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Lisa Hannigan & s t a r g a z e

Saturday 6th &
Sunday 7th October 2018

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Lisa Hannigan teams up with a classically trained collective of European musicians, s t a r g a z e, for a concert featuring re-workings of songs from across her three critically acclaimed albums.

Support: I Have A Tribe
I Have A Tribe is led by Patrick O’Laoghaire. The songs begin with the piano and the voice and they move into various directions and shapes, sometimes definite and sometimes improvised. Central to live performances is honesty, communication, vulnerability and strength. Most recently Patrick joined various artists of the PEOPLE collective; with a new album due for release in 2019. 
Since establishing herself as a solo artist Hannigan has scored two number one albums in the Irish charts, two Choice Music Prize nominations and a Mercury Prize nomination for Sea Sew.  s t a r g a z e is an ever-evolving project, marrying modern composition with alternative attitudes and sounds. They have appeared at the Barbican several times in recent years, including performances with Julia Holter and Nils Frahm. Most recently they appeared in a Barbican-produced concert alongside POLIÇA where the two groups performed tracks from the collaborative album Music For The Long Emergency.

A new project produced by the National Concert Hall and The Barbican.

Presented by NCH 
Supported by The Irish Times



Lisa Hannigan

Since beginning her solo career in 2007 Lisa has released three albums: Sea Sew  (2008), Passenger  (2011), and At Swim  (2016). Hannigan's music has received award nominations both in Ireland and the USA. Hannigan is also the voice actress for the character Blue Diamond in Steven Universe , an American animated television series created by Rebecca Sugar.

Her music has received critical praise, airplay and award nominations both in Ireland and the United States. In 2008, her debut album Sea Sew spawned the single "Lille", a Choice Music Prize nomination, two Meteor Music Awards nominations and a Mercury Prize nomination.

Hannigan performs using "broken-down, wheezy old instruments". Herbie Hancock said of her vocals, "there's so much jazz in the notes and phrases that she picks. She was singing the ninths, the elevenths of the chords...I mean some of the things sound like choices that Miles would have made."

s t a r g a z e is a network of multi-talented and classically-trained European musicians founded by the highly regarded Berlin-based conductor André de Ridder and his entrepreneurial friend Emanuel Florakis.

In addition to operating as an orchestral collective since 2013, stargaze is also a group of curators initiating and commissioning collaborations and projects in the field of contemporary pop-, electronic and classical music, as well as programming concerts with compositions introducing different facets of today’s music to new audiences.

s t a r g a z e

stargaze has worked with Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo, The Magnetic North, Jherek Bischoff, Shara Worden, Owen Pallett, Villagers, The Dodos, Grant Hart, Julia Holter, Nils Frahm, Matthew Herbert, Koreless, A Hawk and a Hacksaw, Iceage, Loney Dear, Holy Other, These New Puritans and many more; and has appeared at the Holland Festival, Barbican Centre London, Acht-Brücken-Festival at Cologne Philharmonie, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Into The Great Wide Open, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Crossing Borders Festival, Wonderfeel Festival, Kaltern Pop Festival, Berlin Pop-Kultur, Ruhrtriennale, Sacrum Profanum Krakow, Rewire Festival (NL), Motel Mozaique (NL) and is ensemble in residence at Haldern Pop Festival (Germany).


Read more about the soundtrack of Lisa's life here.