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RESCHEDULED SHOW: Peter Broderick (SOLO) / Plus Special Guest / Half Moon Theatre / Wed. 5 November 2014

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ANNOUNCEMENT: We are very happy to announce Peter Broderick’s RE-SCHEDULED concert at the Half Moon Theatre, Cork on Wednesday 5th November 2014. Any purchased tickets for the original date are valid. Please note Peter Broderick’s concert will be a SOLO performance. Special guest to be announced shortly. Thank you for your time and understanding.

Tickets can be purchased from the Cork Opera House Box Office, Emmet Place, Cork (Tel: 021 427 0022) or from the link below:

http://www.corkoperahouse.ie/events/peter-broderick-plus-band

Any purchased tickets for the original date are still valid.

Thank you.

 


http://www.peterbroderick.net
http://www.bellaunion.com

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TICKETS ON SALE: Peter Broderick / w. Loch Lomond / Sun. 19 October 2014 / Half Moon Theatre, Cork

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Just a final reminder that tickets are now on sale for the following concert:

Fractured Air presents:
Peter Broderick (plus band) (USA/Erased Tapes/Bella Union)
w/ special guests Loch Lomond (USA/Chemikal Underground)
Half Moon Theatre, Cork on Sunday 19 October 2014

Tickets are priced at €15 and are available now from Cork Opera House box office, Emmet Place, Cork, or online from the following link:

http://www.corkoperahouse.ie/events/peter-broderick-plus-band

All details are below. Thank you.

 


 

PETER BRODERICK (USA/Erased Tapes/Bella Union)

Peter Broderick’s name has become synonymous with the thriving independent music scene over the past decade, having released ground-breaking albums on prestigious record labels such as Erased Tapes, Bella Union and Type Records. 2014 has already been a busy year for the ever-prolific musician, releasing the collaborative project with British composer Greg Haines under the guise of Greg Gives Peter Space (where the duo share their fascination with dub music), and collaborating on the latest full-length from The Album Leaf (‘Never Held A Baby’).

Peter Broderick (b. 1987) is an American-born multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter. In his later teenage years he became entwined in the Portland, Oregon indie folk scene, recording for the likes of M. Ward, Laura Gibson, Horse Feathers and Dolorean. 2007 saw him moving across the ocean to Denmark, where he began a long collaboration with the Danish band Efterklang, touring around the world with them for the next five years (and prominently featured on the recordings ‘Performing Parades’ (2009), ‘Magic Chairs’ (2010) and ‘Piramida’ (2012).

Meanwhile he recorded several albums of solo material, ranging from sparse classical compositions (‘Float’) to homemade folk music (‘Home’), constantly experimenting with different musical genres (2012’s ‘These Walls Of Mine’ fuses country, folk, Neoclassical, ambient and hip-hop), and also being commissioned to write music for several films and contemporary dance works (‘Music For Falling From Trees’, ‘Music For Contemporary Dance’). He then lived in Berlin for several years where he met and collaborated with Nils Frahm, Dustin O’ Halloran, Machinefabriek, Lubomyr Melnyk and several others.

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Press for Peter Broderick:

“Incremental creep of wickedness” — BBC Music
“A songwriter of beguiling depth” — The Sunday Times
“A series of shiveringly atmospheric compositions” — Q
“Painfully young and unnervingly talented” — The Economist
“A precociously talented multi-instrumentalist” — The Independent

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LOCH LOMOND (USA/Chemikal Underground)

Loch Lomond is the Portland Oregon-based chamber pop/folk group which began as a solo project of Ritchie Young in 2003 with their debut release ‘When We Were Mountains’. While Broderick has joined the band numerous times (drums, violin, mandolin, vocals), Loch Lomond have released three further albums to date:‘Paper The Walls’ in 2007; ‘Little Me Will Start A Storm’ in 2011 and current full-length ‘Dresses’ in 2013. Loch Lomond are currently signed to the prestigious Glasgow-based independent label Chemikal Underground (The Phantom Band, Adrian Crowley, Aidan Moffat).

