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NCAD Symposium: ‘Film, Music and Sonic’


Tues 5th November 2013, 5.30pm

The National Collage of Art & Design are hosting a free symposium organized in collaboration with the Contemporary Music Centre that bring together visual artists, composers, and musicians to explore the interface of film and musical composition. The symposium will take the form of a number of short screening of recent work in sound and image together with presentations from the panel designed to set up the discussion about models of good practice to guide collaboration between musicians and image makers.

This event is free for anyone interested and will be held at:

Harry Clarke Lecture Theatre,
NCAD 100 Thomas St,
Dublin 8.




Trish McAdam

Film maker and contributor to the Fractal Music- Film project, screens her short film Rough Time and discusses her collaboration with the composer Trevor Knight and dancer Goyhie Zaitsu (

Paul Moore

Professor of Video Art at Magee College, UU Derry and contributor to The River Still Sings together with, Frank Lyons, Head of the School of Music, University of Ulster, composer of the multimedia performance piece The River Still Sings, screen a short excerpt from a recorded performance (with the Fidelio Trio) and discuss their collaboration. (

Desmond Bell

Film maker, Professor at NCAD and director The Last Storyteller, screens a short excerpt from the film which employs the music of Deirdre McKay and discusses the challenge of working on creative documentary film with contemporary Irish music.

Introduced and moderated by Evonne Ferguson, Director of the Contemporary Music Centre, Dublin. For more information, visit the NCAD website.