John Godfrey

Lecturer
Music
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

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E: j.godfrey@ucc.ie
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I am a specialist in contemporary art music; my research output encompasses composition and improvisation, performance of notated and partially-notated music, installations and performance environments, and computer programming. I am also the founder and director of Quiet Music Ensemble, a group dedicated to improvised and experimental music.

My compositions have been performed in significant venues and broadcast in much of Europe, the USA, Australia, Russia, Hong Kong and Japan. Many appear on CD on labels including Cantaloupe and Decca Argo. I compose both for instrumental and electronic resources. Current compositional interests include spectral soundscapes, Experimental Music, compositions as inductive performance environments, liminal acoustic events as musical material.

I have been an active professional performer of New Music since 1989, when I co-founded the cutting-edge group Icebreaker in the UK. In 1997, I became a founding member of Ireland’s leading New Music group, Crash Ensemble. In 2008, I established Quiet Music Ensemble, a band dedicated to experimental and (partially-)improvised music, and stylistically unique in Ireland.  I have performed in numerous major venues and festivals worldwide. Many of my performances have been broadcast in Europe, USA and Australasia, and are recorded on CD with labels including Nonesuch, Decca, and Cantaloupe. I have worked with many renowned musicians, including Louis Andriessen, Steve Reich, Terry Riley, Alvin Lucier, Pauline Oliveros, David Lang, Michael Gordon, Phill Niblock, David Toop, Gerald Barry, Kevin Volans, Donnacha Dennehy, Gavin Bryars, Michael Nyman, Glenn Branca, Bill Whelan, Michael Smetanin, Mark Applebaum, Gavin Friday, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Dawn Upshaw, Alan Pierson, Harry Spaarney and Joanna MacGregor. I am dedicated to the development of new and innovative performance practices through personal research and collaborative work with specialised performers, ensembles, composers and artists from a variety of disciplines. I perform both notated and improvised music.

I have worked at UCC since 1992. I have taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses encompassing composition, performance and performance practice, aesthetics and philosophy of select recent music, music technology, music analysis, musicianship, late Beethoven, improvisation and conducting. I supervise PhDs in composition, in musicology and on the PhD in Digital Arts and Humanities programme. I have acted as External Examiner for PhDs from the University of Sydney and Trinity College Dublin. I am the Course Co-ordinator for the MA in Composition.

Research Interests

Composition, Contemporary Music (especially Experimental and Minimalist), Music Technology, Musically Interactive Computer Systems, Performance (especially of contemporary music, most particularly experimental music), improvisation, interpretation of unconventional scores, inter-disciplinary art, analysis

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
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Start DateEnd DateAward
Matched funding for a Fullbright Award.Miscellaneous31-JUL-1331-DEC-14€3,500.00

Compositions (Music)

YearPublication
(2007)Moment (2007).
Godfrey, John; (2007) Moment (2007). Compositions (Music) [Details]
(2014)hand tinted [World Premiere], for Quiet Music Ensemble and pre-recorded electronics. Aula Maxima, UCC, Cork.
Godfrey, John (2014) hand tinted [World Premiere], for Quiet Music Ensemble and pre-recorded electronics. Aula Maxima, UCC, Cork. Compositions (Music) [Details]
(2013)Spectral environment (without title) [Radio Broadcast]. Extract. Guided improvised sonic environment using a specifically created software instrument. Performed at Sonic Vigil 6 (Cork), broadcast on RTÉ lyric fm, NOVA programme.
Godfrey, John (2013) Spectral environment (without title) [Radio Broadcast]. Extract. Guided improvised sonic environment using a specifically created software instrument. Performed at Sonic Vigil 6 (Cork), broadcast on RTÉ lyric fm, NOVA programme. Compositions (Music) [Details]
(2015)hand tinted [World Premiere CD recording], for Quiet Music Ensemble and pre-recorded electronics. CD “The Mysteries Beyond Matter”, Farpoint Recordings.
Godfrey, John (2015) hand tinted [World Premiere CD recording], for Quiet Music Ensemble and pre-recorded electronics. CD “The Mysteries Beyond Matter”, Farpoint Recordings. Compositions (Music) [Details]
(2013)Hand-Tinting Study 2. Graphic and text score, for realisation with any sound-producing equipment in any sonically active environment. Premiered Hunter’s Moon Festival, Ireland.
Godfrey, John (2013) Hand-Tinting Study 2. Graphic and text score, for realisation with any sound-producing equipment in any sonically active environment. Premiered Hunter’s Moon Festival, Ireland. Compositions (Music) [Details]
(2012)QME Piece 1 [World Premiere]. Collaborative composition by myself, Roddy O’Keeffe and Alexis Nealon. Premiered Sonic Vigil 7, St. Anne’s Church, Shandon, Cork.
Godfrey, John; O'Keeffe, Roddy; Nealon, Alexis (2012) QME Piece 1 [World Premiere]. Collaborative composition by myself, Roddy O’Keeffe and Alexis Nealon. Premiered Sonic Vigil 7, St. Anne’s Church, Shandon, Cork. Compositions (Music) [Details]
(2013)Installation (without title), in collaboration with Maximillian Le Cain, videographer. Audio and multi-video installation for SeeSound 2013, Cork Film Centre Gallery.
Godfrey, John (2013) Installation (without title), in collaboration with Maximillian Le Cain, videographer. Audio and multi-video installation for SeeSound 2013, Cork Film Centre Gallery. Compositions (Music) [Details]
(2013)Hand-Tinting Study. For pre-recorded soundscapes and additional electronics. Premiere at Ireland’s national ‘Culture Night’ at the Contemporary Music Centre, Dublin.
Godfrey, John (2013) Hand-Tinting Study. For pre-recorded soundscapes and additional electronics. Premiere at Ireland’s national ‘Culture Night’ at the Contemporary Music Centre, Dublin. Compositions (Music) [Details]
(2013)Spectral environment (without title) [Limited edition vinyl release]. Guided improvised sonic environment using a specifically created software instrument, performed at Sonic Vigil 6, Cork. “Sonic Vigil 6” Vinyl LP, Farpoint Recordings.
Godfrey, John (2013) Spectral environment (without title) [Limited edition vinyl release]. Guided improvised sonic environment using a specifically created software instrument, performed at Sonic Vigil 6, Cork. “Sonic Vigil 6” Vinyl LP, Farpoint Recordings. Compositions (Music) [Details]
(2012)Electronic score (without title) [World Premiere], for a film by Maximillian Le Cain. This was a collaborative project for SeeSound 2012, The Guesthouse, Cork.
Godfrey, John (2012) Electronic score (without title) [World Premiere], for a film by Maximillian Le Cain. This was a collaborative project for SeeSound 2012, The Guesthouse, Cork. Compositions (Music) [Details]
(2012)New spectral environment (without title) [World Premiere]. Guided improvised sonic environment using a specifically created software instrument and amplified cushion. Keynote Performer, “Noise, bytes, bits: states of sound”, Irish Sound Science and Technology Association Convocation, Cork.
Godfrey, John (2012) New spectral environment (without title) [World Premiere]. Guided improvised sonic environment using a specifically created software instrument and amplified cushion. Keynote Performer, “Noise, bytes, bits: states of sound”, Irish Sound Science and Technology Association Convocation, Cork. Compositions (Music) [Details]
(2010)“Aria 51” [Performance] at Bright Vision, Crash Ensemble, Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair, New Jersey, USA.
Godfrey, John (2010) “Aria 51” [Performance] at Bright Vision, Crash Ensemble, Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair, New Jersey, USA. Compositions (Music) [Details]
(2009)“Strapped” (2008) [Performance] Spatially-distributed electronics. Quiet Music Ensemble at Dublin Electronic Arts Festival.
Godfrey, John (2009) “Strapped” (2008) [Performance] Spatially-distributed electronics. Quiet Music Ensemble at Dublin Electronic Arts Festival. Compositions (Music) [Details]
(2010)“The Abstract Despotisms of Calculus” 2008. Ensemble and spatially-distributed electronics. 6 performances, Stranger Folk, Crash Ensemble, Irish national tour.
Godfrey, John (2010) “The Abstract Despotisms of Calculus” 2008. Ensemble and spatially-distributed electronics. 6 performances, Stranger Folk, Crash Ensemble, Irish national tour. Compositions (Music) [Details]
(2011)“Washing Yourself With Food” [World Premiere]. Multiple-source spectral environment with guided instrumental improvisation. Quiet Music Ensemble and guests, Hilltown Festival of New Music, Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath, Ireland.
Godfrey, John (2011) “Washing Yourself With Food” [World Premiere]. Multiple-source spectral environment with guided instrumental improvisation. Quiet Music Ensemble and guests, Hilltown Festival of New Music, Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath, Ireland. Compositions (Music) [Details]
(2011)New spectral environment (without title) [World Premiere]. Guided improvised sonic environment using a specifically created software instrument, Sonic Vigil 6, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork.
Godfrey, John (2011) New spectral environment (without title) [World Premiere]. Guided improvised sonic environment using a specifically created software instrument, Sonic Vigil 6, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork. Compositions (Music) [Details]
(2010)“Precession/track” 2010 [World Premiere]. Live electronic Spectral environment with video by Collette Nolan, ‘SeeSound: An Evening of Film and Sound’, The Guesthouse, Cork, Ireland.
Godfrey, John (2010) “Precession/track” 2010 [World Premiere]. Live electronic Spectral environment with video by Collette Nolan, ‘SeeSound: An Evening of Film and Sound’, The Guesthouse, Cork, Ireland. Compositions (Music) [Details]
(2009)“Abstract Despotisms of Calculus” (2008) [Radio Broadcast], Ensemble and spatially-distributed electronics, Crash Ensemble, Lyric FM, Ireland.
Godfrey, John (2009) “Abstract Despotisms of Calculus” (2008) [Radio Broadcast], Ensemble and spatially-distributed electronics, Crash Ensemble, Lyric FM, Ireland. Compositions (Music) [Details]
(2008)“The Abstract Despotisms of Calculus (2008)” 2008 [World Premiere Performance] Ensemble and spatially- distributed electronics. Commissioned by the Crash Ensemble, performed by them at “FREE STATE III”, The O'Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College, Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1, Ireland.
Godfrey, John (2008) “The Abstract Despotisms of Calculus (2008)” 2008 [World Premiere Performance] Ensemble and spatially- distributed electronics. Commissioned by the Crash Ensemble, performed by them at “FREE STATE III”, The O'Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College, Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1, Ireland. Compositions (Music) [Details]
(2008)“Strapped” (2008)” 2008 [World Premier Performance] Spatially-distributed electronics. The Quiet Music Festival, Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland.
Godfrey, John (2008) “Strapped” (2008)” 2008 [World Premier Performance] Spatially-distributed electronics. The Quiet Music Festival, Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland. Compositions (Music) [Details]
(2009)“Aria 51” [Radio Broadcast] on In Performance, Crash Ensemble at the Canberra International Music Festival, ABC radio, Australia.
Godfrey, John (2009) “Aria 51” [Radio Broadcast] on In Performance, Crash Ensemble at the Canberra International Music Festival, ABC radio, Australia. Compositions (Music) [Details]
(2009)“Strapped”, extract [CD Release], Quiet Music Ensemble, Cork SoundArt 2009 CD, curator Danny McCarthy, Cork.
Godfrey, John (2009) “Strapped”, extract [CD Release], Quiet Music Ensemble, Cork SoundArt 2009 CD, curator Danny McCarthy, Cork. Compositions (Music) [Details]
(2010)“Strapped”, extract [Radio Broadcast], RTÉ Lyric FM, Ireland.
Godfrey, John (2010) “Strapped”, extract [Radio Broadcast], RTÉ Lyric FM, Ireland. Compositions (Music) [Details]
(2012)“for MMM...” [World Premiere]. Trio for flute, violin, piano, commissioned by ‘MMM’ and premiered by them at “Circle of Friends vol. 4”, Suginami Kokaidou, Tokyo, Japan.
Godfrey, John (2012) “for MMM...” [World Premiere]. Trio for flute, violin, piano, commissioned by ‘MMM’ and premiered by them at “Circle of Friends vol. 4”, Suginami Kokaidou, Tokyo, Japan. Compositions (Music) [Details]
(2011)“Precession/track” [DVD release]. Spectral environment as a soundtrack for Collette Nolan’s film ‘Precession’, “SeeSound”, The Guesthouse Independent Release.
Godfrey, John (2011) “Precession/track” [DVD release]. Spectral environment as a soundtrack for Collette Nolan’s film ‘Precession’, “SeeSound”, The Guesthouse Independent Release. Compositions (Music) [Details]

