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Tonnta: An Evening Song

Date: Thursday 28th April 2022

Time: 10.00pm

Venue: Chapel Royal, Dublin Castle

Tickets €12

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Robbie Blakea key [2016]

Christian WolffSong [1973]

Johannes OckeghemMort tu as navré de ton dart [ca. 1460]

Síobhra QuinlanThe Hunter, The Mourning Dove & The Thieved Throat [2022, world premiere, commissioned for Tonnta by Ergodos and New Music Dublin]

Alvin LucierI Remember [1997]

Josquin des PrezMille regretz [first published 1533]

Caterina SchembriForest Creatures [2022, world premiere, commissioned for Tonnta by Ergodos and New Music Dublin]

Eva-Maria Houbena hidden place [2021, world premiere]

Ergodos presents vocal ensemble Tonnta in a very special late evening performance in the rich, atmospheric setting of the Chapel Royal at Dublin Castle.

This secular vespers is a meditation on memory, loss, and what we leave behind. The past and the present are fused, and new contemplative spaces open up. Brand new specially commissioned works by composers Síobhra Quinlan and Caterina Schembri are juxtaposed with plaintive Renaissance polyphony, and lushly textured soundscapes by Tonnta director Robbie Blake; Alvin Lucier, luminary of American experimental music who passed away last year; and Wandelweiser composer Eva-Maria Houben (a world premiere).