NEWS & EVENTS (highlights)

in residence at The Studios of Key West

at the Krakow Autumn Jazz Festival, 2014

 with Peter Evans (trumpet) © Žiga Koritnik

         at the Vortex Jazz Club, London, 2018

                                                    n(photo Olesya Zdorovetska)

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Coterminous Session Middlesex University

with Lucas Niggli (photo Brian Kavanagh)

JUNE 18, 2022

French Premiere: Hommage à Ligeti with Katalin Koltai (guitar) at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris.

JUNE 16, 2022

World Premiere: Hommage à Ligeti with Katalin Koltai (guitar) at the Bloomsday in Budapest 2021 festival 

FEBRUARY 28 & MARCH 1, 2022

Guitar Masterclass: at the Sala Franco Ferrara, Consevatorio di Musica A. Scarlatti, Palermo, Sicily.

FEBRUARY 20, 2022

World Premiere: SacrumProfanum, with Garth Knox (viola), Siobhán Armstrong (medieval Irish harp, voice, & narration), Emma Coulthard (flutes), Benjamin Dwyer (bowed guitar), and tape. Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff (live-streamed to Theatre Arts Galway & SARC Belfast).

FEBRUARY 20, 2022

CD Launch: SacrumProfanum on Farpoint Recordings. Featuring Garth Knox (viola), Siobhán Armstrong (medieval Irish harp, voice, & narration), Emma Coulthard (flutes), Benjamin Dwyer (bowed guitar).

DECEMBER 9, 2021

Irish Premiere: Film: Jonathan Creasy's An Inconvenient Masterpiece - Barry Guy's The Blue Shroud  including a Q&A with Barry Guy, Maya Homburger, Benjamin Dwyer & Jonathan Creasy hosted by poet Paul Perry at the Museum of Literature Ireland MoLI.

DECEMBER 10, 2021

Concert:  Guitarist Fabio Zanon performs Dwyer's Guitar Concerto No. 2 with the Orquestra Filarmônica de Goiás (Brazil), conducted by Neil Thomson. POSTPONED DUE TO COVID

NOVEMBER 28, 2021

World Premiere: The Blue Shroud Band performes Barry Guy's All this, this here (after Beckett) in the Nowohuckie Centrum Kultury Hall, for the 16th Krakow Autumn Jazz festival 2021

NOVEMBER 25-26, 2021

World Premiere: Film: Jonathan Creasy's An Inconvenient Masterpiece - Barry Guy's The Blue Shroud at the 16th Krakow Autumn Jazz festival 2021 at the Alchemia Club

World Premiere: Film: Jonathan Creasy's The Blue Shroud Live at the EGF London Jazz Festival 2019 at the 16th Krakow Autumn Jazz festival 2021 at the Alchemia Club

 

NOVEMBER 24-27, 2021

Blue Shroud Band Small Formations free-improvisation concerts at the 16th Krakow Autumn Jazz festival 2021 at the Alchemia Club

NOVEMBER 18, 2021

Premiere: Dwyer's Five Sicilian Preludes performed by guitarist Dario Macaluso at the Pepper Canister Church, Dublin.

NOVEMBER 4 & 5, 2021

New Pathways in Improvisation @MDX conference-performance event directed by Benjamin Dwyer: 14 lectures & performances, Middlesex University, London, featuring Benjamin Dwyer (guitar), Charlotte Hug (viola, voice), Nick Roth (saxophones), Jenn Kirby (electronics, voice), and many more...

AUGUST 27, 2021

Premiere: Umwelten I-IV for Duo 'Im Goldrausch' - Sabina Matthus-Bebie (bass clarinet) & Felix Kroll (accordion) at the Carte Blanche Clarinet Festival, Netzeband, Germany.

JULY 7 & 8, 2021

Irish Composition Summer School: Guest Director at Ireland's leading composition summer school. Technical University Dublin. For details see: http://www.composers.ie/sites/default/files/ICSS_Brochure_2020.pdf

FEBRUARY 29, 2020

CD Launch/Concert: what is the word  Beckett-inspired music by Benjamin Dwyer on Diatribe Records at the Dublin New Music festival, National Concert Hall. With Benjamin Dwyer (guitar/prepared guitar), Maya Homburger (violin), Barry Guy (double bass) and Mark D'Aughton (narrator).

Dwyer: what is the word (triptych with interludes); six residua (after Beckett); five disjecta (after Beckett); Guy: Fizzles; Kurtág: Hommage a Eberhard Feltz (after Beckett’s Roundelay)

FEBRUARY 29, 2020

Concert: Emma Coulthard (flute) performs Crow (for flute & tape) Chapter Arts, Cardiff.

FEBRUARY 13, 2020

Concert: Emma Coulthard (flute) performs Crow (for flute & tape) Maynooth University.

FEBRUARY 1, 2020

Concert: Emma Coulthard (flute) performs Crow (for flute & tape) The Globe, Hay-on-Wye.

DECEMBER 17, 2019

Concert:  what is the word  (Beckett-inspired music by Benjamin Dwyer, Barry Guy and György Kurtág at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris.

