Emerging Patterns is a series of short events held in the grounds of IMMA created in direct conversation with the museum’s current exhibitions, and in particular with this very singular moment in time – as we tentatively emerge from a unique period in our combined social history. This series of events offers moments to showcase some of the best in live and atmospheric music, spoken word and performance.
Each offering looks to utilise the setting, content and format of each show to investigate where the boundaries of gathering together were, are now, and will be in the future.
Emerging Patterns #1: Featuring Dreamcycles and R.Kitt
Date & time: Saturday, 4 September, 3.30pm-5pm
Location: Formal Gardens Terrace
No booking required.
Emerging Patterns #2 Featuring Lemoncello, Rhob Cunningham, Siobhan Kane (Young Hearts Run Free), Clodagh Emoe.
Date & time: Sunday, 3 October/ 11am-1pm
Location: Gardeners House, Formal Gardens
No booking required, limited spaces available.
Established in 2021, Homebeat has grown from humble beginnings as a series of celebrated, local artist centric house-concerts, to its current guise. Holding a heartfelt position as one of the most forward leaning independent creators and curators of innovative and atmosphere led music events across the country. As true believers in the wealth of artistic talent on this island, they are passionate in their will to provide a platform for that talent which allows a true connection between act and audience.
Dun Laoghaire native Rhob Cunningham spent 2019 touring Australia with Wallis Bird before joining Joan Baez for the German stint of her Farewell Tour.
In August 2021, he opened for Rónán Ó’Snodaigh at his album launch in Connolly’s Of Leap, having contributed guitar and vocals to Rónán’s new album, Tá Go Maith.
Cunningham has nine independently-released albums to his name.
Clodagh initiates collaborative projects and creates works that explore how meaning is formed through our connection with each other and the natural world. Her ‘exercises’, a term she uses to describe her event based participatory works draw on ritual. These works foreground experience and perception creating instances where ideas might be played out and ‘felt’. Clodagh has initiated and realised multi-layered ambitious collaborative projects, including Mystical Anarchism (2009-2013) with philosopher Simon Critchley, The Plurality of Existence…(2015-2017) and Crocosmia × (2018), with individuals seeking asylum and The Portal (2019) with playwright Shane Mhac an Bháird. Her work has been commissioned both nationally and internationally; Serpentine Gallery, London, Taipei Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Nýló, Reykjavik, documenta XIII, Kaisel, Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery, Project Arts Centre, IMMA, Dublin, Visual, Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow, The Model, Home of the Niland Collection, Sligo and Maynooth University.
Clodagh is currently undertaking IMMA’s Artists’ Residency Programme A Radical Plot and has recently been awarded the Arts Council Arts Grant Fund (2022) for a collaborative project exploring community and biodiversity.
Siobhán Kane is a writer, and an academic and lecturer at University College Dublin. She also works as a cultural programmer, and as an arts journalist and broadcaster, contributing to The Irish Times, WIRE, The Quietus, Winter Papers, and RTÉ. She has run the arts collective Young Hearts Run Free since 2008, raising money for the Simon Community.
Lemoncello are like two halves of a whole. Laura Quirke and Claire Kinsella met in University, and bonded over their mutual love of close harmony and vulnerability in songwriting. Kinsella is an intensely proficient cello player, while Quirke’s voice has grown into its own character over time. Together, they have a stunning blend. (EARMILK, 2020)
The duo’s ‘intoxicating…ramshackle and sassy’ live shows, (The Journal of Music, 2020), have brought them to perform iconic stages like Other Voices, CCI Paris, and Irish Arts Centre, NYC, lead them to be featured as one of The Irish Times ‘Bands and Singers to Watch for in 2019‘ and nominated as ‘Best Emerging Folk Act’ in the RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards 2019.
Their latest release Oil and Water(2020) is a 4-track lyrical reflection on the fragile, contradictory and temporary aspects of our human nature; conquered and uplifted by a soundscape of close vocal harmony, cello, guitar, double bass and harp instrumentation.
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