Festival / Music / 19-19 April 2022


Show Time: 8pm

Dublin Sound Lab perform two new Music Current Festival commissions and four new works developed in extended collaborations between the composers and instrumentalists throughout 2021. The programme includes new collaborative works by Paul Scully, Jane Deasy and Gráinne Mulvey, as well a second performance of Elis Czerniak’s “and the Acceptance of Death”, and two newly commissioned works by Panayiotis Kokoras (Greece/USA) and Brona Martin (Ire/UK).

Panayiotis Kokoras’ new work for cello and electronics explores the cello’s sound potential using fabricated prosthetic devices that blend composition and performance practice with electronics and instrument design. Brona Martin’s new surround sound acousmatic composition is and extended meditation on the seminal folk music recordings made by the American ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax in Ireland during the early 1950s.

Paul Scully, new work (clarinet and electronics, 2021)*
Jane DeasyBlossom (cello and electronics, 2021)*
Gráinne MulveyEntry and Exit Wound (for bass flute and electronics, 2021)*
Brona Martin, new work (fixed media, 2022)**
Panayiotis Kokoras, new work (cello, fabricated prosthetic devices and electronics, 2022)**
Elis Czerniakand the Acceptance of Death (bass flute, bass clarinet, cello and electronics)*

* Developed during Music Current Composition Workshop 2021
** Music Current Commission

Joe O’Farrell, flute
Paul Roe, bass clarinet
Ilse de Ziah, cello
Paul Scully, electronics
Jane Deasy, electronics
Elis Czerniak, electronics


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Artistic Director: Fergal Dowling
Audio production, Studio4 Lighting: Eoin Lennon
PR: Conleth Teevan
Social Media : Aoife Browne


‘Dublin Sound Lab is doing an important job for those in Ireland who remain passionate about music in the post-war avant-garde lineage and who rarely get the opportunity to hear such ‘difficult’ music performed… …flying the flag in Ireland over the past decade for European modernism.’ Liam Cagney, Journal of Music, June 2016

‘One of the pleasures of Music Current is the subtlety and sophistication of the sonic manipulation.’ Michael Dervan, Irish Times, 3 May 2017

‘One of the finest electroacoustic ensembles on the island at present, Dublin Sound Lab.’ Bernard Clarke, Nova, RTÉ Lyric FM, 26 May 2013

‘Where we are at musically these days in terms of technology’ Liam Cagney, Musical Criticism, December 2009


Supported by the Arts Council, Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne, MidAtlantic Arts Foundation, Contemporary Music Centre, Goethe Institute & IMRO

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