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
Elaine Howley & Natalia Beylis will perform a special one-off collaboration using cassette tapes / vocals / electronics.
Elaine Howley is best known for her dreamy vocals with Altered Hours (check out their latest releases on Art for Blind Records & Penske Recordings for a taste of their psychy hypnotic songs). Howley is also one-third of Crevice: a collaborative exploration in sound with Roslyn Steer and Irene Buckley. Crevice's bewitching debut album, In Heart, came out on Fort Evil Fruit. If that wasn't enough, Howley also plays in Morning Veils as well as Howlbux and has a monthly radio show over on Dublin Digital Radio. For a taste of Elaine's 'Tape Extracts', check out her radio special done for this year's IWD
Natalia Beylis (Woven Skull / Divil A' Bit / Three Eyed Makara) runs the ZVUKEE events series of sound explorations at The Dock Arts Centre.
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.
Eimear 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.