Elizabeth Hilliard is one of Ireland's leading exponents of contemporary vocal music. As a singer, she has performed many world premieres by composers from Ireland and further afield, and in particular collaborates regularly with the composers Gráinne Mulvey, David Bremner and Christopher Fox (who produced her critically-acclaimed CD Sea to the West in 2016). She founded Béal with David Bremner in 2010: in 2016, she was the musical director in Béal's production of Inappropriate Moments - a showing of all of the unaccompanied vocal ensemble music of Jennifer Walshe at the Project Arts Centre in Dublin. In October 2019, she directed Tonnta Vocal Ensemble in a performance of Stockhausen's Stimmung, for which she created a Dublin version of the work. Elizabeth is very grateful for the support of the Arts Council who in 2018 awarded her an Arts Council Bursary to study improvisation with Jennifer Walshe and Karen Power and conducting with Gregory Rose.
Opera Singer Elizabeth Hilliard will perform a live rendition of sonic work developed as part of Louise Manifold's video work Escape Wheel. Artist Louise Manifold and Elizabeth Hilliard worked together to create sonic work designed as an opera performance for the Jaquet Droz Automata, a set of three doll androids, who have performed audiences all over Europe for over three hundred years. In the film the androids become the audience, she reworks there actions and gestures as an opera performance for them.
A special thank you to the Director and team at MahN, Musée d’art et d’histoire de Neuchâtel for their kind support to the artists with the project Escape Wheel
On the same day, we have
Chop N Gripe workshop with Louise Manifold 11:00- 4pm
Reading: New writing commissions featuring, Pat McCabe, Cathy Sweeney, Ian Maleney and Joanne Laws in response to our exhibition Threads 7pm