Ulysses Journey 2022 Films

Ulysses Journey 2022

Music and film works from Ulysses Journey 2022, an international celebration of new music and film marking the 100th anniversary on 2 February 2022 of the publication in Paris of Ulysses by James Joyce.

Presented by the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland (CMC) and Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris (CCI), Ulysses Journey 2022 took place from February to June 2022 bringing together composers, performers, filmmakers and other artists from Ireland and Hungary for a programme featuring six new music and film works, live performances of new music by composers from Ireland and Hungary, and talks responding to James Joyce’s seminal work.


Luminary Reflection | Composer Ed Bennett and filmmaker Laura Sheeran, featuring Dermot Dunne (accordion), Thomas Bennett (spoken word), Ed Bennett (electronics), Stephanie Dufresne (dancer).

Penelope ​| Composer Darragh Kelly and filmmaker Rioghnach Ní Ghrioghair, featuring Dermot Dunne (accordion), Hannah Mamalis (spoken word).

Luteofulvous Ebullition : the qualities of water ​| Composer Garth Knox and filmmaker Jonathan C. Creasy, featuring Dermot Dunne (accordion), Barry McGovern (spoken word), with water sounds by Garth Knox and Carol Robinson.

Pollen, Blood, and Seaspray ​| Composer Anselm McDonnell (with poetry by Euan Tait) and filmmakers Ross Wilson BEM, Art Ward, featuring Dermot Dunne (accordion), Nicole Rourke (spoken word), Anselm McDonnell (electronics).

I will see if I can see [Feicfidh mé má thig liom feicsin] ​| Composer filmmaker Ailís Ní Ríain, featuring Dermot Dunne (accordion), Jim Henry (spoken word / archival recording provided with kind permission of the Henry family), Ailis Ni Ríain (prepared piano).

cling(ing) like fire ​| Composer filmmaker Ultan O’Brien, featuring Ultan O’Brien (fiddle, viola and electronics), Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin (voice and concertina), Paul Roe (clarinet and bass clarinet), Camilla Houstoun (spoken word), Eimear Walshe (performer).

Read about the Ulysses Journey 2022 programme of events in the CMC Feature here.