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ReJoyce in Music
Dublin, 5 April 2004
The Contemporary Music Centre, Temple Bar Outdoors: Diversions Festival 2004 and the Association of Irish Composers are very pleased to announce a programme of contemporary music events that will take place in June 2004 as part of the ReJoyce Dublin 2004 -- Celebrating Bloomsday 100 Festival. The programme of events includes an indoor concert in the Hugh Lane Gallery, an outdoor concert in Meeting House Square as part of Temple Bar Outdoors: Diversions Festival 2004, a seminar in the Contemporary Music Centre and 5 commissions of new music.
After an open call for submissions and consideration by a selection panel the following 5 composers were each awarded one of these commissions: Rob Canning, Ben Dwyer, Vincent Kennedy, Trevor Knight and Michael Holohan. Each composer will work with one of three filmmakers/ visual artists, Eamon O’ Kane, Delicious 9 and Katie Lincoln who will produce visuals to accompany the music. The music will be pre-recorded and together with visuals will be played in advance of a film screening in Meeting House Square, part of Temple Bar Outdoors: Diversions Festival 20044.
The Contemporary Music Centre, Temple Bar Outdoors: Diversions Festival 2004 and the Association of Irish Composers are very excited about this series of events which aims to explore the influence of James Joyce on Irish composers throughout the 20th and 21st centuries; to expose new audiences to contemporary music and the inspiration of Joyce on Irish composers and to facilitate the coming together of different artforms – literature, music and film. See attached schedule of events for further details on dates and programmes or check out web sites www.cmc.ie and www.templebar.ie These events are grant aided by the Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism via the ReJoyce Dublin 2004 -– Celebrating Bloomsday 100 Festival.
Notes for Editors
Although Bloomsday, 16 June, is a single day, Ireland is planning a world-class, five-month festival lasting from 1 April 2004 to 31 August 2004. The Minister for Arts, Sport, and Tourism, Mr. John O'Donoghue has appointed a committee to oversee and coordinate this important celebration of one of the nation's greatest literary masters. Everyone from literary neophytes to Joyce scholars will find a range of programmes suited to their interests. In addition to a number of spectacular exhibitions and events, street theatre, music programmes, and family fun will fill the city for everyone to enjoy.
Dublin itself takes center stage in ReJoyce Dublin 2004. Joyce captured the soul of Dublin in all its gritty glory and immortalized it in Ulysses. Its blend of sophistication and old-world charm engages the imagination of its citizens and visitors. ReJoyce Dublin 2004 and Ireland invite the world to help celebrate James Joyce, Bloomsday, and Dublin!
ReJoyce in Music: Schedule of Events
12.00pm – 1.00pm Sunday 6 June 2004
2.30pm – 4.30pm Thursday 17 June 2004
3.00pm – 4.00pm Sunday 20 June 2006
Eric Sweeny - Strings in the Earth and Air (1988)
Conductor: Fergus Johnston
also five new commissions
Michael Holohan - His Final Journey (2004)
10.00pm Thursday 17 June, Friday 18 June, Monday 21 June, Tuesday 22 June, Wednesday 23 June 2004 Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 Admission Free. Note: Ticketed events, tickets must be picked up from Temple Bar Properties. Tel 01 677 2255
Each night will feature one of the five pre-recorded new commissions, see below, being played with visuals by Eamon O’Kane, Katie Lincoln and Delicious 9 before a feature film that relates to James Joyce, Ulysses and writers generally.
Ulysses, directed by Joseph Strick
O Brother Where Art Thou, directed by the Coen Brothers
Nora, directed by Pat Murphy
Romeo and Juliet, directed by Baz Luhrmann
Shakespeare in Love, directed by John Madden