'Brian Irvine and Jennifer Walshe's 13 Vices has energy in abundance' The Guardian
A collaboration between two of the UK and Ireland’s most dynamic compositional voices, Brian Irvine and Jennifer Walshe, this piece explores the weird, humorous, dark and exotic world of contemporary vices. Written for ensemble, improvisers, conductor and voice it melts the boundaries between various disciplines including theatre, opera, poetry and contemporary music. Featuring: Paul Dunmall (saxophones), Paul Rogers (double bass), Mark Sanders (drums).
Brian Irvine said,
“13 Vices has, and continues to be, a wonderfully messy, chopped up, beautiful, bewitching cocktail of the best people making the best sounds and is a project that myself, collaborator Jennifer (Walshe) and all the gang and very proud of!”
About Brian Irvine
Brian Irvine’s music is a highly personal concoction of contemporary classical, punk, cartoon, jazz, thrash and trash.
His music has been commissioned and performed by many international artists and organisations including, London Symphony Orchestra, Welsh National Opera, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia, 4-Mality, Red Note Ensemble and has involved collaborations with many diverse artists including: Seamus Heaney (poet), Eduard Bersudsky (sculptor) and Cy Twombly (painter). He was Associate Composer with the Ulster Orchestra (2008-2012), Professor of Creative Arts at the University of Ulster (2011-2015) and Music Laureate for the City of Belfast (2016).
About Jennifer Walshe
“The most original compositional voice to emerge from Ireland in the past 20 years” (The Irish Times) and “Wild girl of Darmstadt” (Frankfurter Rundschau), composer and performer Jennifer Walshe was born in Dublin, Ireland. Her music has been commissioned, broadcast and performed all over the world. She has been the recipient of fellowships and prizes from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York; the DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm, the Internationales Musikinstitut, Darmstadt and Akademie Schloss Solitude among others. Recent projects include Aisteach, a fictional history of avant-garde music in Ireland, and EVERYTHING IS IMPORTANT, a work for voice, string quartet and film commissioned by the Arditti Quartet, which has been touring to critical acclaim.
The performance of 13 Vices was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 15 July 2017
The performance of Winestead was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 15 July 2017 and is available as a download in Mp3 and FLAC 16 from 1 September 2017.