CMC & CCI Present Ulysses Journey 2022 in Dublin, Belfast, Paris & Budapest

An illustration in sea blue, black and white, of Joyce's tower in Sandycove, Dublin, with the rocky coast and the sea in the foreground. Ulysses Journey 2022 is written in large 1920's style type.
2 February 2022 17:30 - 27 November 2022 16:00

2 February 2022 marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of Ulysses by James Joyce.  In light of the importance to Dublin and Ireland of this milestone in world literature, as well as its significance to Paris where it was first published, the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland (CMC) and Centre Culturel Irlandais (CCI) present an international celebration across Ireland and Europe from February to June 2022.   

For Ulysses Journey 2022, CMC and CCI invite you to experience new music and film from the island of Ireland, through a programme of six specially commissioned works to be screened in Dublin, Paris, Belfast and Budapest. In addition to the film programme, an international concert series featuring a selection of new and existing works by Irish and Hungarian composers will be performed by Hungarian guitarist Katalin Koltai and Irish soprano Elizabeth HilliardJoin CMC for an evocative musical journey that brings together composers, performers, filmmakers and other artists from Ireland and Hungary for a programme of new music, film, live performance and talks responding to James Joyce’s Ulysses on the 100th anniversary of its publication.

Artists Participating in New Music & Film Works

Ed Bennett | Thomas Bennett | Jonathan C. Creasy | Stephanie Dufresne | Dermot Dunne | Jim Henry (spoken word / archival recording provided with kind permission of the Henry family) | Camilla Houstoun | Darragh Kelly | Garth Knox Anselm McDonnell | Barry McGovern | Hannah Mamalis | Rioghnach Ní Ghrioghair | Ailís Ní Ríain | Ultan O’Brien | Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin | Paul Roe | Nicole Rourke | Laura Sheeran | Euan Tait | Eimear Walshe | Ross Wilson BEM & Art Ward

Composers featured in International Concert Series

Máté Balogh | Daragh Black Hynes | Greg Caffrey | Seán Clancy | Benjamin Dwyer | Alessio Elia | Samu Gryllus | Áine Mallon | Gráinne Mulvey | Petra Szászi | Márton Szőcs | Péter Tornyai | Ian Wilson

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The Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Project Lottery Funding. Ulysses Journey 2022 is a programme of events and commissions celebrating the centenary of the publication of James Joyce’s Ulysses across Ireland, France and Hungary from February to June 2022. Responding to Ulysses, this project features an international series of concerts, screenings of six newly commissioned music and film works and talks about Joyce. The Ulysses Journey 2022 new music and film works were co-commissioned with the Centre Culturel Irlandais as part of its Joyce Season (2 February - 20 June 2022) supported by the Irish Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 programme. Other funders and partners include Budapest Music Center; Centre Culturel Hongrois, Paris; Embassy of Ireland, Hungary; FUGA Budapest Centre of Architecture; Irish Film Institute; Moving on Music; New Music Dublin; One Dublin One Book through funding from Dublin UNESCO City of Literature, Dublin City Council and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media; Embassy of Hungary, Dublin; Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC); Sundays @ Noon at The Hugh Lane Gallery.