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Ivor Novello Nomination for The Scorched Earth Trilogy

We are thrilled to finally share some exciting news with you! Brian Irvine and John McIlduff’s remarkable Street Art Opera The Scorched Earth Trilogy, has been honored with a nomination for the prestigious Ivor Novello Award in the category of Best Stage Work. Dumbworld is bursting with joy and extends our heartfelt congratulations to Brian, …

Dumbworld is going to Kilkenny Arts Festival 2023!

10th – 20th August Dumbworld presents… A New Topography of Love, The Scorched Earth Trilogy and the beginning of Where We Bury the Bones. Full Programme here A New Topography of Love An opera, infused video game elements played on a bespoke arcade console. Mon 14 – Tues 15 August Free Entry More Info here …

We are seeking a Senior Producer

We’re hiring! Fixed-term, part-time contract (4 days) Starting: May 2023 Salary: £35,000 Pro Rata Dumbworld is recruiting a SENIOR PRODUCER who will work alongside the Company Manager and the Artistic Directors, with responsibility for developing and delivering brilliant and innovative multi-disciplinary projects. At least three years of experience producing in the creative industries. A full …

The Engaged Composer Symposium

Constellations of Noise | The Engaged Composer Symposium Connecting and Co-creating with Diverse Communities Friday 10th & Saturday 11th March, Cultra Manor (Holywood) Join us for a symposium for composers, artists, musicians, students and any practitioner involved in reaching community groups. Part of the Our Place in Space music programme, in partnership with Dumbworld and …

We are seeking Board Members

We are looking for new board members to strengthen the overall mix of skills across the board, and to add to the deep experience and knowledge of existing board members. Further details on the role and how to apply can be download here: link to download.   Deadline for applications: Monday 20 March 2023.

NI Science Fest – A New Topography of Love

We are so excited to bring our opera console to various locations during this year’s NI Science Festival!  Running from 16th – 26th of February, there are lots of events for everyone to enjoy! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to play A New Topography of Love. Beginning its journey in Foyleside Shopping Centre, Derry/Londonderry, …

Clouds – Collaboration project for PIMA! Fest 2022

Saturday 15th October ‘Clouds’ was written, created & composed by students at Rice College, Ennis in collaboration with Brian Irvine and John McIlduff for PIMA Fest 2022. The piece was projected onto the wall at Glór, Ennis on Saturday 15th October. Check it out! Huge thanks to all involved (Credits at end of the video) …

The Ivors Composer Awards – go Brian!

Our Brian Irvine has been nominated for an Ivor Novello Award in the orchestral category! À Mon Seul Désir Recorded for BBC Radio 3 earlier in the year. A piece written for Violin, played by Darragh Morgan and the Ulster Orchestra. Commissioned by RTE Symphony Orchestra Read more: https://ivorsacademy.com/awards/the-ivors-composer-awa

World Premiere @ City of Derry International Choral Fest

19th of October “The Singing Stopped”, A New Topography of Love (Part III) On the 19th of October, Dumbworld premiered a piece written as the third part of a mixed media trilogy that explores aspects of human connectivity, environment, and shared worlds – The Singing Stopped refers to a more fractured construct of existence. One …

Scorched Earth at Ulster Museum: BIAF 2022

Friday 14th October The Scorched Earth Trilogy went to Belfast, for the Belfast International Arts Festival 2022! On Friday 14th October everyone gathered and wrapped up warm, settling in for showings of Trickle Down Economics, Won’t Bring Back the Snow, and Revival, projected against the exterior walls of the beloved Ulster Museum, in Botanic Gardens. …