SKLONIŠTE / SPATIAL MUSIC COLLECTIVE CONCERT (CULTÚRLANN, 1/2/18 AT 12.30 PM)
Date: 1st Feb 2018
Location: Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, Great James Street
Price: £5 (free to Ulster University students and staff)
Part 1: Sklonište
(Accordion, Dermot Dunne, original music/concept Ailís Ní Ríain)
Sarajevo, 1996. The city is under siege. Sniper fire kills civilians every day. The citizens of Sarajevo run to avoid being shot. They run for one thing: Sklonište (shelter).
Combining the experiences and motivations of international aid-workers and the surrealism of war; Sklonište – for live musician and video, is alternative reflection on the longest siege in modern warfare – 13,952 were killed. Expect the surreal, the tragic and the humour of a people determined to survive.
Part 2: The Spatial Music Collective, featuring Prof. Leigh Landy
This concert will feature a range of works for a circular (surround sound) array of loudspeakers by the Spatial Music Collective, a group of like–minded composers (including two Ulster University staff members) based in Ireland, the UK and US, who have been presenting concerts in this format since 2006. It will feature new electronic and sample–based music by various members of the collective, including a new and specially–commissioned work, On the Éire, by composer Leigh Landy (Professor at De Montfort University), and a second Derry outing of Octopus by Prof. Eric Lyon (Virginia Tech), which received its premiere at Magee campus in 2017.