100% Funded


Target: €1050


€1,055 Raised


26 Funders

Fractal New Music Tour

By Fractal Dublin


Hello, this is Philip Lawson and Anna Murray from Fractal. Fractal is a contemporary music group we formed this summer, to create new settings and opportunities for contemporary music. We have a love of new Irish music, and of open collaboration between the arts. We have great plans for creating and commissioning new programmes of Irish mixed-media concerts, starting with a nationwide tour of new music for guitar and electronics, performed by Philip.

This tour will feature a mix of recent and specially commissioned works by Irish composers, including Anna and a few very special guests which will be revealed over the coming weeks! In addition to guitar and electronics, the concerts will also feature visuals, with each concert featuring a new artist, and a new realisation of the music.

There are four dates in this tour
October- (the last week of October, date tbc) The Back Loft, St. Augustine Street, Dublin
November 9th- The Centre for Creative Practices, Pembroke Street, Dublin
January 14th- Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar
February (date tbc)- Cork (currently finalising the venue)

In addition to our four tour dates, we will be giving a concert as part of Culture Night!  We will be previewing some of the pieces, and performing some more new Irish music alongside some audio-visual work on Friday, 21st September at the Centre for Creative Practices, Pembroke Street, at 8pm.

The money we raise will go towards all the expenses involved in putting on a series of concerts such as this, from venue costs to scores to promotion. This would allow us to ensure any profits go directly to the composers and artists for all their hard work. This is our first event as Fractal, and we are entirely unfunded, so your help is essential for bringing a new and exciting voice to new Irish music. There is a range of rewards for your generosity which we hope will entice you to help make our debut tour a reality.

Thanks, and stay tuned to find out who our special guest composers and artists are!

Anna and Philip



Our first two commissioned composers!

Hi everyone, We're delighted to announce our first two composers of our tour! Our first commissioned composer is Conal Ryan. Conal Ryan is an architect and composer based in Cork. His works explore aleatoric processes, and focus on an exploration of acoustical phenomena. He has been performed at Crash Ensemble's Free State Concert 2012, Hilltown New Music Festival, and the West Cork Chamber Festival. Upcoming performances include, Park, to be premiered by Quiet Music Ensemble in 2012, and a new spatial work for solo organ and electronics, to be premiered by David Bremner in November. Conal's piece for Fractal is called 'Catalogue'. It develops a catalogue of sounds over the whole concert series. Each performance is accompanied by playback comprising unprocessed samples taken from previous performances of the piece. Throughout the performance, the soloist takes cues from acoustic events in the playback, and therefore engages, at once, in an exchange with past and future realities of the piece. We are also delighted to announce our second commissioned composer- Sebastian Adams! Stay tuned for some sound samples from 'Catalogue', and to hear more about Sebastian Adams and his new piece.

funders (26)

There are 21 public funders of this project

There are 5 anonymous funders of this project