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Maria Somerville - The Invisible World

Dublin, 18.01.19

With Maria Somerville

Irish avant-pop composer Maria Somerville gifts us a special hour long show entitled "The Invisible World", inspired by the words of poet John O'Donohue, featuring music from her Irish musical predecessors, as well as The Durutti Column, Suzanne Kraft, & John Maus.

The mix is inspired by an interview I heard with irish poet John O’ Donohue, he talks of growing up in the west coast of Ireland, theories on the passage of time and a “lifelong fascination with the inner landscape of our lives” and with what he called "the invisible world".

“The Irish poet, theologian, and philosopher insisted on beauty as a human calling. He had a very Celtic, lifelong fascination with the inner landscape of our lives and with what he called "the invisible world" that is constantly intertwining what we can know and see. This was one of the last interviews he gave before his unexpected death in 2008. But John O'Donohue's voice and writings continue to bring ancient mystical wisdom to modern confusions and longings.”

“He devoted himself full-time to meditating and writing on beauty, friendship, and how the visible and the invisible, the material and the spiritual, intertwine in human experience."