Ordnance Survey’s Nomos: O’Riada Reimagined 9pm
A composer that brought the Irish musical tradition into the 20th Century and became a central figure in the country’s cultural landscape, Seán Ó Riada’s compositions form the basis of this extraordinary new piece of work from Dublin composer Neil O’Connor, aka Ordnance Survey. With Nomos, O’Connor presents his live electronic and visual reworking of the classic Mise Eire score, alongside other Sean O’Riada classics. (Running Time: 1 hour)
Acclaimed composer and musician Dr. Neil O’Connor (Ordnance Survey @somadrone) offers an insight into his creative process, and explores the creation of his new work Nomos, which reworks classic scores by Séan Ó Riada.
Researcher and composer Neil O Connor (b.1979) has been involved in experimental, electronic & electro-acoustic music for the past two decades and has performed in Ireland, Europe, Australia, Asia and the US with projects such as Somadrone and more recently, Ordnance Survey.His work was been performed at MOMA New York, IRCAM Paris, Institute of Contemporary Art, London and has held residencies at the Massachusetts Museum of Modern Art and EMS, Swedish Institute of Electro-Acoustic Music, Stockholm, Sweden and has worked / collaborated with members of the Crash Ensemble, RTE Symphony Orchestra, Phillip Glass Ensemble and the Glenn Branca Ensemble. Neil has written for orchestra, large ensemble and chamber ensembles but has been more prolific within live electronics using modular synthesizers.
His electroacoustic works that have won awards and mentions at Noroit-Léonce Petitot (Arras, France), Euphonie D’Or des Concours International de Musique Electroacoustique (France), Musica Nova Electroacoustic Music Competition, (Czech Republic), Concurso Internacional de Música Eletroacústica de São Paulo and had special jury mention at Prix Ars Electronica.Neil studied at Trinity College (M.Litt/PhD Electronic Music Composition) under Donnacha Denheny and Roger Doyle has lectured in Music, Composition and Performance Technology since 2005 at Art Institute of California (San Francisco), The Institute of Audio Research (New York City) and Trinity College (Dublin).
DJ Dano’s Sound & Vision 10pm
Let’s dance! Join local legend Dano for a selection of choice movie-inspired tunes and visuals and we bring the inaugural Sound! Festival to a close…