Friday 16th September

16-09-2016

The Model
The Mall, Sligo

past event

The Dublin-based salon music series “Kaleidoscope Night” has curated a unique musical experience for Culture Night 2016 at The Model. In four separate locations in the venue, musicians will be installed. Each of the locations will be bestowed with separately timed musical happenings, of a greatly diverse nature. The audience member will promenade from one happening to the next, completing the musical journey in just one hour. The promenade can be joined at any time and will be presented 3 times over the course of the evening from 7-10pm.

The event is inspired by the series focus on dynamic musical diversity, for which it has been celebrated since its inception 7 years ago, hailed by The Irish Times as “the capital’s premier salon” and a “bespoke mini-festival”. Curated by Lioba Petrie and Karen Dervan, Kaleidoscope Night typically presents its four happenings in an informal salon setting, and has toured nationally to great acclaim, including to, recently, The Dock, Carrick On Shannon.

The Model, in association with the Con Brio Music Series, presents a chance to experience this unique Kaleidoscope journey and to enjoy the talents of some of the finest Irish musicians, encompassing a musical spectrum from JS Bach to Persian classical music.


Music

Claudia Schwab | Jodlfunk

Austo-Irish fiddle and vox, set here as part of the Glen Sessions


Bray

Persian Classical Music by Shayan & Shahab Coohe | hear Shayan and Shahab’s project Navá which fuses traditional elements of Persian classical tunes with Irish folk tradition


Brett Dean | Demons

Virtuosic and energetic work for solo flute by Australian composer Brett Dean


JS Bach | Chaconne

The iconic Chaconne will be performed for Culture Night by Redmond O’Toole from the Dublin Guitar Quartet




Performers

 Shahab Coohe

Shahab Coohe

Shahab Coohe was born in Tehran, Iran.
He was born into a family of music lovers and from the age of eight, he started his music education. He started playing the Santoor (a trapezoid -shaped stringed instrument that formed the basis for harpsichord and piano later on) under the direction of Mr.Kiani and Mr. Kamkar who are contemporary masters of santoor. At the same time he was learning the theory underpinning Persian Classical music.
Shahab went on to study in the Conservatoire of Music in Tehran from the age of 12.
Apart from Santoor, he also plays Tombak (another percussion instrument) and the piano.
He migrated to Ireland in December 2012.
He has also studied the violin and European Classical music and is currently studying at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. He has performed with UCD Symphony Orchestra, Dublin Youth Orchestra and the RIAM Symphony and Chamber Orchestras.
During the last number of months, he has become interested in Irish Traditional music and other genres.
He plays Persian instruments along with Paddy Kiernan on banjo, Simon Guy on mandolin and Niall Hughes on double bass along with his brother Shayan Coohe on Tar and Tombak in their new band (Navá) to bring a unique Eastern flavour to Irish Traditional tunes.


Shayan Coohe

Shayan Coohe was born on 1st January 1996 in Tehran, Iran.
He started playing the Tombak under the direction of Mr Kamkar at the age of six.
He went on to study Tar (a plucked string instrument which pre-dates the lute and guitar) under the direction of Mr. Lotfi, one of the contemporary masters of Tar as well as the theory of Persian Classical music. Shayan started studying in the Conservatoire of Music in Tehran from the age of 11.
Apart from Tombak and Tar, he also plays several Persian instruments.
He studied the clarinet and European Classical music and is currently studying at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. He has performed with UCD Symphony Orchestra and the RIAM Concert Band.
During the last number of months, he has become interested in Irish Traditional music and other genres.
He plays Persian instruments along with Paddy Kiernan on banjo, Simon Guy on mandolin and Niall Hughes on double bass alongside his brother Shahab Coohe on Santoor in their new band Navá to bring a unique Eastern flavour to Irish Traditional tunes.


 Redmond O'Toole

Redmond O’Toole

Redmond O’Toole is recognised as one of the most distinctive and original guitarists of his generation. He was the first to adopt Paul Galbraith’s ‘Brahms guitar’. This groundbreaking instrument and technique uses an 8-string guitar in the position of a cello. He has performed at major concert halls and events throughout Europe such as Passau International Guitar Festival, Germany, Irish National Concert Hall, Royal Dublin Society Concert Hall and Hallein Guitar Festival, Austria . He has performed as soloist with orchestras such as BBC Ulster and the Irish Baroque and has toured extensively as guitarist for legendary Irish group ‘The Chieftains’. He teaches at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin.
Recent projects include collaborations with world renowned cellist, Raphael Wallfisch, the Vanbrugh String Quartet.and Soprano Kim Sheehan. Redmond has had a duo for many years with violiinist Elizabeth Cooney. He has also performed with many different and varying ensembles such as Crash Ensemble, The Callino Quartet and the UFO Orchestra amongst others. In 2012 Redmond set up Music Generation Wicklow: part of a national music education programme funded by U2 and the Ireland Funds.
Redmond has to date recorded three CDs ; ‘Movements’ and ‘Baroque’ for German label Bornheim Klassik and ‘October on Achill’ for VGO recordings (San Francisco). He has premiered numerous contemporary works by composers by Nico Muhly, Kevin Volans, Marc Melitts and Ian Wilson amongst others.


Claudia Schwab

Claudia Schwab

Claudia Schwab is an originally Austrian fiddle player and composer, who lives and works in Ireland. As a musician of the world, in her music she amalgamates different traditions and styles such as traditional Austrian, Irish, Classical Indian, Swedish and Eastern European folk.

Her musical journeys brought her to Egypt, California, Italy, Slovenia, India, New York, Moldova, Transnistria, Sweden, Germany and Hungary, as part of orchestras and bands as well as touring her solo project.
Since having completed her BA in music and psychology in 2012 and an MA in ethnomusicology at UCC in 2013, she works as a freelance musician.
Current projects include collaborations with Austrian string-trio Netnakisum (AUT), Stefan Hedborg& Marti Taern (‘Claudia Schwab trio’), Tucan (IRE), Scottish fiddle-singer Kate Young (‘Kate& the Austrian), german Jazz legend Matthias Schriefl and the Cork Gamelan orchestra (IRE).

Her debut solo album ´Amber Sands´was released on April 26th 2014 and is now available on itunes, CDbaby, Amazon, bandcamp etc.


Lina Andonovska

Quickly gaining recognition internationally as a fearless and versatile artist, flautist Lina Andonovska has performed in concert halls around Europe, Asia, USA/Canada, and Australia. Critically acclaimed for her interpretation of recently composed works, Rolling Stone Magazine hailed her performance of Bun-Ching Lam’s piccolo concertino as “superbly played, (ranging) from sustained ‘somebody-please-get-that-tea-kettle’ squeaks to the flit and flutter of its beautifully lilting trills…”

An Asialink Artist (2015) and Freedman Fellow (2013), she leads a diverse career as soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player. Lina has collaborated with an impressive range of artists including eighth blackbird, Shara Worden, Bryce and Aaron Dessner (The National), stargaze and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. As an orchestral player she has appeared with the BBC Symphony Orchestra (UK), Sydney, Melbourne and Queensland Symphony Orchestras, Orchestra Victoria and was co-principal flute of Southbank Sinfonia (UK). As soloist she has performed concerti with Southbank Sinfonia, Orchestra Victoria and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. Lina has been artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre, Canada and was musician in residence with Ireland’s Crash Ensemble in 2015. Upcoming performances include appearances at the 2016 Tokyo Experimental Festival.