Jun. 29 : New York – Le Poisson Rouge – (Support Clarice Jensen)
Jul. 03 : Montreal – Montreal Jazz Festival – Gesu
Jul. 07 : LA – Masonic Lodge – (Support Bryan Senti)
The music video for Dustin O’Halloran’s “Spiritus Naturae Aeternus,” featuring the evocative dance and choreography of Fukiko Takase, serves as a poignant allegory for the cycle of life. The long, uninterrupted scenes uphold the dance’s integrity and allow the choreography to connect with the haunting melodies, the requiem-like cadence, and the profound themes of O’Halloran’s composition. The contrast between Iceland’s natural beauty and the desolate urban settings provides a transformative journey from organic to artificial environments. Within a bleak world, Takase’s dance becomes an expression of the enduring process of growth, renewal, and eventual decay – Markus Englmair
Directed by Markus Englmair
Choreography and Performance: Fukiko Takase
Producers: Erlendur Sveinsson, Kári Úlfsson
Costume Designer: Sigrún Jörgensen
Costume Assistant: Guðmundur Ragnarsson
Cinematography: Markus Englmair
1st AC: Hjálmar Þór Hjálmarsson
Production Company: Sensor.tv
Music Composed by Dustin O’Halloran, Bryan Senti
Shot in Iceland in December 2023.
Dustin O’Halloran is excited to release the first single, ‘Spiritus Naturae Aeternus’, from his upcoming album ‘1 0 0 1’. This first piece is a collaboration with his friend and composer/violinist Bryan Senti, and was recorded in Iceland with a choir and features the Budapest Art Orchestra. Stay tuned for more updates about the album coming out March 22nd. Find out more at https://dg.lnk.to/1001.
I’m performing throughout Europe this October and November, ooking forward to this next run of shows accompanied by Echo Collective on strings, hope to see you there!
* Support from Margaret Hermant
** Support from Nebno
*** with Alessandro Cortini, Lau Nau, Kaukolampi
Dustin performs two free shows in Italy this month, information for both are available on the live page.
June 18th, Opera Prima Festival, Rovigo, Italy
June 19th, Hana-bi, Ravenna, Italy (Solo piano show)
Featuring a score by Dustin, “A Spy Among Friends” is now streaming on itvx. An incredible true story brilliantly directed by Nick Murphy, featuring Guy Pearce, Damian Lewis and Anna Maxwell Martin.
Dustin recently spoke to Indiewire.com about the process of writing the score:
O’Halloran also deliberately avoided the language of prestige television, the soaring strings and mournful horns that give the viewer an overly simple answer to scenes of nuance and ambiguity. “I wanted it to sound modern,” O’Halloran told IndieWire, “in a way that you would feel like you were in it today and you didn’t feel like you were in a history piece.”
For the first time in years, Dustin O’Halloran will be on a solo tour around the EU and UK in October and November, with music from his ‘Silfur’ record and also some new material. Clarice Jensen will be performing as his special guest.
Directed by Clio Barnard, the series is based on the novel by Sarah Perry about a widow named Cora who moves from Victorian London to a small Essex village to follow a local superstition about a creature known as the Essex Serpent.
Dustin O’Halloran will be performing on March 26 at CCHA/cultuurcentrum in Hasselt, Belgium (alongside Shida Shahabi and Echo Collective), and on March 28 at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens, Greece.