Experimental new collaborations at Portico

What happens when you commission two amazing composers to work together and do something different for our organ?

D.O.M.E. by Xenia Pestova Bennett and Son Zept

As part of our Feel Good Festival 2024, we commissioned experimental composers Xenia Pestova Bennett and Son Zept aka Liam McCartan to create something new for our heritage organ. The result was D.O.M.E. or Dynamic Organ Multi-sensory Experience which featured compositions combining electronic soundscapes and live organ performance. Some extracts are available to view on our youtube channel @theporticoofards

The Feel Good Festival is supported by Ards and North Down Borough Council and National Lottery Good Causes through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.



Electronic music composition and narration: Xenia Pestova Bennett reading text by Georg Wilhelm Steller, “Journal of a Voyage with Bering, 1741-1742” translated by Margritt A. Engel and O. W. Frost

Improvised organ performance: Son Zept.