RTE Lyric fm Arts Birthday Judith Ring – Valentia island solo set
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Live recording of a solo set I performed as part of my featured composer set at the Chamber Music festival on Valentia Island, Kerry 2018.This was an experimental project using just my voice and a loop pedal. It is an improvisation performed totally on the fly.It was presented as a meditative piece of music and I warned the audience that it was an experimental process where anything could potentially happen or go wrong and asked them to relax and possibly close their eyes for the duration.
Judith Ring (1976, Dublin, Ireland) has been writing music for the past 20 years. She has written pieces for a number of top contemporary music ensembles and soloists specialising in close collaboration and improvisation. Her debut album “What Was” was released on Ergodos records in 2014 followed by the self-released “Ring Lieder” in 2017. She has a PhD in composition from the University of York and Masters in Music and Media Technologies from Trinity College Dublin where she currently lectures in composition and instrumentation in the Music department.
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Valentia Island is one of the most Westerly points in Europe. It is not only beautiful but has two other principal reasons for its fame.. The first transatlantic telegraph cable was laid across the floor of the Atlantic from Telegraph Field, Foilhommerum Bay, Valentia Island in western Ireland to Heart’s Content in eastern Newfoundland. The first communications occurred August 16, 1858, reducing the communication time between North America and Europe from ten days—the time it took to deliver a message by ship—to a matter of minutes. But a long before that some 350 to 370 million years ago a tetrapod left tracks on the edge of the coast in Valentia Island during the Devonian period where the first land creatures evolved from the sea creatures that predated them.
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