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.
Wednesday, October 31st
Erik Friedlander, Sean Carpio & Cian Nugent
Erik Friedlander, Sean Mac Erlaine & Caoimhin O'Raghallaigh
Thursday, November 1st
Erik Friedlander & Nadine Khouri
Erik Friedlander & Silver Kites
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
Sean Carpio (drums) & Cian Nugent (guitar)
Improvisations for electric guitar and drum set channeling pan-global traditional music, spiritual jazz and cosmic rock. Cian Nugent & Sean Carpio are a year old. In that time they have performed at Hunter's Moon festival, Eiriocht Festival, and featured on Mojo, and WFMU. They will perform their first tour of the west coast of Ireland this winter.
Sean McErlaine – woodwind instruments
Seán Mac Erlaine is a Dublin-based woodwind instrumentalist, composer and music producer, recognised as one of Ireland's most forward-thinking creative musicians. Seán's work intersects folk, free improvisation, jazz and traditional music. He also collaborates with a range of non-musical artists particularly in theatre and radio.
Seán maintains a busy performance schedule in Ireland and internationally working with a hugely diverse range of musicians and artists reflecting his own versatility and interest in cross-platform work. He has performed with leading musical figures including Jan Bang, Bill Frisell, David Toop, Ernst Reijseger, The Smith Quartet, Hayden Chisholm, Eivind Aarset, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Frank Gratkowski, Ronan Guilfoyle, Iarla O'Lionaird, Valgeir Sigurðsson, Damo Suzuki and many more. He has also performed as a special guest with Detroit techno legends Underground Resistance, and The Gloaming.
Caoimhin O'Raghallaigh – hardanger d’amore
Caoimhin makes music on a 10-string fiddle called the hardanger d'amore, and travels the world as a solo musician, in duos with Dan Trueman, Mick O'Brien and Brendan Begley, and as a member of bands The Gloaming and This is How we Fly.
He has performed on some of the most beautiful stages in the world, including the Sydney Opera House, the Royal Albert Hall and the Lincoln Center, although some of his favourite performances have been much more intimate and ephemeral events, special one-off things invented by friends. He lives in Dublin, and loves it for the place and the people.
He has sixteen recordings to his name so far, ranging from quite traditional to experimental and enjoys both genres equally, playing the old music that he loves, and exploring the region where traditional music begins to disintegrate
Nadine Khouri - voice
Nadine Khouri is a musician and songwriter currently based in London.
An early devotee of shoegaze and the noir-ish melancholia of bands such as Mazzy Star and Low, Khouri began her career as an acoustic singer-songwriter in New York, self-releasing her first EP ‘A Song to the City’. A mix of folk and atmospheric indie-rock, her material ranged in influence from Leonard Cohen to dream-pop.
Returning to London, she eventually crossed paths with producer John Parish (PJ Harvey, This is the Kit) and began writing songs for what would become ‘The Salted Air’.
Recorded live with Parish in his hometown Bristol, her debut album ‘The Salted Air’ is a haunting collection of poetic meditations on loss and transformation. Released in 2017, the album earned plaudits from the likes of MOJO and Drowned In Sound, was celebrated by Q (Feb 2017 Critics Choice) and selected as one of Rough Trade’s Albums of the Year 2017.
In the past year, Khouri has performed in Europe and the UK and shared the stage with artists such as Low, John Parish, Adrian Crowley, Aldous Harding and more.
Her forthcoming EP ‘A New Dawn’ was recorded in between touring commitments and is due for release on the 26th of October.
“A thing of dark, possessed beauty... extraordinary voice: a fragile, sensuous instrument” - MOJO ★★★★
Silver Kites – vocal ensemble
Silver Kites is a Dublin-based vocal ensemble that write and perform new and experimental music. Musicians, artists and composers in their own right, the members (Fionnuala Conway, Lenka Dobai and Judith Ring) have considerable experience in composition, performance, music technology and multimedia exhibition, giving this group an eclectic mix of talents and skills with which to create and perform exciting and varied work.
While continuing to develop and perform their own compositions, they collaborate with a number of composers, artists and performers, including Sean Carpio, Michael Gallen. Leo Chadburn, Ulla von Brandenburg, Max Andrzejewski. Performances include: Tardigrade (DFF, 2014), Imagination Dead Imagine (Cerith Wyn Evans, IMMA, 2013), Hutte and Chor (Perspectives 2015, Note Productions), Chorspiel (Gracelands, 2011).
For more information, see:
https://www.facebook.com/SilverKitesMusic and https://soundcloud.com/silver-kites
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: €50.00 incl. booking fee.
Please note this is a BYOB venue.