Sunday 1 March 07:00pm

Jennifer Walshe and Mivos Quartet


6pm doors • 7pm show


Composer and vocalist Jennifer Walshe is “the most original compositional voice to emerge from Ireland in the past 20 years” (Irish Times). She has won acclaim and notoriety for her music, most notably for her first opera, which revives an ancient Greek comedy with a cast of Barbie dolls. With imagination, wit, and more than a hint of the surreal, Walshe’s compositions playfully, but pointedly, explore the complications and complexities of the 21st century.

Walshe is joined by the acclaimed Mivos Quartet for two recent compositions. In EVERYTHING IS IMPORTANT, Walshe considers our relationship with technology and the encroachment of the internet on every face of life, articulating a world of rapidly accumulating information that arrives at a frenetic, nearly punishing speed. AN GLÉACHT is based on an unfinished film by reclusive artist Caoimhín Breathnach, who for decades made tapes and films on astronomy, folkore, crystallography, and found video footage that he believed had the power to heal and shift consciousness. Walshe and Mivos perform a live score to accompany a screening of the film, which Walshe completed.