THE TYPING POOL

Posted by Bea Cloke on Sunday Feb 14, 2021 Under Composition, Live events, Music

“… a hint of the wild and frightening… spectacular. The title track… doesn’t so much proceed as stampede… like the soundtrack to some deranged Bacchanalian rite… Beautifully rich, exquisite and individualistic, this Pool is definitely worth diving into.”
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“… as epic and atmospheric as ever… demonstrating the intricacy and precision of his work… beautifully crafted… we are immediately immersed into a teeming pool of typists, transported… AWOL stretches and cracks… AUDITORIUM splashes into life, a beautifully curated meshing of field recordings… crashing and immersing in this hypnotic wave, submerged in subterranean, creaking woozily as sound spheres float to the surface… hurty pulses, is more organic… a deeper rich vibration, for a flickering moment. Glimmered delivers us safely back to the typing pool… in this spliced-up montage of a flickering light book, wooshing moments and a beating heart, growls expanding… immersing the listener right at the centre of this magnificent amphitheatre of sounds. Ultra-vivid and obsessive… brings to life the complexity of being human, navigating the confusing world of emotion and relationships… ever shifting sound structures… hypnotic. Music plucked out of everyday life experiences, contemporary sound design for the ears.”
Sam Chamberlaine – godisinthetvzine

“5 golden tracks…
Daniel Figgis is an artist that constantly thinks outside the box when creating innovative music… rebellious and destined to leave you picking your jaw up off the floor… (this) isn’t for the faint-hearted… the glitch filled soundscape constantly evolving… get lost in Daniel’s music – it’s truly remarkable.”
Chloe Mogg – moggblog.com

“… a man whom I regard as the genius product of Dublin’s many arcane and dream-like histories, from the city’s theatre/literary-only days, through art-rock & punk’s introduction of owner-operator music, and into the ferment of what happened since…”
Cathal Coughlan

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THE TIN GOD

Posted by Bea Cloke on Friday Dec 25, 2020 Under Composition, Live events, Music, Theatre

“Having spent well over a decade concentrating on staging big conceptual performance pieces, Daniel Figgis has mysteriously and suddenly started dropping little trails of previously unheard material, some completely brand new and some apparently liberated without warning from the vaults. His appeal lies in the way he blurs boundaries between the organic and the synthetic, the traditional and the experimental.

Opening track ‘PHOTO-FINISH (with shortcuts)’ harks back to the lushly liquid melodic ooze of his mid-90s Rough Trade classic ‘Skipper’, while ‘please be me’ sounds more like a surreal modern classical fanfare, with added woozy… the title track a sound bed of suspended, tense ambience. We’ve certainly missed his maverick sonics…”
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FIGGIS vs BORAN

Posted by Bea Cloke on Wednesday Dec 11, 2019 Under Interview, Live events, Music

An audio-visually supported ‘interrogation’ into the spectacular forty-year career of composer, producer, curator and intermedia artist Daniel Figgis by fellow artist Michael Boran with an eye to what happens next for Daniel, incorporating archive recordings, followed by audience Q&A.

Daniel is a creative engine always pushing the boundaries of the field he engages in, drawing from all of the arts and harnessing it to his advantage.
– Gerry Leonard, Musical Director, David Bowie

Daniel Figgis was making post-classical/post-rock music years before either of those terms gained currency.
– John Schaefer, WNYC: NEW SOUNDS

Image: Daniel Figgis at THE BATTLE oF SPEEDS (2011).
Photo by and © Barney

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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
city hall interior montage

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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