Note Productions, in association with the Fumbally Stables, present
Duo Series 2018 - Erik Friedlander & invited guests
Note Production’s innovative Duo Series is back this Autumn. This year we have the great American cellist and composer & veteran of NYC’s Downtown scene, Erik Friedlander, collaborating with some of Ireland’s finest contemporary artists. Over three nights at the Fumbally Stables a series of creative encounters will generate a whole range of new and exciting work.
Friday, November 2nd
Erik Friedlander & Teatro Sin Fin
Erik Friedlander, Mary Barnecutt & Kevin Murphy
Cellist Erik Friedlander started studying music at an early age, beginning at 5 with guitar, and then at 8, cello lessons. He grew up in a house filled with music, as his father, an avid music lover, made countless mixtapes which played daily in their home. Erik spent his twenties honing his skills as a player and an improviser and quickly became a sought after studio musician, performing on the Downtown music scene and with artists as diverse as The Mountain Goats, John Zorn, Dave Douglas and Courtney Love. Erik's desire to actively participate in the swirl of music styles he was surrounded by led him to find new ways to play the cello and drives his solo work which is varied and unusual.
“Mr. Friedlander, an ingenious cellist who makes an art of soulful rusticity,“ NYTimes
"Erik Friedlander can do things with a cello that should have a reasonable listener fearing for her life," says Pitchfork. "Rostropovich one second and Rottweiler the next."inv
Teatro Sin Fin
Teatro Sin Fin is a new electro-acoustic duo featuring Thomas Haugh and Matthew Nolan
Thomas Haugh is an independent Irish music producer and recordist. Focused mainly on atmospheric instrumental music with a blend of electronic tones and acoustic instruments. He has released material under the name Hulk and Some Dark Pixels as well as being one half of the project Seti The First with Cellist Kevin Murphy; the duo have contributed to and produced original music for the films Tomato Red and Natan as well as the documentary War In Eastern Congo.
Matthew Nolan is a Dublin based musician, academic, and some time promoter. Much of his creative life is focused around the production of original and contemporary music for movies from the silent era. Matthew has worked on commissions form a range of performing arts institutions and arts organisations, including: The Dublin International Film Festival, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Dublin Fringe Festival, National Gallery of Art, Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York, Film Society at the Lincoln Centre in New York, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. Recent musical collaborators include Sean Mac Erlaine, Erik Friedlander, Rachel Grimes, David Kitt and Catherine Sikora.
Kevin Murphy & Mary Barnecutt - cello
Kevin Murphy is an experimental cellist and composer whose dynamic and innovative approach continues to challenge the accepted scope of music for cello. He has been involved in numerous collaborations over the past twenty five years, including with notable rock/avant garde artists such as The Band, Dave Gahan (Depeche Mode) and Gavin Friday. He has also collaborated with Irish traditional artists such as John Spillane, Phil Callery, (Voice Squad), Ger Wolfe and Cormac Breathnach. He is a founding member of renowned experimental Irish bands Seti The First and Slow Moving Clouds. Seti The First’s debut album Melting Calvary received critical acclaim both at home and abroad while similarly, Slow Moving Cloud’s debut album Os, which innovatively fuses Finnish and Irish traditional influences with otherworldly soundscapes has caught fire both in Ireland and internationally. Kevin has co-composed the soundtrack to Juanita Wilson’s new film Tomato Red and The Lodgers. He has also co-composed the score for Michael Keegan Dolan’s award winning dance/theatre show Swan Lake/Loch na Heala.
Mary Barnecutt is a musician based in Dublin who plays across a wide range of genres. As a composer–performer, she has created music for film, theatre, dance and educational projects. Her debut album, ‘Into Air’ (Mary & the Pigeons), was described by the Irish Times as ‘a lush collection that sounds organic and occasionally magical...****’ She has worked with artists such as Chequerboard, Julie Feeney, Adrian Crowley, Seti the First, Vanishing Lakes, Vyvienne Long, and Slow Moving Clouds, currently performing with them in Teac Damsa’s critically acclaimed production of Swan Lake/Loch na hEala on tour. Mary runs two weekly instrumental projects at primary schools in North Dublin city. She is also currently director of the Sundays@Noon Concert Series in the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin and founding co-director of Spike, Dublin’s annual alternative cello festival.
General Admission: €20.00 incl. booking fee.
Please note this event is BYOB.