dating app, and much much more. 
An early January evening to kickstart your new year like no other!

Specially commissioned for Speaking of Music, the centre piece will be ‘Listening to Stories’ by Jenn Kirby. ‘Listening to Stories’ explores the themes of theatre, silliness and humour in music as a superficial way to address a more serious theme of inequality and silent voices; attempting to listen to unheard stories. Many other world and Irish premieres will join the new commission.

Those contributing to the evening include composer Jenn Kirby, Sydney-based composer performer Solly Frank, experimental musician Andy Ingamells, composers Sebastian AdamsSusan Geaney & Robert Coleman, and more to be announced. 

The evening runs as follows: 
Doors ж 5.15pm
5.30pm ж Andy Ingamells performs his works ‘Piano Recital’ 
6.30pm ж Installations including Sebastian Adams’ ‘Beethoven Freeze’, & Susan Geaney’s ‘Drips’ 
7pm ж Happening: featuring Jenn Kirby’s ‘Listening to Stories’ , Solly Frank’s ‘USER REVIEW #91137125 (self portrait 2017)’, Lucie Vitkova’s ‘Soft Songs’, Ben Patterson’s ‘Pond’, Hugo Morales Murguia ‘Trio for disposable reeds’, & Andy Ingamell’s ‘A performance is never rehearsed, a performance is never repeated’.

Plus more additions to come!

Tickets €7 [student] ж €10 [regular]

Artwork by the brilliant Éna Brennan

Earlier Event: December 8
Performing at Body Noise Work