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Double Bass & Electronics w/Malachy Robinson

  • Studio 10 10 Wicklow Street Dublin, County Dublin, D02 T977 Ireland (map)

Doors 7.15pm
Music 7.45pm
*Limited tickets available so make sure you book in advance!*

The Irish Composers' Collective present an evening of new music for Double Bass and electronics in Studio 10, Wicklow Street on Thursday 18 April with Malachy Robinson. Malachy will perform five new works written by ICC composers Sebastian Adams, Daniel Reid, Richard Hughes, Kevin Free, and Paul Scully, as well as a Judith Ring's Fusion for Double Bass and electronics.

Malachy Robinson is a dedicated chamber musician, as passionate about Early Music as he is about New Music. He is a founder of the Gregory Walkers, a group performing “Early Music from Ireland and beyond” in which he plays the viola da gamba, and is director of the Robinson Panoramic Quartet, a revelatory alternative to the standard string quartet. Principal double-bass with the Irish Chamber Orchestra since 1995, he is also a founder member of the cutting-edge Crash Ensemble as well as appearing with period-instrument orchestras such as The Sixteen, the English Concert, the OAE and the Academy of Ancient Music. He was a founder member of the Irish Baroque Orchestra and of the quintet Lunfardia led by Argentinean guitarist Ariel Hernandez. He has performed with the Vanbrugh, Navarra, Callino, Parisii, T’ang, Con Tempo and Vogler String Quartets, the Phoenix Piano Trio, Daghda Dance Company, the Brian Byrne Big Band, and theatrical diva Camille O’Sullivan.

Solo double-bass performances have included many Irish premieres, including Serbian composer Zoran Eric’s concerto “Off” which he performed eight times on tour with the ICO. He has worked closely with many Irish composers including Kevin O’Connell, Donnacha Dennehy, Ian Wilson and Raymond Deane. His double-bass playing has been described by the Irish Times as “rich in rhetoric” with “rhythmic life” and “unassuming virtuosity” and by the Irish Examiner as “remarkable virtuosity” employing a “variety of timbres”. The Classical Review magazine (reviewing a recording by the EQ Ensemble) praised his “adroitly lowering, often exquisitely bathetic double bass”!

The Irish Composers’ Collective is a non-profit collective of young and/or emerging Irish composers. ICC’s main aim is to further the professional development of composers by producing regular concerts of new music by its members.

Funded by the Arts Council and supported by IMRO.