Performances (Music)

YearPublication
(2015)Quiet Music Ensemble, CD release “The Mysteries Beyond Matter”. World premiere recordings of works written for the ensemble by David Toop, Alvin Lucier, Pauline Oliveros and John Godfrey. Farpoint Recordings. In production; due for release in January 2015.
Godfrey, John (2015) Quiet Music Ensemble, CD release “The Mysteries Beyond Matter”. World premiere recordings of works written for the ensemble by David Toop, Alvin Lucier, Pauline Oliveros and John Godfrey. Farpoint Recordings. In production; due for release in January 2015. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2013)Quiet Music Ensemble, World Premiere of Jennifer Walshe’s DORDÁN, commissioned by QME; for QME with pre-recorded electronics and video, closing event of Huddersfield Festival of Contemporary Music.
Godfrey, John (2013) Quiet Music Ensemble, World Premiere of Jennifer Walshe’s DORDÁN, commissioned by QME; for QME with pre-recorded electronics and video, closing event of Huddersfield Festival of Contemporary Music. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2014)Quiet Music Ensemble, World Premiere of Pauline Oliveros’ The Mystery Beyond Matter, commissioned by QME with funds made available by the Arts Council of Ireland; for QME with live electronics; live to air broadcast on NOVA, RTÉ lyric fm.
Godfrey, John (2014) Quiet Music Ensemble, World Premiere of Pauline Oliveros’ The Mystery Beyond Matter, commissioned by QME with funds made available by the Arts Council of Ireland; for QME with live electronics; live to air broadcast on NOVA, RTÉ lyric fm. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2014)Crash Ensemble ‘ConTempo Quartet & Crash Ensemble’. Incl. irish premiere Torvund Neon Forest Space. Courthouse, Galway, Ireland.
Godfrey, John (2014) Crash Ensemble ‘ConTempo Quartet & Crash Ensemble’. Incl. irish premiere Torvund Neon Forest Space. Courthouse, Galway, Ireland. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2014)Crash Ensemble, Cork Opera House. World Premieres of new works by Niall Vallely and David Flynn, based on Irish Traditional music and Congolese Soukous respectively, plus Gordon ‘Dry’, Muhly ‘Drones, Variations, Ornaments’. Cork Opera House, Cork.
Godfrey, John (2014) Crash Ensemble, Cork Opera House. World Premieres of new works by Niall Vallely and David Flynn, based on Irish Traditional music and Congolese Soukous respectively, plus Gordon ‘Dry’, Muhly ‘Drones, Variations, Ornaments’. Cork Opera House, Cork. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2013)Crash Ensemble, Kilkenny Arts Festival, with Dawn Upshaw. Included world premiere of new work by Michael Gordon, ‘Dry’.
Godfrey, John (2013) Crash Ensemble, Kilkenny Arts Festival, with Dawn Upshaw. Included world premiere of new work by Michael Gordon, ‘Dry’. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2013)Crash Ensemble, Princeton University, Princeton New Jersey, USA.
Godfrey, John (2013) Crash Ensemble, Princeton University, Princeton New Jersey, USA. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2013)Crash Ensemble, Kennedy Center, Washington DC, USA.
Godfrey, John (2013) Crash Ensemble, Kennedy Center, Washington DC, USA. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2014)Crash Ensemble, “A Crash Course in... The New York Hypnotic School”. incl. Irish premiere, Tom Johnson Counting Duets. The Dock, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim, Ireland.
Godfrey, John (2014) Crash Ensemble, “A Crash Course in... The New York Hypnotic School”. incl. Irish premiere, Tom Johnson Counting Duets. The Dock, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim, Ireland. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2014)Crash Ensemble, Double Portrait (Ligeti and Gordon), as part of New Music Dublin Festival, Engineering Library, National Concert Hall, Dublin.
Godfrey, John (2014) Crash Ensemble, Double Portrait (Ligeti and Gordon), as part of New Music Dublin Festival, Engineering Library, National Concert Hall, Dublin. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2014)Quiet Music Ensemble, World Premiere of Christopher Fox’s Qui/nt/et & John Godfrey’s Hand Tinted, plus Danny McCarthy ‘Listen, Listen Again, Listen Better’, George Brecht Drip Music. Aula Maxima, UCC, Cork.
Godfrey, John (2014) Quiet Music Ensemble, World Premiere of Christopher Fox’s Qui/nt/et & John Godfrey’s Hand Tinted, plus Danny McCarthy ‘Listen, Listen Again, Listen Better’, George Brecht Drip Music. Aula Maxima, UCC, Cork. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2013)Improvisation concert with Danny McCarthy and Karen Power, Skibbereen Co. Cork, Ireland.
Godfrey, John (2013) Improvisation concert with Danny McCarthy and Karen Power, Skibbereen Co. Cork, Ireland. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2013)Crash Ensemble, Carnegie Hall, New York, USA. As part of US Tour.
Godfrey, John (2013) Crash Ensemble, Carnegie Hall, New York, USA. As part of US Tour. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2013)Crash Ensemble, 'Europa', National Concert Hall Engineering Library, New Music Dublin Festival 2013. Supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and by New Music Dublin. www.newmusicdublin.ie. Works by Heiner Goebbels, Simon Steen-Anderson, Friedrich Haas, Michel can der Aa. As part of the New Music: New Audiences Europe-wide initiative, designed to share repertoire between countries and to develop audience for new music. www.newaud.eu.
Godfrey, John (2013) Crash Ensemble, 'Europa', National Concert Hall Engineering Library, New Music Dublin Festival 2013. Supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and by New Music Dublin. www.newmusicdublin.ie. Works by Heiner Goebbels, Simon Steen-Anderson, Friedrich Haas, Michel can der Aa. As part of the New Music: New Audiences Europe-wide initiative, designed to share repertoire between countries and to develop audience for new music. www.newaud.eu. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2012)Quiet Music Ensemble, headline act, Sonic Vigil 7. QME premiered 8 works by early-stage career composers, the result of a ‘call for scores’ earlier in the year, and took part in a large-scale improvisation with Strange Attractor. St. Anne’s Church, Shandon, Cork.
Godfrey, John (2012) Quiet Music Ensemble, headline act, Sonic Vigil 7. QME premiered 8 works by early-stage career composers, the result of a ‘call for scores’ earlier in the year, and took part in a large-scale improvisation with Strange Attractor. St. Anne’s Church, Shandon, Cork. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2014)Crash Ensemble ‘Session 1 - Barbican Presents “Explorations: The Sound of Nonesuch Records” Marathon Weekend’. Part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of Nonesuch Records at The Barbican. Programme included my arrangement of Rzewski’s Coming Together. LSO St. Luke’s, London, UK.
Godfrey, John (2014) Crash Ensemble ‘Session 1 - Barbican Presents “Explorations: The Sound of Nonesuch Records” Marathon Weekend’. Part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of Nonesuch Records at The Barbican. Programme included my arrangement of Rzewski’s Coming Together. LSO St. Luke’s, London, UK. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2014)Crash Ensemble, Hans Abrahamsen ‘Schnee’ [Irish Premiere], as part of New Music Dublin Festival, Engineering Library, National Concert Hall, Dublin.
Godfrey, John (2014) Crash Ensemble, Hans Abrahamsen ‘Schnee’ [Irish Premiere], as part of New Music Dublin Festival, Engineering Library, National Concert Hall, Dublin. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2013)Crash Ensemble, ‘Nordic’, National Concert Hall, Dublin Ireland.
Godfrey, John (2013) Crash Ensemble, ‘Nordic’, National Concert Hall, Dublin Ireland. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2014)Crash Ensemble ‘Session 4 - Barbican Presents “Explorations: The Sound of Nonesuch Records” Marathon Weekend’, with Iarla O'Lionáird, Kronos Quartet, Sam Amidon, Natalie Merchant, Rhiannon Giddens and Olivia Chaney. Milton Court Concert Hall, London UK.
Godfrey, John (2014) Crash Ensemble ‘Session 4 - Barbican Presents “Explorations: The Sound of Nonesuch Records” Marathon Weekend’, with Iarla O'Lionáird, Kronos Quartet, Sam Amidon, Natalie Merchant, Rhiannon Giddens and Olivia Chaney. Milton Court Concert Hall, London UK. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2012)Guest conductor with CoMA Limerick (‘Contemporary Music for All’, an organisation encouraging engagement with contemporary music through participation for amateurs), Hunt Museum, Limerick.
