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NOVEMBER 19-24, 2024
KRAKOW AUTUMN JAZZ FESTIVAL - THE BLUE SHROUD BAND 10th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION










November 19: Blue Shroud Band Small-formation Improvisations: Alchemia Club
November 20: Blue Shroud Band Small-for
mation Improvisations: Alchemia Club
November 21: Blue Shroud Band Small-for
mation Improvisations: Alchemia Club
November 22: Blue Shroud Band Small-for
mation Improvisations: Alchemia Club
November 23: Barry Guy: The Blue Shroud, Manggha Hall, Krakow
November 24: Barry Guy: All this this here, Manggha Hall, Krakow




SEPTEMBER 20, 2024






CONCERT: Secret Space, with Alison Grace Koehler (poems) & Benjamin Dwyer (improvised and prepared guitar) at the Les Nocturnes de l'Aude music series, Paris. See: https://www.farpointrecordings.com/product-page/benjamin-dwyer-and-alison-grace-koehler-secret-space



SEPTEMBER 13, 2024





 
CONCERT: Debut performance of the newly-formed Alchemia Quartet: Harri Sjöström (soprano saxophone) Benjamin Dwyer (guitar), Rafał Mazur (acoustic bass guitar) & Vasco Trilla (drums, objects). AdLibitum Festival, Warsaw, Poland.
For details, see: https://ad-libitum.pl/program-2024




AUGUST 5, 2024






CONCERT - Celebration of Irish composer Frank Corcoran's 80th birthday. Le Rochette Castle, Pratoleva, Italy. Music by Dwyer, Corcoran, de Falla, and Villa-Lobos. Including world premiere of Dwyer's Prelude-Interludes-Postlude on texts by Frank Corcoran.



JUNE 16, 2024







CONCERT - Blooms Day Celebration: 'James Joyce and Music':
Benjamin Dwyer and actor-writer Nicole Rourke perform an evening of narration, song, and music celebrating Joyce's strong connection to music. James Joyce Centre, Dublin. 



JUNE 14, 2024








CONCERT - Blooms Week Celebration: '
James Joyce and Music': Benjamin Dwyer & actor Barry McGovern perform an evening of narration, song, and music celebrating Joyce's strong connection to music. Irish Cultural Centre, London. The concert will be followed by a discussion between Dwyer and McGovern on the theme of Joyce and Music. 


JUNE 8, 2024 
CD LAUNCH & Performance: Secret Space CD (released on Farpoint Recordings) features American, Paris-based poet Alison Grace Koehler and Benjamin Dwyer improvising on guitar & prepared guitar. The poetry and music will be performed at the launch by Koehler and Dwyer at the Palás Cinema, Galway, at 8pm. 

JUNE 7, 2024
CD LAUNCH & Performance: Secret Space CD (released on Farpoint Recordings) features American, Paris-based poet Alison Grace Koehler and Benjamin Dwyer improvising on guitar & prepared guitar. The poetry and music will be performed at the launch by Koehler and Dwyer at the James Joyce Centre, Dublin, at 8pm. 

APRIL 26, 2024
Concert: The Sherman-Petcu Duo performs Dwyer's Lagantong for amplified viola, percussion & tape. NEW MUSIC DUBLIN: The Diatribe Stage, National Concert Hall.

MARCH 20, 2024
Concert: Adam Ciccillitti (guitar) performs Dwyer's Étude No. 1, Canadian Centre for Architecture,  Montréal, Canada.

MARCH 16, 2024
World Premiere:  The Sherman-Petcu Duo performs Dwyer's Lagantong for amplified viola, percussion &
tape. Walled City Music, Foyle Arts Building, Derry.  Supported by the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon.


FEBRUARY 19, 2024
Concert: Violist Garth Knox performs Dwyer's imagines, Akademie Neue Musik Lucern

FEBRUARY 9, 2024
Concert: Violist Garth Knox performs Dwyer's imagines, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow. 

DECEMBER 10, 2023 
Concert:  Guitarist Fabio Zanon performs Dwyer's Guitar Concerto No. 2 with the Orchestra of Experimental Repertory at the Teatro Municipal São Paulo, conducted by Guilherme Rocha. Supported by Culture Ireland.

NOVEMBER 17, 2023
Concert: Violist Garth Knox performs Dwyer's imagines, Conservatoire of Shanghai. 

OCTOBER 22, 2022
Concert:  Guitarist Fabio Zanon performs Dwyer's Guitar Concerto No. 2 with the Orquestra Filarmônica de Goiás (Brazil), conducted by Neil Thomson, at the  Oscar Niemeyer International Cultural Centre, Goiânia, Brazil. Supported by Culture Ireland.

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 

MARCH 9-10, 2022
Guitar Masterclass: Dwyer gives guitar masterclasses at the Sala Franco Ferrara, Consevatorio di Musica A. Scarlatti, Palermo, Sicily.

MARCH 8, 2022
Inaugural Guitar Society 'Le Ore di Apollo', Oratorio di Santa Cita, Palermo: Conference paper: 'The 21-century Guitar'

MARCH 7, 2022
Inaugural Guitar Society 'Le Ore di Apollo', Oratorio di Santa Cita, Palermo: Guitarist Dario Macaluso performs Dwyer's Five Sicilian Preludes

APRIL 29, 2022
Irish Premiere: In Memoriam Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, for orchestra is performed by the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, conducted by Stefan Asbury at the National Concert Hall for NEW MUSIC DUBLIN

APRIL 1, 2022
One Dublin One Book: Benjamin Dwyer discusses Joyce & Music at the Lexlcon Library (http://www.onedublinonebook.ie/whats-on)

MARCH 15, 2022
CD Launch Event: Middlesex University: SacrumProfanum on Farpoint Recordings. Featuring Garth Knox (viola), Siobhán Armstrong (medieval Irish harp, voice, & narration), Emma Coulthard (flutes), Benjamin Dwyer (bowed guitar).

FEBRUARY 19-27, 2022
Miami International Guitar Festival: guitarist Smaro Gregoriadou performs Dwyer's Études Book I (see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kfCPZcNWK0)

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.

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.

NOVEMBER 28, 2021
World Premiere: The Blue Shroud Band performs 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

NOVEMBER 25-26, 2021
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

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