Project Arts Centre presents



Dates: 21 Oct - 22 Oct

Show Time: 8:00pm

Tickets: €15 - €10

Music & Workshop
Space Upstairs

By Dublin Sound Lab


Music meets cutting-edge electronics.

Two days of interactive electronic music featuring leading international composer and computer musician Karlheinz Essl.

Dublin Sound Lab presents Irish premières of some of Essl’s own compositions, as well as a one-day workshop led by Essl in which participants will devise their own “real-time compositions” to be performed in the final concert.


Sequitur I (flute and live electronics)

Improvisation I Karlheinz Essl (m@ze°2)

Sequitur IV (cello and live electronics)

Improvisation II Karlheinz Essl (m@ze°2)

Sequitur XI (vibraphone and live electronics)

Improvisation III Karlheinz Essl (m@ze°2)

blurred (flute, cello, percussion and live electronics)

Julie Maisel (flute), Annette Cleary (cello), Maeve O’Hara, (percussion), Karlheinz Essl, Fergal Dowling (live electronics), Michael Quinn (conductor)

REAL-TIME COMPOSITION WORKSHOP, Saturday 22 October, 11.30am – 5.30pm

Supervised by Karlheinz Essl, instrumentalists, composers and computer musicians will collaborate to devise a concert programme of mixed music to be presented in a public concert this evening.


Devised works, from workshop (forces, tbc)

el-emen (percussion and computer)

More or Less (four computers, percussion, flute, cello)

Julie Maisel (flute), Adrian Mantu (cello) Roger Moffatt (percussion), Karlheinz Essl (live electronics)


DUBLIN SOUND LAB is a contemporary music performance group specialising in new electroacoustic music and computer-mediated performance. The group was formed in 2008 by organist Michael Quinn and composer Fergal Dowling to perform new electroacoustic works by Irish and international composers. DUBLIN SOUND LAB have given Irish premieres of many contemporary electronic works and have worked with leading Irish and international composers, performing works by: Ailis Ni Riain, Nick Collins, Julio d’Escrivan, Gérard Grisey, Salvatore Sciarrino, Kaija Saariaho, Luca Francesconi, Karlheinz Essl, Peter Ablinger, Mauricio Kagel, Wim de Ruiter, Ann Cleare, Scott McLaughlin, Barry Truax, Roderik de Man, Karen Tanaka, Jean-Claude Risset, Ed Bennett, Judith Ring and Jonathan Harvey. In 2009 Dublin Sound Lab invited the renowned violist Garth Knox to programme a concert of contemporary viola music at St Werbugh’s Church, Dublin. In April 2011 DUBLIN SOUND LAB performed a special Beckett-inspired programme at the Centre Culture Irlandais, Paris, to a capacity audience.

KARLHEINZ ESSL (born 1960, Vienna) is an Austrian composer, improviser and performer. He studied composition with Friedrich Cerha and musicology in Vienna (doctoral thesis (1989) on Anton Webern). As a double bassist, he played in chamber and jazz ensembles. Besides writing instrumental music and composing electronic music, he performs on his own electronic instrument m@ze°2, develops software environments for computer-aided composition and creates generative sound and video environments, often in collaboration with artists from other fields. Essl served as composer-in-residence at the Darmstadt summer courses (1990-94) and completed a commission for IRCAM. Since 1994, Karlheinz Essl has been curating experimental music concerts and sound installations at the Essl Museum in Klosterneuburg. In 2007 he was appointed professor of composition for electro-acoustic and experimental music at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.

Performance Dates, Tickets and Information

21  & 22 OCT 2011~ Tickets


Duration approx 1 hr

*Concession tickets are available, with valid identification, to Students, Senior Citizens, Equity Members and the Unwaged.

BOOKING: (+353 1) 881 9613


Group discounts available in advance only, ask to speak to Melanie or email (Mon-Fri during office hours)


Our seating is unreserved so you will choose your seat on the night of the performance. We advise you to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time as we are unable to seat patrons once a performance has begun.

Before the show, why not…?

…have a look around our gallery. During exhibitions our gallery is open Mon-Sat from 11AM until the performance begins….

…or catch up with your friends by having a drink in our bar. We offer a full bar service so if you just can’t wait to talk about the show join us afterwards for another.

Parking Offer

Present your Project Art Centre ticket (evening performances only) at the Fleet Street Car Park and you will qualify for a special fixed price of just €5. Ask at box office for more information.


Want to grab a bite to eat before the show? Why not pop down to Milano Restaurant in Temple Bar and pick their pre-theatre menu – Pizza, Pasta or Salad plus and a glass of wine – for just €12.50. Available from 5pm -7pm, just show your tickets or email booking confirmation to avail of this offer.

And if you’re in a rush remember that Milano also delivers to Project Arts Centre. Choose from a range of delicious made to order pizzas delivered to you in our bar. No queues and no need to even leave the building. Ask a member of our bar staff for more information.

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Presented by Dublin Sound Lab

Composer: Karlheinz Essl

Live electornics: Karlheinz Essl and Fergal Dowling

Percussion: Roger Moffat

Flute: Alice Nolan

Cello: Sarah Joyce, Adrian Mantu

Sound: Alexis Nealon

Lighting: Mihai Cucu

Supported by The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon, Dublin City Council, and the Austrian Embassy in Ireland.

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