Godfrey, John (2012) Guest conductor with CoMA Limerick (‘Contemporary Music for All’, an organisation encouraging engagement with contemporary music through participation for amateurs), Hunt Museum, Limerick. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2012)Quiet Music Ensemble, ‘Call for Scores Workshop’: workshop with 8 composers, who had submitted works for QME’s call for scores. Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, Dublin.
Godfrey, John (2012) Quiet Music Ensemble, ‘Call for Scores Workshop’: workshop with 8 composers, who had submitted works for QME’s call for scores. Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, Dublin. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2012)Crash Ensemble, ‘Thought’, a performance at Project Arts Centre, Dublin. Premiered new commission by Glenn Branca. Project Arts Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin.
Godfrey, John (2012) Crash Ensemble, ‘Thought’, a performance at Project Arts Centre, Dublin. Premiered new commission by Glenn Branca. Project Arts Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2012)Guest laptop performer, ‘Culture Night’, Contemporary Music Centre, Dublin. I performed the sonic environment from ISSTC.
Godfrey, John (2012) Guest laptop performer, ‘Culture Night’, Contemporary Music Centre, Dublin. I performed the sonic environment from ISSTC. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2012)Crash Ensemble, ensemble in residence at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. ‘Donnacha Dennehy Portrait’, St. Paul’s Hall, 16 Nov; ‘American Originals’, Bates Mill, 18 Nov; ‘Irish Mavericks’, Bates Mill.
Godfrey, John (2012) Crash Ensemble, ensemble in residence at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. ‘Donnacha Dennehy Portrait’, St. Paul’s Hall, 16 Nov; ‘American Originals’, Bates Mill, 18 Nov; ‘Irish Mavericks’, Bates Mill. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2012)Quiet Music Ensemble, ensemble-in-residence, ‘Culture Night’, Contemporary Music Centre, Dublin. Premiere of 5 works written especially for the event, plus improvisations.
Godfrey, John (2012) Quiet Music Ensemble, ensemble-in-residence, ‘Culture Night’, Contemporary Music Centre, Dublin. Premiere of 5 works written especially for the event, plus improvisations. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2012)Guest pianist, ‘An Evening with Bill Whelan & Friends’, Station House Theatre, Clifden, Co. Galway.
Godfrey, John (2012) Guest pianist, ‘An Evening with Bill Whelan & Friends’, Station House Theatre, Clifden, Co. Galway. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2012)Crash Ensemble, “Free State 7”, concert performance, National Concert Hall Main Auditorium, Dublin.
Godfrey, John (2012) Crash Ensemble, “Free State 7”, concert performance, National Concert Hall Main Auditorium, Dublin. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2012)Free improvisation concert with Jesse Ronneau and Jeff Weeter, “Stet Lab” at The Roundy, Cork.
Godfrey, John (2012) Free improvisation concert with Jesse Ronneau and Jeff Weeter, “Stet Lab” at The Roundy, Cork. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2011)Crash Ensemble, “Young Americans”, concert performance, Liberty Hall, Dublin.
Godfrey, John (2011) Crash Ensemble, “Young Americans”, concert performance, Liberty Hall, Dublin. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2011)Quiet Music Ensemble, concert performance, ‘Kaleidoscope’, Odessa Club, Dublin.
Godfrey, John (2011) Quiet Music Ensemble, concert performance, ‘Kaleidoscope’, Odessa Club, Dublin. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2011)Guest performer, guided improvised sonic environment, with an especially created laptop instrument, Sonic Vigil 6, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork.
Godfrey, John (2011) Guest performer, guided improvised sonic environment, with an especially created laptop instrument, Sonic Vigil 6, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2011)Performance with Crash Ensemble, Iarla O’Lionaird and Gavin Friday, “The Reich Effect” Festival, Cork, Ireland.
Godfrey, John (2011) Performance with Crash Ensemble, Iarla O’Lionaird and Gavin Friday, “The Reich Effect” Festival, Cork, Ireland. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2012)Crash Ensemble, “The Music of Bill Whelan”, concert performance with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and others, National Concert Hall Main Auditorium, Dublin.
Godfrey, John (2012) Crash Ensemble, “The Music of Bill Whelan”, concert performance with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and others, National Concert Hall Main Auditorium, Dublin. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2011)Improvisation with Quiet Club, “The Reich Effect” Festival, Cork, Ireland.
Godfrey, John (2011) Improvisation with Quiet Club, “The Reich Effect” Festival, Cork, Ireland. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2011)Quiet Music Ensemble, Contemporary Music Centre “New music::new Ireland Salon” series, concert performance, National Concert Hall Kevin Barry Room.
Godfrey, John (2011) Quiet Music Ensemble, Contemporary Music Centre “New music::new Ireland Salon” series, concert performance, National Concert Hall Kevin Barry Room. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2012)Quiet Music Ensemble, “What We Love”, a concert of works by John Cage in collaboration with David Toop, Strange Attractor, Barbara Lüneberg, Kirkos; I was curator and performer. Hilltown Festival of New Music, Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath, Ireland.
Godfrey, John (2012) Quiet Music Ensemble, “What We Love”, a concert of works by John Cage in collaboration with David Toop, Strange Attractor, Barbara Lüneberg, Kirkos; I was curator and performer. Hilltown Festival of New Music, Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath, Ireland. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2012)Crash Ensemble, concert performance, Galway Arts Festival 2012, St. Nicholas Church, Galway.
Godfrey, John (2012) Crash Ensemble, concert performance, Galway Arts Festival 2012, St. Nicholas Church, Galway. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2012)Crash Ensemble, Launch of Music Composition Centre TCD, concert performance, Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College Dublin.
Godfrey, John (2012) Crash Ensemble, Launch of Music Composition Centre TCD, concert performance, Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College Dublin. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2012)Quiet Music Ensemble, “Inlets”, lunch-time performance with Quiet Club of 3 works by Cage. Glucksman Gallery, UCC, Cork.
Godfrey, John (2012) Quiet Music Ensemble, “Inlets”, lunch-time performance with Quiet Club of 3 works by Cage. Glucksman Gallery, UCC, Cork. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2012)Quiet Music Ensemble, “Child of Tree”, 4-hour performance event for the Cage centenary, presented in association with RTÉ lyric FM and Triskel Arts Centre, and in collaboration with c. 30 musicians. Late works by John Cage; I was curator and performer. Triskel Arts Centre, Cork. See quietmusicensemble.com for details.
Godfrey, John (2012) Quiet Music Ensemble, “Child of Tree”, 4-hour performance event for the Cage centenary, presented in association with RTÉ lyric FM and Triskel Arts Centre, and in collaboration with c. 30 musicians. Late works by John Cage; I was curator and performer. Triskel Arts Centre, Cork. See quietmusicensemble.com for details. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2010)Performance, pianist with Irish National Chamber Choir cond. Paul Hillier, Dublin Castle and Ballyhaunis Mayo.
Godfrey, John (2010) Performance, pianist with Irish National Chamber Choir cond. Paul Hillier, Dublin Castle and Ballyhaunis Mayo. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2011)Donnacha Dennehy Grá agus Bás [CD Release], Crash Ensemble, Nonesuch.
Godfrey, John (2011) Donnacha Dennehy Grá agus Bás [CD Release], Crash Ensemble, Nonesuch. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2011)Gerald Barry “The Intelligence Park”, concert performance, Crash Ensemble, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.
