The Roger Doyle Collection
HERESY is the first opera by composer Roger Doyle, who is known as “The Godfather of Irish Electronic Music”.
HERESY was premiered in 2016 as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of Dublin’s renowned Project Arts Centre. It centres on the life and works of the 16th century genius Giordano Bruno who was burned at the stake for heresy after a nine-year long trial by the Vatican.
THE HERESY OSTRACA
A remarkable remix and re-working of music from Doyle’s electronic opera, HERESY, based on the life and works of renaissance philosopher heretic Giordano Bruno.
THE HERESY OSTRACA was created by Doyle as a sister album to his opera, HERESY. The composer selected audio files from the studio recording of HERESY which were then broken up and fragmented in software. These fragments were placed across a midi keyboard and played into sequencing software. New rhythms and harmonies were layered in, resulting in new and original pieces formed from this re-assemblage. An ostracon is a fragment of ancient pottery, usually from a broken vase, which has an inscription written upon it.
Called “The Godfather of Irish Electronic Music”, and renowned for his interweaving of classical, piano-driven structures, contemporary electronic music, sound art and post rock, Roger Doyle is one of Europe’s most exciting and original composers.
In Time Machine he brings us his most personal record to date. The album centers on a series of answering machine messages of Doyle’s family, close friends, colleagues and lovers, all of them recorded in and preserved from the late 1980’s.
Time Machine intermingles sadness, melancholy, joy and triumph in a manner that makes this one of the most poignant releases of 2015.