Wednesday 3rd April

03-04-2019

Bello Bar
1 Portobello Harbour, D8.

past event

Kaleidoscope features a very special international guest artist for its April chapter- the South African violist and overtone singer, Gareth Lubbe. Born in Johannesburg, Lubbe was formerly the principal violist with the Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig and has appeared as soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe, America, Africa and Asia, performing and recording with conductors such as Claudio Abbado and Daniel Harding. Gareth is also an acclaimed overtonesinger, performing and giving active lectures around the world and he will showcase these talents in two special works in this programme, one written for him, the other written by him! He is joined by Kaleidoscope favourites, the Esposito Quartet, to perform Mozart’s much-loved String Quartet in G minor and the event is completed by another Kaleidoscope favourite, singer Sue Rynhart with her trio of Francesco Turrisi, Daniel Bodwell and Welsh pianist Huw Warren.


  •  Esposito Quartet
  •  Garreth Lubbe
  •  Garreth Lubbe and Esposito Quartet
  •  Sue Rynhart

Music

Introducing Gareth Lubbe

Kaleidoscope features a very special international guest artist for its April chapter- the South African violist and overtone singer, Gareth Lubbe. Born in Johannesburg, he appears as soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe, America, Africa and Asia, having started his career as principal viola player, firstly at the Royal Flemish Philharmonic in Antwerpen and, two years later, at the Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig under the baton of Riccardo Chailly. During his time with that orchestra, he began exploring the realms of musical-education at the Leipzig “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy“ conservatory and in 2013 was appointed as Professor of Viola at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen. His artistry has led to work with artists such as Hayden Chisholm, Rebecca Horn, Dame Evelyn Glennie, the Finnish ensemble ‘Pipoka’ and, as testified to by a recent album release, the renowned jazz pianist Simon Nabatov.
Multi-phonic vocal techniques and viola playing go hand in hand with Gareth. He is also an acclaimed overtone singer and in this regard he performs and gives active lectures around the world, translating the phenomenon of overtone singing into the possibilities of sound production on one’s own instrument. In 2011 he held regular overtone-singing workshops with the Thomas Boys Choir in Leipzig which resulted in performances with the choir next to Bach’s grave in the Thomas Church. Gareth has performed as overtone singer at the Salzburger Festspiele and was invited by the Goethe Institut to perform at an ethnic festival in the Altay mountains of southern Siberia where this polyphonic vocal technique has always been a vital element of the music of that region. Composers have written music for Gareth’s overtone singing, including Sören Nils- Eichberg, whose work “Only the Wind” (composed 2006) will be performed at this Kaleidoscope night and which inspired the event’s title. Lubbe will also present his own composition “Ubunta…A longer walk to freedom”, written in 1976 for solo viola and overtone singer- a work which can really only be performed by one man!


Mozart Quartet in C No. 4

Gareth Lubbe will join the Esposito Quartet for a performance of Mozart’s String Quintet No. 4, written in 1781 just one month after his C major Quintet (No. 3). The year was marked for the composer by misfortune and frustration over his lack of success in Vienna, a relatively fallow period compositionally, and his father’s serious illness. Mozart wrote to this father: “I have now made a habit of being prepared in all the affairs of life for the worst. As death, when we come to consider it closely, is the true goal of our existence, I have formed, during the last few years, such close relations with this best and truest friend of mankind, that is image if not only no longer terrifying to me, but is indeed very soothing and consoling”. As with many of the composer’s other works in G minor, in this quintet there is great agitation, anguish, breathlessness and darkness- the darker timbres added by the second viola are wholly relished to astonishing effect.


Sue Rynhart and Huw Warren

Jazz composer and singer Sue Rynhart makes a welcome return to the Kaleidoscope stage, on this occasion in the company of Welsh pianist Huw Warren. Mutually inspired by such diverse styles as Alban Berg and medieval chant, they will be performing improvisations, arrangements and new music by Sue. The Dublin vocalist’s first album release, “Crossings”, a duo with bassist Dan Bodwell, received wide critical acclaim for its “blend (of) her cultural roots with an oblique, contemporary vision” (London Jazz News) and for her more recent offering “Signals”, with Bodwell and Francesco Turrisi, it was said “Rynhart sounds like one of the most original emerging voices in the hazy world where folk, improvisation and contemporary song entwine” (All About Jazz). Huw Warren’s distinctive sound and innovative music making achievements over a thirty- year career have seen him work with many of the biggest names in jazz. Awarded the BBC Jazz Award for Innovation and the ACW Creative Wales Award, he is also a prolific composer and arranger.




Performers

 Gareth Lubbe

Gareth Lubbe

South African born violist and overtone singer, Gareth Lubbe, appears as soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe, America, Africa and Asia. He received his first musical education on Piano and Violin at the age of four and made his violin debut with orchestra only five years later after which he received numerous prizes at national competitions. As pianist his true love for chamber music was awakened and he also performed with the radio orchestra of South Africa. In 1994, he had the honour of performing at the presidential inauguration of Nelson Mandela in Pretoria.

