Next week is set to be a busy one with a number of different gigs on the horizon. I mentioned in my previous post the upsetting clash on Thursday 4 June between the last instalment in The Fold; a series of performances of experimental music presented by Note Productions in collaboration with Bottlenote Collective, ninepoint records and The Joinery. Featuring Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Thread Pulls and Cathal Coughlan, it should be an interesting evening of experiments in music and the spoken word.
On the same night, at the same time (8pm) Francesco Turrisi performs with his ensemble Gato Azul; an accordion, guitar and flute trio, in The Back Loft/La Cathedral studios. On Thursday next they have invited Paraguayan/Brazilian singer Sonia Esquivel to contribute to their unique mix of Brazilian samba’s, choro’s & forro’. Check out Francesco’s new facebook page here.
Friday 5 June sees Crash Ensemble taking to the stage in the Samuel Beckett Theatre to perform what they’re calling a “double portrait” featuring the music of the two composers David Lang and Louis Andreissen. Pulitzer Prize winner Lang will be on hand to give a seminar on his music with an introduction by Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy at 5.30pm in The Boydell Room in Trinity. Tickets here.
Francesco Turrisi appears again on Sunday 7 June and Monday 8 June in the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College in A Night of Sephardic and Persian Music. The concert will feature performances by Turrisi, Judith Mok, Laurent Galili, Nick Roth, Oleg Ponamarov, Simon Jermyn and Cora Venus Lunny. There seems to be no information about the concert available online but tickets can be picked up here before the performance. The Sunday night performance will be a world premiere and the first major presentation of this music in Dublin.
So… Get yourselves gigging next week!