Sounds Like Art @ New Music Dublin
Sound art is a very direct way of engaging with art - you can appreciate it with your eyes closed. We have gathered together three of Ireland’s foremost sound artists to make new works for New Music Dublin and install it in individual spaces within the NCH for you to explore and experience.
“Wherever we are, what we hear is mostly noise. When we ignore it, it disturbs us. When we listen to it, we find it fascinating” John Cage, Composer & Music Theorist
SOUNDS LIKE ART can be experienced throughout the festival. Runs from 11am – 10pm.
Danny McCarthy is one of Ireland’s pioneers of performance art and sound art and he continues to be a leading exponent exhibiting and performing both in Ireland and abroad. His practice has long concerned itself with promoting the simple idea of listening. He is also a gatherer and scours car boot sales and second hand shops to find discarded objects that have been overlooked and underused. www.dannymccarthy.ie
Karen Power is an Irish composer, educator and improviser. Her current practice revolves around developing aural scores and parts as alternative ways of communication with performers. Her installation for SOUNDS LIKE ART includes a “Sound Choir”, which will perform at pre-determined points and times throughout each day of the festival. www.karenpower.ie
Jurgen Simpson is an Irish composer and director of the Centre for Computational Musicology and Computer Music at UL. His work is performed internationally and spans the areas of dance, electronic music, film, opera and installation art. He is creating a new work which will be exhibited for the first time as part of SOUNDS LIKE ART.
Published on 31 January 2018