After studies in South Africa, he went on to study in Germany with Peter Matzka, Gorjan Kosuta, Barbara Westphal and the Alban Berg Quartet, amongst others.

In 2005 he started a career as principal viola player, firstly at the Royal Flemish Philharmonic in Antwerpen (Phillipe Herreweghe) and two years later on the same position at the Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig under the baton of Riccardo Chailly. During his eight years in that orchestra, he began exploring the realms of musical-education at the Leipzig „Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy“ conservatory and in 2013 was appointed as Professor of Viola at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen. He is on the international faculty of the annual Chamber Music Festival in Stellenbosch which brings together up to 400 young students from across Africa and other parts of the world. He is also a regular guest at international festivals in Finland, England, South Korea, Japan and Brazil amongst others.

Multi-phonic vocal techniques and viola playing go hand in hand with Gareth. As overtone singer, he performs and gives active lectures around the world, translating the phenomenon of overtone singing into the possibilities of sound production on one’s own instrument. In 2011 he held regular overtone-singing workshops with the Thomas Boys Choir in Leipzig which resulted in performances with the choir next to Bach’s grave in the Thomas Church. Gareth has performed as overtone singer at the Salzburger Festspiele and was invited by the Goethe Institute to perform at an ethnic festival in the Altay mountains of southern Siberia where this polyphonic vocal technique has always been a vital element of the music of that region.

Composers have written music for Gareth’s overtone singing, including Sören Nils- Eichberg and most recently award winning german composer Bernd Franke who composed ‘Fynbos’ for overtone singer and string orchestra, which was premiered in Stockholm in November 2016. Gareth’s vocal and instrumental projects have led to work with artists such as Hayden Chisholm, Rebecca Horn, Dame Evelyn Glennie, the Finnish ensemble ‘Pipoka’ and many more. His most recent album release is a duo with the renowned Jazz pianist Simon Nabatov. ‘Lubatov’ (Leo Records) which is based on their shared territories of knowledge and interest in new music, modern classics and improvised music.

Gareth is very much at home in the world of improvisation, and one of his annual highlights is performing on the compost organ as member of the Agricultural Symphony at the ‘Stelzen Festspiele bei Reuth’ amongst the meadows and fields of the Vogtland mountains of east Germany. Together with artistic director and multi- instrumentalist, Henry Schneider, as well as the sound artist Erwin Stache, Gareth uses the festival as a podium to unify all genres and styles of the arts and make music with any object from a spade to a cluster-assembly- milking machine.


THIS CONCERT IS KINDLY SUPPORTED BY THE GOETHE INSTITUT OF IRELAND

 Goethe Institut
 Esposito Quartet

Esposito Quartet

The Esposito Quartet comprises four musicians (Mia Cooper, Anna Cashell, violins. Joachim Roewer, viola William Butt, cello) with a combined bounty of experience as orchestra leaders, principals, professors, recital and recording artists, whose common love of the quartet treasury drove them in 2010 to ignore it no longer and seek each other out. Their name reflects their admiration for Michele Esposito, pianist and composer, who for forty years from 1888 was the initiator for much of the chamber music making in Dublin through the establishment of The Royal Dublin Society. Since their formation the quartet have enjoyed performing all across Ireland and in the UK. They have plans to record the string quartet repertoire of Michele Esposito and are very excited to be returning to perform at Kaleidoscope night in April to collaborate with Gareth Lubbe exceptional violist and overtone singer!


 Sue Rynhart

Sue Rynhart + Huw Warren

This Spring Sue Rynhart and Huw Warren are playing at Parr Jazz Club Liverpool, the Vortex
Jazz Club London and Kaleidoscope Night, Dublin.
8pm Wednesday the 3rd of April 2019 Kaleidoscope Night, Bello Bar, Dublin.
Alban Berg, medieval chant, traditional Irish song, 19th Century Russian literature, gothic fiction
and Homer’s Odyssey are some of the inspiration for the work of this exceptional duo. Sue
Rynhart and Huw Warren will be performing improvisations, arrangements and new music by
Sue Rynhart.

Huw Warren is a Welsh pianist, composer and educator whose work crosses and fuses many
genres. His distinctive sound, innovative and eclectic music making has achieved an
international reputation, awarding him the BBC Jazz Award for Innovation, and the ACW
Creative Wales Award.
“Huw Warren’s thoughtful and exploratory musical creations, fusions and collaborations have
long been a gift to the numerous artists and writers with whom he’s worked” – ​Troubadour

Sue Rynhart is a vocalist and composer from Dublin, Ireland. She places her precise, delicate
voice in the starkest, most revealing of settings. Her songs are both soulful and severe, a fine
fusion of the avant-garde and the emotive. Her albums ‘Crossings’ (songs for voice and double
bass) and ‘Signals’ have received international critical acclaim.
“Sue Rynhart’s poetic creativity seemingly knows no bounds, blending her cultural roots with an
oblique, contemporary vision. An absolute joy to be present.” – ​London Jazz News