B L A C K O U T # 2

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 second concert in the series, we’re dishing out Steve Reich’s monumental Different Trains, performed by Róisín Walters [violin], Cillian O Breachain [violin], Sebastian Adams [viola] and Yseult Cooper Stockdale [cello], all core members of Kirkos Ensemble.

Where BLACKOUT #1 represented celestial hope through darkened hymns, the electrifying music of Different Trains only heightens the horror of humanity’s lowest moments: growing up a Jew in America, one simple, harrowing thought played on repeat in Reich’s mind – how very different his train journeys would have been had he been born a European. Minimalism at its most emotional.

Raymond Deane, Gráinne Mulvey, Seán Clancy, and Tom Lane have written solo works in response to Reich’s masterpiece, 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 great works.

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 12–13 June 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 11.06.2015.

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