The Development of Music Programming Languages Victor Lazzarini is based at NUI Maynooth where he is a senior lecturer at the Department of Music and Director of the Music Technology Laboratory. A graduate of the Universidade Estadual de Campinas in Brazil, he completed his doctorate at the University of nottingham in 1996. Dr Lazzarini’s work is focussed on a number of areas within computer music, including computer music languages, object-oriented systems, computer instrument development and musical signal processing.
Hup 2 celebrates the vitality of Irish traditional music at the University of Limerick and University College Cork. Following the success of the first Hup! concert in September 2011, we are delighted to present some of the best current UL and UCC student traditional musicians and dancers in a joint concert of new compositions and old tunes. Music performed will include tunes retrieved from UCC’s recently digitised collection of Henebry and O’neill wax cylinders, arrangements by composer Seán Ó Riada, and rarely heard pieces from Aloys Fleischmann’s Sources of Irish Traditional Music. Hup 2 is presented as part of Tradfest 2013.
FUAIM goes to town, to the beautiful setting of Triskel Christchurch, for this concert, which features the combined talents of Collage, an ensemble featuring current and graduate students of Music under the direction of Paul O’Donnell, and very special guest, Julie Feeney.
Collage combines tightly knit vocal harmonies with sophisticated rhythms and harmonic textures in its performance of original arrangements of contemporary popular music. The group is joined by another UCC Music graduate, award-winning composer, singer, orchestrator, conductor and producer, Julie Feeney. Julie has recorded three critically acclaimed albums, pages, 13 songs and Clocks. She won a Choice Music Prize for pages and the ‘Irish Times Best Album 2012’ award for Clocks. Rooted in the classical music idiom, Julie’s unique musical creations resonate with innovative pop sensibilities and her live shows are often highly animated theatrical events.
The concert celebrates the launch of Art|Works, a new UCC platform for the creative arts and industries. Art|Works brings together arts practitioners, students, graduates, employers and academics to share ideas about the productive intersection of Arts degrees and the cultural sector.
Catriona Hickey vocals, percussion
Paul Brady vocals, percussion
Fiona Kiely vocals, percussion
Pat O Donnell vocals, guitar
Paul Dowling bass
Colin Kirwan drums
Paul O Donnell keyboard, percussion, vocals
McKay “mr shah stares to the heavens”
Schubert String Quartet No. 13 in A minor (Rosamunde Quartet) The members of the RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet have been living and working in Cork since 1986 when they became the fourth ensemble to hold the RTÉ string quartet residency. The members of the quartet were appointed artists-in-residence to University College Cork in 1991. The RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet is one of Europe’s most successful ensembles, internationally recognised for its beauty of sound, clarity of texture and integrity of interpretation within an unusually wide and varied range of repertoire. The quartet has nurtured, inspired and supported countless young Irish musicians and has commissioned and championed dozens of new works by Irish composers. In this, their first of two concerts in the FUAIM Spring season, the quartet performs works by Deirdre McKay and Franz Schubert.
Roisín Lowry voice/piano
Michelle Foy fiddle
Shane Keating uilleann pipes
Eric Browne electric guitar In memory of their colleague, Donal ‘Doc’ Gleeson, the Dublin Postal Clerks Branch of the Communication Workers Union has established a fund to enable the University to provide a number of Instrumental Tuition Awards. Four awards are made each year to outstanding students in the Department of Music to help defray the cost of their instrumental or vocal tuition. We are delighted to present a performance by this year’s recipients: Eric Browne, Shane Keating, Michelle Foy and Roisín Lowry. Admission free
Ger Wolfe has been delighting Cork and Irish audiences with his exquisite songs and endearing performance style for more than twenty years. One of our most original and prolific songwriters, he has produced six critically acclaimed CDs of his own music since 1998. He is currently working on a new album of songs, entitled The New October Daughter. In addition to writing and playing music, Ger teaches traditional music in several local national schools and teaches songwriting at the Department of Music, UCC. In this, the final concert in the FUAIM Autumn 2012 series, Ger is joined by Martin Leahy on drums and electric bass, and Shane Scanlan on electric guitar. The trio will perform material from The New October Daughter and some of Ger’s best known songs, such as ‘The Curra Road’ and ‘The Lark of Mayfield’.
The Pearls is an exciting new group that features the combined talents of three young Irish singer-songwriters, Claire O’Brien, Melissa Power and Amy Blake, all students of Music at UCC. Claire is from Cork and is already making her name as a performer and songwriter. She received a Doc Gleeson award earlier this year for outstanding vocal performance. Melissa completed the BMus at UCC in 2012
and is currently studying for an MA in ethnomusicology. Melissa’s singing and songwriting influences range from Irish traditional music to bluegrass. Amy is from Dublin and she completed the MA in ethnomusicology at UCC in September this year. Amy has explored numerous vocal styles and is most influenced by folk singers such as Laura Marling and Joni Mitchell. In this, their first full concert as The Pearls, Claire, Melissa and Amy present their delicately woven songs of love, loss, desire and longing.
Internationally acclaimed artists, Thomas Buckner and Juho Laitinen present a concert of new music for voice and cello, including several of their own works and compositions by Annea Lockwood and John Cage.
Baritone Thomas Buckner has dedicated himself to the world of new and improvised music for more than 40 years. He has performed throughout north America, europe and Asia, and also in Africa. In collaboration with a host of prominent composers and improvisers, Buckner continues to commission and perform numerous chamber works, orchestral pieces and song cycles, as well as improvisations, electronic constructions, and multi-media theater pieces.
