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Musica Nova Masterclass 'Sounds Electric'

The Ceol Oirghialla Section of Music Masterclass Series continues on Thursday 27 November 2014 at 3.30pm in the Fr MacNally Recital Room with a performance / masterclass given by three DkIT Section of Music staff members, offering different perspectives on contemporary electronic music. Patrick McGlynn will present an exploration of timbre and texture guided by gesture. David Stalling and his long-term collaborator Anthony Kelly will present an improvised sound performance using self-made electronic instruments. Neil O Connor (aka Somadrone) will perform a selection of pieces from his recent album The First Wave.

 Neil O Connor has been involved in experimental, electronic and electro-acoustic music for the past 16 years and has toured extensively in Ireland, Europe, Australia, Asia and the US. His work was been shown/performed at Resonances Festival @ IRCAM Paris, Kunsthalle, Berlin, Massachusetts Museum of Modern Art, Institute of Contemporary Art, London and the Massachusetts Museum of Modern Art. As a Composer, Neil has written for solo, duo, string quartet, large ensemble and orchestra along with mixed media projects and has recently worked with the Bang on a Can Ensemble and David Crowell (Phillip Glass Ensemble).  Neil is represented in Ireland by the CMC (Contemporary Music Center), ICC (Irish Composers Collective) and published by IMRO (Irish Musical Rights Organization)

 Patrick McGlynn is a musician and composer from Kilkenny, Ireland. Patrick is especially fascinated by the creative impulse, storytelling, synchronicity and improvisation. His doctoral research led to the creation of a programmable multi-touch performance platform called Intunative, which is due for commercial release on Android devices later this year.

 Anthony Kelly & David Stalling have been collaborating on a series of sound and visual works since 2003. Together the make sound and video installations. Their work encompasses a shared practice of recycling found objects of sound, visual and text material in their ongoing collaborative sessions. The juxtaposition of contrasting material results in a series of audio/visual ‘musique concrète’ pieces. Kelly and Stalling also perform live improvisations, as a duo as well as with others, such as The Quiet Club, Robert Curgenven, Kevin Tuohy and Jennifer Walshe. Some of their recent performances include The Guesthouse, Cork, 2013; Just Listening, LSAD Limerick, the i-and-e festival, Dublin, Sonic Vigil, Cork, The Goethe-Institut, Dublin, Hilltown New Music Festival, Visual in Carlow, Soundwave 2, Cobh, and Kaleidoscope at The Odessa Club. They founded the sound art label Farpoint Recordings in 2005, publishing projects by artists such as Fergus Kelly, Strange Attractor, Stephen Vitiello, Danny McCarthy, The Quiet Club and Linda O’Keeffe amongst others alongside their own work.

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