International Call for Works Concert
  • International Call for Works Concert
  • Wednesday 23rd November 2011 · 7:30 pm
  • Katherine Brennan Hall, The Royal Irish Academy of Music

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    During the summer of 2011, to celebrate the purchase of their new 8-Channel Speaker Array the Spatial Music Collective issued their first international call for works. We were overwhelmed by the response with entries coming from as far afield as China. The standard of entry was incredibly high making the selection process doubly hard but we are delighted to announce the chosen composers. These are Ev Buckley (Ireland), Massimo Davi (Italy), Richard Costelloe (Ireland), Marc Balbirnie (Ireland), Matias Hancke de la Fuente (Argentina), Gianluca Delfino (Italy) and Thomas McConville (N.Ireland). 
    A concert showcasing these works will take place on Wednesday 23rd November 2011 in the Katherine Brennan Hall in association with the Royal Irish Academy of Music. This is in collaboration with the Composition Department of the RIAM who will be presenting a number of new music concerts over the following two days, including the premiere of a work for clarinet and string quartet by the Irish composer Frank Corcoran, featuring Fintan Sutton and the RTE Vanbrugh String Quartet.
The Joinery Chamber Concert Series 3
  • The Joinery Chamber Concert Series 3
  • Friday 7th October 2011 · 8:00 pm
  • The Joinery, Arbour Hill, Dublin 7

  • Spatial Music Collective @ The Joinery 

    On Friday 7th October 2011 the Spatial Music Collective will turn up the volume at the Joinery in an exciting concert of live and mixed-media works presented over the collective’s new 8-channel speaker array. The programme will include an audiovisual work by Jonathan Nangle, tape pieces by Linda Buckley, Eric Lyon, Ian McDonnell, Brian Bridges and Liam Grant and a live performance of various works for hexaphonic guitar by Enda Bates. 

    This concert is the third of a four-part series of intimate chamber music concerts taking place at the Joinery a contemporary art and project space. The concerts range in style from classical to contemporary, presenting the work of both emerging and established composers in an informal and experimental setting. 

    Tickets for the event are €8 and may be purchased on the night 

    Show begins at 8.30pm sharp

The Spatial Music Collective Presents Darragh Morgan (violin)
  • The Spatial Music Collective Presents Darragh Morgan (violin)
  • Wednesday 9th March 2011 · 8:30 pm
  • National Concert Hall (Kevin Barry Room)

  • Darragh Morgan (Photo: Henrik Porsbring)
    The Spatial Music Collective follow on from successful concerts with ensembles
    such as the New Dublin Voices, Bridgewood String Quartet and Dublin Guitar
    Quartet with a new collaboration featuring exciting young contemporary
    violinist Darragh Morgan. The performance will include the world premiéres of
    new works for violin and electronics by Enda Bates, Linda Buckley and Jonathan
    Nangle. This is also a rare opportunity to hear new music specifically composed
    for the performer by leading figures on the Irish and British electroacoustic
    scene such as Simon Emmerson, Paul Wilson, Adrian Moore and Michael Alcorn.
    Irish violinist Darragh Morgan enjoys a hugely diverse and rewarding career. His
    special interest in contemporary music has led to many collaborations with
    today’s greatest composers, appearances with leading ensembles such as the
    Ensemble Modern, London Sinfonietta, MusikFabrik and Remix Ensemble, and
    working with conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Oliver Knussen and Heinz
Spatial Music Collective at Severed Head
  • Spatial Music Collective at Severed Head
  • Saturday 13th November 2010 · 7:30 pm
  • Severed Head, 16 Lower Mount St., Dublin 2

  • The Spatial Music Collective presents a concert of live spatial music and multi­channel electronic pieces at the newly opened Severed Head gallery.
    The varied programme will include live electronic music by Ian McDonnell, while
    one of our newest members, Eric Lyon, will perform a new electronic work Frozen in Stereoscope.
    The concert also sees the premiere performance of a new work for tape by Sean Reed and a number of other multichannel works by collective members Linda Buckley and Liam Grant. Jonathan Nangle, Enda Bates and Daniel Jacobson will present a series of pieces for electric and hexaphonic guitars utilizing spatial distribution and processing.
The Dublin Guitar Quartet
  • The Dublin Guitar Quartet
  • Thursday 5th August 2010 · 7:30 pm
  • Smock Alley Theatre, Exchange St. Lower, Dublin 8

  • Following successful concerts with New Dublin Voices and the Bridgewood Ensemble, the Spatial Music Collective are proud to present a night of live spatial music with the Dublin Guitar Quartet at Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin on August 5th.

    The Dublin Guitar Quartet formed in 2002 with the sole aim of performing contemporary music. To this end, the quartet have developed numerous original arrangements of existing works and commissioned many new works of contemporary music for both classical and electric guitars. The quartet have
    worked directly with composers such as Kevin Volans, Donnacha Dennehy, Sofia Gubaidulina, Philip Glass and many of Ireland’s established and emerging composers.

