Sounds From A Safe Harbour, the Cork city festival curated by Aaron & Bryce Dessner, Mary Hickson, Cillian Murphy and Enda Walsh continues to announce its lineup for the programme between Tuesday 10th and Sunday 15th September (here’s how it went in 2017).
Added this week are:
- Exclusive Irish performance of Arcade Fire member Richard Reed Parry’s Quiet River Of Dust featuring special guests. Partly developed during a residency at the first SFSH in 2015 during a magically creative collaborative week in Lismore Castle, festival attendees were treated to a preview of Parry’s early material on the free music trail at The Crane Lane. Four years later, Sounds from a Safe Harbour presents this finished work on The Everyman stage.
- In May 2019, North Carolina-born, Brooklyn-based composer William Brittelle released a stunning genre-fluid electro-acoustic song cycle: Spiritual America, which will see its live European premiere featuring a host of special guests, at CIT Cork School of Music, 2pm Sunday 15th September. It will be performed by the Metropolis Ensemble, Andy Stack (Wye Oak), Arone Dyer (Buke and Gase) and Sam Amidon.
- The Irish Premiere of ‘Don’t Fear the Light’ by the Minimalist Dream House Quartet featuring new masterpieces by Thom Yorke, Steve Reich, Timo Andres, Philip Glass, Bryce Dessner and David Chalmin. Minimalist Dream House Quartet are Katia and Marielle Labèque, Bryce Dessner (SFSH co-curator, and member and founder of The National) and David Chalmin (La Terre Invisible) and it is an exploration of minimalist compositions by contemporary composers, at Cork Opera House, 2pm Saturday 14th September. For SFSH, they present a new version of their show for two pianos and two guitars.
- Jon Hopkins in Dali on the Thursday is also sold out.
ACTS ANNOUNCED TO DATE (by venue):
At Cork Opera House:
Feist *SOLD OUT* // Teaċ Daṁsa’s Loch na hEala (Swan Lake) // Damien Rice *SOLD OUT* // Lhasa – a live tribute to Lhasa de Sela by Andrew Barr (The Barr Brothers), Bryce Dessner (The National), Clarice Jensen, Dustin O’Halloran, Emma Broughton, Joel Shearer, Leslie Feist (Feist), Mélissa Laveaux, Pauline DeLassus (Mina Tindle) & Todd Dahlhof // Don’t Fear the Light by Minimalist Dreamhouse Quartet
At Live at St Luke’s:
At The Everyman:
At CIT Cork School of Music:
Spiritual America by William Brittelle
At Coughlan’s Live: