released May 16, 2016
All music composed, engineered, fiddled with endlessly, and produced by Roger Doyle ℗ and © PRS/MCPS 2015/16.
Electronic sounds, and the scored and/or improvised vocal collaborations of:
Caitriona O'Leary - tks. 1, 4, 9. Carolyn Cahill - tk. 5.
Ellen Demos - tks. 3, 11, 13. Morgan Crowley - tks. 6, 14.
Mary Costelloe - tks. 7, 10. Tuula Voutilainen - tk. 8.
Olesya Zdorovetska - tk. 12. Elena Lopez:
transformed voice on tk. 2.
With grateful thanks to all contributors.
The titles for tracks 1, 3, 11 and 13 come from James Joyce's Finnegans Wake.
The Duskiss is a Hiberno-English word from County Leitrim, meaning simply 'dusk' - a word introduced to me by Mary Costelloe.
The term "Frail Things In Eternal Places' is from an essay by Giulio Camillo (1550) on his idea of a Memory Theatre.
Design: Ciarán Byrne.
A Silverdoor release SIDO 015. Recorded at Rabbit And Costelloe's.
Tracks can be downloaded at CD quality and have been uploaded from original masters. Total time: 69'18.
A review from Musique Machine:
(an extract from the review)..Those familiar with Roger Doyle's work will find much to admire in the refinement and quality of these compositions. For the uninitiated Frail Things In Eternal Places is as good an introduction to his work as any, bringing together many of the signature techniques, themes and working practices the composer has developed over his career. In particular the array of vocal talent and performance Doyle has brought together should open up this work to any listener interested in contemporary use of the voice.
A review from Classical Ear (UK):