[email protected] Online : Michelle O'Rourke- vocals, Lina Andonovska- flutes
[email protected] 7th March 2020 12.00
Broadcast from the sculpture hall, Hugh Lane Gallery
Michelle O’Rourke – vocals, Lina Andonovska- flutes
Hildegard von Bingen - O ignee Spiritus
John Corigliano - Three Folk Songs
Liza Lim - Bioluminescence
Anna Murray - My little Force explodes
Garrett Sholdice - Two Whitman Fragments
PJ Harvey - Silence
Kate Soper - Only The Words Themselves Mean What They Say
Curiosity, fearlessness and versatility carry Lina Andonovska’s artistry around the globe. Andonovska is a rare breed in the flute world; a name that you’ll discover on both the pages of Rolling Stone and the Australian Chamber Orchestra roster, she has not only cultivated partnerships with leading artists including Louis Andriessen, Donnacha Dennehy, Claire Chase and Bryce Dessner, but also deep community ties from Timor Leste to Tokyo’s Wonder Site. She has recently been appointed as flutist of 4-time Grammy Award-winning ensemble ‘eighth blackbird.’ She has collaborated with Ensemble Modern, Bang On A Can All-starts, Crash Ensemble, Deutsches Kammerorchester and stargaze. She is critically acclaimed for her interpretation of new music; Rolling Stone Magazine hailed her performance at Bang On A Can Summer Festival as “superbly played, (ranging) from sustained ‘somebody-please-get-that-tea-kettle’ squeaks to the flit and flutter of its beautifully lilting trills...” Recent credits include solo performances at New Music Dublin, Melbourne International Arts Festival that was noted as “re-defining the act of going solo “ (The Age) and at Musica Nova Helsinki. Lina released her debut solo album with Diatribe Records label in early 2020, which was described as “brimming with energy and bold textures, though marked throughout by nuance. A name to watch out for.” (All About Jazz).
Michelle O’Rourke is a singer based in Dublin, Ireland. Her natural sound, unaffected expressivity, and technical ability make for an interpreter of rare dynamism. Michelle combines her background in Baroque music with an adventurous eclecticism and an interest in interdisciplinary work.
Michelle is passionate about the commissioning and performance of new vocal music. She has worked closely with many composers, including: Ann Cleare, Andrew Hamilton, Simon O’Connor, Karen Power, Benedict Schlepper-Connolly and Garrett Sholdice. Notable releases include Andrew Hamilton: Music for People (NMC) and Left Behind: Songs of the 1916 Widows (Ergodos).
Michelle is ever fascinated by the seemingly endless expressive facility of the human voice; how singers have been centric to ritual performance for centuries, and how we continue as performers to evolve the interpretative and performative role of voice.