Presented as part of the Natalia Beylis 2019 residency
ZVUKEE is a series of performances, films & talks by artists who work with self-acquired sounds, field recordings and noises gathered from the seen and hidden world around us. It is curated by artist Natalia Beylis as part of her 2019 residency at The Dock
ZVUKEE No. 4
Dylan Nyoukis and Karen Constance are Blood Stereo. Both Nyoukis and Constance are rightly venerated as catalysts and superconnectors within the UK counterculture through a diverse range of groups and projects including Prick Decay, The Polly Shang Kuan Band, Ceylon Mange, the Chocolate Monk label and Brighton’s Colour Out of Space festival.
As a duo, the pair mercilessly deploy feral, hissing & rumbling tape-loops, field recordings, electronics & sometimes objects. Through this they establish a perfect high-concept/low art convergence, an intense and disorienting swirl which wreaths the synapses like the coiling, blackened, wordless squalls of our deep anxieties and desires oozing through bare, cracked windows, out of wardrobes and from beneath beds to flood and freeze the mind in the middle of the night. primitively gorgeous field-noise electro-acoustic muck.
"Murky woont, fractured lost-life howls, and tiny screechlets define the slow-mo suffocation of an audience of easily spooked walruses who can create a stampede of fat with the slightest provocation" – Seymour Glass (Bananafish magazine)
This is a set of three pieces for solo cello and pre-recorded cello and sounds from Cork City.
The work reflects on the fundamental groundlessness of being human and how we encounter that in our daily existence.
Eimear started playing the cello at the tender age of 6. Since then she has completed a BMus and an MMus in Birmingham Conservatiore and Utrecht Conseravatorium.
Eiemar has performed throughout Europe as a classical cellist and has recorded for RTE Lyric FM. She has performed with ensembles such as The Irish Baroque Orchestra, The RTE Concert Orchestra and Capella Cracoviensis. With her ensemble The Hibernian Muse she recorded an album of 18th century music for RTE Lyric FM.
Since returning to Ireland in 2015 Eimear has been very involved with the flourishing sound art and improvisation scene in Ireland and has performed with The Quiet Club, Strange Attractor, Woven Skull and Laura Hyland.
In 2018 Eimear wrote and performed the music for the Gaitkrash’s production of “Killing Stella” which was performed in The Everyman Theatre in Cork. Eimear was a recipient on the 2018 Arts Council Music Project Award for composition of a site responsive piece for cello and sounds from Heir Island which she composed with her colleague, sound artist Robert Curgenven. This was performed as part of The Skibbereen Arts Festival and at Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh.