Glasshouse are a music ensemble in Dublin, Ireland.
We present performances of popular contemporary music in singular locations. We produce our own unique concerts, presenting musically exciting albums in their entirety.
Our first outing in 2016 was a performance of Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds’ second album ...and they have escaped the weight of darkness”. Sparse and subtle, we chose to bring it to life in the expansive space of Dublin’s Pepper Canister Church, accompanied by a minimalist visual design. We were thrilled to have the support of Ólafur Arnalds and the Embassy of Iceland in London for this very special event.
In February 2018 we presented our second project, a new arrangement of Sufjan Stevens’ 2005 concept album Illinois, a rip-roaring emotional rollercoaster through the US state. The Sugar Club held a captivated audience for the duration of the album and a selection of our favourite Sufjan tracks.
In December 2018, we brought Jóhann Jóhannsson’s Orphée to Dublin’s Unitarian Church. This concert included new work from Irish composers in response to Jóhannsson’s life and work.
Our current project is called Holocene: the music of Bon Iver, which saw us return to The Sugar Club in March 2019. We toured the concert in Summer 2019 and it features, among others, in our programme for the latter half of the year.