La Jetée live score with Neil O'Connor
live electronics + visuals
16 December, 7.30pm
Little Museum of Dublin, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2
Presenting a night of electronic music with producer/composer Neil O’Conor (aka Somadrone).
As part of the Other Directions concert series, O’Connor will give a live performance of a new electronic score for Christ Marker’s 1965 silent film La Jetée, a time-travel sci-fi based in a post-WWIII Paris. With additional audiovisual works from Irish composers, curated by O’Connor.
"I first saw La Jetée when I was in studying film at IADT. It had a big effect on me The film, shot in 1965, is made up of photographs and tells the tale of a time traveller. After the world was destroyed by nuclear war, people discover that it's only through memory that it was possible to change the past and the future.
It was first scored by me as far back as 2004, but this version is fully electronic, using modular synthesisers and analog effects to provoke sounds from this dystopian classic."
Tickets cost €12/10 (students) and are available from: https://aic-lajetee.eventbrite.ie
Composer and Performer Neil O Connor has been involved in experimental, electronic and electro-acoustic music for the past 20 years and has toured extensively in Ireland, Europe, Australia, Asia and the US. His work was been shown/performed at Resonances Festival @ IRCAM Paris, Kunsthalle, Berlin, Massachusetts Museum of Modern Art, Institute of Contemporary Art, London and has held residencies at the Massachusetts Museum of Modern Art, USA and EMS – Swedish Institute of Electro-Acoustic Music, Stockholm, Sweden. As a Composer, Neil has written for solo, duo, string quartet, large ensemble and orchestra along with mixed media projects and has worked with the Bang on a Can Ensemble and David Crowell (Phillip Glass Ensemble). www.iamsomadrone.com
Other Directions is a series exploring the many different facets of composition in Ireland, and is supported by Arts Council Ireland and IMRO.