AN GLÉACHT with Jennifer Walshe
The Association of Irish Composers presents Jennifer Walshe
AN GLÉACHT (screening)
27 April, 8.30pm, James Joyce Centre, 35 North Great George’s St, Dublin 2
In Conversation: Identity and Irishness
28 April, 6.30pm, Roasted Brown, Filmbase, Temple Bar, Dublin
The AIC is delighted to present not one but two events featuring the innovative experimental composer Jennifer Walshe as part of the Irish Composers on Irish Music series, supported by Arts Council Ireland and IMRO.
Outsider artist Caoimhín Breathnach (1934-2009) lived as a recluse in Knockvicar, Co. Roscommon for all of his life. Breathnach’s artistic practice focussed on the creation of ‘subliminal’ tapes and films which he believed possessed the capacity to shift consciousness. In these works, Ogham magickal scales, crystallography, astronomy, folklore & natural phenomena are combined with found audio and visual material to produce an idiosyncratic, esoteric system of correspondences. Breathnach spent the last years of his life planning a work called AN GLÉACHT.
The work was to combine subliminal tapes and films with filmed footage showing a sequence of occult rituals. Breathnach’s great-niece, the composer and artist Jennifer Walshe, has completed AN GLÉACHT.
Tickets available for €10 (€8 students) plus booking fee from http://aic-angleacht.eventbrite.ie/
About Jennifer Walshe
“The most original compositional voice to emerge from Ireland in the past 20 years” (The Irish Times) and “Wild girl of Darmstadt” (Frankfurter Rundschau), composer and performer Jennifer Walshe was born in Dublin, Ireland. Her music has been commissioned, broadcast and performed all over the world. She has been the recipient of fellowships and prizes from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York; the DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm, the Internationales Musikinstitut, Darmstadt and Akademie Schloss Solitude among others. Walshe has written a large number of operas and theatrical works, including XXX_LIVE_NUDE_GIRLS!!! an opera for Barbie dolls, available on DVD from Mere Records, and Die Taktik, for the Junge Oper Stuttgart. www.milker.org www.aisteach.org