Cellist Juho Laitinen performs as a soloist and chamber musician. He has a particular interest in the traditions of American and european modernism, the avant-garde and experimental new music. His repertoire includes works by Cage, Scelsi, Stockhausen and Xenakis. Juho teaches and studies at Sibelius Academy and makes recordings for the Finnish Broadcasting Company. In 2011, he released his first solo CD, which includes modernist and experimental solo works alongside duo improvisations.
ConTempo String Quartet was formed in 1995 in Bucharest, Romania. Recognised as one of the world’s leading string quartets, ConTempo has won numerous international prizes and performed more that 1,000 concerts on stages across the world. In 2002, the quartet was established as ensemble-in-residence in Galway. Through its many concert performances, workshops and collaborative projects, the quartet has made a significant contribution to musical life of the city. In this anniversary concert, the ensemble is joined by composer Dave Flynn and traditional musician Eoghan O’Sullivan to present a programme of classical, contemporary and Irish traditional music.
Formed in Cork City in April 2003, The lace is Ireland’s first and longest lasting ‘African band’ with a single nationality and a repertoire dedicated to its own musical heritage – Congolese Rumba and Soukous. For almost ten years the band has been delighting audiences throughout Ireland with its cocktail of well-known songs from the Democratic Republic of Congo. The band’s repertoire includes the gently swaying traditional Congolese Rumba, made popular by legendary bands like Franco Luambo Makiadi and his TPOK Jazz orchestra, and the latest Soukous dance music, with its fast, interweaving rhythmic guitars and sublime solos. Join The Lace in the Aula Maxima to sample fifty years of the signature sounds of the Congo. Admission Free
The LifeSounds ensemble presents Indoor Garden Party, an afternoon extravaganza of song, storytelling, expressive movement, poetry, music making, and a multimedia installation. LifeSounds is an intergenerational creative arts initiative that brings together older adults from Cork City, professional artists and UCC School of Music and Theatre staff and students to collaborate on the development of new artistic work.
The LifeSounds initiative is part of FUAIM: Music and Community, which is based at UCC School of Music and Theatre. FUAIM: Music and Community aims to build capacity for inclusive music making in Cork City through the development of a range of community based performing arts initiatives. FUAIM: Music and Community is coordinated by UCC PhD student, Gráinne McHale. Gráinne’s research explores the role of assistive music technology in the development of musical creativity and expression as part of inclusive community arts practices. She is the recipient of a PhD scholarship from the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, UCC.
Telemann Fantasia No. 2 in G
J. S. Bach Partita No. 2 in d The internationally acclaimed Baroque violinist Rachel Podger presents a solo concert of music by J.S. Bach, Telemann and Biber. One of the most creative talents to emerge in the field of period performance over the last decade, Rachel has established herself as a leading interpreter of the music of the Baroque and Classical periods. She has collaborated with leading ensembles and orchestras across the world, and has received numerous awards for her recordings, including the prestigious Diapason d’Or for her recording of Telemann’s Twelve Fantasies for Solo Violin and a 2003 Gramophone Award for her recording of Vivaldi’s La Stravaganza.
Presented in association with the east cork early music festival and cork orchestral society. Admission Free
Deane Embers (1973)
Beethoven String Quartet No. 1 in F FUAIM is delighted to welcome back the RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet to kick off the Autumn 2012 series. In this, the first of two concerts in the season, the quartet will perform music by Beethoven and Irish composer Raymond Deane. In 1986, the RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet became the fourth ensemble to hold the RTÉ string quartet residency in Cork. The members of the quartet were appointed artists-in-residence to University College Cork in 1991. Since that time, the quartet has nurtured, inspired and supported countless young Irish musicians and has commissioned and championed dozens of new works by Irish composers.
A rare opportunity for audiences to hear some of the finest exponents of the jazz piano trio, as Kevin Brady (drums) and Dave Redmond (bass) continue their critically-acclaimed collaboration with the innovative American pianist, Bill Carrothers. Kevin Brady is a founder member of Organics and a member of the piano trio led by UK pianist Phil Ware. He has performed with many leading international jazz musicians, including Ronnie Cuber, Ian Shaw, Tim Ries and Guy Barker. On the home front has worked with Van Morrison and Louis Stewart. Dave Redmond is one of the leading bass players in Ireland. In addition to regular appearances at festivals and clubs throughout the world, he has performed with numerous visiting artists, including Bob Dorough, Keith Copeland, Dave Leibman and Jim Mullen. Bill Carrothers is an exceptional jazz pianist who has performed and recorded with many jazz luminaries, including Gary Peacock, Billy Higgins and Curtis Fuller. He has performed at venues throughout the US and Europe and completed a sell-out residency at the prestigious jazz club, The Village Vanguard. Admission free
The UCC Choir is joined by Cara O’ Sullivan to perform extracts from Mozart’s operas Don Giovanni and Idomeneo, ‘Denn wir haben hie keine’ from Brahms Requiem and a selection from Joseph Haydn’s oratorio The Creation. Cara O’Sullivan is one of Ireland’s leading sopranos. An instinctive performer with a remarkably full voice, she has presented her impressive concert repertoire at Palau de la Música Catalana, Royal Albert Hall, Ely Cathedral, Canterbury Cathedral, Concertgebouw (Amsterdam) and Warsaw Philharmonic Hall. Cara’s operatic engagements have taken her all over the world. She has performed with Glyndebourne on Tour, The Royal Opera House, Garsington Opera, Opéra de Nantes, Opéra de Paris and English National Opera. She recently performed at Conservatoire du Nice and Sydney Opera House. The UCC choir is conducted by Dr Eva McMullan and accompanied by Dr Rhoda Dullea. Admission Free