ICELAND X IRELAND at Connolly's Of Leap
INNI presents: ICELAND X IRELAND at Connolly's Of Leap
We welcome you to a weekend of the very best Icelandic and Irish talent. Improvisations & experiments which celebrate the thread that ties both nations together in their love of art and music. Expect some very special guests.
FLÓÓÐ is a spontaneous quadraphonic noise/ambient live improv project by Kjartan Holm, Francesco Fabris, and Sin Fang. Almost every month a concert with new groups of guests takes place in Reykjavík. The set-up is based on four speakers spread evenly around the room where the listener can walk around and explore different sound sources simultaneously or separately. Every concert is recorded and published on Bandcamp.
Herdís Stefánsdóttir is a composer of music for multimedia, a songwriter, and an electronic musician. Her compositional endeavors — installations in museums, dance, theatre, and a successful electronic music duet she is a part of – are establishing her as an expansive artist.
Her scoring work includes Ry Russo – Young’s MGM/Warner Bros. feature film, The Sun Is Also A Star, HBO series We’re Here, and Y The Last Man.
Herdís interned for the Oscar nominated composer Jóhann Jóhannsson in Berlin while he was working on the film Arrival(2016) and she has scored numerous short films that have premiered at top-tier festivals around the world like Berlinale, TIFF, Sundance and Palm Springs International Film Festival.
Rachael Lavelle is a Dublin-born composer, performer and songwriter whose influences range from ambient and baroque pop to operatic and choral. A recipient of commissions from Crash Ensemble, Glasshouse Ensemble and Kaleidoscope Series and a performer of her own music at festivals including SXSW online, Other Voices, Another Love Story, Spilt Milk, Electric Picnic and Ireland Music Week, she was recently listed in the top 50 music acts in Ireland by the Irish Times. Last year she was selected to participate in Composer Lab, a professional development initiative to compose for the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra under the mentorship of David Fennessy. She is currently composing a series of choral works with mentor, American composer Nico Muhly and finishing her debut album which is due for release this Autumn.