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Man of Aran with Live Music Scored by APO-33

Saturday 9pm, St. Joseph's Temperance Hall

This very special event in the unique surroundings of St. Joseph’s Temperance Hall

St Joseph's has been transformed especially for this performance, which sees the stunning visuals of Robert J. Flaherty’s classic 1934 fictional documentary ‘Man of Aran’ playing out to a beautiful new ambient score written and performed live by the APO-33.

APO-33 collective, are an ensemble of high-profile Irish-based musicians.

 Blending classic cinema with the best in contemporary Irish music, this unique event is set to be one of the highlights of this year’s Clones Film Festival.

Man of Aran
Director: Robert J. Flaherty


Cast: Colman (Tiger) King, Maggie Dillane



76 minutes, UK, 1934



One of the most important classic cinematic depictions of life in the rural West of Ireland, this unique drama-documentary about the day-to-day existence of the people on the Aran Islands and their fight for survival features dramatic scenes at sea and images of the rugged landscape that remain breathtaking to this day. 

Initially arriving only for an overnight stay, ground-breaking American filmmaker Robert J. Flaherty (Nanook of the North) spent more than two years among the local community on the Aran Islands.

 

A collective of ambient music lovers and filmmakers

Formed during the Lockdown of 2021, APO-33 is a collective of Irish musicians, composers and filmmakers who create and perform contemporary ambient scores.
APO-33’s name was inspired by the title of a William S. Burroughs bulletin from the 1960s.
Like Burroughs who “increasingly concerned himself with exploring the addicting and controlling aspects of language and image”, APO-33 endeavour to do the same through their collective music- and film-making skills.

Simon O’Reilly is a composer, producer, multi- instrumentalist, guerrilla music video maker and founder of Music Minds festival. He is based in Lahinch in the west of Ireland and owner of Fern Studios. Working with many musicians including The Contempo Quartette, Steve Wall, Susan O’Neill, Davey Spillane, Twin Headed Wolf, Kila, Luka Bloom, and The Monks of Glenstal amongst others. He has written music for award-winning films and documentaries including Sundance award winner The Summit and Father of the Cyborgs that had its premiere at Tribeca 2021.

 

Dr Alec Brown is a contemporary cellist from Pine Bluff, Arkansas, now residing in Limerick. He has created a unique style of cello playing which fuses Irish traditional music with techniques rooted in bluegrass, jazz, electronic, and more.
Utilising various effects pedals, he is able to create vibrant shimmering melodies as well as haunting ambient soundscapes.

Gareth Quinn Redmond is an Ambient musician based in Dublin, Ireland. To date, Gareth has released a two-part environmental music series inspired conceptually by the music of Satoshi Ashikawa. 2019 saw the first album in this series, Laistigh den Ghleo, released alongside the first ever reissue of Ashikawa's ambient masterpiece Still Way on WRWTFWW Records.

 

Robbie Perry is a musician/composer and performer with Dead Can Dance. Recent works have included the soundtrack for the film, Redemption of a Rogue, and the forming of the ambient live score collective APO-33. He also designs and constructs instruments, both electronic and acoustic, for facilitated workshops throughout Ireland for diversely abled people. He is currently completing a PhD in this area.

Myles O’Reilly is a musician, composer and filmmaker from Dublin, Ireland. Since first lifting a camera in 2010, multi-tasking O’Reilly has filmed, directed and edited over 100 music video promos and 20+ music documentaries of Irish musicians at home and abroad, some of which include Glen Hansard, Villagers, Imelda May, Lisa O’Neill, Ye Vagabonds, Sinead O’Connor and Lisa Hannigan alongside other international artists such as Hollywood sound track virtuoso Ernst Reijseger, Icelandic artists Soléy, Múm and Amiina, US soul phenomenon Janelle Monea and UK folk trio The Staves.

 

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