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  • Title: Brian Irvine
    Descriptive info: .. About.. Biography.. Latest.. Reviews.. Listen.. Orchestral.. Chamber/solo.. Brian Irvine Ensemble.. Choral/opera.. Film.. Music for young people.. Installation.. Gallery.. Projects.. Cake Club Orchestra.. Workshops.. Dumbworld.. NEST.. Contact.. Menu.. Brian Irvine.. composer - conductor - producer.. Prev.. Next.. Back to Top..

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  • Title: Biography — Brian Irvine
    Descriptive info: About Brian.. Brian was born in Belfast.. His body of work reflects an obsessive love of music creation in all its forms and includes operas, orchestral works, large-scale oratorios, Installations, film, theatre and dance scores as well as ensemble, solo, chamber works.. His music is a highly personal concoction of punk, improvisation and contemporary classical - difficult to describe - this how others have described it.. “.. S.. ome of the most exhilarating and imaginative music you'll ever hope to hear……musical play in the highest sense: exuberant, spontaneous and irresistibly alive.. ”.. Washington Post.. ".. a great composer who draws from various sources and streams: Ives or Copland-like Americana to more dissonant European extremes one of the most successful combinations of modern classical and modern jazz without any of those stale third stream cliches that only hard-nosed critics complain… a gem.. Downbeat Magazine.. an animated musical experience, full of frenetic time changes, fearsome collisions, and instant recoveries, wild excesses, and tender reveries……exquisite”.. The.. Guardian.. his mind is a microcosm of huge energy and chaos, intricately engineered to blow your head off!".. BBC Music Magazine.. He has been commissioned by many international orchestras, opera companies, theatres and has toured extensively with his own 12 piece ensemble.. He has won a number of awards for his music including - British Composers Award for Opera and the BBC Radio 3 Jazz Award.. His Junk opera.. Postcards form Dumbworld.. was shortlisted for the Irish Times Opera Award (2011) and his BBC Radio 3 commission.. Secret Cinema.. was nominated for a BBC Radio 3 Listeners Award (2011).. Rain Falling Up.. was also shortlisted for a British Composers Award (2012).. Exhilarating stuff….. Brian Irvine’s body of work is an example of the musical treasures half hidden in the cracks  ...   of Music (Moscow, Russia).. Commissions.. Welsh National Opera (Wales), Scottish Chamber Orchestra (Scotland), Northern Sinfonia (England), RTE National Symphony Orchestra (Ireland), Valle d'Aosta Symphony Orchestra (Italy), Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra of Chicago (USA), BBC Concert Orchestra (England), Ulster Orchestra (N.. Ireland), Irish Chamber Orchestra (Ireland), National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain (UK), Scottish Ballet (Scotland), Wexford Festival Opera (Ireland), London 2012 Olympics Festival (UK), 4-mality Percussion Ensemble (UK),.. BBC Radio 3 (UK), Channel Four (UK), Northern Ireland Opera (UK), Red Note Ensemble (UK), RTE National Concert Orchestra (Ireland), Isabelle O’Connor (piano, Ireland), Homecoming Festival (Moscow, Russia), British Council (UK), Opera Theatre Company (Ireland), Sharmanka Kenetic Theatre Company (Russia}, Maiden Voyage Dance Company (UK), Echo Echo Dance Company (UK), British Council (UK), COMA (England), Bath International Music Festival (England), Music Network (Ireland),.. The Roald Dahl Foundation (UK), Ulster Youth Orchestra (Ireland), Wide Open Opera (Ireland), Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music (UK), Glasgow International Jazz Festival (UK), The Sage, Gateshead (England), Lyric Theatre (Ireland), Carlow County Council (Ireland), BBC Radio 4 (UK), Live Music Now (UK), South Asian Youth Orchestra (UK), National Jazz Orchestra of Great Britain (UK) and National Youth Choir of Great Britain UK),.. Collaborators.. Seamus Heaney (poet, Ireland), Cy Twombly (artist, USA), Keiji Haino (guitar, Japan), Joanna Macgregor (piano, UK), Jari Nemenin (filmmaker/director, Finland), Joel Simon (producer/director/animator, UK), LAU (BBC Folk Award Winners, UK), David Holmes (producer/composer/DJ, UK),.. Paul Dunmall (saxophone/reeds/bagpipes, UK), Isabelle O’Connor (piano, USA), John McIllduff (filmmaker/director, UK), Darragh Morgan (violin, UK), Geraoid Mclaughlin (poet, Ireland), Eduard Bersudsky (sculptor, Russia),.. Keith Tippet (piano, UK), Steve Noble (turntables, UK), Matthew Bourne (piano, UK), Joe Morris (electric guitar, USA), John McCluskey (animator, Ireland), Paul Rogers (bass, France), Owen McCafferty (writer, UK), Billy Leftford (poet, UK), John Binias (writer, UK), Billy Jenkins (guitar, UK)..

