New Music Dublin 2024: Stone Drawn Circles - In Formation

25 April 2024 22:00

Kevin Barry Recital Room, National Concert Hall

Photo by Néstor Romero Clemente

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

Heralded as a ‘supergroup within new music circles in Ireland’ by Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Stone Drawn Circles inhabits a new space in Irish contemporary music. In this late-night performance at NMD, the ensemble investigates new modes of communication, collaborative dynamics and shifting paradigms.​

In spite of their relatively short existence as a group, Stone Drawn Circle’s début performance season includes appearances at several prestigious festivals, and a PRS Beyond Borders tour of the UK and Ireland. The ensemble believes in rich composer/performer dialogues and in the bending of traditional performance dynamics, which is evident in this launch-season offering—a trip through various genres and forms of contemporary sound art, performed by some of Ireland’s leading contemporary players.​


Úna Monaghan - In Formation (2023) [Irish premiere]*
Karen Power - Can you hear me now??? (2019) [Irish premiere]
Brian Irvinenew work (2024) [world premiere]**
Cat Hope Landay - Sequenzas (2022) [Irish premiere]*
Nicole Lizée - Peril Earrings (2023) [Irish premiere]


€15, multibuy ticket offers available. Booking via New Music Dublin here.


**Brian Irvine's new work was commissioned by the Contemporary Music Centre for Stone Drawn Circles with funds from PRS Foundation Beyond Borders funding.​

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.

Stone Drawn Circles: In Formation tour is project-managed by the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland, supported by PRS Foundation Beyond Borders funding.



Kevin Barry Recital Room, National Concert Hall

Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin 2

Venue Contact Info

01 417 0000