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Natalia Beylis & Eimear Reidy ‘Whose Woods these Are’

July 8 @ 8:00 pm - 8:45 pm

This event will be broadcast live on Facebook and Youtube

This project is kindly supported by the Arts Council of Ireland Music Project Award.

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‘Whose Woods These Are’ is an arboreal music & research project by Natalia Beylis & Eimear Reidy. The aim of the project is to bring audiences into woodland settings to listen to music amongst the trees in the hope that this will encourage people to relish time spent in nature and look after the woodlands. The title of the project ‘Whose Woods These Are’ is taken from Robert Frost’s ‘Stopping by Woods.’ The poem entered public domain on midnight Jan 1 and now it is owned by no one/owned by us all collectively. ‘The woods are lovely dark and deep.’

Who owns the trees? Who owns the woods? Is it the birds who build homes within the branches? Or the worms who create the nutrients among their roots? Or all creatures whose very lives rely on their oxygen? Imagine a public domain of trees where no one owned them & together we were their guardians. For Cairde the duo will present a recording of a sonic journey through the woods.

Natalia Beylis’ work revolves somewhere between sonic story-teller, composer and multi-instrumental musician. In her recordings and performances, she layers seemingly incongruous sounds atop of each other to spawn strange juxtapositions and garbled parallels. She regularly creates participatory sonic engagements through workshops and events. ‘The Quietus’ described a recent album as “an exceptional release of instrumental incantations and explorations”. In addition to a busy performing schedule both with bands and as a solo performer she also runs a record label, ‘Sofia Records’, and is a regular contributor to ‘Dublin Digital Radio’ where she explores the medium of radio as art.

Eimear Reidy is a professional cellist who creates unique compositions that draw on her background in classical music combined with a fascination in exploring new ways of engaging with sound. She has performed with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra and Concert Orchestra and has recorded for Lyric FM. She has also performed throughout Europe with baroque ensembles such as The Irish Baroque Orchestra, Capella Cracoviensis and Il Concerto Barocco. Since 2015, Eimear has gone rogue and has begun delving into the worlds of experimental music and sound art. In 2018, she was awarded a music project award by the Arts Council of Ireland for the composition of a new work for solo cello and field recordings in collaboration with Robert Curgenven. Eimear also composed and performed the music for Gaitkrash Theatre Companie’s production of ‘Killing Stella’ and a piece for solo cello for Glen Loughran’s exhibition ‘After the Future’ Eimear has collaborated with The Quiet Club and Strange Attractor. Eimear began her collaborations with Natalia as a guest in Natalia’s band ‘Woven Skull’ and during Natalia’s ‘Zvukee’ residency at the Dock Arts Centre in Leitrim.



July 8
8:00 pm - 8:45 pm
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