upcoming concerts

28.09.19
Dracula Live Soundtrack | Westival, Westport Music + Arts Festival | 7pm €15 | Info
Tod Browning’s version of the horror classic is one of the last great films of the silent era. This special screening features a bone-tingling live score Filled with haunting vocals and nerve-shredding guitar riffs, enjoy this thrilling live show in Westport’s Town Hall Theatre.

01.10.19
Häxan | Púca Festival, Drogheda | 8pm | Info
Once banned in the USA and unseen for decades, Häxan (dir: Benjamin Christensen, 1922) blends horror, documentary, animation and woodcuts to paint a lurid picture of witchcraft through the ages. New live score with Matthew Nolan

09.10.19
Quiet Music Ensemble | SARC, Belfast
New work by composers including Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri and Heather Frasch.

16.10.19
This is How we Fly + Iarla Ó Lionáird | Solstice Arts Centre, Navan
New collaboration between TIHWF and celebrated singer Ó Lionáird.

previous concerts

18.08.19
Quiet Music Ensemble | Kilkenny Arts Festival | 2pm
World premieres of works by composers including Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri and Heather Frasch.

17.08.19
Dracula Live Soundtrack | Kilkenny Arts Festival
The iconic version of Bram Stoker’s classic tale, screened with a score written and performed live by Matthew Nolan (Ire), Eivind Aarset (Nor), Sharon Phelan (Ire) and Seán Mac Erlaine (Ire).

16.08.19
Boyne Song ends | Solstice Arts Centre, Navan | €FREE | 11am - 4pm | Info
New audio visual collaboration between film maker Moira Sweeney and Seán Mac Erlaine (Wurlitzer, tuned metals, clarinets). As part of the exhibition "I send my love along the Boyne".

02.08.19
This is How we Fly | Humle Festival, Finland | 8:30pm

27.07.19
The Heart of Summer | Emo Court, Portarlington, Laois | 8pm
Enjoy a feast of music and poetry in one of Ireland's great historic houses, introduced by Olivia O'Leary, acclaimed journalist and presenter of RTÉ Radio 1's Poetry Programme. Olivia's guests will include poets Tom French, Deirdre Brennan.

25.07.19
Listen Hear Now | Bank of Ireland Cultural and Heritage Centre, Dublin
New composition for metals, clarinet and tape with actor Eleanor Methven reading early works of Seamus Heaney.

04.07.19
Fußball wie noch nie | Dalymount Stadium

19.06.19 - 22.06.19
Invitation To Wander | Midsummer Festival, Cork | €15/12 | 7:30pm
A new multi-roomed composition created by Cork based-composer, Karen Power, featuring a mixed media durational performance with musicians, Quiet Music Ensemble; vocalists, Ute Wassermann and Michelle O’Rourke; and Ireland’s first ever Sound Choir.

15.06.19
This is How we Fly | Place du Manoir, Switzerland

14.06.19
This is How we Fly | Les Caves du Manoir, Switzerland

08.06.19
Boyne Song | Solstice Arts Centre, Navan | €FREE | 2:30pm
New audio visual collaboration between film maker Moira Sweeney and Seán Mac Erlaine (Wurlitzer, tuned metals, clarinets). As part of the exhibition "I send my love along the Boyne".

07.06.19
Ordnance Survey | LP launch | Fumbally, Dublin 8 | €16 | 8pm
Neil O'Connor has been producing electronic music for the past 21 years under a number of guises - most notably Somadrone.His newest project, Ordnance Survey, attempts to ‘map’ a number of sound worlds including electroacoustic, jazz, and ambient. It features a number of collaborations from contemporaries such as Seán Mac Erlaine (This is How We Fly), Linda Buckley, Kate Ellis (Crash Ensemble) and John McEntire (Tortoise, The Sea and Cake).

29.05.19
Stephen Gardner | James Joyce Centre, Dublin | details TBA
New work by composer Gardner. Performed by Ellen Demos (vocals), Seán Mac Erlaine (clarinets, live processing), Arun Rao (cello), Alex Petcu (percussion, marimba).

28.05.19
Stephen Gardner | EPIC, Dublin | details TBA
New work by composer Gardner. Performed by Ellen Demos (vocals), Seán Mac Erlaine (clarinets, live processing), Arun Rao (cello), Alex Petcu (percussion, marimba).

22.05.19
Stephen Gardner | Strokestown House, Roscommon | details TBA
New work by composer Gardner. Performed by Ellen Demos (vocals), Seán Mac Erlaine (clarinets, live processing), Arun Rao (cello), Alex Petcu (percussion, marimba).

15.03.19
Terra Firmish | St. Patrick's Festival | Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin | 7:30pm | Book
Terra Firmish is a new musical work commissioned by St Patrick’s Festival, written by Seán Mac Erlaine for three musicians and dancer. The piece, devised in collaboration with visual artist Michelle Browne and choreographer Emma O'Kane is inspired by the story of a sunken church on Inis Oírr. Dance • Emma O’Kane (Ireland), Harp • Maeve Gilchrist (Scotland), Woodwinds, electronics • Seán Mac Erlaine (Ireland), Percussion, Marimba • Alex Petcu (Ireland).

10.03.19
The Mystery Beyond Matter | Quiet Music Ensemble | The Main Guard, Clonmel | 5pm | Info
Quiet Music Ensemble Music Ensemble will bring their unique sonic art to Clonmel with a very special performance of Pauline Oliveros' The Mystery Beyond Matter. This major work, commissioned by QME in 2014 from one of the world's most influential composers and performers, the late great Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016), is for improvising musicians and sound engineer, live electronics and multi channel audio and will be performed in the magnificent surroundings of Clonmel's Main Guard.

03.03.19
ILLEGAL: the making of a graphic novel - Live Soundtrack | Civic Theatre, Tallaght | 3pm | Book
Reimagining of the celebtrated graphic novel by Eoin Colfer, Andrew Donkin, and artist Giovanni Rigano as cinema experience. Newly commissioned music performed by Matthew Nolan (electric guitar, effects), Mary Barnecutt (cello, voice), Seán Mac Erlaine (guitar, voice, clarinet, electronics).

23.02.19
ILLEGAL: the making of a graphic novel - Live Soundtrack | An Taibhdhearc, Galway | 5pm | Book
Reimagining of the celebtrated graphic novel by Eoin Colfer, Andrew Donkin, and artist Giovanni Rigano as cinema experience. Newly commissioned music performed by Matthew Nolan (electric guitar, effects), Mary Barnecutt (cello, voice), Seán Mac Erlaine (guitar, voice, clarinet, electronics).

07.12.18
Christopher Fox & Quiet Music Ensemble | Glucksman Gallery, UCC | Cork | 1:10pm | FREE

21.11.18
This is How we Fly | National Concert Hall | Dublin

18.11.18
This is How we Fly | Coughlans | Cork

17.11.18
This is How we Fly | Barbican, London | 7:30pm | Book

16.11.18
This is How we Fly | Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, Co. Meath | 7:30pm | Info

15.11.18
This is How we Fly | The Pavilion, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin | 8pm | Info