Brian Irvine: Beyond Borders
Commissioned by Moving on Music, Belfast and the Red Note Ensemble, Edinburgh
Belfast born composer Brian Irvine’s Thirteen Vices brings together Scotland’s contemporary music group Red Note Ensemble with three of Europe’s finest free improvising musicians for an explosive re-imagining of Russian artist Mihail Chemiakin’s famous Moscow public sculpture – Children Are The Victims of Adult Vices.
Combining specially commissioned text and solo soprano the exaggerated, comical and grotesque figures of Chemiakins sculpture will be reborn into a unique and uncompromising world of sound.
Exhilarating stuff Brian Irvine’s body of work is an example of the musical treasures half hidden in the cracks between the categories….smart music in a culture that often over rewards the dumb and/or the well connected…. The Guardian
“Some of the most exhilarating and imaginative music you’ll ever hope to hear……musical play in the highest sense: exuberant, spontaneous and irresistibly alive.” Brian Irvine Ensemble- Washington Post