Thursday, 7 April 2016

Phonica: Two

Phonica is a Dublin-based poetry and music venture with an emphasis on multiformity and the experimental. Conceived, curated and hosted by Christodoulos Makris and Olesya Zdorovetska, it aims to provide an outlet for the exploration and presentation of new ideas, a space where practitioners from different artforms can converse, and an environment conducive to collaborative enterprise and improvisation.

Phonica: One compilation video | Phonica feature in the current issue of Totally Dublin (April 2016)

For Phonica: Two, the curators will be joined by Fergus Kelly, James King, Paul Roe and Catherine Walsh to explore spaces between sound poetry, performance, new music, experimental poetics, invented instruments and collaboration.

Wednesday 13 April, 8pm
Jack Nealons, 165 Capel Street, Dublin 1
Admission Free

Fergus Kelly is a sound artist from Dublin working with field recording, soundscape composition, invented instruments and improvisation. He has shown nationally and internationally and received many Arts Council awards. In 2005 he established a CDR label and website, Room Temperature, as an outlet for his solo and collaborative work, producing the CDs Unmoor (2005), Material Evidence (2006), Bevel (2006) (with David Lacey), A Host Of Particulars (2007), Strange Weather (2007), Leaching The Pith (2008), Swarf (2009), Fugitive Pitch (2009), Long Range (2010), Unnatural Actuality (2014) and Quiet Forage (2015) (with David Lacey). Albums on other labels: A Congregation Of Vapours, (Farpoint Recordings 2012), Neural

James King grew up in Larne, Co. Antrim and has lived in Derry for twenty-five years. Since retiring from his post as Course Director for Community Drama at the University of Ulster in 2004, he has developed his career as performance artist and sound poet while maintaining his interest in creative activities with vulnerable groups in the community. His publications include Moving Pitches (yes Publications, 2008) and Furrowed Lives (self-published, 2012).

Paul Roe (Clarinets) creatively combines three of his most passionate interests-performance, teaching & presence-based coaching, in a richly rewarding artistic life. As a collaborative artist he particularly is engaged by the intellectual and conceptual discourse of interdisciplinary practice.

Catherine Walsh is from Dublin and currently lives in Limerick. She is the author of nine books, and her work is featured in a number of anthologies, including the Anthology of Twentieth-Century British & Irish Poetry (Oxford University Press, New York and Oxford, 2001) and Centrifugal: Contemporary Poetry of Guadalajara and Dublin (EBL-Cielo Abierto / Conaculta, Mexico City, 2014). She co-edits the ‘resting’ Journal and hardPressed Poetry with Billy Mills, and she was Holloway Lecturer on the Practice of Poetry at University of California, Berkeley for 2012/13.

Christodoulos Makris' latest book The Architecture of Chance (Wurm Press, 2015) was chosen as a poetry book of the year by RTÉ Arena and 3:AM Magazine. He is featured in Poetry Ireland Review's special issue 'The Rising Generation' (April 2016).

Olesya Zdorovetska is a Dublin-based performer and composer originally from Kyiv, Ukraine. Her solo projects include ‘Subconscious Songs from Ukraine’, exploring traditional music, ‘Before Speech’ songs without words in search of a musical proto-language, ‘Undefined Pleasure’, ‘Poesias Espanolas’, an investigation of Spanish poetry, ‘The Docks’ a sonic response to social and political life and ‘Sounds of Telling’, based on Ukrainian contemporary poetry. Throughout a wide range of other collaborations she frequently performs contemporary classical, jazz, salsa and improvised music. Her current artistic practice also includes scores and sound design for film, theatre and contemporary dance.

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