Musical performance explores memory and personality

A new musical show at the Riverbank Arts Center next Friday, Next to the seaexplore the relationship between memory and personality, and how to evoke the trajectory of a life through music, writing Brian Byrne.

The performance was written by the composer Ian Wilson after his father died after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. It includes the violinist Dusica Mladenovic and is led by Olivia Singer and designed by Jack Scullion.

Ian Wilson has written over 200 works, including operas, concertos, 20 string quartets, a range of orchestral and chamber music and multimedia pieces. His compositions have been performed and broadcast on six continents and presented at festivals such as the BBC Proms, the Venice Biennale and the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Next to the sea is funded by an Arts Council of Ireland Music Project Award and supported by the Kildare County Council Arts Service and HSE Health Promotion & Improvement. The performance takes place at the Riverbank Arts Center on Friday, September 16 at 8 p.m. Tickets at €18/€15 are available at the box office on site or by telephone, Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets can be reserved online 24/7 for a reservation fee of €1 per ticket.

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