Monday, 12 June 2017

Phonica: Six

Phonica: Six

Monday 17 July 2017
Boys School, Smock Alley Theatre
Admission: €7.00 / €5.00

Lina Andonovska
Jessica Foley
Claire Potter
Billy Ramsell
Nazgul Shukaeva


Phonica: Six will feature performances from a host of trailblazing and award-winning Irish and international writers, musicians and artists working in the realms of new and electroacoustic music, contemporary poetry, installation and audio-visual composition, improvisational writing, telecommunications research, ethno-jazz, and more.

Phonica is a primarily poetry and music series with an emphasis on multiformity and the experimental. Conceived, programmed and hosted since early 2016 by Christodoulos Makris and Olesya Zdorovetska, Phonica aims to explore compositional and performative ideas and to encourage a melting pot of audiences and artists from across artforms.

Featured Artists:

Quickly gaining recognition internationally as a fearless and versatile artist, flautist Lina Andonovska has collaborated and performed with Crash Ensemble (Ireland), Australian Chamber Orchestra, Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond), s t a r g a z e, Southern Cross Soloists (Aus) and eighth blackbird (USA). Critically acclaimed for her interpretation of new music, Rolling Stone Magazine hailed her performance at Bang on a Can Summer Festival as “superbly played”. As an orchestral player, Lina has performed with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, was co-principal flute of the Southbank Sinfonia (UK) and has appeared with Australia’s major symphony orchestras. At the age of 21, Lina held a fellowship with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra where she recorded and performed all of Prokofiev’s orchestral works as guest Principal Piccolo under the baton of Vladimir Ashkenazy. As soloist she has performed concerti with the Southbank Sinfonia, Orchestra Victoria and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. She was awarded the prestigious Freedman Fellowship in 2013 and recently completed an Asialink residency where she used her skills as a classical musician to help initiate Timor-Leste’s first locally run classical music school. She has been three times artist-in- residence at the Banff Centre and Crash Ensemble’s musician-in- residence in 2015. Recent performance credits include the Tokyo Experimental Festival, Bang on a Can Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, Sacrum Profanum, Dublin Theatre Festival, BBC Proms, Metropolis New Music Festival, City of London Festival and GAIDA New Music Festival. Upcoming performances include the premiere of Donnacha Dennehy’s new opera The Second Violinist to be premiered at the Galway International Arts Festival.

Jessica Foley works as a writer, dramaturge and audio-visual artist. Her work is often generated collaboratively and performed through improvisation, choreography and audio-visual compositions and staging. Since 2010 she has worked in the academic context of telecommunications research at Trinity College Dublin. She is writer-in-residence with CONNECT, the Science Foundation Ireland centre for future networks and communications, where she co-devises approaches to research storytelling through improvisational writing, conversation and audio-casting. Jessica is currently working on an experimental non-fiction collection based upon field-notes generated during her Ph.D. research with the Centre for Telecommunications Value-Chain Research (CTVR).

The IRIDE PROJECT investigate nondeterministic electroacoustic music and soundemphasis poetry making use of conventional and unconventional instruments, piezoelectric transducers, field recordings, electronics, spoken word, and a Doepfer A100 modular analogue synthesizer. Massimo Daví is a pianist, composer, sound artist and holds a Master's Degree in Music. Monica Miuccio is a Poet and Performer. Her literary works were awarded and featured in prestigious publications. Their works were performed in Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Finland, Germany, Mexico, Macedonia, UK, Czech Republic and Spain and featured on RTÉ Lyric FM program Nova curated by Bernard Clarke. The Duo participated at international festivals and convocations such as Irish Sound, Science and Technology Convocations and “Prague Quadrennial Of Sound Design and Space” in Czech Republic.

Claire Potter, an artist writer from Merseyside, works with live, published and recorded text, installation and performance. Claire’s work addresses modes of speaking and reading to bring considerations of narratology, affect and methods of articulation to the attention of audiences. Claire organises Shady Dealings With Language, an interdisciplinary event series for art and performance writing in the UK. Recent works include CHAVSCUMBOSS, performance, Colour Out Of Space, UK, 2016; Touching, performance, Lydgalleriet, NOR, 2016; Lads of Aran, visual essay in Bodies that Remain (Punctum, 2017); Lads Rites, visual essay in Sites of Research (OAR Platform, 2017).

Billy Ramsell was born in Cork in 1977 and educated at the North Monastery and UCC. He has published two collections with Dedalus Press, Complicated Pleasures in 2007 and The Architect’s Dream of Winter in 2013, which was shortlisted for the Irish Times Poetry Now Award. He was awarded the Chair of Ireland Bursary for 2013 and the Poetry Ireland Residency Bursary for 2015. He has been invited to read his work at many festivals and literary events around the world. He lives in Cork where he co-runs an educational publishing company.

Nazgul Shukaeva was born in Kazakhstan, and is a vocalist and performer of contemporary classical, jazz and improvised music, combining the ancient technique of throat singing "kai" with modern elements, creating something previously inaudible and invisible. She studied piano and choral conducting in Alma-Ata music college and received a degree in vocal studies at Gnessin Music Academy in Moscow in the class of Professor Afanasiev. From 1985 to 1991 Nazgul participated in vocal competitions throughout the former USSR winning various awards. She has been studying the properties and characteristics of sound and voice for over 30 years and for the past 10 years the various quantum processes of sound healing. Since 2006 she has been based in Kyiv, Ukraine. Her own projects include ethno-jazz ensemble "Asia Tengri" focused on the new interpretation of traditional Kazakh music and “Lord’s Prayer” reimagining gospel sounds in the context of modern world. As a soloist of Kiev Chamber Orchestra she performed music by leading Ukrainian contemporary composers among which Svyatoslav Luniev and Victoria Poleva, giving the world premiere of mono-opera "Alice in Wonderland" in 2013. Other collaborative projects are Elena Leonova’s “That Crazed Girl” based on W.B.Yeats poetry, Andrew Arnautov’s «Triangular matrix» and Olesia Zdorovetska’s “ERA”.


Phonica acknowledges generous funding support from The Arts Council of Ireland under its Festivals and Events Scheme.

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