Onur Türkmen & Yurodny Ensemble – Sailing to Byzantium
Sailing to Byzantium is a very special performance created especially for The Model on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of The Niland Collection. It is a major staged work by Turkish composer Onur Türkmen for the Irish Yurodny Ensemble. The piece focuses on parallels between the work of two great 20th Century writers – Irish poet William Butler Yeats and Turkish poet Ahmet Hasim. Born in different places during the same period of upheaval, both poets lived to witness their nation’s fight for independence. Featuring renowned musicians working in collaboration with award-winning lighting and set designer Sarah Jane Shiels.
Supported by The Arts Council.