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Ulysses Extended – A Musical Score by Stephen Gardner performed by Paul Roe, Ellen Demos & Shane O’Donovan
April 18, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
The James Joyce Centre are delighted to host the first of three planned performances of celebrated composer Stephen Gardner’s ‘Ulysses Extended’ on Wednesday 18 April at 7:30pm.
In this musical work, certain passages from James Joyce’s Ulysses are interpreted by a trio of Ellen Demos on vocals, Paul Roe on bass clarinet/clarinet and Shane O’Donovan on percussion. Throughout the work, Joyce’s words will be ‘extended’ into other sounds, both vocal and instrumental, with Gardner’s score serving as a springboard for various avenues of improvisation. The work will have been workshopped/rehearsed over the course of several months and three performances will take place at the James Joyce Centre in April, May and June 2018.
The performance will last for approximately 35 minutes,with a brief reception wine beginning at 7.30pm and music commencing from 8pm.
Stephen Gardner was born in Belfast and studied at the Universities of Ulster and Wales. His works have been performed and broadcast worldwide. Recent compositions have been for The Crash Ensemble, The Ulster Orchestra and Te Deum Adoramus choir in Sofia. He was elected as a member of Aosdana in 2003.