Leitrim based artist Natalia Beylis begins a year long residency at The Dock.
Born in Ukraine, bred in Baltimore, Maryland and now settled in Leitrim, Natalia’s work revolves somewhere between sonic story-teller, composer and multi-instrumental musician.
In her recordings and performances she layers seemingly incongruous sounds atop of each other to spawn strange juxtapositions and garbled parallels.
Beylis is the founding member of the experimental music project Woven Skull. She plays in the group Divil A' Bit and co-runs the free noise improv collective, Three Eyed Makara.
She has had 32 releases on cd, vinyl and tape that span her work in field recordings, improvisation and sonic explorations. As a curator, Beylis runs the label Sofia Records which puts out small run recordings in individually handmade covers and she also orgainises outer-realms music, film and art events as Hunters Moon.
She is currently developing a sound-performance based solely around the noises created by seashells.
As part of her residency Natalia is curating a series of evening events under the title ZVUKEE. The series comprise four monthly performances, films and talks by artists who work with self-acquired sounds, field recordings and noises gathered from the seen and hidden world around us.
ZVUKEE No. 1 takes place on Friday, February 8 at 9pm. The performance will feature Natalia herself and sound artist performer Negra Branca.
Tickets €10 or series for €25. You can book on thedock.ie or (07) 9650828.