THE RED ROOM PRESENTS: Irish organist/harpist/composer/performer ÁINE O’DWYER performing a live, improvisational pipe organ recital, with Baltimore’s own sound/light/installation artist KHRISTIAN WEEKS activating the space as he sees fit.
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More on Ms. O’Dwyer:
“As a young teenager, O’Dwyer was schooled in a Catholic convent, where she requested her music teacher Sr. Cecilia, to teach her to play the pipe organ. As it turned out, she was refused. Though a disappointment at the time, years later the experience inspired her to freely explore the parameters of the instrument.
Primarily a harpist, In 2011, O’Dwyer was given access to the pipe organ in St Mark’s Church, Islington, for several months while the cleaners were at work, a rare opportunity to grapple with the “king of instruments” and apply her sense of melodic, structured improvisation to a new context. The result was her much celebrated release, “Music For Church Cleaners vol. I and II“, a series of solo improvisations that qualify simultaneously as a live recording, site-specific performance art with a Cagean mindset, and field recording.”