 

Benjamin Dwyer (guitar/prepared guitar), Barry Guy (bass), Maya Homburger (violin) and Conor Lovett (Gare St Lazare Ireland, narration). 

NOVEMBER 16, 2019

Concert: London EFG Jazz Festival 2019: Purcell Room, South Bank Centre, London: The Blue Shroud by Barry Guy with the Blue Shroud Band

NOVEMBER 5, 2019

Concert:  KnowingUnknowing with Helen Kindred (dancer), Grove Dance Theatre, Middlesex University, London. 

SEPTEMBER 28, 2019

Concert:  Alte Oper Frankfurt (Germany): The Blue Shroud by Barry Guy with the Blue Shroud Band.

JUNE 16, 2019

Performance:  Emma Coulthard performs Dwyer's Crow (amplified sliding flute & tape): Duchesne Room, Tokyo

JUNE 13, 2019

Concert:  Beckett into Music at the Belfast Book Festival. Benjamin Dwyer (guitar/prepared guitar), Barry Guy (bass), Maya Homburger (violin) and Owen Roe (narrator). Dwyer: what is the word (triptych with interludes), Dwyer six residua (after Beckett), Guy 'Fizzles' and György Kurtág's Hommage a Eberhard Feltz (after Beckett’s Roundelay)

MARCH 17, 2019

Concert:  New Music from Ireland in Cardiff: CHAPTER ARTS Cardiff with Emma Coulthard (flutes), Benjamin Dwyer (guitar/prepared guitar) and Jenn Kirby (voice, electronics). World premiere of Dwyer's HAG (for amplified flute and bowed guitar) and music by Corcoran, McLachlan, Kirby, Buckley, Johnston and Dwyer

FEBRUARY 3, 2019

Concert:  Hugh Lane Gallery 12 Noon. Benjamin Dwyer (guitar/prepared guitar), Barry Guy (bass), Maya Homburger (violin) & Barry McGovern (narration). Dwyer: what is the word (triptych with interludes) (after Beckett) world premiere, Dwyer six residua (after Beckett) world premiere, Guy 'Fizzles' (after Beckett).

JANUARY 25, 2019

CD/DVD Launch: KnowingUnknowing CD/DVD/Text on Farpoint Records launches at Dance Ireland, Dublin, 6.00pm 

JANUARY 17, 2019

CD/DVD Launch: KnowingUnknowing CD/DVD/Text on Farpoint Records launches at Middlesex University, 7.30pm 

 

DECEMBER 09, 2018

Screening: In Shadow Lisbon Screen Dance Festival 15 November-15 December: KnowingUnknowing (film version featuring Pete Gomes (improvising camera), Helen Kindred (improvised dance) and Benjamin Dwyer (improvised guitar)

NOVEMBER 09, 2018

Screening:  Light Moves Festival of Screendance 2pm. Dance Limerick Performance Space St John's Square: KnowingUnknowing (film version featuring Pete Gomes (improvising camera), Helen Kindred (improvised dance) and Benjamin Dwyer (improvised guitar)

OCTOBER 26, 2018

Concert:  Debussy Centenary Concert. Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, featuring music by Falla and Dwyer's Tombeau sur la mort de Claude Debussy

JUNE 14, 2018

Commission: New guitar work to celebrate 100th anniversary of Debussy's death. Tombeau sur la mort de Claude Debussy premieres at the National Concert Hall (Dublin)

MAY 24, 2018

Publication: Sheela-na-gigs and an 'Aesthetics of Damage' in Enclave Review, issue 16, 2018

APRIL, 2018

Commission: New guitar and cello work, sin título, for Music Network tour of Ireland with Thibaut Garcia and Isang Enders.

MARCH 26, 2018

New Work & Performance: Phonica festival of experimental poetry and music at Smock Alley, Dublin

MARCH 16/17, 2018

Performance: Vortex Jazz Club (Culture Ireland Britain 2018 programme) - KnowingUnknowing

NOVEMBER 4-5, 2017

Symposium: Light Moves Festival of Screendance

University of Limerick

OCTOBER 21, 2017

Concert: Performance with Barry Guy's Blue Shroud Band,

Philharmie Essen 'NOW', Germany

OCTOBER 11-14, 2017

Conference: “Translation, Multimodal Interaction and Context. Cross-disciplinary Perspectives”,  Fyssen Foundation, Paris

SEPTEMBER 28, 2017

Concert: Irish & Japanese guitar music

Ryogoku-Monten Hall, Tokyo

AUGUST 7, 2017

Symposium: Estancias Coreográficas Symposium: Rhythm and Dance

Universidad de Oviedo, Spain.

APRIL 28, 2017

CD Launch: Umbilical, including full live performance

featuring Barry Guy, Maya Homburger

and David Adams with  Diatribe Records

at The Complex, Dublin

APRIL 22, 2017

Concert: Barrow River Arts Festival

with Sylvia O'Brien (soprano) songs by Sor, Villa-Lobos, Lorca

and the world premiere of the song cycle

Sobre los Ángeles by Benjamin Dwyer

JUNE 2016

Residency: Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris