Events 2017

Four Great Days

Music for 18 Machines

8:00 PM, Sat, 18 Mar

Venue: St. Patrick's Cathedral

St. Patrick’s Festival Presents Music for 18 Machines

Tickets: 18euro

Music for 18 Machines was conceived and developed by Irish sound designer and composer Simon Cullen. This remarkable Cathedral will set the scene for a breathtaking performance of Music for 18 Machines - a reimagining of Steve Reich’s minimalist classic Music for 18 Musicians.  Simply put it employs synthesisers in the places of musicians to voice the original work. Reich’s work is a blueprint of the minimalist movement - an exploration of pattern and process. Music for 18 Machines reverses this process in a search to elicit an expressive and emotive performance from 18 electronic instruments being played by a single computer.

This unique event replaces 18 musicians with 18 synthesizers and specially commissioned light projections set to the music means it’s sure to be a night of musical magic in one of the city’s most iconic settings.

The project was conceived and developed by Irish sound designer and composer Simon Cullen.
On the night the music will be performed by Simon Cullen, Neil O’Connor, Glenn Keating and Liam Caffrey.
A uniquely commissioned light project has been designed by Algorithim.
Sound system and installation designed by Abe Scheele.


This event is in partnership with St. Patrick’s Cathedral.