hcmf//: Stone Drawn Circles

21 November 2023 13:00

Phipps Hall, Creative Arts Building

Photo: © Nestór Clemente

Stone Drawn Circles: Lina Andonovska, flutes; Nathan Sherman, viola; Michelle O’Rourke, voice; Alex Petcu, percussion; Caimin Gilmore, double bass; Úna Monaghan, harp / sound design.

Featuring six trailblazing artists with exploratory music at the heart of their practice, Stone Drawn Circles inhabits a new space in Irish contemporary music. The players believe in rich composer/performer dialogues and in the bending of traditional performance dynamics, which is evident in their debut season offering. Breathing life into three World Premieres and a specially arranged work, the ensemble explores new modes of communication – between themselves as a collective as well as their audiences.

Responding to the environments that they find themselves in, a form of sonic activism takes place through works by Cat Hope and Karen Power, while Stone Drawn Circles musician Úna Monaghan investigates collaborative dynamics and shifting paradigms and ‘brilliant musical scientist’ Nicole Lizée offers a slice of her unique compositional language. The programme navigates through various genres and forms of contemporary sound art, performed by some of Ireland’s leading contemporary players.

Produced by hcmf// supported by Culture Ireland.

Stone Drawn Circles are supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.

In Formation and Landay Sequenzas were created with the financial assistance of a Commission Award, funded by the Arts Council/An Chomhaírle Ealaíon.


Nicole Lizée - Peril Earrings (2023) 8’ World Premiere

Úna Monaghan - In Formation (2023) 10’ World Premiere

Karen Power - can you hear me now??? (2019) 17’ UK Premiere

Cat Hope - Landay Sequenzas (2022) 14’ World Premiere


Tickets £16 // Concession £12 // Under 30 £5
Advance booking required via hcmf// website.


Phipps Hall, Creative Arts Building

University of Huddersfield
West Yorkshire HD1 3DH

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