Trinity Chamber Orchestra Plays Radiohead’s ‘OK Computer’, with support from OKO at St.Michan’s Church as part of LINK Culturefest
St. Michan’s Church, 26th May 2012
Tickets €8 available at the door or in Block T on the day from 12pm – 7pm
BLOCK T and LINK Culturefest presents Trinity Chamber Orchestra performing the music of Radiohead with support from OKO at St.Michan’s Church May 26th.
BLOCK T are delighted to announce the addition of Trinity Chamber Orchestra and OKO to the programme for LINK Culturefest. And what makes us even happier is the fact that they are playing in the very special setting of St.Michan’s Church. One of Dublin’s oldest Medieval churches provides us with the perfect venue for what promises to be a very special performance of Radiohead music from the Trinity Chamber Orchestra. Recently formed OKO, brain child of Shane Latimer, is a group comprised of some of Dublin’s finest musicians from very different musical backgrounds. Their combined musical power will make for a seriously engaging live show.
Get there early to get the best pews!!
Trinity Chamber Orchestra
Trinity Orchestra is an entirely student-run society that brings together some of the most talented young musicians in Ireland, all of whom are currently students or staff in Trinity College Dublin. The players are from various disciplines within the college but are brought together by their love and aptitude for music. Since its founding in 1989, the orchestra has gone from strength to strength, constantly displaying a high standard of musicianship. As the college’s newly voted Best Overall Society, Trinity Orchestra strives to be ambitious in its musical undertakings. First and foremost a classical ensemble, the society performs two major classical concerts per year in prestigious Dublin venues such as Christchurch Cathedral, along with at least one classical tour annually. In January 2011, Trinity Orchestra undertook its first international tour, playing at Berlin’s Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche. This year the orchestra played its first popular concert abroad in St. Leonard’s Church, London to its largest ever tour audience.
Trinity Orchestra’s more recent tradition of arranging popular music was originally established so as to provide society members with a new opportunity to be creative, making alternative use of the orchestral sound. However, the interest surrounding performances of Daft Punk’s ‘Discovery’, Radiohead, Sigur Rós, Arcade Fire and Stevie Wonder has brought the orchestra to new heights of success. Since their run of Daft Punk and Arcade Fire concerts, Trinity Orchestra’s latest and most adventurous musical project has quickly become their most highly anticipated cover performance. Following celebrated Main Stage appearances at last year’s Forbidden Fruit and Electric Picnic Festivals, Trinity Orchestra’s introduction of Pink Floyd’s 70s progressive rock album ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ arranged for full orchestra, singers and band has been widely praised.
As well as our Full Orchestra, the society encourages the creation of smaller ensembles to partake in Chamber Music Concerts throughout the year, which also showcase original compositions. In addition to this, small ensembles have collaborated with multiple Dublin-based bands for various festivals and events held in Dublin.
We are very excited to be a part of Block T’s Link Culture Festival this year, and for the occasion we have arranged an acoustic set of Radiohead songs for chamber orchestra and reduced band. We hope you enjoy!
OKO is a project led by guitarist Shane Latimer featuring keyboardist Darragh O’Kelly
(Republic of Loose, Niwel Tsumbu), percussionist Shane O’Donovan (Dublin City Jazz
Orchestra, Isotope) and turntablist DJackulate (North Strand Kontra Band).
The group improvise between skeletal compositions, drawing on a wealth of influences such as
krautrock, vintage TV shows, free jazz, noise, dub, drum ‘n’ bass, dubstep, musak, metal and
more. Their music shifts from lush synth-drenched sculptures to both tight and loose grooves,
singing melodies, robust scratching and liberated soloing.
Since forming in late 2010, OKO have bubbled in Dublin’s underground music scene and have
road tested their music at various indie Dublin venues including Whelans, Grand Social,
Workman’s Club & The Twisted Pepper. These appearances drew such acclaim that OKO were
hired for festival slots at Kilkenny Arts Festival, Bray Jazz Festival and Bottlenote Festival.
Having spent the six months working on their debut album it is set for release in summer 2012 on
Diatribe label with the assistance of the Arts Council Music Recording Scheme.
Shane Latimer- eight-string guitar, electronics, accoutrements
DJackulate- turntables, sampler, saxophones, kaval
Darragh O’Kelly- keyboards, synthesizers
Shane O’Donovan- drums, percussion, laptop, synthesizer
Doors open: 8pm
Performances begin: 8:30
Admission: 8 euro
Tickets available in advance from BLOCK T (+) on Saturday 26th from 12 to 7pm.
Venue: St. Michan’s Church, Church St., Dublin 7