Curated by Mick O’Shea and Danny McCarthy
In association with Quiet Music Ensemble and St. Anne’s Church
24 November 2012, 3pm – 9pm
St. Anne’s Church, Shandon, Cork
For the seventh year running, The Guesthouse presents SONIC VIGIL, a marathon of new and improvised music, sound art, live electronics, installations and more.
SONIC VIGIL is curated by Cork-based artists Danny McCarthy and Mick O’Shea, who are internationally renowned both for their visual work and their ground-breaking sonic explorations as duo the Quiet Club. Their invited guests include prominent solos and collectives from the Republic, including Harry Moore, Katie O’Looney, Karen Power, Jesse Ronneau, Tony Langlois, Paul Hegarty and Anthony Kelly plus Gruenrekorder artist Tobias Schmitt (Frankfurt).
The Vigil features Ireland’s unique Experimental Music group, Quiet Music Ensemble, which will be giving world premieres of 8 new pieces by up and coming composers from Ireland, Scotland and the USA: Andrea Bonino, Francis Heery, Alexander Hunter, Donal Mac Erlaine, Rachel Ni Chuinn, Robin Parmar, Conal Ryan, Charlie Sdraulig.
Hosting the Vigil this year is St. Anne’s Church, Shandon, which is renowned as home of the ‘Shandon Bells’, the trademark sound of the city. The Vigil includes a brand new piece for the bells by composer/improviser David Stalling.
Cork City has one of Europe’s hottest improvisation scenes, and the Sonic Vigil is the climax of the year’s events. This is an event of extraordinary sounds, incredible diversity and cutting-edge creativity. There’s nothing else like it in Ireland!
Quiet Music Ensemble appears courtesy of funding from the Arts Council of Ireland. Tobias Schmitt is funded by the Goethe Institute.