Ulysses Journey 2022

Six newly-commissioned music and film works, screening throughout NMD 2022

Presented by the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland & Centre Culturel Irlandais in partnership with New Music Dublin

Venue: National Concert Hall

As part of Ulysses Journey 2022 celebrating the 100th anniversary of the publication of Ulysses by James Joyce, CMC and CCI co-commissioned six new works by composers Ed Bennett, Darragh Kelly, Garth Knox, Anselm McDonnell, Aílis Ní Ríain and Ultan O'Brien, which are inspired by, reflect on and/or respond to Ulysses, together with films to accompany these new works by filmmakers Jonathan C. Creasy, Rioghnach Ní Ghrioghair, Aílis Ní Ríain, Ultan O’Brien, Laura Sheeran and Ross Wilson BEM & Art Ward.

Ulysses Journey 2022 at New Music Dublin will be complemented by a live recording of CMC's podcast amplify discussing responses to the works of James Joyce in contemporary music. 

These new music and film works are supported by the Irish Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 programme; New Music Dublin 2022; and One Dublin One Book 2022.