“The weathered stone” launches at Smock Alley

Dublin composer Benedict Schlepper-Connolly launches his new album The weathered stone on 28 September 2016 with an immersive performance of beautiful and intricate compositions. The evening opens with a solo performance by reeds player Seán Mac Erlaine and ends with a launch reception.

Inspired by the secret histories of landscapes, old maps and memory, this is music that possesses the ecstatic, unforced beauty of the natural world – at once minimal and teeming with matter.

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Benedict Schlepper-Connolly is a composer and producer from Dublin. As a composer, he moves between various musical forms, including chamber music, choral writing, orchestral work, arrangement, songwriting, field recording and music for dance and film. Benedict’s compositions frequently seek out an ecstatic quality, with a reduced palette of materials, rich tonal harmonies and rhythmic intricacy.

Benedict Schlepper-Connolly – Voice & Synthesiser
Seán Mac Erlaine – Clarinet & Chalumeau
Saskia Lankhoorn – Piano

Robinson Panoramic Quartet
Anita Vedres – Violin
Robin Panter – Viola
Kate Ellis – Cello
Malachy Robinson – Double Bass