Ulysses Journey 2022 Concert, Film Screenings and Discussion on Joyce and Music at Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris

18 June 2022 19:00

Centre Culturel Irlandais

Centre Culturel Irlandais and the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland present Ulysses Journey 2022, in association with Centre Culturel Hongrois, on Saturday, 18th June for an evening programme featuring screenings of six specially-commissioned music and film works, complemented by a Discussion on Joyce and Music, and followed by a concert performed by Hungarian guitarist Katalin Koltai and Irish soprano Elizabeth Hilliard. The event will also feature CMC Composer's Voice interviews with the composers and performers led by CMC's Linda O’Shea Farren. These conversations will give the audience an opportunity to hear about the inspiration behind the works, the composers' processes and some of the techniques used.

Film Screening


The evening opens with screenings of the new works of music and films co-commissioned by CMC and CCI for Ulysses Journey 2022 featuring six new works by composers Ed Bennett, Darragh Kelly, Garth Knox, Anselm McDonnell, Aílis Ní Ríain and Ultan O’Brien, which are inspired by, reflect on and/or respond to Ulysses, together with films to accompany these new works by filmmakers Jonathan C. Creasy, Rioghnach Ní Ghrioghair, Aílis Ní Ríain, Ultan O’Brien, Laura Sheeran and Ross Wilson BEM & Art Ward.

Discussion on Joyce and Music


A discussion on Joyce and Music by composer Benjamin Dwyer in conversation with Linda O’Shea Farren, CMC’s Projects, Programmes & Events Manager.



Inspired by the epic novel, this specially curated concert for guitar and voice brings together the Ulysses connections between Ireland, France and Hungary. Hungarian guitarist Katalin Koltai and Irish soprano Elizabeth Hilliard perform a selection of new and existing works by composers from both Ireland and Hungary whose works were selected by Katalin following an open call.


Benjamin DwyerHommage á Ligeti

Petra Szászi - Oak 5'

Gráinne Mulvey - soft morning city 6'

Samu Gryllus  - four simple studies 4'

Máté Balogh - Little Harry Hughes 4'

Seán Clancy - au milieu d'un demi 9'

Daragh Black HynesProteus 8'

Greg Caffrey - ‘the private consciousness of Molly Bloom’ 8'


Tickets available via Centre Culturel Irlandais, booking here.

As part of Ulysses Journey 2022, this concert, film screenings and discussion will also be presented in the Budapest Music Center on 15 June 2022 and FUGA in Budapest on 17 June 2022, with support from the Embassy of Ireland in Hungary. In April 2022, these films were presented as part of the One Dublin One Book and New Music Dublin festivals. From 2 to 6 February 2022, these films were also co-premiered in Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris in partnership with CMC, and this concert, film screenings and discussion were presented in the Irish Film Institute in Dublin in partnership with the IFI; in The MAC in Belfast in partnership with Moving on Music; in SARC in Belfast in partnership with QUB; in The Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin in partnership with Sundays@Noon.


Centre Culturel Irlandais

5, Rue des Irlandais, 75005, Paris

Venue Contact Info

00 33 (0)1 58 52 10 30