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Dublin International Chamber Music Festival

Updated: May 16

The Dublin International Chamber Music Festival comes to The Complex this June with two exciting performances.

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On Wednesday, 5 June at 4:45/5:45/6:45pm in The Gallery, soprano Elizabeth Hilliard, in collaboration with composer, David Bremner and visual artist, Louise Manifold, will present the world première of Split Infinites. It is an exciting new performance piece based on a collection of poems by the American poet Rosmarie Waldrop that feature a profusion of overflowing and branching syntax. Somewhere between concert-piece and installation, and including projections, electronics, sung text and materials, the work made by this highly creative team aims to immerse us in the world of these poems, conveying what Waldrop describes as “language being larger than us, not simply a tool that we are a master of”.

This will be performed alongside an other-worldly video installation by Louise Manifold, Crush Bar. The installation was devised in collaboration with Elizabeth Hilliard and features music by Evangelia Rigaki. Both works on the programme are funded by The Arts Council.

Dublin International Chamber Music Festival in The Complex Dublin 5th of June

Then at 7.30pm in The Depot, electrifying South African cellist Abel Selaocoe returns to DICMF following his sensational DICMF debut with his Bantu Ensemble last year. Described by The Guardian as “one of the most captivating performers the classical music world can lay a claim on”, Abel Selaocoe has established himself as a leading voice of reimagining classical music, moving seamlessly across a plethora of genres and styles. Selaocoe combines virtuosic performance with improvisation, singing and body percussion, and is devoted to composing works and curating programmes that highlight the links between Western and non-Western musical traditions, broadening the horizons of classical music to reach a more diverse audience. In 2023, he was awarded the RPS Instrumentalist Award for his performances and collaborations which “blaze with creation, sending audiences home on a high”. Presented in partnership with The Complex and in association with The South African Embassy in Ireland

Book tickets for Elizabeth Hilliard here and for Abel Selaocoe here.



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