Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

FUAIM Research Seminar Francis Heery

Music, Language, Silence. A talk by Francis Heery as part of the FUAIM Research Seminars

The core preoccupation in Francis Heery's compositions is, in some shape or form, the relationship between language, music and silence. Composing, for Francis, means being in the strange situation of trying to explore, define, capture, represent – in short, to sound – that silence. In this talk Francis will present three of his own works that engage with these themes in different ways. Francis Heery is an Irish composer, sound artist and researcher, based in Berlin. He received his PhD in Composition in 2011, from UCC, under the supervision of John Godfrey. His research interests broadly encompass the aesthetics of 20th and 21st century composition. Points of particular interest are the music of Morton Feldman and Horatiu Radulescu, Spectral music, compositional rhetoric, and the links and divergences between music and language. His compositions have been performed by the Irish National Symphony Orchestra, the JACK Quartet, Carin Levine, Pascal Gallois, Kate Ellis, Elizabeth Hilliard, the Talujon Percussion Ensemble, the Quiet Music Ensemble, and the Crash Ensemble. His electronic music is released on Lamour Records, farpoint Recordings and Fort Evil Fruit.



Category: Public Lectures and Seminars: Arts Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Date:
Time: 11am-1pm
Location: O Riada Hall, Music Department, Sunday's Well Road
Target Audience: All welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Celena O'Brien
021 4904530
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