    For this very special concert, the quartet will be performing with electric guitars and four guitar amplifiers positioned in the four corners of the theatre, while the electronic parts will be performed using an additional eight-channel surround sound speaker array. The concert will include the premiere performance of new works for electric guitar quartet and 8-channel electronics by Brian Bridges, Linda Buckley, Simon Cullen, Michael Fleming and Jonathan Nangle. In addition, Enda Bates will be performing a new work for hexaphonic guitar and electronics and Pat Brunnock from the Dublin Guitar Quartet will be performing Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint.

8.5 | DEAF 2009
  • 8.5 | DEAF 2009
  • Friday 23rd October 2009 · 8:00 pm
  • Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall

  • The Spatial Music Collective presents 8.5 – a concert of spatial electronic music 

    The concert will feature original compositions by the members of the collective, along with an electronic realisation of ’Spem in Alium’, a forty-part motet composed in 1570 by Thomas Tallis for eight choirs of five voices. 
    This highly regarded work of Renaissance Polyphonic choral music represents one of the earliest forms of spatial music, as the eight choirs are positioned around (and sometimes above) the audience. 
    In this instrumental version, each choir is rendered electronically, and presented from discrete locations around the audience. 
Alvin Lucier 'I am sitting in a room'  | DEAF 2009
  • Alvin Lucier ‘I am sitting in a room’ | DEAF 2009
  • Friday 23rd October 2009 · 6:30 pm
  • Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall

  • Spatial Music Collective perform Alvin Lucier’s ‘I am sitting in a room’ as part of Dublin Electronic Arts Festival 2009.

    One of the best known works by American composer Alvin Lucier, this performance of ‘I am Sitting in a Room’ is realised through the layering of successive recordings made in one place. 
    A performer is recorded speaking a text. This recording is played back in the same room and then re-recorded, and this process is repeated multiple times. Each recording is affected by the sonic characteristics of the performance space, and the particular resonant frequencies of the room become increasingly dominant as the process is repeated. Eventually, the original text becomes entirely indecipherable and is replaced by the resonant frequencies and tones of the room itself.
Spatial Music Workshops | DEAF 2009
  • Spatial Music Workshops | DEAF 2009
  • Friday 23rd October 2009 · 2:00 pm
  • Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall

  • Aimed at composers, musicians, producers and audio technicians who would like to learn more about the production of spatial music, these three workshops are free of charge.

    Places are limited and tickets must be pre-booked. 
    Contact for ticket bookings.

    Spatial Audio Production – Spatial Music Collective

    Addressing the production of spatial audio using popular music production platforms such as Pro Tools, Cubase, Logic and Ableton Live, this workshop will show a basic approach to creating a quadraphonic, 5.1 or multi-channel mix using various sequencers and musical examples. Different mixing strategies and aesthetic approaches to surround-sound mixing will be discussed and demonstrated.

    Ambisonics Workshop – Enda Bates

    Ambisonics is an effective spatial audio production format which has a number of advantages over traditional pair-wise panning techniques. This workshop will illustrate how this technique can be implemented using free VST plugins and the shareware sequencer Reaper. The positioning and movement of sounds with Ambisonics and the differences between this technique and other methods will be demonstrated. 

    Spatial Music Aesthetics – Linda Buckley

    Focusing on aesthetic aspects of spatial music composition, this workshop will look at historical examples (both acoustic and electronic) alongside some original compositions by the presenting composer. The talk will also incorporate aspects of psychoacoustics, i.e. the listener’s perception of sound when working with spatial sound and music.
Synth Eastwood Has You Surrounded | Dublin Fringe Festival 2009
  • 8.4
  • Wednesday 17th June 2009 · 8:30 pm
  • National Concert Hall, Kevin Barry Room

  • A concert of new multichannel electronic & electroacoustic works.

Dublin Electronic Arts Festival 2008
  • Dublin Electronic Arts Festival 2008
  • Saturday 25th October 2008 · 7:30 pm
  • The Digital Exchange, The Digital Hub, Dublin 8

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The Bridgewood Ensemble
  • The Bridgewood Ensemble
  • Thursday 26th June 2008 · 8:00 pm
  • SS Michael & John, Essex St. West, Dublin 2

  • New works for string quartet and multichannel electronics by Enda Bates, Brian Bridges, Simon Cullen, Liam Grant, Daniel Jacobson, Ian McDonnell & Jonathan Nangle. 

    Commissioned by the Arts Council of Ireland.
New Dublin Voices
  • New Dublin Voices
  • Wednesday 30th January 2008 · 8:00 pm
  • The Chapel, Trinity College Dublin

  • 8.3
  • Friday 22nd June 2007 · 8:00 pm
  • The KBH, Royal Irish Academy of Music, Westland Row, Dublin 2

  • 8.2
  • Wednesday 31st January 2007 · 8:00 pm
  • The Printing House, Trinity College Dublin