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Belfast Sonorities 2013

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 11 May 2013

Ivan Hewett introduces four recent works by Irish composers and specially recorded at Belfast's Sonorities 2013 festival of contemporary music, Beyond Soundscape. Donal Sarsfield's work for solo violin and strings explores the natural space between water and wood: an amplified violin weaves its way through taped sounds of an old chair squeeking and the night rain falling. Ryan Molloy recalls the old ways of Irish music and culture as if in a dream. Donnacha Dennehy's concerto for amplified violin and orchestra Elastic Harmonic places the violin like a "floating body over the orchestra, " and David Fennessy's inspiration was an image he had of a microscopic orchestra all seated in the swirl of a fingerprint: at the point of contact between a bowed open string and a violinist's finger an entire orchestral sound was seeps out from beneath it.
Recorded at an Ulster Orchestra BBC Radio 3 Invitation Concert for Hear and Now

Donal Sarsfield: Between Wood and Water for string orchestra and tape
with Darragh Morgan (violin), Ulster Orchestra, David Brophy (conductor)

Ryan Molloy: Third Epistle to Timothy
Ulster Orchestra, David Brophy (conductor)

Donnacha Dennehy: Elastic Harmonic
with Darragh Morgan (amplified violin), Ulster Orchestra, David Brophy (conductor)

David Fennessy: This is how it feels (Another Bolero)
Ulster Orchestra, David Brophy (conductor).

Music Played

8 items
  • Image for Donal Sarsfield

    Donal Sarsfield Between Wood and Water for string orchestra and tape

    Performers: Ulster Orchestra, David Brophy (conductor). Recorded 29th April 2013 as part of Sonorities 2013

  • Image for Ryan Molloy

    Ryan Molloy Third Epistle to Timothy

    Performers: Ulster Orchestra, David Brophy (conductor). Recorded 29th April 2013 as part of Sonorities 2013

  • Image for Donnacha Dennehy

    Donnacha Dennehy Elastic Music

    Performers: Ulster Orchestra, Darragh Morgan (amplified violin), David Brophy (conductor). Recorded 29th April 2013 as part of Sonorities 2013

  • Image for David Fennessy

    David Fennessy This is How it Feels (Another Bolero)

    Performers: Ulster Orchestra, David Brophy (conductor). Recorded 29th April 2013 as part of Sonorities 2013

  • Image for Donal Sarsfield

    Donal Sarsfield Between Wood and Water

  • Image for Ryan Molloy

    Ryan Molloy The Third Epistle to Timothy

  • Image for Donnacha Dennehy

    Donnacha Dennehy Elastic Harmonic

  • Image for David Fennessy

    David Fennessy This is how it feels (Another Bolero)

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