a song-cycle by David Bremner
on poetry by Billy Mills
11 Nov, 8pm, Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin
Pre-concert talk – 7.30pm
Tickets – €10/8
Soprano: Elizabeth Hilliard
Viola: Andreea Banciu
Tomorrow, innovative music/text company Béal present the Dublin premiere of a newly-written song-cycle for soprano and viola, Logical Fallacies. The work was was commissioned by Limerick City of Culture 2014 and was created through a collaboration between poet Billy Mills, and Béal co-director and composer, David Bremner. It will be performed by soprano Elizabeth Hilliard and violist Andreea Banciu. The work will consist of settings of existing and new work by Mills, and will juxtapose sung and spoken text, and projections by Mills.
Logical Fallacies is an original new contribution to the song-cycle genre, in a sparse, minimal and thought-provoking idiom; it features a heightened sensitivity to the potential resonances and sonic qualities of each word, so that, in Mills’ words
Its key preoccupation is the relationship between art and the real world explored via the relationship between singing and speaking.
Watch a short video about Logical Fallacies, with extracts from the first performance:
Elizabeth Hilliard is a soprano from Dublin. She brings a dramatic quality and emotional intensity to her performance of solo, chamber and vocal ensemble music. A member of Chamber Choir Ireland and Resurgam, she has toured nationally and internationally: including to China, the US, and Austria.
Andreea Banciu is a member of ConTempo String Quartet. Andreea has toured the world extensively, performing over 1000 concerts at many major venues and International Festivals in Europe, Asia and North America both as a soloist and a chamber music player at venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York and Wigmore Hall.
ALSO: Read a review of Béal’s just-released album of music for organ and uilleann pipes, l’air du temps | the spirit of the times, over on today’s Tradconnect:
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