TBG+S Studio Artist Joe Hanly introduces pianist and composer Xenia Pestova Bennett to perform music for toy piano at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios

For free. For everybody.

Come and hear Xenia Pestova Bennet perform works by Irish composers Ed Bennett, Sean Clancy, Ailís Ní Ríain, and see a new collaboration between Xenia and Joe Hanly.

A partnership between Joe Hanly and Xenia Pestova Bennett was established at an international residency at CCI Paris April, 2022. This creative collaboration explores possible intersections between their respective practices in visual art and music.

Xenia Pestova Bennett is a pianist and composer who has earned an international reputation as a leading proponent of uncompromising music. Her work spans a wide range of sound worlds, styles and genres from classical to contemporary art music, free improvisation, experimental electronica and avant-pop.

Joe Hanly is a painter and printmaker living in Dublin who has exhibited extensively throughout Ireland since early 1980s with exhibitions at such venues as Project Arts Centre, Limerick City Gallery, The RHA Gallagher Gallery, Butler Gallery Kilkenny, Model Arts Centre, Sligo, and Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. His work is included in many private and public collections.

This performance is brought to you with support from the Contemporary Music Centre.

Image description: A central image displays a landscape video still of Xenia Pestova Bennett playing a white miniature piano on stage. Xenia has short blond hair and wears a dark grey t-shirt, a light grey, long skirt and tan heeled shoes. The still is superimposed onto an original artwork by Joe Hanly. Joe’s image comprises a spiral vortex in the colours red, yellow and black. The marks of the vortex are made in a clockwise direction from the centre outwards suggestive of sound waves emanating out from the picture.