Category Archives: Cello

Spike Alternative Cello Festival


Spike 

FESTIVAL LAUNCH: Claire Fitch/Open Mic Cellists

Spike, Dublin’s alternative cello festival, will be back for its third installation Friday 8th-Sunday 10th February 2019 in venues across Dublin. After the festival’s hugely successful, entertaining and innovative 2017 & 18 incarnations, the 2019 programme will present unique events with some of the most talented and exciting cello artists & friends from home and abroad.

Then, in the first of the evenings at The Workman’s Club, Irish games composer and cellist Claire Fitch will premiere an interactive gaming piece for cellos and a big screen, commissioned by Spike. Claire, formerly a cellist in the RTÉNSO, has been writing music and creating sound effects for games since 2003, ranging from loud action shooters to quiet and cute educational games. For Spike she has created a project which will call on two cellists to react to movements on screen, as if playing a game, to create a piece of music. After this performance there will be an open mic chance for visiting and resident cellists to perform their own works in five fifteen-minute slots hosted by the festival.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1957389257897079/

This is a live recording of the performance at the Workman’s Club, Dublin.

Performers: 
Laptop: Claire Fitch
Cello: Lana Kostic www.lanakostic.com/
Cello: Awen Blandford www.facebook.com/awencello/

Narrative Arts Club

09 November · 19:30 – 22:30
Library Bar Extension, Central Hotel
Exchequer Street (off South Great George‘s Street), Dublin 2 
Baile Átha Cliath 
Here’s a recording of one of the stories. by “The Oh-Aissieux”

Eye Soup by Narrative Oh-Aissieux

Lost Souls’ Electronic Cellist at the Narrative Arts Club


Two of Ireland’s most innovative and irreverent storytellers, Adam Wilson and Coilín “The Oh-Aissieux”, present their most gruesome tales of the dead and the undead, while the quick-witted Ambiencellist loops up the goosepimples on cello with electronic effects