The Vocal Constructivists will be performing this weekend, 23 April 2016, in the Ideopreneurial Entrephonics II festival in Dublin. This event explores the synthesized, natural, and modified voice, featuring a wide variety of exciting music.
The Constructivists,a London-based choir which specializes in unusual and graphic notation, are delighted to be presenting a range of vocal pieces starting on Saturday at 7 pm at the historic Freemasons Hall in Dublin. This concert will begin with Ron Kuivila’s piece City of no Allusions, for massed choirs; a piece that appears on the VC’s 2012 album Walking Still. This festival will provide an exciting opportunity to revisit this piece in a larger setting with many vocalists joining in from choirs around Dublin and Ireland.
The second half of the program features new and historic work, with a 21st century twist. This includes several medieval pieces, revisited to mesh them with the 21st century by updating the text or using them as a basis for improvisation. This includes Alleluia Te Martyrum from the 10th century, Leonin’s Alleluia from the 12th century with 20th century poetry, and Musica enchiriadis Organum + Organ, featuring Lauren Redhead improvising on the organ.
20th century Composers include György Ligeti, Toshi Ichiyangi, Jean Ritchie, Pauline Oliveros and Meredith Monk. From the 21st century, composers are Matthew Stein and also Charles Hutchins and Ben Zucker, both of whom, along with Ron Kuivila, will be present at the festival.
On Sunday at 1 pm, Constructivists George Chambers and Rebecca Hardwick will be performing a cappella In The Sky by Stockhausen.
The entire weekend of events, also including additional performances by Ron Kuivila and many modular synthesizers, is free and open to the public at the Freemasons Hall, 17-19 Molesworth Street, Dublin
For the full schedule, see the included image or visit the event’s website.