The Heresy Ostraca

by Roger Doyle

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Ostracon 1 05:10
Ostracon 2 02:23
Ostracon 3 05:31
Ostracon 4 03:30
Ostracon 5 04:51
Ostracon 6 02:51
Ostracon 7 02:21
Ostracon 8 02:39
Ostracon 9 02:39
Ostracon 10 02:26
Ostracon 11 02:10
Ostracon 12 02:23
Ostracon 13 01:20


OSTRACA 1 - 13 ‘Audio files from the studio recording of my opera HERESY were broken up and fragmented in software. These fragments were placed across a midi keyboard and then I played them into sequencing software. New rhythms and harmonies were layered in afterwards to complete. Unrecognisably new pieces were formed from this re-assemblage’.

An ostracon is a fragment of ancient pottery, usually broken off from a vase, that has an inscription scratched onto it.

TO KNOW AGAIN completes the Ostracon series and references it.
GHOST PLAYHOUSE - an abandoned derelict performance space and its long history. Not directly related to the ostraca....although

The opera HERESY can be heard here (act 1):
and here (act 2):

All music composed, engineered, fiddled with endlessly and produced by Roger Doyle ℗ and © PRS/MCPS 2018.


released February 20, 2019

Ostracon voice samples: soprano Daire Halpin (tks.1,3,4,9); male soprano Robert Crowe (tks.3,10,11); mezzo soprano Caitríona O'Leary (tks.5,8,12); tenor Morgan Crowley (tks.3,4,6,9); boy soprano Alex Smith (tk.13); counter tenor Iestyn Morris (tk.12). Synthethic Vocal Performances made using BONES (tracks 6-9 and 14).
Sung voices in Ghost Playhouse: John McCormack (by permission), Robert Crowe; spoken voice: Michael Davitt. Software clarinet played in by the composer.
Recorded at Rabbit And Costelloe's.
Design: Ciarán Byrne.
Total time: 66'10.
Tracks can be downloaded as mp3 (320), FLAC or WAV formats and have been uploaded from original masters.


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Roger Doyle Ireland

Roger Doyle – composer, keyboardist and producer of own music, in concert and in the studio. Likes to work on large projects and to collaborate with others. Works with a multiplicity of musical languages and evolving technologies.

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