Preview | Slow Moving Clouds Return to The Duncairn Arts Centre
By Cara Gibney
“Experimental, droney, acoustic Dublin-based Slow Moving Clouds … exploring their roots in Finnish and Irish traditions, blending traditional and contemporary melodies, sparse Nordic vocals, and multi-layers of breathing strings (cello, violin, and nyckelharpa). Their cinematic soundscape is as influenced by indie rock and classical minimalism as anything else.” (Sarah Coxson, fRoots)
They bring together roots in the Irish and Nordic folk traditions with post-punk drones, baroque strings, and soaring falsetto vocals – creating an immersive, atmospheric sound unlike anything you’ve heard before.
Recent live highlights include performances at the 3Arena, Dublin (with Ludovico Einaudi), Sydney Opera House (with Teac Damsa’s Swan Loch / Loch na hEala), and Sounds From A Safe Harbour, Cork (with The National). The band are currently combining touring with work on their second album, which is slated for release this spring, and in that tour they have managed to include a return to The Duncairn Arts Centre this Saturday, 21 May.
In 2016 Slow Moving Clouds created the score for Teac Damsa’s Swan Lake / Loch na hEala, a contemporary adaptation of the classical ballet, set in the Irish midlands. The work premiered to critical and popular acclaim at the 2016 Dublin Theatre Festival, and was awarded Best Production at the 2017 Irish Theatre Awards. It is currently touring internationally with Slow Moving Clouds performing the score live.
This work is built on their critically acclaimed 2015 debut album, Os, which drew comparisons to Icelandic post-rock legends Sigur Ros and Irish traditional supergroup The Gloaming. Os was hailed as ‘rich, intriguing and accomplished’ by Jim Carroll (The Irish Times); and ‘emotive, euphoric and unique music’ by Steve Hunt (fRoots).
Slow Moving Clouds play Duncairn Arts Centre
Saturday, April 21
Doors 8pm, Show 8.15pm
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