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Press for Loch Lomond:

“Vaguely surreal, harmonic and orchestral”
—The List

“Evokes the articulation of emotion synthesized sweetly, euphonically, gracefuly… perfectly”
—Drowned in Sound

“Very much the work of a band playing off each other’s strengths… a quiet triumph”
—The Line of Best Fit

 


 

Facebook Event Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1529825180574307/?ref=22

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Purchase Tickets:

http://www.corkoperahouse.ie/events/peter-broderick-plus-band

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Links:

http://www.peterbroderick.net/
http://www.erasedtapes.com/

https://www.facebook.com/lochlomondmusic
http://www.chemikal.co.uk/

 


 

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July 30, 2014 at 4:00 pm

ANNOUNCEMENT: Peter Broderick w/ Loch Lomond / Sunday 19 October 2014 / Half Moon Theatre, Cork

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We are delighted to announce the return of Portland Oregon’s Peter Broderick (plus band) with special guests Loch Lomond for a special concert at the Half Moon Theatre, Cork, on Sunday 19 October 2014. All details below.

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Fractured Air presents
Peter Broderick (plus band) w/ special guests Loch Lomond
Half Moon Theatre, Cork on Sunday 19 October 2014

Tickets are €15, available now from Cork Opera House box office, Emmet Place, Cork.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE:
http://www.corkoperahouse.ie/events/peter-broderick-plus-band

 


 

Fractured Air presents: Peter Broderick (USA/Erased Tapes/Bella Union)

Peter Broderick’s name has become synonymous with the thriving independent music scene over the past decade, having released ground-breaking albums on prestigious record labels such as Erased Tapes, Bella Union and Type Records. 2014 has already been a busy year for the ever-prolific musician, releasing the collaborative project with British composer Greg Haines under the guise of Greg Gives Peter Space (where the duo share their fascination with dub music), and collaborating on the latest full-length from The Album Leaf (‘Never Held A Baby’).

Peter Broderick (b. 1987) is an American-born multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter. In his later teenage years he became entwined in the Portland, Oregon indie folk scene, recording for the likes of M. Ward, Laura Gibson, Horse Feathers and Dolorean. 2007 saw him moving across the ocean to Denmark, where he began a long collaboration with the Danish band Efterklang, touring around the world with them for the next five years (and prominently featured on the recordings ‘Performing Parades’ (2009), ‘Magic Chairs’ (2010) and ‘Piramida’ (2012).

Meanwhile he recorded several albums of solo material, ranging from sparse classical compositions (‘Float’) to homemade folk music (‘Home’), constantly experimenting with different musical genres (2012’s ‘These Walls Of Mine’ fuses country, folk, Neoclassical, ambient and hip-hop), and also being commissioned to write music for several films and contemporary dance works (‘Music For Falling From Trees’, ‘Music For Contemporary Dance’). He then lived in Berlin for several years where he met and collaborated with Nils Frahm, Dustin O’ Halloran, Machinefabriek, Lubomyr Melnyk and several others.

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Press:

“Incremental creep of wickedness” — BBC Music
“A songwriter of beguiling depth” — The Sunday Times
“A series of shiveringly atmospheric compositions” — Q
“Painfully young and unnervingly talented” — The Economist
“A precociously talented multi-instrumentalist” — The Independent

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LOCH LOMOND (USA/Chemikal Underground)

Loch Lomond is the Portland Oregon-based chamber pop/folk group which began as a solo project of Ritchie Young in 2003 with their debut release ‘When We Were Mountains’. While Broderick has joined the band numerous times (drums, violin, mandolin, vocals), Loch Lomond have released three further albums to date: ‘Paper The Walls’ in 2007; ‘Little Me Will Start A Storm’ in 2011 and current full-length ‘Dresses’ in 2013. Loch Lomond are currently signed to the prestigious Glasgow-based independent label Chemikal Underground (The Phantom Band, Adrian Crowley, Aidan Moffat).

