PICK OF THE WEEK
featuring The Albeiz Trio with Laoise Kelly on harp, Cormac Breatnach on whistles and the superb Tola Custy on fiddle. The vocal/guitar duo of Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker round off what promises to be a special night. CLUB Maya Jane Coles The London DJ (left) and producer’s rise to prominence has been a rapid one, helped by a strong track record when it comes to producing compelling electronic music. Tracks like What They Say and Don’t Tell for labels like Mobilee, Dogmatik, 1trax and Real Tone have contributed to her prolific streak, which also seen her work on the She Is Danger collaboration with singer Lena Cullen and release the brilliant I/Am/Me album of slo-mo, downtempo, broody bass earlier this year as Nocturnal Sunshine. Support from Shane Linehan and Emaleigh Kelly. FILM FESTIVAL Subtitle It’s the closing weekend for this festival celebrating European subtitled films. On Sunday night, Pauline McLynn will present the festival’s Angela Awards to cap a week of screenings, talks and industry wheelings and dealings. Black polo necks are optional.
ECM SERIES Few musical visions have been as singular and effective as that of Manfred Eicher. The German sound engineer set up Editions of Contemporary Music in 1969, and since then has released more than 1,000 records, each handled by Eicher with a common theme and purity of production that is almost ascetic in its approach.
Eicher eschews most sound engineering trickery, with sessions typically lasting a few days, and mixing taking less. The results, though, have been spectacular and have given the label something approaching near-mythic status, from the famous “ECM sound” to the beautifully restrained design of the album covers.
In tomorrow’s Weekend Review in The Irish Times, you’ll find an in-depth interview with Manfred Eicher, which took place while he was recording just last week.
This weekend, Triskel in Cork – which has long played home to many ECM artists – is celebrating the label’s work with three nights of concerts. On irishtimes.com you’ll find an interview with June Tabor, who plays on Sunday night with English folk act Quercus.
Amores Pasados kick things off this evening in Cork, with Anna Maria Friman, John Potter, Ariel Abramovich and Jacob Heringman collaborating on work commissioned from John Paul Jones, Sting and Tony Banks of Genesis.
On Saturday, trumpeter Arve Henriksen (above) shares a double bill with Album of the Week awardees Food (see page 12), made up of Thomas Strønen on drums and live-electronics and Iain Ballamy on tenor and soprano saxophones. Film screenings and Banter discussions with Jim Carroll round out a weekend of celebrating the sublime. See triskelartscentre.ie for more.