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3epkano are a Dublin based collective who are dedicated to producing original soundtracks for silent and avant-garde cinema. Founded in early 2004 by Matthew Nolan and Cameron Doyle, they have played numerous headline shows in both Ireland and the US to great critical acclaim. The group have also been commissioned to produce new music for such prestigious institutions as The National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin Fringe Festival, Film Society of Lincoln Centre and the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York. 2008 saw them take responsibility for curating the new alternative music strand at the year’s Kilkenny Arts Festival, a programme which included Mercury Rev, Spiritualized, Lisa Hannigan and Somadrone to name but a few. 2010 also saw them travel to New York to form the centrepiece of BAMcinematek’s tenth anniversary celebrations. They also performed at The National Gallery of Art in Washington DC to launch their winter 2011 film programme. The group’s most recent project involves collaboration with the acclaimed Irish singer Iarla O'Lionaird on a score for the German classic, Der Golem. 2015 will see them travel to Berlin, Paris, and New York to present new work.
Matthew Nolan, Cameron Doyle,
Lioba Petrie and James Mackin
"Full of urgent percussion and sweeping strings, [the performance] owes a great
deal to pioneering Montreal post-rockers Godspeed You Black Emperor…..the overall
effect was mesmerising."
Davin O’Dwyer - The Irish Times
"It’s very hard to describe, but for such a feather-light sound to mesmerise as it did
was one of the most fascinating concert experiences I’ve had."
Hillary White – State
"Conjuring an atmosphere not too far from Mogwai's signature dynamics, only with more
emphasis on melody and fewer concerted efforts to terrify the listener."
Tim Smyth - Hot Press