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'Sounding the Feminists II'

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A great opportunity for our Belfast audience to hear our 'Sounding the Feminists' programme from our recent concert at Dublin's NCH.

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This event will provide an opportunity for our Belfast audience to hear the programme from our recent performance at the National Concert Hall, Dublin. Sounding the Feminists aims to highlight the breadth of music created by women composers working in in Ireland today and to contextualize them internationally.

New commissions featuring the textured sound-worlds of Jane O'Leary and Amy Rooney are exposed alongside Gráinne Mulvey's LUCA (a 2017/18 HRSE commission) in which the very extremities of timbre are explored. In sharp contrast we have the sedate and warm melancholy of Rhona Clarke's solo cello work, In Umbra.

This aesthetic range is reflected in a stylistic continuum seen in the international works showcased, which span an early example of Sofia Gubaidulina's "Soviet" style; music by English composer Judith Weir, with its origins in Scottish fiddle music; a Stravinskian texture conjured by American composer Joan Tower through to the work of Japanese avant-gardist Misato Moshizuki.

Beneath the dark blue waves (2019)*, Jane O’Leary (1946), flute, bass clarinet, violin, violoncello & piano

All that is including me (1997), Misato Moshizuki (1969), bass flute, clarinet & violin

In Umbra (2000 rev.2016), Rhona Clarke (1958), solo violoncello

Blue Green Hill (2013), Judith Weir, flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello & piano

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LUCA (2017)*, Gráinne Mulvey (1966), flute (picc.), bass clarinet, violin, violoncello & piano

Attrition (2019)**, Amy Rooney (1983), clarinet, violin, violoncello

Allegro Rustico (1963, rev. 1993), Sophia Gubaidulina (1931), flute & piano

Petroushskates (1980), Joan Tower (1938), flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello & piano

*Commissioned by Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble with funds from ACNI Small Grants Award

**Commissioned by Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble with funds from PRSf Talent Development Partnership

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General Admission: £10

Unwaged: £5

Students and staff of QUB's Music Department: Free admission

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