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Note Productions presents

DUO SERIES 2016 #4

Seán Mac Erlaine with Valgeir Sigurðsson

The Fumbally Stables, Dublin 8
Friday 14th October
Doors: 8.00pm Show: 9.00pm
Tickets: €16 a/v from www.tickets.ie

“When Note Productions first approached and asked me to handpick some of my favourite musicians to play in duo with it didn’t take long to accept. It is the stuff of dreams to be in such a position. Duos are special: the balance between the two musicians, the clarity of hearing each performer, the nimbleness of response all excite me.”

Biography

Seán Mac Erlaine

Seán Mac Erlaine

Seán Mac Erlaine is a Dublin-based woodwind instrumentalist, composer and music producer, recognised as one of Ireland's most forward-thinking creative musicians. Seán's works intersects folk, free improvisation, jazz and traditional music. He also collaborates with a range of non-musical artists particularly in theatre and radio.

Seán maintains a busy performance schedule in Ireland and internationally working with a hugely diverse range of musicians and artists reflecting his own versatility and interest in cross- platform work. He holds a practice-based PhD centered on solo performance with live electronics. Fascinated by performance and movement, he is also a qualified, practicing teacher of Alexander Technique in Dublin.

Valgeir Sigurðsson

Valgeir Sigurðsson lives in Reykjavík, Iceland. A boundless approach to music informs Valgeir’s work as producer, composer, musician, engineer and mixer. He has for over a decade cultivated projects by diverse international artists whilst developing his own particular magic brand of recording artistry and composition– currently with three solo albums to his name. He studied classical guitar and plays keyboards, bass, percussion as well as electronics/programming. Valgeir set up Greenhouse Studios in Reykjavík in 1997, where in addition to Björk, he has since collaborated in varying capacity with artists such as Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Feist, Damon Albarn, Camille, CocoRosie, Ben Frost, Sam Amidon, Nico Muhly, múm, Hilary Hahn & Hauschka, Brian Eno, Sigur Rós and many others.

Valgeir founded record label and collective Bedroom Community in 2006; the label is home to Sam Amidon and Ben Frost and has launched the recording careers of Nico Muhly, Daníel Bjarnason and Valgeir himself. In all of his projects, Valgeir bends and blends familiar sounds to expose the new within the known, lending depth to pop and mainstream music through care and an ear for esoteric, eclectic sonic experimentation. His aural oeuvre and collaborative contributions collide organic with synthetic, acoustic with digital, connection with isolation, and domestic with ethereal – resulting in a body of work ripe with emotion, curiosity, and humanity.

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The Fumbally Stables, Dublin 8
Friday 14th October Doors: 8.00pm Show: 9.00pm
Tickets: €16 a/v from www.tickets.ie