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In partnership with the Contemporary Music Centre and Institut culturel hongrois

Ulysses Journey 2022 – the concert

  • Saturday 18 June 2022
  • 7pm
  • €10 (€7 for students and unemployed)

Reservation recommended

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Following the launch of six newly commissioned works of music and films on 2 February 2022, the CCI and the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland present this second evening celebrating the centenary of the publication of Joyce’s masterpiece Ulysses.

Film Screenings: 7pm-7.30pm

The evening opens with a screening of the new works of music and films co-commissioned by CMC and CCI for Ulysses Journey 2022 featuring six new works by composers Ed Bennett, Darragh Kelly, Garth Knox, Anselm McDonnell, Aílis Ní Ríain and Ultan O’Brien, which are inspired by, reflect on and/or respond to Ulysses, together with films to accompany these new works by filmmakers Jonathan C. Creasy, Rioghnach Ní Ghrioghair, Aílis Ní Ríain, Ultan O’Brien, Laura Sheeran and Ross Wilson BEM & Art Ward.

Discussion on Joyce and Music: 7.40pm-7.55pm

The concert is preceded by a discussion on Joyce and Music by composer Benjamin Dwyer in conversation with Linda O’Shea Farren, CMC’s Projects, Programmes & Events Manager.

Concert: 8pm-9pm

Inspired by the epic novel, this specially curated concert for guitar and voice brings together the Ulysses connections between Ireland, France and Hungary, in which Hungarian guitarist Katalin Koltai and Irish soprano Elizabeth Hilliard perform a selection of new and existing works by composers from both Ireland and Hungary.

Benjamin Dwyer (Ireland): Hommage à Ligeti
Petra Szászi (Hungary): Oak
Gráinne Mulvey (Ireland): soft morning city
Samu Gryllus (Hungary): four simple studies
Máté Balogh (Hungary): Little Harry Hughes
Seán Clancy (Ireland): au milieu d'un demi
Daragh Black Hynes (Ireland): Proteus
Greg Caffrey (Ireland): the private consciousness of Molly Bloom

As part of Ulysses Journey 2022, this concert, film screenings and discussion will also be presented in the Budapest Music Center on 15 June 2022 and FUGA in Budapest on 17 June 2022, with support from the Embassy of Ireland in Hungary. In April 2022, these films were presented as part of the 'One Dublin One Book' and 'New Music' Dublin festivals. From 2 to 6 February 2022, these films were also co-premiered in Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris in partnership with CMC, and this concert, film screenings and discussion were presented in the Irish Film Institute in Dublin in partnership with the IFI; in The MAC in Belfast in partnership with Moving on Music; in SARC in Belfast in partnership with QUB; in The Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin in partnership with Sundays@Noon.