Godfrey, John (2011) Gerald Barry “The Intelligence Park”, concert performance, Crash Ensemble, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2011)Duo improvisation with Pauline Oliveros (via Skype), National Sculpture Factory’s ‘Just Listen’ festival, Stack Theatre, Cork School of Music, Cork.
Godfrey, John (2011) Duo improvisation with Pauline Oliveros (via Skype), National Sculpture Factory’s ‘Just Listen’ festival, Stack Theatre, Cork School of Music, Cork. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2011)David Toop “FLAT TIME/sounding”, performance with David Toop and Quiet Club, National Sculpture Factory’s ‘Just Listen’ festival, Stack Theatre, Cork School of Music, Cork.
Godfrey, John (2011) David Toop “FLAT TIME/sounding”, performance with David Toop and Quiet Club, National Sculpture Factory’s ‘Just Listen’ festival, Stack Theatre, Cork School of Music, Cork. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2010)Performance, improvisation with the Quiet Club, Karen Power & Jeffrey Weeter, 'Engage' Festival, Cork Culture Night, Bandon Co. Cork Ireland.
Godfrey, John (2010) Performance, improvisation with the Quiet Club, Karen Power & Jeffrey Weeter, 'Engage' Festival, Cork Culture Night, Bandon Co. Cork Ireland. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2010)Double Track (Andriessen), Crash Ensemble with dancers, Dublin Dance Festival, Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin, 4 nights.
Godfrey, John (2010) Double Track (Andriessen), Crash Ensemble with dancers, Dublin Dance Festival, Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin, 4 nights. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2010)Bright Vision, Crash Ensemble, Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair, New Jersey, USA.
Godfrey, John (2010) Bright Vision, Crash Ensemble, Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair, New Jersey, USA. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2010)Strange Folk, Crash Ensemble, Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair, New Jersey, USA.
Godfrey, John (2010) Strange Folk, Crash Ensemble, Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair, New Jersey, USA. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2011)Quiet Music Ensemble at “Nights of New Music”, concert performance. Invited performance for the Irish Composers’ Collective with pre-concert talk. Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, Dublin.
Godfrey, John (2011) Quiet Music Ensemble at “Nights of New Music”, concert performance. Invited performance for the Irish Composers’ Collective with pre-concert talk. Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, Dublin. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2011)Free State VI, Crash Ensemble, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.
Godfrey, John (2011) Free State VI, Crash Ensemble, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2010)Partially improvised sound environment, realised using self-programmed software instrument, to the film ‘Precession’ by Colette Nolan, “Seesound”, Cork Film Festival, The Guesthouse, Cork.
Godfrey, John (2010) Partially improvised sound environment, realised using self-programmed software instrument, to the film ‘Precession’ by Colette Nolan, “Seesound”, Cork Film Festival, The Guesthouse, Cork. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2010)That the Night Come, Crash Ensemble, Dawn Upshaw & Iarla Ó Lionaird, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.
Godfrey, John (2010) That the Night Come, Crash Ensemble, Dawn Upshaw & Iarla Ó Lionaird, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2010)Radio broadcast, various performances with Crash Ensemble, New Sounds with John Schaefer, WNYC, USA, July 2010. http://www.wnyc.org/shows/newsounds/2010/may/07/.
Godfrey, John (2010) Radio broadcast, various performances with Crash Ensemble, New Sounds with John Schaefer, WNYC, USA, July 2010. http://www.wnyc.org/shows/newsounds/2010/may/07/. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2010)Performance, Quiet Music Ensemble & David Toop, Sonic Vigil V, St. Finbarr's Cathedral, Cork.
Godfrey, John (2010) Performance, Quiet Music Ensemble & David Toop, Sonic Vigil V, St. Finbarr's Cathedral, Cork. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2010)Crash @ LPR, Crash Ensemble, Le Poisson Rouge, Bleecker St., New York, USA.
Godfrey, John (2010) Crash @ LPR, Crash Ensemble, Le Poisson Rouge, Bleecker St., New York, USA. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2010)Strange Folk, Crash Ensemble, Millennium Stage, Kennedy Centre, Washington DC, USA.
Godfrey, John (2010) Strange Folk, Crash Ensemble, Millennium Stage, Kennedy Centre, Washington DC, USA. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2011)Quiet Music Ensemble, concert performance, Hilltown Festival of New Music, Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath, Ireland.
Godfrey, John (2011) Quiet Music Ensemble, concert performance, Hilltown Festival of New Music, Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath, Ireland. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2011)Improvisation with Quiet Club, ‘Strange Attractor’ series, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork.
Godfrey, John (2011) Improvisation with Quiet Club, ‘Strange Attractor’ series, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2011)Performance, improvisation as guest of ‘Stet Lab’ with miscellaneous musicians, The Roundy, Cork.
Godfrey, John (2011) Performance, improvisation as guest of ‘Stet Lab’ with miscellaneous musicians, The Roundy, Cork. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2010)Stranger Folk, performances, Crash Ensemble, Irish national tour, 7 dates in December 2010.
Godfrey, John (2010) Stranger Folk, performances, Crash Ensemble, Irish national tour, 7 dates in December 2010. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2010)Radio Broadcast (live), performances of improvisations and Toop's night leaves breathing, “Nova”, RTÉ lyric FM, Ireland.
Godfrey, John (2010) Radio Broadcast (live), performances of improvisations and Toop's night leaves breathing, “Nova”, RTÉ lyric FM, Ireland. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2010)CD Recording, Crash Ensemble and Dawn Upshaw, Nonesuch Records, Windmill Studios, Dublin.
Godfrey, John (2010) CD Recording, Crash Ensemble and Dawn Upshaw, Nonesuch Records, Windmill Studios, Dublin. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2010)Performances, improvisations with the Quiet Club, Iarla O Lionaird and Trasna, Irish and Australian Pavilions, Expo 2010 and elsewhere, Shanghai China.
Godfrey, John (2010) Performances, improvisations with the Quiet Club, Iarla O Lionaird and Trasna, Irish and Australian Pavilions, Expo 2010 and elsewhere, Shanghai China. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2011)Improvisation with Quiet Club, The Guesthouse, Cork.
Godfrey, John (2011) Improvisation with Quiet Club, The Guesthouse, Cork. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2011)Improvisation with Quiet Club and Karen Power, Abbeystrewry Church, Skibbereen Arts Festival, Ireland.
Godfrey, John (2011) Improvisation with Quiet Club and Karen Power, Abbeystrewry Church, Skibbereen Arts Festival, Ireland. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2008)14th Música Viva 2008 Festival, Crash Ensemble, Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisboa, Portugal.
Godfrey, John (2008) 14th Música Viva 2008 Festival, Crash Ensemble, Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisboa, Portugal. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2008)Cork Culture Night, with Quiet Club, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork.
Godfrey, John (2008) Cork Culture Night, with Quiet Club, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2009)Performance (improvisation) with Dr. Jesse Ronneau, The Guesthouse, Cork, March 2009. http:// www.theguesthouse.ie/index.php?/projects/past-/#mathiasleo.
Godfrey, John (2009) Performance (improvisation) with Dr. Jesse Ronneau, The Guesthouse, Cork, March 2009. http:// www.theguesthouse.ie/index.php?/projects/past-/#mathiasleo. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2009)Free State: Kevin Volans, Crash Ensemble, Project Arts Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin.
Godfrey, John (2009) Free State: Kevin Volans, Crash Ensemble, Project Arts Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2009)Double Portrait: Lang and Andriessen, Crash Ensemble, Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin.
