Strange Country

Strange Country

Thursday, 6 December 2012, 8.30pm

Artscope and the National Concert Hall (in association with the Contemporary Music Centre and Poetry Ireland) present Strange Country—an exciting retrospective of the music of leading Irish composer Benjamin Dwyer. The concert will survey seven major works by Dwyer including the world première performance of Strange Country, for amplified narrator, uilleann pipes and tape. The evening will feature the talents of some od Ireland’s foremost musicians including saxophonist Kenneth Edge, William Dowdall, Izumi Kimura and the composer himself on guitar. Dublin-based American poet Kimberly Campanello will read from her own poetry (Strange Country) and the concert will feature a special guest appearance by leading Irish poet Macdara Woods reading the poetry of Ted Hughes. Irish composer Kevin O’Connell with also interview Benjamin Dwyer following the interval.

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