Sat 4 May 2019
20:00 - 21:30
St.Peter's Church of Ireland,
Peter Street, Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland
Louth Contemporary Music Society at Drogheda Arts Festival presents
The World Premiere of Nicole Lizee’s Spielberg Études.
Saturday 4 May 2019 at 8pm in St.Peter’s Church of Ireland Drogheda.
Well-known film clips keep breaking up and breaking down. There’s the sound of gentle damage in the air. And a pianist is trying to keep going, make it all hang together, carry on regardful.
Welcome to the strange and haunting world of the Canadian composer Nicole Lizée, whose work will be presented at St Peter’s Church of Ireland, Drogheda, on Saturday 4 May 2019 at 8 p.m. Performing at the piano will be Megumi Masaki, also from Canada and a musician who has been working closely with the composer throughout the last decade.
The centrepiece of the programme will be a brand new work referring to films by Steven Spielberg, commissioned by the Louth Contemporary Music Society with funds from the Arts Council. Ms Masaki will also perform in two earlier compositions with which she has been associated from the beginning: Hitchcock Etudes (giving a new twist to Psycho) and Kubrick Etudes.
In all these pieces Ms. Masaki’s electric and intimately sensitive musicianship will be meshing with film excerpts shown on screen, the original soundtracks and other recorded material.
This is unique and exciting, and the most fun you’ll have at a ‘serious’ music concert.
Funded by the Arts Council and Create Louth. Also supported by RTÉ Supporting the Arts
Tickets €15 available from www.droghedaartsfestival.ie or https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/spielberg-etudes-tickets-54999310418
Louth Contemporary Music Society
Organiser of this event
“Exceptional things only happen when the passion of individuals nourish an idea,” Pärt tells me. “When Eamonn approached me in 2006 and asked for a new work, I felt this passion. It, and the story of Ireland, inspired me to create The Deer’s Cry, which ever since has been very close to my heart. I gratefully remember my collaboration with him and his society. The music world needs such committed fighters as Eamonn Quinn.” Arvo Pärt speaking to The Guardian about Louth Contemporary Music's Eamonn Quinn The Guardian June 2017
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