Godfrey, John (2009) Double Portrait: Lang and Andriessen, Crash Ensemble, Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2009)Public talk and performance with The Quiet Club (improvisation), Cork Culture Night, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork.
Godfrey, John (2009) Public talk and performance with The Quiet Club (improvisation), Cork Culture Night, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2009)Minimal, Crash Ensemble at Dublin Electronic Arts Festival, SS Michael and St. John, Temple Bar, Dublin.
Godfrey, John (2009) Minimal, Crash Ensemble at Dublin Electronic Arts Festival, SS Michael and St. John, Temple Bar, Dublin. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2009)Roger Doyle @ 60, Crash Ensemble at Dublin Electronic Arts Festival, Project Arts Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin.
Godfrey, John (2009) Roger Doyle @ 60, Crash Ensemble at Dublin Electronic Arts Festival, Project Arts Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2010)Ciúin, Music for Haiti, Quiet Music Ensemble (solo and with Iarla Ó Lionáird), Glucksman Gallery, UCC, Cork.
Godfrey, John (2010) Ciúin, Music for Haiti, Quiet Music Ensemble (solo and with Iarla Ó Lionáird), Glucksman Gallery, UCC, Cork. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2010)Free State V, Crash Ensemble, Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin.
Godfrey, John (2010) Free State V, Crash Ensemble, Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2009)Performance with Cork Sound Artists (improvisation), Triskel Arts Centre, Caroline St., Cork.
Godfrey, John (2009) Performance with Cork Sound Artists (improvisation), Triskel Arts Centre, Caroline St., Cork. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2009)Lo Spazio Inverso, Crash Ensemble, 12 Henrietta St. Dublin.
Godfrey, John (2009) Lo Spazio Inverso, Crash Ensemble, 12 Henrietta St. Dublin. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2009)GAS - an Opera in Progress, Siren Productions and Crash Ensemble, The Ark, Temple Bar, Dublin, part of the ‘Dublin Theatre Festival IN DEVELOPMENT Programme’.
Godfrey, John (2009) GAS - an Opera in Progress, Siren Productions and Crash Ensemble, The Ark, Temple Bar, Dublin, part of the ‘Dublin Theatre Festival IN DEVELOPMENT Programme’. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2009)Toop – Night Leaves Breathing, extract [CD Release], Quiet Music Ensemble, Dublin Electronic Arts Festival 2009 Promotional CD.
Godfrey, John (2009) Toop – Night Leaves Breathing, extract [CD Release], Quiet Music Ensemble, Dublin Electronic Arts Festival 2009 Promotional CD. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2009)Performance with The Quiet Club (improvisation), Sonic Vigil IV, Cork Artists’ Collective, St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral.
Godfrey, John (2009) Performance with The Quiet Club (improvisation), Sonic Vigil IV, Cork Artists’ Collective, St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2009)Kancheli – Exil [Irish Premiere Performance], freelance, West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Bantry, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Godfrey, John (2009) Kancheli – Exil [Irish Premiere Performance], freelance, West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Bantry, Co. Cork, Ireland. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2009)“In Performance”, Crash Ensemble at the Canberra International Music Festival, ABC radio, Australia.
Godfrey, John (2009) “In Performance”, Crash Ensemble at the Canberra International Music Festival, ABC radio, Australia. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2008)World View 1: UK, Crash Ensemble, the O'Reilly Theatre, Dublin.
Godfrey, John (2008) World View 1: UK, Crash Ensemble, the O'Reilly Theatre, Dublin. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2009)Quiet Music Ensemble with David Toop at Dublin Electronic Arts Festival - 5.5 hour marathon, including new and old experimental works. My roles: curator, director, performer, administrator, composer.
Godfrey, John (2009) Quiet Music Ensemble with David Toop at Dublin Electronic Arts Festival - 5.5 hour marathon, including new and old experimental works. My roles: curator, director, performer, administrator, composer. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2009)Toop – Night Leaves Breathing, extract [CD Release], Quiet Music Ensemble, Cork SoundArt 2009 CD, curator Danny McCarthy, Cork.
Godfrey, John (2009) Toop – Night Leaves Breathing, extract [CD Release], Quiet Music Ensemble, Cork SoundArt 2009 CD, curator Danny McCarthy, Cork. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2009)Performance with The Quiet Club, Sonic Vigil IV [CD Release], Cork.
Godfrey, John (2009) Performance with The Quiet Club, Sonic Vigil IV [CD Release], Cork. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2010)Quiet Music Ensemble with The Jitney Trio, improvised performance, The Roundy, Cork.
Godfrey, John (2010) Quiet Music Ensemble with The Jitney Trio, improvised performance, The Roundy, Cork. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2010)Performance at Stet Lab (improvisation concerts), The Roundy, Cork.
Godfrey, John (2010) Performance at Stet Lab (improvisation concerts), The Roundy, Cork. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2010)The Irish American, Crash Ensemble, King’s Place (Hall One), London, UK.
Godfrey, John (2010) The Irish American, Crash Ensemble, King’s Place (Hall One), London, UK. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2008)FREE STATE III, Crash Ensemble, the O'Reilly Theatre, Dublin.
Godfrey, John (2008) FREE STATE III, Crash Ensemble, the O'Reilly Theatre, Dublin. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2008)Sssh!, Quiet Music Ensemble, Glucksman Gallery, Cork, World premieres of especially commissioned works by Alvin Lucier, Pauline Oliveros, David Toop, Mark Applebaum, Juraj Koys, John Godfrey, Karen Power. My roles: curator, director, performer, composer.
Godfrey, John (2008) Sssh!, Quiet Music Ensemble, Glucksman Gallery, Cork, World premieres of especially commissioned works by Alvin Lucier, Pauline Oliveros, David Toop, Mark Applebaum, Juraj Koys, John Godfrey, Karen Power. My roles: curator, director, performer, composer. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2008)Crash Originals, Crash Ensemble, Vicar St., Dublin.
Godfrey, John (2008) Crash Originals, Crash Ensemble, Vicar St., Dublin. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2008)Electric Picnic, Crash Ensemble, Co. Laois.
Godfrey, John (2008) Electric Picnic, Crash Ensemble, Co. Laois. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2008)Canberra International Chamber Music Festival, Crash Ensemble, New Theatre, Canberra, Australia.
Godfrey, John (2008) Canberra International Chamber Music Festival, Crash Ensemble, New Theatre, Canberra, Australia. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2008)Sydney Conservatorium, Crash Ensemble, Recital Hall West, Sydney Conservatorium, Sydney, Australia.
Godfrey, John (2008) Sydney Conservatorium, Crash Ensemble, Recital Hall West, Sydney Conservatorium, Sydney, Australia. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2008)Quiet Evenings, with Quiet Club and David Toop, Quiet Music Festival, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork.
Godfrey, John (2008) Quiet Evenings, with Quiet Club and David Toop, Quiet Music Festival, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2008)RTE Living Music Festival 2008, Crash Ensemble, Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin. Multiple concerts.
Godfrey, John (2008) RTE Living Music Festival 2008, Crash Ensemble, Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin. Multiple concerts. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2008)Bang on a Can Marathon, Crash Ensemble, Winter Garden, New York, USA.
Godfrey, John (2008) Bang on a Can Marathon, Crash Ensemble, Winter Garden, New York, USA. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2008)Dublin Dance Festival presents Resist/Surrender, Crash Ensemble, The O'Reilly Theatre, Dublin.
Godfrey, John (2008) Dublin Dance Festival presents Resist/Surrender, Crash Ensemble, The O'Reilly Theatre, Dublin. Performances (Music) [Details]
(2008)Music of Phill Niblock, Crash Ensemble, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin.
Godfrey, John (2008) Music of Phill Niblock, Crash Ensemble, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin. Performances (Music) [Details]

