The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World, Ian Wilson’s work for narrator, clarinet, piano, violin and cello, based on a text by Gabriel García Márquez, which was first performed in Dublin (2007) and Brighton (2008) will see its European premiere at the Irish Cultural Centre in Paris on December 9. Narrator Gavin Friday will reprise…

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The Times reviews The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World: “The night before, more mysticism at a Messiaen Anniversary Concert. The French composer was honoured in a performance of his Quatuor pour la fin du temps, played with robust commitment by Finghin Collins (piano), Elizabeth Cooney (violin), Richard Harwood (cello) and Carol McGonnell (clarinet). And…

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Gavin Friday will be in Brighton, England on Monday 19th, to narrate Ian Wilson’s The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World at the Brighton Festival. He will be joined by a new ensemble featuring three highly talented young Irish artists and the cellist of the Belcea Quartet. The piece was originally commissioned by the IIB…

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Composed by Belfast-born Ian Wilson, ‘The Handsomest Drowned Man In The World’ features Gavin Friday, narrator collaborating with musicians Carol McGonnell, clarinet; Catherine Leonard, violin; Guy Johnston, cello and Finghin Collins, piano. The world première of Wilson’s composition will be staged at the National Gallery of Ireland on October 4th, 2007, 6.30 pm. Based on…

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