"A Dialect from Nowhere": Music in Barry Lyndon

Friday, February 6, 2015 - 00:00

Wednesday 18th February at 16.00 - Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

As part of an event exploring the transnational nature of Barry Lyndon, one of Stanley Kubrick's overlooked masterpieces, Professor Christopher Morris, Head of Music, Maynooth University will discuss his paper "A Dialect from Nowhere": Music in Barry Lyndon.  On first hearing, the music chosen for Barry Lyndon seems to be carefully situated both historically and geographically. The styles and genres of the musical cues can even be understood to chart the protagonist's social climb from provincial Ireland to European high society. Closer scrutiny, however, reveals something more ambiguous: a playful musical layering of artifice and disguise that destabilizes time and place.


Tickets €5 (includes complimentary tea/coffee). Book online.