‘A desperate plea for beauty in a world gone austere’

Tonight, Thursday, 30 January, at 8pm, at the Pepper Canister Church, Dublin, a major new work by composer Simon O’Connor will be experienced for the first time.

Ergodos commissioned What is Living and What is Dead over twenty months ago, and we have delighted in seeing the work come together since then.

The composer writes that his new work is ‘a desperate plea for beauty in a world gone austere’, describing it as ‘a wordless political polemic that cries out for more space, beauty, slowness and understanding in a time of pessimism and intellectual voids’.

We believe that Simon O’Connor is a unique musical spirit, and his work deserves to be heard by the widest audience.

In the hands of pianist Michael McHale, and both Paul G. Smyth and the composer performing synthesisers, What is Living and What is Dead will be a revitalizing experience. We look forward to welcoming you there.

Garrett Sholdice & Benedict Schlepper-Connolly
Directors, Ergodos

Book tickets (€15/10) and listen to a playlist of Simon O’Connor’s music.

What is Living and What is Dead was commissioned and is presented with funding from the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon.