concerts 2015

08.12.15 - 12.12.15
Development week with Macnas | Galway | macnas.com


28.11.15
Ergodos Showcase | ECM Weekender | Triskel, Cork
Ergodos founders Garrett Sholdice and Benedict Schlepper-Connolly are joined by Michelle O’Rourke (voice), Seán Mac Erlaine (bass clarinet) and Linda Buckley (voice/electronics) in a performance in the Triskel.


25.11.15
Football As Never Before (Fußball wie noch nie) Film Portrait of George Best | Visual, Carlow | €18 | 8pm | info
A hypnotic film portrait of Man U legend George Best accompanied by a live musical score by Sean Mac Erlaine, Ernst Reijseger, Matthew Nolan, David Stalling, and Bryan O’Connell.


19.11.15
Quiet Music Ensemble | Ballina Arts Centre, Co. Mayo | €16/12 | 8pm | info
“In these deafening times, the very notion of ‘quiet music’ is a revolutionary act, a mesmeric power” – The Independent, UK


15.11.15
Sounds Of Silents | Cork Film Festival, Triskel Christchurch, Cork | €15 | 4:15pm | info
A programme of silent films with live improvised scores from five leading contemporary musicians. The programme comes from the IFI Irish Film Archive and includes a varied collection of rarely-seen fiction and factual films made in or about Cork and by Cork filmmakers from the 1910s to the 1940s. Eoghan Neff (fiddle / electronics), Seán Mac Erlaine (reeds / electronics), Shane Latimer (guitar / electronics), Jack McMahon (aka DJackulate, turntables / reeds), and Sean Carpio (percussion / guitar).


12.11.15
With Brian Mooney supporting Boclé Bros | City Assembly House, Dublin 2 | €15.50 | 7:30pm | info


29.10.15
Quiet Music Ensemble | Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow | €16/14 | 8pm | info


23.10.15
Solo Show supporting Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld | Cork Jazz Festival | €23 | 8pm | info


14.10.15
TRICKSTER BIRD - THE CROW PROJECT | Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin | 8pm | €10 | info
Multi-media show featuring poetry and song about corvids – crows, ravens and magpies. It features field recordings of crow song by sound sculptor Slavek Kwi and songs with Caitríona O’Leary. Poems in Irish, English and Scots will be read by Máire Dinny Wren, Dairena Ní Chinnéide, Mark Granier, Gréagóir Ó Dúill, Liam Ó Muirthile, Bethany Pope, Gabriel Rosenstock and John McDonald – with live musical backdrops composed by multi-instrumental Seán Mac Erlaine.


21.09.15
This is How we Fly | The Lyric Theatre, Belfast | £16 | 8pm | info


20.09.15
Eat My Noise | Sounds From A Safe Harbour Festival | Triskel Christchurch, Cork | €15 | 10:30pm | info
Eat my Noise, Liam Byrne, Valgier Siggursson, Sean Mac Erlaine, Cork Concert orchestra, Voice Effect Choir and more to be announced


19.09.15
This is How we Fly | Peppercanister Church, Dublin 2 | €15 | 8pm | info


18.09.15
Duo with Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh | Sounds From A Safe Harbour Festival | Slender Songs Print Launch | Filter, Cork


18.09.15
This is How we Fly | Sounds From A Safe Harbour Festival | Firkin Crane Theatre, Cork | 6pm | info


09.09.15 - 11.09.15
The Walls Have Ears | Bottlenote at Dublin Fringe Festival | 13 North Great Georges Street, Dublin 1 | SOLD OUT | info
A leading figure of European improvised music and film scores, Dutch cellist Ernst Reijseger (Werner Herzog, Winter & Winter) is joined by acclaimed Irish musicians including Seán Carpio (guitar, electronics), Shane Latimer (guitars, electronics), Seán Mac Erlaine (clarinets, processing), and Justin Carroll (keyboards).


