Monday 26 August 2019, 7.30pm
Jessika Kenney (vocalist) and Eyvind Kang (violist) have established themselves as powerful voices working at a unique intersection of contemporary composition, esoteric improvisation, and traditional musical forms. Either individually or as a pair, they have worked in contexts ranging from performances of Persian radif-based music and spiritual jazz, to collaborations with Korean percussion, orchestra, and choir, but their work together as a duo, on The Face of the Earth (2012) and Aestuarium (2011), most clearly represents the central concerns of their diverse practices: a music of the inner life of sound, demanding ritualistic focus and promising heightened sensations.
Opening the night, Billy Steiger will present part of an ongoing sculpture series.
Billy Steiger was born in Howth on the 16th December, 1986. Now he plays the violin.
“Then he sat down by a pond and began to play a tune. As he played, the most extraordinary thing happened. One by one the fish in the pond began to jump out and fly about in the air. And what is more, they were all different colours and they were singing to the music.”
Patrick, Quentin Blake.