Imagining Home: On Revolution

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Joseph O’Neill, Ahdaf Soueif, Hisham Matar, Pankaj Mishra, Adam Zagajewski, Colm Tóibín.
Première of Casement/Conrad by Colm Tóibín and Donnacha Dennehy featuring Crash Ensemble.

An evening of word and music exploring revolutionary ideals and their impact with an international gathering of writers and commentators from Ireland, Egypt, Libya, India and Europe. The concert includes the world première of a new commission by Colm Tóibín and acclaimed composer Donnacha Dennehy.

Irish author Joseph O’Neill is best known for his acclaimed novels Netherland and The Dog and his family history,Blood Dark Track. Egyptian author Ahdaf Soueif is an influential commentator as well as the acclaimed author of the best-selling The Map of Love. Libyan author Hisham Matar’s debut novel In the Country of Men was shortlisted for the 2006 Man Booker Prize. Pankaj Mishra is an Indian essayist and novelist who writes literary and political essays for theNew York Times and the New York Review of Books, as well as influential pieces for The Guardian on ISIS. Adam Zagajewski first became known as one of the leading poets of the generation of ‘68’ or the Polish New Wave. He is one of Poland’s most famous contemporary poets. In 2010 he was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

The acclaimed Irish author Colm Tóibín and composer Donnacha Dennehy come together to present a new commission for baritone and bass and Crash Ensemble, entitled Casement/Conrad.

Presented by The National Concert Hall
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