Tune in to Afternoon New Music this Wednesday, November 11 from 3-6 pm for an exclusive in-studio interview with Áine O'Dwyer. Áine O’Dwyer will be giving a live improvisatory performance for pipe organ at the First Unitarian Church in Brooklyn Heights on Friday, November 20, 2015 at 8:00 pm, presented by ISSUE Project Room.
Áine O’Dwyer is an Irish composer and performer based in London. Primarily a harpist, in 2011, O'Dwyer was given access to the pipe organ in St Mark’s Church, Islington, for several months while the cleaners were at work, a rare opportunity to grapple with the "king of instruments" and apply her sense of melodic, structured improvisation to a new context. The result was her much celebrated release, "Music For Church Cleaners vol. I and II", a series of solo improvisations that qualify simultaneously as a live recording, site-specific performance art with a Cagean mindset, and field recording.