Press:

“Vaguely surreal, harmonic and orchestral”
—The List

“Evokes the articulation of emotion synthesized sweetly, euphonically, gracefuly… perfectly”
—Drowned in Sound

“Very much the work of a band playing off each other’s strengths… a quiet triumph”
—The Line of Best Fit

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/lochlomondmusic
http://www.chemikal.co.uk/artists/loch-lomond/

 


 

Fractured Air presents
Peter Broderick (plus band) w/ special guests Loch Lomond
Half Moon Theatre, Cork on Sunday 19 October 2014

Tickets are €15, available now from Cork Opera House box office, Emmet Place, Cork.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE:
http://www.corkoperahouse.ie/events/peter-broderick-plus-band

 


 

Peter Broderick: Album by Album

The following is a selection of some of our favorite albums from Peter Broderick’s recorded output to date:

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Greg Gives Peter Space ‘Greg Gives Peter Space’ (Erased Tapes, 2014)

Greg Gives Peter Space is the long-awaited first collaborative work with Peter Broderick and Greg Haines, which was released last June (via download and vinyl release) on the ever-illuminating independent label, Erased Tapes. Inspired by the pair’s obsession with dub music, the gifted multi-instrumentalists create sublime soundscapes, derived from rhythmically driven tracks, evoking the spirit of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, King Tubby and Augustus Pablo. On the utterly transcendent track, ‘The Drive’, Broderick asks “Are you ready for this?” — Greg Gives Peter Space unfolds layers of stunningly beautiful violin passages, ethereal sounds from tape-worn synthesizers, celestial harmonies and a hypnotic bassline. Welcome to the ever-expanding and shape shifting sounds of this incredibly exciting new collaboration.

Last month Greg Haines compiled a Dub-inspired mixtape for us, LISTEN HERE.

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Lubomyr Melnyk ‘Corollaries’ (Erased Tapes, 2013)

‘Corollaries’ occurred in a sense, by accident. Ukrainian pianist and composer, Lubomyr Melnyk met Peter Broderick and Nils Frahm in Cologne, Germany at an ambient music festival during 2012. It was destiny that these special souls would cross paths and soon, light was shone on a dream collaboration. This project was given a name — ‘Corollaries’ — and represents a truly beautiful moment in contemporary music. As ever, the Erased Tapes label is responsible for a truly innovative and imaginative work of art. The five pieces of music contained in ‘Corollaries’ is steeped in unerring beauty and human emotion. ‘Corollaries’ was recorded and produced by Peter Broderick with the additional help of Nils Frahm and Martyn Heyne.

Last year we spoke with Lubomyr Melnyk about the making of ‘Corollaries’, READ INTERVIEW HERE.

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‘Float 2013’ (Erased Tapes, 2013)

Re-issue of Peter Broderick’s 2008 debut solo album ‘Float’ (originally released on John Twells’ Type imprint), remastered by Nils Frahm in his Berlin-based Durton Studio. The resultant ten tracks are lovingly re-mastered by Frahm to re-create the album Broderick had initially released five years previously, in 2008. A timeless treasure of modern-classical compositions, ‘Float’ showcases the gifted talents of the American composer, containing immaculate instrumentation of piano, violin, cello, banjo, guitar, and vocals. In the words of Peter Broderick: “In so many ways I’ve found myself coming around the circle, back to the place I started, only perhaps the circle itself has moved. But the dream is the same. And my little baby has a new pair of shoes: Float 2013.”

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‘These Walls Of Mine’ (Erased Tapes, 2012)

A collection of ten vocal and lyrical experiments, ‘These Walls Of Mine’ effortlessly combines electronica, folk, gospel, soul, hip hop and classical music. The innovative body of work features some of Broderick’s most cherished recordings, from the gorgeous country lament ‘Freyr!’, the ‘Spirit Of Eden’ era ‘I’ve Tried’ to the transcendent title-track, which is introduced as “some words on a page with an intention of recording an audio interpretation of these words”. As ever, Broderick’s artistry is in full-bloom where the influences of such pioneering artists as Arthur Russell and Talk Talk are in evidence through Broderick’s singular artistic vision and unwillingness to rest on his laurels.