05.09.15
Solo | Galway City Museum | 11am-1pm | FREE | info


22.07.15 - 24.07.15
The Geneology Project | Dublin
Research and development for new stage show with Emma O'Kane (dance), Oona Doherty (dance), Raymond Scannell (musician, actor) and Shane O'Reilly (actor).


25.06.15
Quiet Music Ensemble | Freemasons Hall, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2 | 6:30pm - 10:30pm
The Mysteries Beyond Matter. For this concert, Quiet Music Ensemble will use the whole of the extraordinary Freemasons’ Hall building in central Dublin. An institution rich in history, the rooms are each distinctively and enthrallingly decorated, displaying the unique symbology of the Freemasons’ Order. The audience will be free to explore the building as the music is played. Programme: Pauline Oliveros – The Mystery Beyond Matter (world premiere of the multichannel version), Jennifer Walshe –Dordán (Irish premiere), Martin Iddon – in’ei (world premiere), Christopher Fox – Qui/nt/et, John Godfrey – hand tinted.


28.05.15
Quiet Music Ensemble | DAAD Galerie | Zimmerstraße 90, 10117 Berlin, Germany | 8pm
Karen Power: Instruments of Ice (2015, UA). Artistic dialogue between live musicians and the arctic Concert.


24.05.15
Alas Awake | International Literature Festival Dublin | 13 North Great Georges Street, Dublin 1 | 7:30pm & 9pm | € SOLD OUT! | info
Clarinets, electronics, composition: Seán Mac Erlaine. Vocals: Dorothy Murphy, Georgia Cusack, Sue Rynhart and Tuula Voutilainen. Film: Donal Dineen; Lighting: John Crudden; Producer: Jen Coppinger. Presented with support by the Arts Council, Dublin City Council, Rough Magic Production Support and James Joyce Centre.


23.05.15
Alas Awake | International Literature Festival Dublin | 13 North Great Georges Street, Dublin 1 | 7:30pm & 9pm | € SOLD OUT! | info


22.05.15
Alas Awake | International Literature Festival Dublin | 13 North Great Georges Street, Dublin 1 | 7:30pm | € SOLD OUT! | info


21.05.15
Alas Awake | International Literature Festival Dublin | 13 North Great Georges Street, Dublin 1 | 7:30pm | € SOLD OUT! | info
A theatre-style promenade piece through an abandoned Georgian residence in a heightened environment conjuring the world and epoch of Joyce’s Finnegans Wake. New music for choir, woodwinds, film and electronics.


02.05.15
The Marina Tsvetaeva Project | Feile na Bealtaine | An Lab, Dingle, Co. Kerry | 7pm | €10 | info
Tsvetaeva’s poetry is noted for its fiery passion and pulsing musical patterns. Her poems will be read in English by Elaine Feinstein, one of the foremost translators of her work, and in Irish by Dairena Ní Chinnéide. They will be accompanied by musicians Steve Cooney (guitar) and Seán Mac Erlaine (clarinet, electronics) and by stunning visual projections featuring archive photographs, art and film created by Margaret Lonergan.


25.04.15
This is How we Fly | Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51 Street, New York | 8pm | $24/20 | info
With very special guest Maeve Gilchrist, harp.


24.04.15
This is How we Fly | Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51 Street, New York | 8pm | $24/20 | info
With very special guest Brittany Haas, fiddle.


23.04.15
This is How we Fly | Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51 Street, New York | 8pm | $24/20 | info
With very special guest Cleek Schrey, Hardanger fiddle.


22.04.15
This is How we Fly | Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut | 8pm


21.04.15
This is How we Fly | Princeton Sound Kitchen, Taplin Auditorium, New Jersey | 8pm
PSK presents THIS IS HOW WE FLY in collaboration with Princeton composers and performers Alex Dowling, Amanda Feery, Dave Molk, Emma O’Halloran, Noah Kaplan, Jeff Snyder and Sō Percussion at Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall. Directed by Dan Trueman.


