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Man With A Movie Camera

  • Dance Limerick Performance Space (St.John's church) John's Square Limerick Ireland (map)

Film Screening and Live Music Performance
Tickets: €12 / €10 BYOB

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Since its release in 1929, Dziga Vertov’s masterpiece documentary has endured as one of cinema’s greatest achievements. Vertov imagined a way of seeing that could transcend the human eye, and in doing so created the foundation for the language of cinema. Few films introduced the unique possibilities of film so completely, demonstrating techniques and effects that remain central to contemporary cinema and repeatedly earning it the title as the greatest documentary film ever made. Set in Odessa, Kiev and Moscow, the film is simultaneously an exploration of the chaos of urban movement as it is an examination of the relationship between cinema and reality. Its depiction of a society fresh from revolution captures a profound dynamism of city and people and transforms daily routine into a cinematographic poem.

As a silent film, Man With a Movie Camera has become an enticing challenge to many composers lured by its inherent musicality, rhythm and embrace of abstraction. Light Moves is delighted to present a new commissioned music score created especially for the festival by two of Ireland’s most innovative musical voices, Dunk Murphy and Neil O’Connor. Both artists, known for their significant body of work that spans experimental music, music for concert audiences as well as music for film, will perform this new commission live.


Dunk Murphy is also known as Sunken Foal and a member of one of Ireland’s most influential electronic music groups Ambulance. His work focuses on sound design, composition for film and gallery installations. Championed by BBC1/XFM DJ Mary Anne Hobbs, Today FM’s Donal Dineen and the late John Peel, Dunk’s music showcases a keen ear for a unique sound and compelling melody. He regularly arranges instrumentation for singers Glen Hansard, David Kitt and Carol Keogh.

As Somadrone and a member of The Redneck Manifesto, composer Neil O’Connor has toured in Europe, USA, Australia and Japan. His work has been shown/performed at Resonances Festival - IRCAM Paris, Institute of Contemporary Art, London and he has held residencies at the Massachusetts Museum of Modern Art and the Swedish institute of Electro-Acoustic Music Stockholm and has worked alongside the Bang on a Can Ensemble and David Crowell (Phillip Glass Ensemble). Neil is currently lecturing at the Digital Media Arts Research Centre at the University of Limerick.

For information on Neil O’Connor and Dunk Murphy’s Artist Talk on Friday 9 November click HERE.