Temporary Modular Ensemble

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Léon McCarthy, Neil O’Connor, and Jürgen Simpson from the Digital Media and Arts Research Centre will form the Temporary Modular Ensemble for one night only at Ormston House on 10 May. Join us from 8pm for this one-off performance of improvised electronics using modular synthesizers and visuals.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

Composer and producer Neil O’Connor has been involved in multi-media, experimental, electronic and electro-acoustic music for the past 20 years. His research background focused on the development of graphic notation systems for electronic music. As as performer, his compositional background is multi-channel electro acoustic music using spectral music techniques and as a performer – live improvisational electronics using custom modular synthesizers.

Léon McCarthy is a practicing multi-media artist, performer, educator and researcher. Currently, he is investigating how second-screening shapes the aesthetic of multi-media performance, with a particular focus on how it supports new forms of performer-audience collaboration. Beyond the field of multi-media performance, he is using second-screening and social-network technology in an eHealth context and so is open to collaborating on research in other areas.

Jürgen Simpson’s work spans multiple mediums and approaches including electroacoustic works, opera, music for film, dance, and sound installations. He has written two operas, and 2003’s Thwaite (librettist Simon Doyle) received the Genesis Opera Prize’s top award and was performed at Aldeburgh, London (as part of the Almeida Opera Festival) and at the Dublin Fringe Festival. His song cycle The Second Lesson of the Anatomists, in collaboration with poet Sinead Morrissey, was the featured Irish work at the 2006 Sligo New Music Festival and his choral work Lycanth for the National Chamber Choir was one of the main commissions for the 2003 RTÉ Living Music Festival.

David O’Mahoney is a current student of the Art and Technology MSc/MA at the Digital Media Arts Research Centre, University of Limerick.

Image courtesy of Somadrome.

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