B L A C K O U T # 1

Proudly presented by Kirkos Ensemble, Ensemble Music, and Gruel Guerrilla

Kirkos Ensemble and friends are proud to present BLACKOUT, a concert series of contemporary music and food in complete darkness.

For the first concert in the series, we’re serving up Messiaen’s seminal Quartet For The End of Time, performed by a quartet of Kirkos members: Róisín Walters [violin], Yseult Cooper Stockdale [cello], Léonie Bluett [clarinet] and Máire Carroll [piano].

Written while imprisoned in Stalag VIIIA, the work is a devout celebration of the composer’s beloved God, summoning the entire spectrum of human suffering as it reaches for the heavens. This music cries out for the embrace of darkness.

Kevin Volans, Roger Doyle, Ed Bennett, and Robert Coleman have written solo works in response to Messiaen’s seminal work – one for each musician.

Meanwhile, Kevin Powell [Gruel Guerrilla] and Vania Ling will be serving up a selection of flavour notes, textures, aromas, and bite-size delights to pair with the performance of these works.

And last but by no means least, French wine will be served to compliment and heighten these great pieces, courtesy of the Embassy of France.

We look forward to not being able to see you there.


Tickets ::

Please note that each concert will be performed twice – this one on Friday & Saturday 8–9 May 2015 – but tickets are extremely limited for each and are only available with advanced booking, in order to prepare food for the right numbers. There will be no tickets sold on the door.

Early Bird Tickets [including food] are €20 plus booking fee. They go on sale at 10am on Monday 27.04.2015 and are available to the first 10 buyers of each night.

Remaining tickets [including food] are then €25 plus booking fee and are available until 5pm on Thursday 07.05.2015.

Find out more about Kirkos at www.ensemble.ie/kirkos

Find out more about Gruel Guerrilla at :: www.gruelguerrilla.com

An Ensemble Music Production :: www.ensemble.ie

With support from the Royal Irish Academy of Music :: www.riam.ie

And the Embassy of France in Dublin :: www.ambafrance-ie.org