CITY HALL – Propers

Posted by Bea Cloke on Sunday Feb 10, 2013 Under Live events

Photo by Barney

Thanks to everyone who came along and participated – last weekend was a great success! And thanks to everyone who worked on the show.

Production

Daniel Figgis – Event Concept, Director, Sound Provisions
Darren McCreesh – Event Manager, PR
Paddy Hunt – Studio Engineer
Evin Doyle – Live Sound Engineer
Rob Mather – Live Sound Engineer
Tim Redfern – Technical Consultant
Gareth Jones – Graphic Design
Dearbhla McCreesh – Event Door

‘Ghost’ Musicians

Áine Ní Dhubhghaill – harp
Arun Rao – cello
Beau Gantry – trombone
Daniel Figgis – bicycle horn/electric guitar & brass quintet process/harmonium/piano/string & choral simulacra
Deirdre O’Leary – clarinet
Ionetta Kresta Lins – flute
Ktho Zoid – electric guitar/laptop
Malachy Robinson – double bass
Vonnie Pocket – oboe

Dublin City Council

Ray Yeates – Dublin City Arts Officer
Ruairí Ó Cuív – Public Art Manager
Ken Hall – Dublin City Hall Manager
Karen Bannon – Dublin City Hall Events Manager
Additional thanks to Padraig Lynam, Mary McCann, Mary Weir, Denise Buckley, Brian King & John Butler

And a Big Thank You to Imelda Dervan at the Arts Council and Brian Crowley at the Pearse Museum.

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CITY HALL Day Three

Posted by Bea Cloke on Sunday Feb 3, 2013 Under Live events

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CITY HALL Day Two

Posted by Bea Cloke on Saturday Feb 2, 2013 Under Live events

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CITY HALL Day One

Posted by Bea Cloke on Friday Feb 1, 2013 Under Live events

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CITY HALL – one week to go!

Posted by Bea Cloke on Friday Jan 25, 2013 Under Live events
City Hall exterior

Photo by Daniel

 

Tickets available from entertainment.ie

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CITY HALL

Posted by Bea Cloke on Sunday Jan 13, 2013 Under Live events
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Photos by Daniel. Montage by Gareth Jones.

Daniel invites you to City Hall to participate in the creation of a new music composition. The shape and form of the composition will be determined by you the audience and the pathways that you choose as you move through this unique acoustic space. Hence the piece will reveal itself in real time over three days.

Made in celebration of his native city, CITY HALL will be a truly innovative interactive event where the public and the composer are partners in the creation of the final compostion.

And all without a musician in sight!

CITY HALL by DANIEL FIGGIS
Rotunda, City Hall, Dame St. Dublin 2

1 Feb: 6.30pm
2 Feb: 6pm
3 Feb: 3pm

ADM €10 each performance or €15 for access to all three performances.

Under 12s go free.

Tickets are available from Entertainment.ie
http://entertainment.ticketsolve.com/shows/873489403/events

http://www.facebook.com/daniel.figgis

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CITY HALL – the cat’s out of the bag!

Posted by Bea Cloke on Friday Jan 11, 2013 Under Live events

Event poster for Daniel Figgis's City Hall

Dublin City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Times
1st February: 6.30pm (world premiere)
2nd February: 6pm
3rd February: 3pm

Tickets
€10 (1 day)
€15 (3 days)

From entertainment.ie (01) 889 9950
And on the door
Under 12s go free

http://www.facebook.com/daniel.figgis

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dimmerswitch live at Galway Arts Festival

Posted by Bea Cloke on Monday Jul 23, 2012 Under Live events, Music, Video

dimmerswitch (excerpt) by Daniel Figgis, performed by Crash Ensemble at the Galway Arts Festival 2012

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Crash Ensemble to premiere dimmerswitch at Galway Arts Festival

Posted by Bea Cloke on Monday Jun 4, 2012 Under Live events

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“The Galway Arts Festival is the biggest, most exciting, most imaginative explosion of arts activity this country has…’  The Irish Times

Crash Ensemble is confirmed to play at Galway Arts Festival, Ireland’s largest international arts festival, on Thursday 19 July 2012. The programme presents some of the world’s most inventive new music including the world premiere of the specially commissioned dimmerswitch by Daniel Figgis, their new work by Nico Muhly and Grá agus Bás by Donnacha Dennehy featuring sean nós singer Iarla Ó’Lionáird.

dimmerswitch, a commission for Crash Ensemble by Daniel Figgis

The music of the “inimitable” Daniel Figgis has been described by WNYC’s John Schaefer as “hypnotic”, by Hot Press as  “world-beating…marvelous…hyperintelligent” and by The Guardian as “hauntingly evocative”. Galway Arts Festival will see the world premiere of dimmerswitch, a work in 23 interlacing sections, written for the full ensemble (10 players) plus tape.

The piece presents a self-regulating but faulty steam punk mechanism in fervid hyperactive dialogue with the beating heart that is Crash Ensemble….Daniel Figgis.

PROGRAMME

Daniel Figgis – dimmerswitch (2012)

Nico Muhly – Drones, Variations, Ornaments (2011)

Donnacha Dennehy – Grá agus Bás (2009)

Daniel Figgis dimmerswitch (2012) and Nico Muhly’s Drones, Variations, Ornaments (2011) are funded by The Arts Council Commissions Award.

Backstage at the festival

Pre–show talk with Crash Ensemble artistic director Donnacha Dennehy and composer Daniel Figgis 19 July, St. Nicholas’ Church, 7pm

Booking info

Online: https://galwayartsfestival.ticketsolve.com/shows/873482123/events

By phone: 091 566577 from 18 June

In Person: Galway Tourist Office, Forster St, Galway, from Monday 18 June

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Crash Ensemble commission new work by Daniel Figgis

Posted by Bea Cloke on Thursday Mar 15, 2012 Under Live events

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Daniel Figgis is writing a new work for Crash Ensemble. His work for Crash Ensemble will be premiered as part of Crash’s 2012 programme.

The work in 23 interlacing sections is written for the full ensemble (10 players) plus tape.

We are thrilled that the ever-inventive Daniel Figgis will be writing a piece for us.  We have been fans of his since we first heard his wonderful album, Skipper, and are excited to discover what he will invent for us. Donnacha Dennehy, Artistic Director, Crash Ensemble.

Having long admired the Crash it is an honour to adventure with an ensemble at the very height of their powers. Daniel Figgis.

Crash Ensemble is Ireland’s foremost music ensemble and one of the best in the world, as recognised internationally. Crash Ensemble, an Irish new-music collective with international cachet and considerable chops. Washington Post, 2011.

Crash Ensemble commissioning series continues its commitment to collaborating on and performing the world’s most ground-breaking new music.

Figgis’ new work for Crash Ensemble was commissioned using funds provided by the Arts Council of Ireland.

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Neva Elliott | admin@crashensemble.com  or Claire Layton | info@crashensemble.com | (01) 8586645 | www.facebook.com/crashensemble

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