Classical Works

YearPublication
(2007)Hermaphrodite.
Godfrey, John; (2007) Hermaphrodite. Classical Works [Details]
(2006)Quiet Club (2006).
Godfrey, John; (2006) Quiet Club (2006). Classical Works [Details]
(2006)Useless (2006).
Godfrey, John; (2006) Useless (2006). Classical Works [Details]
(2006)Turtle Soup (1984).
Godfrey, John and Mellish, Ian; (2006) Turtle Soup (1984). Classical Works [Details]
(2006)Two Pages (Philip Glass): arrangement (2006).
Godfrey, John; (2006) Two Pages (Philip Glass): arrangement (2006). Classical Works [Details]
(2005)Gallows Hill (2001).
Godfrey, John; (2005) Gallows Hill (2001). Classical Works [Details]
(2005)Call of the Carolina Parakeet (2005).
Godfrey, John; (2005) Call of the Carolina Parakeet (2005). Classical Works [Details]
(2005)In C (Terry Riley): arrangement (2005).
Godfrey, John; (2005) In C (Terry Riley): arrangement (2005). Classical Works [Details]
(2005)Music In Similar Motion (Glass): arrangement (2005).
Godfrey, John; (2005) Music In Similar Motion (Glass): arrangement (2005). Classical Works [Details]
(2005)Aria 51 (2001).
Godfrey, John; (2005) Aria 51 (2001). Classical Works [Details]
(2005)Narayana's Cows (Tom Johnson): arrangement (2005).
Godfrey, John; (2005) Narayana's Cows (Tom Johnson): arrangement (2005). Classical Works [Details]
(2004)70 (2004).
Godfrey, John; (2004) 70 (2004). Classical Works [Details]
(2004)The Spurious Sense of Immunity (2003).
Godfrey, John; (2004) The Spurious Sense of Immunity (2003). Classical Works [Details]
(2003)Aria 51.
Godfrey, John; (2003) Aria 51. Classical Works [Details]
(2003)The Spurious Sense of Immunity (2003).
Godfrey, John; (2003) The Spurious Sense of Immunity (2003). Classical Works [Details]
(2003)for David Adams (2003).
Godfrey, John; (2003) for David Adams (2003). Classical Works [Details]
(2003)Aria 51 (2002).
Godfrey, John; (2003) Aria 51 (2002). Classical Works [Details]
(2002)Aria 51 (2002).
Godfrey, John; (2002) Aria 51 (2002). Classical Works [Details]
(2001)Gallows Hill (2001).
Godfrey, John; (2001) Gallows Hill (2001). Classical Works [Details]
(2000)Metrum (Wagenaar): arrangement (1994).
Godfrey, John; (2000) Metrum (Wagenaar): arrangement (1994). Classical Works [Details]
(1999)Metrum (Diderik Wagenaar): arrangement (1994).
Godfrey, John; (1999) Metrum (Diderik Wagenaar): arrangement (1994). Classical Works [Details]
(1997)Shoulder to Shoulder (Steve Martland): arrangement (1992).
Godfrey, John; (1997) Shoulder to Shoulder (Steve Martland): arrangement (1992). Classical Works [Details]
(1997)Euthanasia and Garden Implements (1989).
Godfrey, John; (1997) Euthanasia and Garden Implements (1989). Classical Works [Details]
(1996)Differing Sobriety (1996).
Godfrey, John; (1996) Differing Sobriety (1996). Classical Works [Details]
(1996)SUSYWIMPS (1990).
Godfrey, John; (1996) SUSYWIMPS (1990). Classical Works [Details]
(1995)Apartment 608 (1995).
Godfrey, John; (1995) Apartment 608 (1995). Classical Works [Details]
(1994)Metrum (Wagenaar): arrangement (1994).
Godfrey, John; (1994) Metrum (Wagenaar): arrangement (1994). Classical Works [Details]
(1992)SUSY WIMPS (1990).
Godfrey, John; (1992) SUSY WIMPS (1990). Classical Works [Details]
(1991)Shoulder to Shoulder (Martland): arrangement (1991).
Godfrey, John; (1991) Shoulder to Shoulder (Martland): arrangement (1991). Classical Works [Details]
(1991)Euthanasia and Garden Implements (1989).
Godfrey, John; (1991) Euthanasia and Garden Implements (1989). Classical Works [Details]
(1990)String Quartet 1990 (1990).
Godfrey, John; (1990) String Quartet 1990 (1990). Classical Works [Details]
(1990)Euthanasia and Garden Implements (1989).
Godfrey, John; (1990) Euthanasia and Garden Implements (1989). Classical Works [Details]
(1989)Think Slow, Act Fast (Nyman): new ending (1989).
Godfrey, John; (1989) Think Slow, Act Fast (Nyman): new ending (1989). Classical Works [Details]
(1989)Euthanasia and Garden Implements (1989).
Godfrey, John; (1989) Euthanasia and Garden Implements (1989). Classical Works [Details]
(1989)Think Slow, Act Fast (Nyman): new ending.
Godfrey, John; (1989) Think Slow, Act Fast (Nyman): new ending. Classical Works [Details]
(1984)Peter and Roland (1984).
Godfrey, John and Mellish, Ian; (1984) Peter and Roland (1984). Classical Works [Details]

Guest Speaker

YearPublication
(2010)“Suggestive Phantasms”, with Franc Chamberlain. An interdisciplinary conversation on the idea of scores and scoring.
Godfrey, John; Chamberlain, Franc (2010) “Suggestive Phantasms”, with Franc Chamberlain. An interdisciplinary conversation on the idea of scores and scoring. Guest Speaker [Details]
(2010)A Celebration of the Life and Work of Aloys Fleischmann.
Godfrey, John (2010) A Celebration of the Life and Work of Aloys Fleischmann. Guest Speaker [Details]
(2010)Machine Musicians.
Godfrey, John (2010) Machine Musicians. Guest Speaker [Details]

Invited Lectures

YearPublication
(2004)Rhythm Junky: ‘virtual’ beat, texture and tuning in the recent music of Michael Gordon.
Godfrey, John (2004) Rhythm Junky: ‘virtual’ beat, texture and tuning in the recent music of Michael Gordon. Invited Lectures [Details]
(2012)A talk on my music.
Godfrey, John (2012) A talk on my music. Invited Lectures [Details]

Performances

YearPublication
(2007)Piano improvisation.
Godfrey, John; (2007) Piano improvisation. Performances [Details]
(2007)Musical Director, Crash Ensemble.
Godfrey, John; (2007) Musical Director, Crash Ensemble. Performances [Details]
(2007)Crash Ensemble.
Godfrey, John; (2007) Crash Ensemble. Performances [Details]
(2007)Crash Ensemble with Terry Riley.
Godfrey, John; (2007) Crash Ensemble with Terry Riley. Performances [Details]
(2007)Crash Ensemble.
Godfrey, John; (2007) Crash Ensemble. Performances [Details]
(2007)Branca 'Symphony No.13 (Hallucination City)'.
Godfrey, John; (2007) Branca 'Symphony No.13 (Hallucination City)'. Performances [Details]
(2006)John Godfrey (Piano).
Godfrey, John; (2006) John Godfrey (Piano). Performances [Details]
(2006)Musical Director, Crash Ensemble.
Godfrey, John; (2006) Musical Director, Crash Ensemble. Performances [Details]
(2006)Crash Ensemble with Steve Reich.
Godfrey, John; (2006) Crash Ensemble with Steve Reich. Performances [Details]
(2006)Crash Ensemble.
Godfrey, John; (2006) Crash Ensemble. Performances [Details]
(2006)Electric guitar improvisation.
Godfrey, John; (2006) Electric guitar improvisation. Performances [Details]
(2005)Crash Ensemble.
Godfrey, John; (2005) Crash Ensemble. Performances [Details]
(2005)Live vocal improvisation at inaugural Sonic Vigil.
John Godfrey et al; (2005) Live vocal improvisation at inaugural Sonic Vigil. Performances [Details]
(2005)Crash Ensemble with Gavin Bryars and Gavin Friday.
Godfrey, John; (2005) Crash Ensemble with Gavin Bryars and Gavin Friday. Performances [Details]
(2004)Artistic Director.
Godfrey, John; (2004) Artistic Director. Performances [Details]
(2004)Piano Improvisation.
Godfrey, John; (2004) Piano Improvisation. Performances [Details]
(2004)John Godfrey (Piano).
Godfrey, John; (2004) John Godfrey (Piano). Performances [Details]
(2004)Piano improvisation with cORKAstra.
Godfrey, John; (2004) Piano improvisation with cORKAstra. Performances [Details]
(2004)Crash Ensemble.
Godfrey, John; (2004) Crash Ensemble. Performances [Details]
(2003)Crash Ensemble.
Godfrey, John; (2003) Crash Ensemble. Performances [Details]
(2002)Crash Ensemble.
Godfrey, John; (2002) Crash Ensemble. Performances [Details]
(2000)Conductor: UCC Symphony Orchestra, Soloists.
Godfrey, John; (2000) Conductor: UCC Symphony Orchestra, Soloists. Performances [Details]
(2000)Crash Ensemble.
Godfrey, John; (2000) Crash Ensemble. Performances [Details]
(2000)Artistic Director.
Godfrey, John; (2000) Artistic Director. Performances [Details]
(2000)Crash Ensemble with Joanna MacGregor (Piano).
Godfrey, John; (2000) Crash Ensemble with Joanna MacGregor (Piano). Performances [Details]
(1999)Conductor: UCC Symphony Orchestra, Cork Symphony Orchestra, RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet & Helen Hassett (Soprano).
Godfrey, John; (1999) Conductor: UCC Symphony Orchestra, Cork Symphony Orchestra, RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet & Helen Hassett (Soprano). Performances [Details]
(1999)Conductor: UCC Choir, UCC Symphony Orchestra, Soloists.
Godfrey, John; (1999) Conductor: UCC Choir, UCC Symphony Orchestra, Soloists. Performances [Details]
(1999)Crash Ensemble.
Godfrey, John; (1999) Crash Ensemble. Performances [Details]
(1999)Conductor: UCC New Music Ensemble.
Godfrey, John; (1999) Conductor: UCC New Music Ensemble. Performances [Details]
(1998)John Godfrey (Piano).
Godfrey, John; (1998) John Godfrey (Piano). Performances [Details]
(1998)John Godfrey (Piano), Sharon Nye (Cello).
Godfrey, John; (1998) John Godfrey (Piano), Sharon Nye (Cello). Performances [Details]
(1998)Conductor: UCC Symphony Orchestra with Andrew Zolinsky (piano).
Godfrey, John; (1998) Conductor: UCC Symphony Orchestra with Andrew Zolinsky (piano). Performances [Details]
(1998)Crash Ensemble.
Godfrey, John; (1998) Crash Ensemble. Performances [Details]
(1997)Musical Director, Icebreaker.
Godfrey, John; (1997) Musical Director, Icebreaker. Performances [Details]
(1997)Crash Ensemble.
Godfrey, John; (1997) Crash Ensemble. Performances [Details]
(1997)Conductor: UCC Symphony Orchestra.
Godfrey, John; (1997) Conductor: UCC Symphony Orchestra. Performances [Details]
(1997)John Godfrey (Piano).
Godfrey, John; (1997) John Godfrey (Piano). Performances [Details]
(1996)Musical Director, Icebreaker.
Godfrey, John; (1996) Musical Director, Icebreaker. Performances [Details]
(1995)Musical Director, Icebreaker.
Godfrey, John; (1995) Musical Director, Icebreaker. Performances [Details]
(1994)John Godfrey (Piano).
Godfrey, John; (1994) John Godfrey (Piano). Performances [Details]
(1994)Musical Director, Icebreaker.
Godfrey, John; (1994) Musical Director, Icebreaker. Performances [Details]
(1993)Musical Director, Icebreaker.
Godfrey, John; (1993) Musical Director, Icebreaker. Performances [Details]
(1993)John Godfrey (Piano).
Godfrey, John; (1993) John Godfrey (Piano). Performances [Details]
(1992)Musical Director, Icebreaker.
Godfrey, John; (1992) Musical Director, Icebreaker. Performances [Details]
(1991)Musical Director, Icebreaker.
Godfrey, John; (1991) Musical Director, Icebreaker. Performances [Details]
(1990)Musical DIrector, Icebreaker.
Godfrey, John; (1990) Musical DIrector, Icebreaker. Performances [Details]
(1990)Musical Director, Icebreaker.
Godfrey, John; (1990) Musical Director, Icebreaker. Performances [Details]
(1989)Musical Director, Icebreaker.
Godfrey, John; (1989) Musical Director, Icebreaker. Performances [Details]
(1989)Icebreaker.
Godfrey, John; (1989) Icebreaker. Performances [Details]
(1989)Musical Director (Conductor).
Godfrey, John; (1989) Musical Director (Conductor). Performances [Details]

Books

YearPublication
(1999)Metrum (Wagenaar): arrangement [Performing Edition].
Godfrey, John; (1999) Metrum (Wagenaar): arrangement [Performing Edition]. : Donemus of Amsterdam. [Details]

Reviews

YearPublication
(2004)Big Noise Tour.
Godfrey, J (2004) Big Noise Tour. Reviews [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2011Projects Award, €10,300 Arts Council of Ireland
2012Music Commissions Award, €7500 Arts Council of Ireland
2008Music Commission, €5000 Arts Council of Ireland
2012Projects Award, €5190 Arts Council of Ireland
2006Artists' Bursary Award, €10,000 Arts Council of Ireland
2012Travel Award, €2000 Culture Ireland
2014Culture Ireland Travel Award, €1500 Culture Ireland
2014Arts Council Projects Award, €8128 Arts Council of Ireland
2013UCC Strategic Research Fund, €3500 University College Cork
2000Music Commission Award, IR£2500 Arts Council of Ireland
2012Music Network Recording Award, €7779 Music Network, Ireland
2013Arts Council Projects Award, €8505 Arts Council of Ireland
2008Projects Once Off Award, €45,000 Arts Council of Ireland
2009Music Network Touring Award, €7500 Music Network, Ireland
2013Travel Award, €1500 Culture Ireland
1995Music Commissions Award, IR£1750 Arts Council of Ireland
2014Arts Grant Award, €1,000 Cork County Council
2006Arts Council of Ireland Artist's Bursary

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland Promotion of contemporary Irish music01-JAN-98 / 30-DEC-99
Performing Rights Society (UK) Collection of royalties from performances of composer's works01-JAN-85 / 30-DEC-99
Mechanical Copyright Protection Society (UK) Collection of royalties from recordings of composer's works01-JAN-85 / 30-DEC-99

