Performed by Ellen Demos, Paul Roe and Shane O’Donovan
The James Joyce Centre is delighted to host the last of three performances of celebrated composer Stephen Gardner’s Ulysses Extended on Wednesday 13 June. In this musical work, certain passages from James Joyce’s Ulysses are interpreted by a trio of Ellen Demos on vocals, Paul Roe on bass clarinet/clarinet and Shane O’Donovan on percussion. Throughout the work, Joyce’s words will be ‘extended’ into other sounds, both vocal and instrumental, with Gardner’s score serving as a springboard for various avenues of improvisation. The performance will last for approximately 35 minutes, with a brief wine reception beginning at 7.30pm and music commencing from 8pm.
Stephen Gardner was born in Belfast and studied at the Universities of Ulster and Wales. His works have been performed and broadcast worldwide. Recent compositions have been for The Crash Ensemble, The Ulster Orchestra and Te Deum Adoramus choir in Sofia. He was elected as a member of Aósdana in 2003.