On The Nature Of Electricity & Acoustics released today

Posted by Bea Cloke on Tuesday Mar 26, 2013 Under Album, Music

Daniel has curated an extensive anthology of Electro-Acoustic music from Ireland. We are proud to announce its arrival in the world. On The Nature Of Electricity & Acoustics (Various Artists) receives its international release today.

The iTunes special edition features an extra 12 tracks, making 35 in all!

Visit Heresy Records for the full track listing and purchase details: http://heresyrecords.com/on-the-nature-of-electricity-and-acoustics.

Some comments so far …

This album is a wake up call for the senses… impossible to pigeonhole or classify.
Winifried Dulisch, AUDIO MAGAZIN, Germany

Irish electro-acoustic music has developed from the academic pursuit of pointy/beardy types into something that lives, breathes and makes sense. These are clever, cogent dispatches from the fringes… See you on the other side?
Tony Clayton-Lea, THE IRISH TIMES

On The Nature Of Electricity & Acoustics: what an album! So much diversity and energy. A veritable smorgasbord.
@NiallCrumlish

CD OF THE MONTH
Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland

From the delicate works of Dennehy and Wilson through to the post-punk furore of Figgis’ own Princess Tinymeat, there is presumably something for everyone – a wide-ranging and intelligent overview of outsider electronic music in Ireland.
As an introduction to the work of a diverse group of artists and composers, On The Nature Of Electricity & Acoustics is unparalleled…
Ian Maleney, THE QUIETUS

… it is wildly ambitious, incredible, fantastic … magnificent and illuminating
Stephen McCauley, BBC RADIO ULSTER

Have a listen. I’m glad to be part of it.
Roger Doyle on Facebook

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Benjamin Franklin Drawing Electricity from the Sky

Posted by Bea Cloke on Wednesday Mar 13, 2013 Under Album
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Benjamin West (1816)

 

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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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