Tuesday 6 December 2016, 8pm
For the first night of her residency, Áine O'Dwyer bring together an evening of folklore and performance featuring talks from Irish author, storyteller, lecturer and broadcaster Eddie Lenihan and Welsh-born and London-based writer and filmmaker Iain Sinclair – who will be talking about 'The Last London' as a stretched city, losing touch with itself, a city of ghosts – plus a presentation by Áine O'Dwyer of recorded sound walks from a recent research trip to Medjugorjie, Bosnia.
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 new albums 'Locusts' and 'Gegenschein'. Her forthcoming 'Gallarais' experiments with acoustic decay, and was developed during her self made residency at the Brunel tunnel shaft, London. All three releases celebrate her interests in found and forgotten spaces, chance choreographies, acoustic phenomena, the act of listening and the search for alternative scorings 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'.
Edmund Lenihan (born 1950), also known as Eddie Lenihan, is an Irish author, storyteller, lecturer and broadcaster. He is one of the few practising seanchaithe (traditional Irish lore-keepers and tale-spinners) remaining in Ireland. He has been called "one of the greatest of Irish story-tellers" and "a national treasure".
Iain Sinclair FRSL (born 11 June 1943) is a Welsh writer and filmmaker. Much of his work is rooted in London, most recently within the influences of psychogeography.