Background to the commission
Throughout 2020 we have been lucky to work artists across a range of art forms to develop work that has helped the connection between artists and audiences alive.
The Dock has always had a reputation for programming the very best in music and the series of music commissions that we have established for the latter part of 2020 will certainly maintain that high standard while celebrating the connections between musicians, place and people.
With the ideas of remembrance and celebration in mind we approached three brilliant singers and asked them to compose and record new songs that we will be able to share with you here on our website and across our other online platforms. Our sincere hope is that in the not too distant future we will be able to invite you all back into our beautiful building to enjoy the music in person with us.
We invited Maija Sofia, a musician and writer from rural Galway, to be a part of our Music Commissions Series because of her striking debut 2019 album 'Bath Time that showed the way in which her songs explore female experiences and shadow histories throughout art, history and folklore. We expect her solo work and her collaborations with Eleanor Shanley and Cathy Jordan to result in some beautiful music that we can share and enjoy with you.