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NMD 2021: RTÉ Concert Orchestra: Atomic Hope
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NMD 2021: RTÉ Concert Orchestra: Atomic Hope

RTÉ Concert Orchestra Mia Cooper, leader Natasa Paulberg Atomic Hope I: Electron II: Proton III: Neutron IV: Atomic Hope An orchestral piece of music exploring the component parts of the atom as a metaphor of our current human experience. The themes of the work express the variable and fluctuating nature of our existence spanning activity, connectivity, dormancy, and ultimately hope. Recorded remotely at home, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra performs Atomic Hope by Natasa Paulberg. This is the second time the RTÉ CO has worked with Paulberg, having recorded her soundtrack to the TV documentary The Great Hunger in 2020. Atomic Hope contains four movements which symbolically associate the structure of the atom and our current human experience. Humankind, like the atom, is composed of many unique parts that on coming together create a greater whole. The first movement describes the busyness of life and industry through interweaving lines of rhythmic complexity building into a dense texture. Progressing to the second movement the experience of community, family and the interconnectedness of people is represented. This all comes to a sudden halt in movement three where we find ourselves separated, alone in a sparseness that teeters on despair and isolation. From this sense of inertia emerge isolated parts, disjointed initially that slowly merge to again become a whole – different from before, but again as one, an atomic hope. Commissioned by RTÉ and New Music Dublin
NMD 2021: Chamber Choir Ireland
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NMD 2021: Chamber Choir Ireland

Chamber Choir Ireland Andrew Synnott, Conductor David Fennessy (Ireland b. 1976) chOirland Caroline Shaw (USA b. 1982) and the swallow (Irish premiere) Pablo Ortiz (Argentina b.1956) Leaving Limerick in the Rain (EU premiere) Rhona Clarke (Ireland b.1958) A Bit of Nonsense (World Premiere) Ed Bennett (Ireland b.1975) No Noise, Nor silence (but one equal music) (World Premiere) David Fennessy (Ireland b.1976) Ne Reminiscaris (Remember Not) Siobhán Cleary (Ireland b. 1970) Theophilus Thistle and the Myth of Miss Muffet Headlining the programme with David Fennessy’s chOirland – written for Chamber Choir Ireland in 2002, the programme is made up of everything from John Donne to nonsense text and tongue twisters. Programmed by CCI’s Artistic Director, Paul Hillier, and following on from CCI’s 2021 St Patrick’s Day series ‘Celebrating Irish Composers’, we revisit some of the highlights of Chamber Choir Ireland’s Irish commissions with Siobhán Cleary’s Theophilus Thistle and the Myth of Miss Muffet, and David Fennessy’s Ne Reminiscaris from Triptych – recorded on the Naxos 2020 release Letters, and introduces the world premiere of Ed Bennett’s No Noise, Nor Silence (co-commissioned with Music For Galway/Galway 2020) and Rhona Clarke’s A Bit of Nonsense, as well as the Irish premiere of Caroline Shaw’s and the swallow and Pablo Ortiz’s Leaving Limerick in the Rain with text from Richard Blanco’s poem of the same name. Further Information https://www.newmusicdublin.ie/chamber-choir-ireland