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  • Title: Latest — Brian Irvine
    Descriptive info: A mon seul desir.. New world premiere -Thursday 4 Sept.. We don't stay here because of gravity we stay because we like it.. - Robinson Panoramic Quartet Thursday 4 Sept The Sugar Club, Dublin.. http://www.. kaleidoscopenight.. com/5thbirthday/.. Things we throw away.. Dublin City Council Public Art Commission.. Wide Open Opera is presenting a series of five new short operas by Brian Irvine (music) and  ...   be performed in public places in Dublin on Friday July 4th and Saturday 5th 2014.. The performers will sing.. live.. and will be accompanied by a specially recorded soundtrack, performed by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra conducted by Fergus Sheil.. for violin and orchestra.. World premiere Feb 2014.. Commissioned by RTE national Symphony Orchestra performed by RTE National Symphony Orchestra, Darragh Morgan (violin), Gavin Maloney (conductor)..

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  • Title: Reviews — Brian Irvine
    Descriptive info: “S.. May 2007 - Stephen Brookes.. Click here for full review.. Mr.. Irvine is a great composer who draws from various sources and streams: Ives or Copland-like Americana to more dissonant European extremes one of the most successful combinations of modern classical and modern jazz without any of those stale third stream cliches that only hard-nosed critics complain… a gem.. ”.. 2011 - Bruce Lee Gallanter.. "Exhilarating stuff….. the Bath festival audience banged the tables to demand an encore”.. wondrous… frightening virtuoso deployment of his vast orchestra conjures giddy, Ivesian swirls …a richly textured palette….. Praise Aloud the Trees is a triumph,.. a work of considerable sonic daring and imagination.. BBC Music Magazine.. 06/03/2012.. NEST is innovative, moving, surprising, stirring - epic in both scale and inspiration….. This is barnstorming, exuberant music, performed with impressive flair and brio.. Irvine's  ...   music creates a sensitive and sympathetic space in which these operatic characters can find a voice.. I don’t think this is 'an opera with a mission' but like all good art, Postcards from Dumbworld can generously transform the unlikeable into the acceptable - and, through its many moments of humour and pathos, maybe provide us with a sensitive little glimpse of whatever heaven is to us.. ".. Culture NI.. –.. Postcards from Dumbworld 2010.. Northern Ireland’s most colourful and charismatic composer”.. BELFAST TELEGRAPH - Postcards from Dumbworld, Grand Opera House, Belfast.. Friday 22 October 2012.. Brian Irvine’s mind is a microcosm of huge energy and chaos, intricately engineered to blow your head off!”.. An imaginative, kaleidoscope of contrasting moments that ranged from fragile lyricism to down right anarchy”.. THE LIST 23 October 2010.. -.. Postcards from Dumbworld, Grand Opera House..

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  • Title: Orchestral — Brian Irvine
    Descriptive info: Orchestral.. Welsh National Opera Orchestra (Wales), Scottish Chamber Orchestra (Scotland), Northern Sinfonia (England), RTE National Symphony Orchestra (Ireland), Valle d'Aosta Symphony Orchestra (Italy), Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra of Chicago (USA), BBC Concert Orchestra (England), Ulster Orchestra (N.. Ireland), Irish Chamber Orchestra (Ireland), National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain (UK), RTE National Concert Orchestra (Ireland), Ulster Youth Orchestra (Ireland), South Asian Youth Orchestra (UK), National Jazz Orchestra of Great Britain (UK) and National Youth Choir of Great Britain UK),.. A mon seul desir.. for violin and orchestra - complete recording.. 2.. Strange Attractors.. Lau/NorthernSinfonia conducted by Brian Irvine..

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  • Title: Chamber/solo — Brian Irvine
    Descriptive info: Extracts/complete movements from various works.. Indefinite Sand - fifty "not quite" songs.. for soprano/guitar/percussion/harp..

