Three great gigs for early 2013

Yurodny SciLens – featuring live DJ set by ZOID and video by Yellow Brick Media

Date: Saturday 26th January 2013, Grand Social Dublin
Time: 20:00 TO 23:00
Tickets: €10 or €8 concessions

The Yurodny SciLens project, launched in August 2012, involved the design and build of new gestural interfaces; physical and virtual electronics that map physical movement data in real time and lead to the development of a new language for the contemporary interpretation of traditional music.

This January, presented as part of the Diatribe Launch Series 2013, the group will unveil how this new technology works in a live performance that also includes video pieces by Yellow Brick Media and a live DJ set by ZOID.

SciLens and the Diatribe Launch Series are funded by the Arts Council of Ireland

In March and April of this year, Yurodny SciLens will travel to Scandinavia to work with leading experts in the field of gestural electronics in Denmark and Norway. For this the

Yurodny Ensemble received the EU Presidency Award for Culture 2013 from Culture Ireland.

Isole – Tarab with Paul Goodman – music from Ireland and Crete

Date: Friday 1st February 2013, Grand Social Dublin
Time: 20:00 TO 23:00
Tickets: €10 on the door

Irish multicultural ensemble Tarab dives deep into the Mediterranean with help from Crete based Irish multi-instrumentalist Paul Goodman. This one-off unique collaboration mines the links between the driving rhythms and jagged melodies of Ireland and Crete.

Paul will perform on the Cretan Lyra (a spike fiddle) and the Turkish saz (a long-neck lute) and will augment the already rich sound palette of Tarab which features flutes, whistles, saxophone, pipes, cello, accordion, lafta and percussion.

Paul Goodman – Cretan Lyra, SazEmer Mayock – Irish flute, Whistles, Pipes

Nick Roth – soprano sax, furulya
Francesco Turrisi – accordion, lafta, percussion
Kate Ellis – cello
Robbie Harris – PercussionPresented with funding from the Arts Council

Solo Series: Kate Ellis

Date: Friday 8th February 2013, Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall
Time: 20:30 TO 22:00
Tickets: €10/€5 concession
The Irish Composers’ Collective returns in 2013 with a six-month solo series, featuring a number of Ireland’s top solo performers. We kick off the series with none other than Kate Ellis, cellist, co-director of Crash Ensemble, co-curator of Kaleidoscope, and all round force for contemporary music.Kate was surrounded by music from an early age. With the radio playing constantly at home, she developed an eclectic taste in music. Since becoming cellist with Crash in 2002, Kate has joined a revolving cast of new music groups for various performances and recordings. With a passion for the unknown, and the chance meeting of various musical minds including Gavin Friday, Karan Casey, and the musicians of Tarab and Yurodny, Kate continues to tour and perform extensively throughout Ireland, Europe, the US and Australia.

Taking a more curatorial approach to her work, Kate is co-artistic director of Crash and co-curator and co-founder of the highly successful ‘Kaleidoscope Nigh’. In July 2011 Kate became musician in residence at the Cork opera House working as co-curator of the Reich Effect, a festival marking the 75th year of Pulitzer Prize winner Steve Reich. Kate continues her residency performing and curating her own nights of music in collaboration with musicians other artists all working to expand the confines of their chosen genres. Inspired by these collaborations, Kate has joined forces with six diverse musicians, two visual artists and a poet for a new project RESOUND, presenting original music with live visuals and poetry.

Kian Geiselbrechtinger – Cello Solo (from Close Studies)
Galen Mac Caba – Phrasebook 1
Dylan Rynhart – Smile
Robert Coleman – Burnished Autumn
Massimo Davi – Breve Studio sul Plenilunio
Jenn Kirby – Friction
Anna Murray – Mutter II

Tickets to Kate Ellis (solo cello) cost €10/€5 conc. and are available from the National Concert Hall box office:

Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013!

Happy New Year to all and sundry.

2012 has been a great year, since it was the year that Invented came into being. My artists have been hugely busy in Ireland and all over the world. Albums have been launched, festivals have been played, concerts have kicked it and plans have been made.

In 2013 much is happening. More albums to come, more national and international touring, more exciting plans. For those of you who might be in NYC next weekend please check out George Higgs and his DOOR:

DOOR Performances

DOOR will be moving around the East Village in the vicinity of La Mama Experimental Theatre over the course of 3 hours from Friday through Monday (Jan 11-14), stopping to perform at the locations and times listed below. For updates on these and other impromptu performances, please follow us on Twitter (DOOR by George Higgs @HiggsGeorge) and visit


Friday, Jan 11 & Saturday, Jan 12

-4 pm

La Mama La Galleria – 6 East 1st Street, (btw Bowery and 2nd Avenue)

-5 pm

La Mama – 47 Great Jones St Rehearsal Building

-6 pm

La Mama Annex Building – 66 East 4th St

-6:45 pm

La Mama Experimental Theatre – 74A East 4th Street (btw Bowery & 2nd Ave)

Sunday, Jan 13

-1:30 pm

La Mama Experimental Theatre – 74A East 4th Street (btw Bowery & 2nd Ave)

-2:30 pm

La Mama La Galleria – 6 East 1st Street, (btw Bowery and 2nd Avenue)

Monday, Jan 14

-4 pm and 6 pm – La Mama Experimental Theatre – 74A East 4th Street (btw Bowery & 2nd Ave)