15.04.15
Duo with Elias Stemeseder (piano) | German Embassy, Dublin


14.04.15
Ergodos Musicians | MusicTown Festival | Little Museum of Dublin | 8pm | Info


11.04.15
Seán Mac Erlaine solo | The National Concert Hall, Dublin | €35/30 8pm | Book Now!
Supporting Anouar Brahem Quartet.


11.04.15
The Sound of Silents | MusicTown Festival | Irish Film Institute, Dublin | 1:30pm | Info
Silent films from the IFI Irish Film Archive made in Dublin between 1897 and the 1970s accompanied by a series of improvised scores performed by six leading musicians working between the fields of Irish traditional, improvised and electronic music. Seán Mac Erlaine (woodwind/electronics), Seán Carpio (percussion/guitar/loops), Jack McMahon (turntables), Eoghan Neff (fiddle) and Shane Latimer (guitar/electronics).


10.04.15
The Sound of Silents | MusicTown Festival | Irish Film Institute, Dublin | 8pm | info


09.04.15
Lorcán Mac Mathúna | Triskel Christchurch, Cork | "The Arrows That Murder Sleep" Album Launch
Lorcán Mac Mathúna (vocals), Martin Tourish (accordion), Eoghan Neff (fiddle), Seán Mac Erlaine (bass clarinet).


01.04.15
Pulse Music / Ceol Cuisle | Books Upstairs, Dublin 2 | 7pm, €6 | book!
A sonic journey into the poetic imagination of the late West Limerick poet Michael Hartnett, originally broadcast on RTÉ Radio One in November 2014. The evening includes an opportunity to listen to a recording of the Pulse Music / Ceol Cuisle programme, followed by a Q&A session with the programme makers Dylan Tighe (director and researcher) and Seán Mac Erlaine (original music and sound design), introduced by Peter Fallon.
The Pulse Music / Ceol Cuisle recording features the all-munster cast of actor, Andrew Bennett, singers Nell Ní Chróinín and Iarla O'Lionaird, and the voice of Michael Hartnett/ Micháel O hAirtnéide.


28.03.15
Seán Mac Erlaine with RTÉ ConTempo Quartet | Nun's Island Theatre, Galway | 8pm | info
'The rushes by the grey nuns' pond: ah eh oh let me sigh too' - new solo performance and new composition for string quartet, clarinet and electronics. Programme includes Terry Riley's Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector.


27.03.15
Inni-K Album Launch | The Grand Social | 8pm €12/10 | info
With her transcendent voice and beautiful new songs, set off with tight musicianship and arresting stage craft; singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Inni-K releases her exciting new debut album, 'The King has Two Horse's Ears’.


07.03.15
Dylan Tighe + Brian Mooney double bill | Whelans Upstairs, Dublin 8 | 9pm


06.03.15
Quiet Music Ensemble | ALBUM LAUNCH | David Lang's Festival of Music | National Concert Hall | 5pm
New commissioned work from David Toop, Pauline Oliveros, Alvin Lucier and John Godfrey. Launched with WNYC's John Schaefer.


15.02.15
This is How we Fly | The Model, Sligo | €16/12 6pm | Book Now!


14.02.15
This is How we Fly | The Grand Social, Dublin | €12 8pm | Book Now!


13.02.15
This is How we Fly | Lyric Theatre, Belfast | £15 8pm | Book Now!


25.01.15
Ergodos Musicians Songs | Listen at Lilliput - Third Birthday Bash | Arbor Hill, Dublin 7
Michelle O'Rourke - voice, Kate Ellis - cello, Seán Mac Erlaine - alto saxophone, bass clarinet, Benedict Schlepper-Connolly - guitar.


12.01.15 - 24.01.15
The Geneology Project | Dublin
Research and development for new stage show with Emma O'Kane (dance), Oona Doherty (dance), Raymond Scannell (musician, actor) and Shane O'Reilly (actor).


03.01.15 - 04.01.15
New album recording session | Dublin
Lorcán Mac Mathúna (vocals), Seán Mac Erlaine (bass clarinet, live electronics), Martin Tourish (accordian), Eoghan Neff (fiddle).