In 2012 we spoke with Peter Broderick about the making of ‘These Walls Of Mine’, READ INTERVIEW HERE.

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‘Music For Falling From Trees’ (Erased Tapes, 2009)

‘Music For Falling From Trees’ is a 30-minute piece, in seven sections, created for a contemporary dance by London-based choreographer Adrienne Hart. As Broderick recounts (from the album’s liner notes): “I had been making music for a variety of film projects, but the thought of scoring a dance was very exciting to me. I was on tour at the time, so I wasn’t able to start writing the music until I had a break in early January. The dance premiered on January 21st, so I had about three weeks to create the score. I camped out up in the top of my father’s barn with some minimal recording equipment, my violin and viola, and an old broken piano.”

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‘Home’ (Bella Union, 2008)

Released in 2008, shortly after ‘Float’, Broderick’s Bella Union debut is rooted in cinematic folk terrain, as stunningly beautiful soundscapes of fragile guitar notes and celestial harmonies awakens your senses. ‘Home’ feels just that, familiar, warm and intimate. An album as special as they come, one which has become a close companion for the past half-decade or so that continues to reveal new meaning and significance.

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Oliveray ‘Wonders’ (Erased Tapes, 2011)

This gem was put out a few years back by Berlin-based label Erased Tapes and continues to reveal more with every single listen. A stunning collaboration between longtime friends Nils Frahm and Peter Broderick (Olive and Ray are the authors’ middle names) includes two incredible covers — of Tiny Vipers (‘Dreamer’) and Efterklang (‘Harmonics’) — while the album’s six other original compositions confirm both Frahm and Broderick as two of the most wonderfully exciting artists making music today.

 


 

Fractured Air presents
Peter Broderick (plus band) w/ special guests Loch Lomond
Half Moon Theatre, Cork on Sunday 19 October 2014

Tickets are €15, available now from Cork Opera House box office, Emmet Place, Cork.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE:
http://www.corkoperahouse.ie/events/peter-broderick-plus-band

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http://www.peterbroderick.net/
http://www.erasedtapes.com/
http://bellaunion.com/

 


 

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July 28, 2014 at 5:33 pm

Something’s Going On: amiina

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“The lighthouse stands alone off the beaten path, transmitting a message out across the ocean. Sometimes, musicians seem to play a similar role: a message is being projected out into the environment, without any guarantee that it will reach its destination. It is impossible to say who will receive it, or to which uses it will be put.

Still, the only option is to keep on transmitting the message.”

— taken from the sleevenotes to amiina’s “The Lighthouse Project”.

Words: Mark Carry, Illustration: Craig Carry

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‘The Lighthouse Project’ is the latest chapter in amiina’s much celebrated and cherished songbook of contemporary music. Ever since their debut EP ‘AnimaminA’ was released in 2004, a plethora of transmissions have graced the earth’s atmosphere, direct from their homeland base of Reykjavík, Iceland. The magic of music-making and live performance is inherent in all of amiina’s body of work, and ‘The Lighthouse Project’ is certainly no exception. In fact, in many ways the latest six-track EP showcases the band at the peak of their powers, projecting divine music to the world outside.

The inception of ‘The Lighthouse Project’ came to light in the Summer of 2009, when the band set out on a journey across Iceland, to perform music they had written especially for performances in small places, and in great proximity to the audience. Three years later, these very songs were recorded that would become ‘The Lighthouse Project’. The stunningly beautiful compositions convey the intimacy of ammina’s highly regarded live performance, and takes me back to their many memorable concerts that I’ve fortunately witnessed.

