Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

FUAIM Research Seminar Paul O'Donnell

Paul O'Donnell presents a talk on storms, seascapes, madness, a nutty professor, and the end of the world: trying to capture the magic!

In this presentation Paul will discuss the recording process for his upcoming latest CD release entitled Thin Lines. Paul will talk about how he tried to capture some of the imagery/feeling/mood etc. through the recordings of the music; and bending/breaking certain ensemble performance and recording protocols in an attempt to embrace imperfection and free up the musicians from standard restrictions. Paul O Donnell is a composer, performer and lecturer at the University College Cork School of Music and Theatre. His areas of interest are jazz, world music and popular music. Over the last 25 years he has worked nationally and internationally with a host of jazz luminaries, including Grant Stewart, Bobby Watson, Bill Berry and Jon Faddis. Paul has also recorded CDs in the genres of jazz, Latin American and popular music. In more recent times he has created and led a number of jazz/world music groups, including Enerjazz (2010), The Paul O Donnell Jazz World Ensemble (2011) and his most recent and current project PODFusion (2012 - present day) which is an intercultural, collaborative ensemble focusing exclusively on Paul's own original work in the genres of jazz and world music. As well as working with the aforementioned groups, Paul is also the keyboardist with TRASNA – an intercultural music-making project which represented UCC, Cork and Ireland at the Shanghai World Expo in September 2010 and he is the founder and director of COLLAGE - a soul/pop ensemble which specialises in original arrangements of contemporary and classic popular music.

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

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