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Fractured Air 42: Cillian Murphy “Walking to town through Sunday’s Well (sounds from a safe harbour)”

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Irish actor Cillian Murphy has starred in numerous award-winning roles over the years; spanning the mediums of film, theatre and television. Murphy made his stage breakthrough in Enda Walsh’s ‘Disco Pigs’; the special collaboration has also resulted in 2012’s one-man show ‘Misterman’ and 2014’s ‘Ballyturk’. Upcoming acting roles include: Ron Howard’s ‘In the Heart of the Sea’ (December 2015); Ben Wheatley’s ‘Free Fire’; the Sean Ellis-directed ‘Anthropoid’ and the hugely anticipated third season of the Steven Knight-penned BBC gangster drama ‘Peaky Blinders’.
“Walking to town through Sunday’s Well (sounds from a safe harbour)” is a mixtape compiled by the Cork-born actor to coincide with the inaugural Sounds From A Safe Harbour Festival, curated by The National’s Bryce Dessner and programmed by Cork Opera House, which takes place across various venues in Cork City from 17–20 September 2015.

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Fractured Air 42: Cillian Murphy “Walking to town through Sunday’s Well (sounds from a safe harbour)”

To listen on Mixcloud:

https://www.mixcloud.com/Fractured_Air/fractured-air-42-cillian-murphy-walking-to-town-through-sundays-well-sounds-from-a-safe-harbour/

“The tunes work vaguely chronologically and run from when I lived in Sunday’s Well in Cork in around 1996, what I was listening to and discovering around then and then develop into stuff I’m into at the moment. I also tried to make it feel like a journey from one destination to another. Tried, Ha! For example, my wife used to listen to this classic Laurie Anderson tune all the time back then and I thought it was completely bonkers – but now almost 20 years later I have grown to love it. It was such a time for dance music, DJ Shadow blew us all away when we heard him for the first time, but at the same time I discovered Jeff Buckley, was still in love with the Traveling Wilburys and was obsessed with Stevie wonder – it’s all in there. Some of the contemporary tunes are meant to reflect back on those times I suppose.
Plus now we have this incredible groundbreaking festival of music about to take place in Cork City. Sounds from a safe harbour. Good times. Enjoy…”

—Cillian Murphy, September 2015

 

Tracklisting:

01. Laurie Anderson ‘O Superman (For Massenet)’ [Warner Bros.]
02. Beck ‘It’s All In Your Mind’ [K]
03. Elvis Perkins ‘Congratulations’ [ATO]
04. Jeff Buckley ‘Everybody Here Wants You’ [Columbia]
05. Nina Simone ‘Balm In Gilead’ [CTI]
06. Stevie Wonder ‘Power Flower’ [Tamla]
07. Sébastien Tellier ‘Le long de la rivière tendre’ [Lucky Number]
08. Ghostpoet ‘Season Change’ (feat. Doucoura) [Transgressive]
09. The Avalanches ‘Frontier Psychiatrist’ [Modular Recordings]
10. DJ Shadow ‘Building Steam With a Grain of Salt’ [Mo Wax]
11. Alice Boman ‘Waiting’ (PAL Remix) [Adrian Recordings]
12. Peter Broderick ‘If I Sinned’ [Bella Union]
13. Brian McBride ‘Piano ABG’ [Kranky]

 


 

Sounds From A Safe Harbour is a festival of music, art & conversation, curated by The National’s Bryce Dessner & programmed by Cork Opera House, taking place on 17—20 September 2015 across various venues in Cork, Ireland. Tickets are on sale now. For tickets & full lineup:

http://soundsfromasafeharbour.com/
https://www.facebook.com/soundsfromasafeharbour

 

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