‘Hilli’ is re-worked here, having first been released on the critically acclaimed debut album,’Kurr’ (2007). Lee Hazelwood’s ‘Leather and Lace’ is wonderfully re-interpreted by the Icelandic outfit. The country folk gem from ’71 is transformed into a beguiling piece of music, complete with musical saws, music boxes and stringed instruments. Lee Hazelwood’s baritone is replaced by a meandering musical saw, and guest vocalist Nina Lizell (from the recording I’m familiar with), is exchanged for a mesmerising violin-led melody. The result is nothing short of spectacular. The recording is evocative of The Balanescu Quartet’s re-interpretation of Kraftwerk’s ‘The Robots’. The spark of creativity is dotted across the EP’s six transcendent compositions.

Before his passing, Lee Hazelwood made one final recording, in collaboration with amiina. I think this in itself goes beyond words and is ultimately, a fitting testament to the special group of Icelandic musicians. Interestingly, Hazelwood’s part is a spoken word piece by Wyndham Wallace and was made available (‘Hilli’ 7″) as part of International record store day back in April.

Opener ‘Perth’ is sublime. The slow, drifting melody moves gently like ripples in a river, that contemplates all of life that surrounds you. The music is deeply immersive, where I feel the bliss of solitude wash over me. The sheer love of playing music is clear to witness. Opening moments of fragile guitar notes is soon accompanied by beguiling instrumentation of musical saw. The held sounds of this particular instrument is nothing short of breathtaking. Third track ‘Bíólagið’ is my personal favourite. Like all the pieces of music on ‘The Lighthouse Project’, something magical is captured in the moment – a fleeting moment – that forever remains, recorded to tape.

The aesthetic of live performance lies at the heart of amiina’s sound. The accordion, musical saw, kalimbas and musical boxes blend effortlessly, creating a wholly evocative landscape of delicate sound. Allow your heart to be taken by amiina’s captivating blend of electro-acoustic, neo-classical recordings.

At present the band comprises six members – Edda Rún Ólafsdóttir, Hildur Ársælsdóttir, Maria Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir, Sólrún Sumarliðadóttir, Magnús Trygvason Eliassen and Guðmundur Vignir Karlsson (aka Kippi Kaninus). The bands origins go back to the late 1990s when four girls studying string instruments at the Reykjavík College of Music formed a string quartet, playing classical music, but increasingly moving on to playing all sorts of music with various bands in Reykjavík.

In 1999 the quartet joined Icelandic band Sigur Rós on stage. The collaboration has continued ever since with amiina contributing strings to Sigur Rós music on tours and in the recording studio on the albums ( ) , Takk and Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust. I first crossed paths with ammina’s unique blend of music at Sigur Rós concert in Dublin’s Olympia Theatre, in support of their album ( ). I gladly recall the power unleashed by their intimate performance, and just how quiet a space can become. Several years later, the band have returned numerous times to this island of ours, and particularly my hometown of Cork.

As part of this year’s Midsummer Festival, amiina return to Cork Opera House, in what looks set to be a truly special occasion. The event is entitled Gamiina that takes place next Monday, 24th June. Gamiina is a collaborative project produced by Cork Opera House that sees the venue working with 6th class students from Cork Educate Together, the UCC School of Music Gamelan Orchestra and amiina.

The students from Cork Educate Together will be taken through the principles of the Gamelan Orchestra with the object of the project being the interpretation of amiina’s music through the Gamelan – hence the title of the event, as chosen by the students themselves – Gamiina. The project for me, has shades of the near-mythical Langley Schools Music Project – recorded between ’76 and ’77 – where a choir of children’s voices re constructed classic pop songs. Undoubtedly, Gamiina will be the celebration of art and music in all its glorious shapes and forms.

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Gamiina – a collaboration between 6th Class Cork Educate Together students, UCC Gamelan Orchestra and amiina – takes place at the Cork Opera House on 24 June at 8pm as part of the Cork Midsummer Festival. Tickets are €26. 

For further information and tickets please click here.

A special website for Gamiina has been set up for the event, to visit please click here.

“The Lighthouse Project” is out now on Sound Of A Handshake.

amiina website   /   Cork Opera House website

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