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  • Title: Brian Irvine Ensemble — Brian Irvine
    Descriptive info: “The Brian Irvine Ensemble isn’t an orchestra, really.. It’s more of a traveling explosion — a kinetic, freewheeling circus where the musicians dance, blow bubbles, cluck at one another like chickens, fall over “drunk” and watch imaginary notes float through the air, all while making some of the most exhilarating and imaginative music you’ll ever hope to hear”.. Stephen Brookes - Washington Post.. “An animated musical experience, full of frenetic time changes, fearsome collisions, and instant recoveries, wild excesses, and tender reveries……exquisite”.. The Brian Irvine Ensemble is a collection of 12 very special musicians.. Individually  ...   across Europe and Russia.. This award winning ensemble (BBC Radio 3 Jazz Award) has toured extensively throughout USA, Russia, France, Portugal, Germany, Scotland, Malta, Cyrus, Poland, Scotland, Ireland, England, Belgium, and the Netherlands.. Brian Irvine Ensemble - Postcards from Dumbworld- Downpatrick.. from.. brian irvine.. on.. Vimeo.. They have appeared at some of the world’s leading international music festivals/venues including several appearances at the Bath International Music Festival (UK), Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank (London, UK), Gulbenkian Institute (Portugal), Washington National Library of Congress (USA), Ouest Nord Ouest Festival, (France), Glasgow International Festival (UK), Kościół Św..

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  • Title: Choral/opera — Brian Irvine
    Descriptive info: CHORAL/OPERA.. Drive By Shooting.. From.. THINGS WE THROW AWAY.. - five short operas commissioned by Dublin City Council May 2014.. Sylvia O'Brien (soprano), Doreen Curran (Mezzo), RTE National Concert Orchestra conducted by Fergus Sheil.. Words by John McIllduff.. Praise aloud the Trees.. for double orchestra and choir - RTE  ...   Fergus Sheil.. To Do List.. Owen Webb (Baritone ), Mark Beesley (Baritone), Colette McGahen (soprano), Brian Irvine Ensemble conducted by Brian Irvine.. To Do List.. Performed by Ulster Orchestra conducted by Brian Irvine, Matthew Robins (animation), Sharon Thompson (Narrator) 300 school children, residents of Loughview residential home.. Rain Falling UP..

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  • Title: Film — Brian Irvine
    Descriptive info: FILM.. Comtesse de Castiglione.. Film by David Lodge Music by Brian Irvine.. Horn OK Please.. Animation by Joel Simon Music by Brian Irvine performed by the Brian Irvine Ensemble.. Behold The Lamb.. [Trailer].. Written Directed by John McIlduff Starring Aoife Duffin Nigel O'Neill.. Trailer for documentary THE BOOKSELLER OF BELFAST.. Curious Industries.. Rain Falling Up (60’).. Mixed media work for orchestra, children’s chorus, live animation and narrator.. music by Brian Irvine words by John Mcilduff Commissioned  ...   (400 singers), Star Singers Community Chorus, Sharon Thompson (narrator), Matthew Robbins (animator), residents of Loughview residential home, conducted by Brian Irvine.. Short-listed for British Composers Award 2011.. A short film opera about Morris and his relentless To Do List.. Film by John Mcilduff Music by Brian Irvine A DUMBWORLD PRODUCTION.. Doodling.. Music by Brian Irvine Film by John McIlduff.. The Message.. Film by John Mcilduff Music by Brian Irvine Words by Alasdair Campbell Soprano: Catrine Kirkman..

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  • Title: Music for young people — Brian Irvine
    Descriptive info: RAIN FALLING UP (60').. For orchestra, narrator, large children's choir, adult choir and live animation.. Words by John McIlluff/Muisc by Brian Irvine.. Dirty Beasts (50').. For string quartet (orchestral version available) and young singers.. Words by Roald Dahl.. Commissioned by live music now.. video coming soon.. Gullion Tales (50').. for big orchestra and choir.. Conducted by Brian Irvine.. Words by Peter Morgan Barnes..  ...   Technology and over 100 pupils in years 8 9 from St Joseph’s Boys High School, St Paul’s HS, Bessbrook Newry HS,.. The Pied Piper (60').. For orchestra and narrator.. Words by Robert Browning and Brian Irvine.. Commissoned by Ulster Orchestra.. AWARDED CULTURAL INSPIRE AWARD - LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS.. MONSTER CLUB PRESENTS.. for young persons persons orchestra and narrator.. Commissioned by JULIANSTOWN YOUTH ORCHESTRA..

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  • Title: Installation — Brian Irvine
    Descriptive info: Northern Ireland’s largest ever public art installation.. NEST.. commissioned by the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.. for orchestra, large community choir, children's choir, soloists, 3000 donated objects, an enormous warehouse, 8 recorded audio loops, a series of musical interventions and an interactive on line presence..

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