6–8 December 2016
Very pleased to welcome Irish artist, composer and performer, Áine O'Dwyer, for a three-day residency spanning folklore, fluxus, and a one-off, one-off performance in Stoke Newington Old Church making use of the church organ. O'Dwyer has assembled a tantalisingly diverse line-up of artists across three days, including Irish author, storyteller, lecturer and broadcaster Eddie Lenihan; Welsh-born and London-based writer and filmmaker Iain Sinclair and a uniquely convened group of local musicians.
Áine will also be screening some of her early action based performances in the Project Space. Her early performance work was often unannounced and staged in public spaces. More details TBA.
Áine O’Dwyer whose recent double album of improvised organ music, Music for Church Cleaners vol. I & II, is a modern minimalist magnum opus of the highest order. With a background that combines Irish traditional music and contemporary performance, she has created a multi-layered, exploratory, and experiential work that begs questions of historicism and the social proximities of the everyday, as well as the presumed nature of records themselves.” – BOMB Magazine – BOMB Magazine
Áine O’Dwyer's role lies somewhere between the roles of vocalist, musician, improviser, composer, performer, listener, sonic stalker and audience member. In recent years, the pipe organ has become an integral site for her experimentation, culminating in her albums 'Locusts' and 'Gegenschein'.
Her recent album 'Gallarais' experiments with acoustic decay, and was developed during a self-made residency at the Brunel tunnel shaft, London. Her work celebrates her interests in found and forgotten spaces, chance choreographies, acoustic phenomena, the act of listening and the search for alternative scoring through a combined performativity of instruments, drawings, space, time, memory and the body.
Past solo releases include 'Anything Bright or Startling? and 'Music for Church Cleaners'.