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|Contemporary Music Centre
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For Immediate Release
Calling All Visual Artists, Film-makers, Animators and Composers
23 October 2006
The Contemporary Music Centre is inviting film-makers, visual artists, animators and composers to an information morning on collaborating across the visual arts and music. The seminar will be held on Wednesday 8th November, from 10.30am to 1.30pm, in the Contemporary Music Centre library at 19 Fishamble Street, Temple Bar.
The event is open to anyone who would like to know more about working with new music and composers in Ireland. It will focus on the importance of music in film and art, and will provide valuable information on how film-makers and visual artists can contact and go about working with composers in Ireland.
Presentations will be made by Nicky Gogan (film-maker), Alice Maher (visual-artist), Dennis McNulty (composer) and Trevor Knight (composer). Danijela Kulezic-Wilson, PhD will discuss collaborations by directors such as Martin Scorsese, Anthony Minghella and David Lynch with new music composers.
Admission is free and CMC staff will be on hand to demonstrate the resources and services available to visual artists and film-makers. Coffee and tea will be served at 10.30am before the seminar begins and a light lunch will be served at 1.00pm.
The Contemporary Music Centre is Ireland's national library and promotional body for new music. The Centre celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2006 and this seminar is the focus of a special programme of events throughout the year. The Contemporary Music Centre is supported by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon.
Notes for Editors
Dennis McNulty is an artist/musician based in Dublin, Ireland. Current practice includes site-specific sound-performances, concerts of improvised music, soundtrack composition and video work. Currently composing a soundtrack to 'Uisce Marbh', a documentary about cultural diversity.
Nicky Gogan set up the Darklight Film Festival in 1999 with Sue Patterson of Sink Digital Media. Nicky is producer and director on short and feature length works with her production company Still Films. She is currently working with Paul Rowley on their first collaborative feature project as co-directors, a feature documentary titled 'Uisce Marbh' which examines the newly developing cultural diversity of a rapidly changing Ireland. She is also developing other film productions with animation company Delicious 9 and film collective Dog Media.
Danijela Kulezic-Wilson attained a BA in musicology at the University of Belgrade and her PhD at the University of Ulster. Her doctorate was based on the exploration of analogies between music and film and the musical potential of film. While living in Belgrade, she worked as an editor at Radio-Television Serbia and wrote music and film music reviews for Radio Belgrade, various newspapers and magazines. She has taken part in both film and music conferences in Ireland, the UK and Belgrade, and has published essays in both areas. She has also worked as a music supervisor on documentaries, short films and television.
Trevor Knight was born in England and moved to Ireland in the late 1950s. He began his early musical education studying piano. During the 1970s while a student he formed the experimental jazz fusion band Naima, the first outlet for his own compositions. In the late 1970s he lived in the Netherlands and formed Auto da Fé, an avant-garde pop group with a strong theatrical performance element. The group recorded three albums and toured extensively during the 1980s. In addition to his work in experimental jazz and pop, Trevor Knight has composed music for theatre productions, much of it existing as compositions in their own right.
Alice Maher is regarded as one of Ireland's leading contemporary visual artists. She has exhibited widely in international and national solo and group exhibitions and represented Ireland at the 1994 Sao Paolo Bienal in Brazil. Maher is also an elected member to Aosdána, the association of creative artists in Ireland which is limited to 200 living artists who have produced a distinguished body of work.