December 12, Dolans Upstairs, 9pm
Founded in 2007 by saxophonist and composer Nick Roth, the Yurodny Ensemble perform contemporary interpretations of traditional music from around the world alongside new works by composers inspired by these traditions.
“Music sans frontières…exhilarating perfection.”
(The Journal of Music)
“Evenset is surely one of the most significant records to come out of Ireland in decades.”
“One of the best and most adventurous world music discs I’ve heard in a long while.”
(Downtown Music Gallery, NYC)
“The music emerged triumphant, vibrant and irresistable!”
(The Irish Times)
Yurodny have released two critically acclaimed albums on the Diatribe label, and performed at numerous major international festivals and venues across Europe. Their music was featured on the IASCA compilation presented to cultural delegations from Barack Obama and HM The Queen and has been played on most major European and North American radio networks.
Recent projects include a world premiere of Japanese composer Mamoru Fujieda’s micro-opera ‘Hi-Miwari’ from his Patterns of Plants series; ‘Sci-Lens’ featuring world-leading computer music expert and hardinger fiddle player Dan Trueman and a collaborative exchange project with the award-winning Hezarfen Ensemble, featuring Irish and Turkish composers Onur Turkmen, Ed Bennett, Adrian Hart and Kamran Ince, premiered at the Akbank Jazz Festival, Istanbul. As part of the EU Presidency Award Yurodny played a Scandinavian Tour and key performances in Switzerland and at London’s Kings Place as part of the Songlines Encounters Festival in 2013.
Upcoming projects for 2014 include collaborations with Stian Cartsenson in Norway, and a new album recording ‘Haivka’ with Ukranian electroacoustic composer Alla Zagaykevych.