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VOX - solo voice works w/ Michelle O' Rourke
Thu 13 October 2016, 20:00 – 21:30 IST
The ICC presents an eclectic concert of new and existing works for solo voice by the renowned Michelle O'Rourke
in the beautiful Lutheran Hall on Adelaide Road.
Members of the Irish Composer's Collective have worked with Michelle over the last several months to produce a set of new pieces that explore the abilities and extremities of the human voice. Expect everything from folk ballads to vocal frys and glottal stops.
Barry O' Halpin
Aran O' Grady
Michelle O’Rourke is an Irish singer currently based in Dublin. Her natural sound, unaffected expressivity and technical ability make for an interpreter of rare dynamism. Michelle combines her classical training and background in Baroque music with an adventurous eclecticism and a passion for collaboration.
A recent collaboration with Irish composer Simon O’Connor has resulted in Left Behind: Songs of the 1916 Widows – a suite of songs inspired by the experiences of women associated with the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland. This work offers an emotional, human perspective on a narrative that is too often told in baldly male heroic terms.
Michelle has worked regularly with Ergodos, a Dublin-based music company, since its inception in 2006. She has performed for Ergodos, both as a soloist, and as part of their flexible performing group Ergodos Musicians, in Ireland, UK, USA and Germany. She also performs regularly with the Crash Ensemble, most notably for the seminal piece 'Music for people who like art' by Andrew Hamilton which was featured in Composing the Island in September 2016.
Tickets: €10/ 5 (student)