La Cosa Preziosa

In Apnea

Some geographical locations are inextricably linked to our personal memories.  If such a sonic relationship was built over time, even years, and through multiple visits and experiences, then these locations can sometimes lose their unique identity as characteristics blur into a single ‘memory place’. This short soundscape is partly sound memory, part fiction.  It distills memories of play growing up as…

10 Amazing Things About HearSay 2014

1) The sudden realisation that the stranger who just bought you a pint is your favourite podcaster. 2) Knocking on any Kilfinane door to borrow a fork being perfectly acceptable behaviour. 3) The welcoming waft of hot breakfasts at Molly’s. 4) Getting blindfolded in the Library to taste Tayto crisps sandwiches. 5) The milky way, like a starry drape over your forest lodge. 6) Free beer.  In the church.…

Sound art as an imposition? Thoughts from ‘Listening for the City’ at The LAB

‘Beyond Noise and Silence: Listening for the City’ just concluded in Dublin: a two-part event focused on ‘exploring how the city’s sound environment might be used by artists, architects, and urban designers to activate experimental architectures, urban experiences, and new forms of public space‘.  It was a commendable move from Dublin City Council Arts Office to…

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Talk// LUAN Gallery Athlone

On Wednesday 3rd April I will be heading over to the beautiful LUAN Gallery in Athlone to present a public talk in connection with their current exhibition ‘A Very Grand Canal’, focused around artistic interpretations of the Irish Grand Canal.  The exhibition includes ‘Six Moorings and A Silent Thread‘, a six-part electroacoustic installation I developed…