Stone Drawn Circles: 'In Formation' at Crescent Arts Centre

16 May 2024 20:00

Crescent Arts Centre

Photo by Néstor Romero Clemente

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

Fearless interpreters of new music, ‘Stone Drawn Circles’ are newcomers to the burgeoning Irish contemporary music scene. The group brings together 6 trailblazing artists that hold exploratory music at the heart of their practice. Each member is fervently active in the performance and dissemination of new music. The ensemble features players from groups including Eighth Blackbird, stargaze, Crash Ensemble and Ergodos.

Equally at ease with complexity as they are in graphic scoring and improvisation, Stone Drawn Circles are a collective of risk-takers and sonic explorers. They have already drawn international attention, with Director of Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (UK) Graham McKenzie noting them in his ‘Hidden Gems’ of the 2023 festival, describing Stone Drawn Circles as “a bit of a supergroup within new music circles in Ireland. One look at the repertoire they serve up here gives credence to that viewpoint…”


Úna Monaghan (Northern Ireland, 1983) - In Formation (2023) *
Karen Power (Ireland, 1977) - Can you hear me now??? (2019)
Cat Hope (Australia, 1966) - Landay Sequenzas (2022) *
Brian Irvine (Northern Ireland, 1965) - A Call To Arms (2024) **
Nicole Lizée (Canada, 1973) - Peril Earrings (2023)


Doors open from 7.30pm. Concert begins at 8pm. 

Tickets, £15/10, available from Moving on Music here.


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

**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.

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



Crescent Arts Centre

2-4 University Road
Northern Ireland

Venue Contact Info

028 9024 2338