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2001)Rock, Rhythm and a Bad Attitude: New Music after the Hague School,
Godfrey, John; (2001) Rock, Rhythm and a Bad Attitude: New Music after the Hague School. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Rock, Rhythm and a Bad Attitude: New Music after the Hague School, . [Details]
(2004)Rhythm Junky: 'virtual' beat, texture and tuning in the recent music of Michael Gordon,
Godfrey, John; (2004) Rhythm Junky: 'virtual' beat, texture and tuning in the recent music of Michael Gordon. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Rhythm Junky: 'virtual' beat, texture and tuning in the recent music of Michael Gordon, . [Details]
(2005)Dublin International Conference on Music Analysis,
Godfrey, John (2005) A conference on Music Analysis techniques. [Chair Sessions at Symposia], Dublin International Conference on Music Analysis, University College Dublin , 05-MAY-05 - 05-MAY-05. [Details]
(2013)Composition as Research Symposium,
Godfrey, John (2013) A symposium to discuss assessment of Composition as a research output. [Keynote Speaker], Composition as Research Symposium, NUI Maynooth , 04-MAY-13 - 04-MAY-13. [Details]
(2012)Noise, bytes, bits: states of sound”, Irish Sound Science and Technology Association Convocation,
Godfrey, John (2012) The annual symposium of the Irish Sound Science and Technology Association. [Keynote Speaker], Noise, bytes, bits: states of sound”, Irish Sound Science and Technology Association Convocation, CIT Cork School of Music, Cork . [Details]
(2012)Cage Centenary Celebrations at RIAM,
Godfrey, John (2012) A day of papers and performances on the work of John Cage. [Keynote Speaker], Cage Centenary Celebrations at RIAM, Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin . [Details]
(2013)1913-The Art of Noises-2013,
Godfrey, John (2013) A one-day symposium on Futurist music (particularly Russolo’s) and its influences, co-organised with Dr. Paul Hegarty, author of Noise/Music, A History. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 1913-The Art of Noises-2013, Music Dept, UCC , 13-DEC-13 - 13-DEC-13. [Details]
(2008)Quiet Music Festival and Deep Listening Retreat,
Godfrey, John (2008) A 3-day festival of experimental music, and a 5-day Deep Listening Retreat based in Cork city. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Quiet Music Festival and Deep Listening Retreat, Music Department UCC, Triskel Arts Centre, Glucksman Gallery UCC, Cork , 30-JUN-08 - 06-JUL-08. [Details]
(2012)Cage Centenary celebrations: concerts and seminar,
Godfrey, John (2012) Two concerts and a day of seminars on John Cage. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Cage Centenary celebrations: concerts and seminar, Music Department and Glucksman Gallery UCC, and Triskel Arts Centre, Cork , 27-JAN-12 - 28-JAN-12. [Details]
(2006)Farther than we can hear: Simple Complexity/Complex Simplicity,
Godfrey, John; Iddon, Martin (2006) A One-Day Symposium on New Music: joint festival and conference. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Farther than we can hear: Simple Complexity/Complex Simplicity, Glucksman Gallery, UCC, Cork , 24-MAR-06 - 24-MAR-06. [Details]

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
National University of Ireland, Cork Lecturer01-OCT-92 / 30-DEC-99

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1980University of York B.A. Music
1989University of York M.Phil. Composition

Outreach Activities

 Description


2012

Guest conductor with CoMA Limerick (‘Contemporary Music for All’, an organisation encouraging engagement with contemporary music through participation for amateurs), Hunt Museum, Limerick



1998

Composition Tutor, Ennis Composition Summer School. Ennis, Ireland.



1997

Composition Tutor, Ennis Composition Summer School. Ennis, Ireland.



1999

Guest conductor, Cork Symphony Orchestra (the city’s amateur orchestra)




2008

Member of the Arts Council of Ireland Artist’s Bursary Panel



2000

Invited to sit on ‘Artform Focus Group’; artistic policy for Cork’s (successful) bid to become International City of Culture, 2005



1995

As Musical Director of Icebreaker: Ensemble in Residence, Dartington Hall Summer School of Music, Composition Course with Louis Andriessen


Other Activities

 Description

2010 June Feature on Philip Glass An interview and feature article about Glass for the Irish Examiner (national newspaper)

2002 “Ohrstöpsel Empfohlen” (Radio) Interview on Deutschlandfunk Radio concerning Icebreaker

2010 June Philip Glass in Cork A review of Glass’ appearance in Cork. Irish Examiner (national newspaper)

2012 November A short film from the Hilltown New Music Festival 2012 which took place in July An interview as part of a short documentary made by the Irish Contemporary Music Centre about the Hilltown Festival of New Music, 2012. www.cmc.ie/articles/article1994.html

2008 “Nova”, RTÉ Lyric FM (Radio) Interview with myself and Pauline Oliveros on Quiet Music Festival: http://www.rte.ie/lyricfm/nova/1210933.html

2012 January “Culture File”, RTÉ lyric FM (Radio) Interview about John Cage and the upcoming QME John Cage centenary event

2010 Jan “Nova”, RTÉ Lyric FM (Radio) Interview as composer and director of Quiet Music Ensemble

1999 Dec "Countdown” (RTÉ Radio) Guest on 'Countdown' radio series, presented by Michael Dervan, RTÉ, Ireland

2013 November QME Rehearses DORDÁN by Jenny Walshe A short promotional film to advertise Quiet Music Ensemble’s world premiere performance of Jenny Walshe’s piece DORDÁN, written for QME in 2013.

2010 October “Nova”, RTÉ Lyric FM (Radio) Entire programme devoted to a live broadcast with David Toop and my group Quiet Music Ensemble. I was interviewed about the group’s work.

2011 November New music::new Ireland Salon Quiet Music Ensemble: special concert for Ireland’s Contemporary Music Centre. Video extracts: http://cmc.ie/articles/article1977.html

2013 November Jennifer Walshe: Dordán An interview as part of a short film made by the Contemporary Music Centre, Dublin, on QME’s performance of Walshe’s DORDÁN. http://vimeo.com/79778323

2008 Nov “Free State”, CMC Webcast Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland, website. Preview/interview on Crash Ensemble’s “Free State”, in which my commission “The Abstract Despotisms of Calculus” was performed.

2012 January “Nova”, RTÉ lyric FM (Radio) Show about Quiet Music Ensemble’s John Cage centenary event, “Child of Tree”, at Triskel, Cork, January 28th 2012: http://www.rte.ie/radio/radioplayer/rteradiowebpage.html#type=radio&rii=16%3A3191551%3A2417%3A29%2D01%2D2012%3A

2008 July “Artzone”, RTÉ Lyric FM (Radio) Feature and Interviews on the Quiet Music Festival: http://www.rte.ie/lyricfm/arts/1217275.html

2004 Dec 26 “Two Sounds: Touching the Pulse: MacMahon and Kronos in Dublin”, RTE 2 (TV) Guest on RTE Television documentary about the collaboration between the Kronos Quartet and Irish Traditional accordionist Tony MacMahon, dir. Karen Rogerson

2008 Feb 22 and 24 “An Tuath Nua”, TG4 (TV) Guest performer/interviewee

Teaching Interests

Composition; Improvisation; Performance; Experimental Music; Music Technology

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2012Derek Foott NUI (UCC)PhDComposition Portfolio
2011Francis Heery NUI (UCC)PHDComposition Portfolio
2012Eva McMullen NUI (UCC)PHDColour and Space: Linguistic Lacunae in Analytical Language for Musical Texture
2011Dylan Rynhard NUI (UCC)PHDComposition Portfolio
2012Irene Buckley NUI (UCC)PHDComposition Portfolio
2008Ann Cleare NUI (UCC)MPHComposition Portfolio

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree TypePrimary
Doyle Timothy Masters Degree by ResearchYes
Ryan Conal Thomas Doctoral DegreeYes

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2015Praxis 1 MU6021Praxis 1
2015Praxis 2 MU6022Praxis 2
2015Noise MU6020Noise
2015Agora MU6023Agora
2015Experimentalism, Minimalism MU2009Experimentalism, Minimalism
2015Rhythm MU2025Rhythm
2015Portfolio MU6024Portfolio
2015Composing Interactive Music MU2024Composing Interactive Music
2015Composition Project MU3020Composition Project