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Sonic Seasonings: Sinead Gleeson on the genius of Wendy Carlos

Sunday April 30, 2023
Sinéad Gleeson. Picture: Bríd O'Donovan
Show Date & Time:
Sunday April 30, 1:00pm
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€1 Per Ticket

Lunchtime Talk

In her recent anthology This Woman’s Work, author Sinead Gleeson paid tribute to trailblazing composer and musician Wendy Carlos, a synth pioneer responsible for the seminal Switched-On Bach album and the soundtracks for screen classics like A Clockwork Orange, The Shining and Tron. For this special event, Sinead discusses this seminal artist, sharing rare vintage footage of Carlos in conversation and exploring her incredible work via words and music.

A complimentary lunch of beautiful Syrian food will be provided by our friends Nadine and Bilal.

Sinéad Gleeson’s debut collection of essays: Constellations: Reflections from Life was published in April 2019 by Picador. It has been sold to various countries, including the US, France, Germany, China, the Netherlands, Korea and Brazil. Previously her essays have been published in GrantaWinter Papers (edited by Kevin Barry and Olivia Smith) Gorse , Elsewhere: A Journal of Place, Autumn: An Anthology for the Changing Seasons and Banshee. A forthcoming essay has been commissioned by BBC Radio 3 for their Essay slot and will be broadcast this Autumn. Sinéad’s short stories appear in Being Various: New Irish Short Stories (Faber, May 2019), Repeal the 8th, The Broken Spiral and Looking at the Stars and her poetry has featured in the anthologies AutonomyWashing Windows? Irish Women Write Poetry and Reading the Future. (both Arlen House).

Chefs Nadine and Bilal present lunch at Donegal Youth Services
Composer, electronic musician Wendy Carlos at work in her New York City recording studio, October 1979. (Photo by Leonard M. DeLessio/Corbis via Getty Images)

Sinead Gleeson photo credit: Bríd O’Donovan


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