Galway Film Fleadh: The Curious Works of Roger Doyle
This documentary studies the life’s work of the “godfather of Irish electronica,” Roger Doyle, and closely observes him presenting one of his most ambitious musical projects to the general public – his first electronic opera. The film follows Roger from August to November 2016 as he prepares for the staging of his opera, Heresy, in Dublin.
The opera is about Renaissance philosopher Giordano Bruno, his trial for heresy at the Vatican, and his subsequent execution. Along the way, the film looks back at Roger’s musical works and takes an audio-visual journey through the highlights of his musical output, which spans five decades and ranges from classically influenced piano to notable Irish feature film scores, and wildly experimental electronica.
Director Brian Lally
Script Brian Lally
Producer Brian Lally
Cast Roger Doyle, Olwen Fouéré & Jeananne Crowley (Narrator)
Tickets available here.
Read more about this documentary on the RTÉ Culture website.