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Beyond Silence: A Bell rings in an Empty Sky - a new book by Danny McCarthy



Farpoint Recordings and Crawford Art Gallery are delighted to announce the publication of Beyond Silence: A Bell rings in an Empty Sky by Danny McCarthy.

The book features full colour images detailing all of the installation works in the exhibition. There are newly commissioned texts by David Toop, Sarah Hayden, John Godfrey, Dawn Williams, Stephen Vitiello, Helen Frosi, Patrick Farmer, Bernard Clarke, Anthony Kelly, Paul Hegarty, Dr. EL Putnam and Cristín Leach, all in response to McCarthy’s exhibition at Crawford Art Gallery, Cork Ireland.

Beyond Silence: A Bell rings in an Empty Sky is a full colour, 140 page hardback book based on Danny McCarthy’s exhibition at the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland. The textured book cover features gold foil lettering. First edition of only 250 copies, available now from the Farpoint Recordings shop for only €20 while stocks last!

Copies are also available from the bookshop at the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland.




We would like to extend a special thanks to Dawn Williams, and all at the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork for their kind support and assistance with this project.




Danny McCarthy
Beyond Silence: A Bell rings in an Empty Sky
Book Launch
Crawford Art Gallery, Cork
1pm - 3pm, Admission free, all welcome




Farpoint Recordings and Crawford Art Gallery are delighted to announce the release and launch of Beyond Silence: A Bell rings in an Empty Sky, a full colour, linen bound hardback book based on McCarthy’s current exhibition at the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland.

The book features images from the exhibition and newly commissioned texts by David Toop, Sarah Hayden, John Godfrey, Dawn Williams, Stephen Vitiello, Helen Frosi, Patrick Farmer, Bernard Clarke, Anthony Kelly, Paul Hegarty, Dr. EL Putnam and Cristín Leach in response to the exhibition. Beyond Silence: A Bell rings in an Empty Sky is published in a first edition of 250.
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Join Danny and the newly formed The Cork Quiet Orchestra for an improvised performance on Saturday 8th July to launch this brand new publication. The performance will feature contributions from Danny McCarthy, Mick O’Shea, John Godfrey, Katie O’Looney, David Stalling, Karen Power and Irene Murphy.

Proceedings begin at 1pm at Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, we hope to see some of you there!
The book, published by Farpoint Recordings will be available at the launch for the special price of €20


Copies will be available soon in the Farpoint Recordings webshop and from the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork.

With thanks to Dawn William and all at the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork for their kind support






On An Island
Eimear Reidy Mick O’Shea, Irene Murphy and Bernadette Cronin
Heir Island
Island Cottage Gallery
Saturday, 8th July, 2.30 - 3.30pm


Ferry departs Cunnamore 2pm, Admission free


A site-responsive performance using sound, music, text and moving image. Featured performers include Bernadette Cronin - text and performance, Irene Murphy - moving image, Mick O’Shea - sound and Eimear Reidy - cello.


Farpoint Recordings and Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh are delighted to announce the release of Sirius Signals, a new CD by Rosa Arruti aka Nad Spiro



Sirius Signals is based on Rosa’s residency at Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh Co. Cork during March 2015 - “Waves and Signals - The Harbour as a Setting for Acoustic Transit”. Sonic fictions containing imaginary signal tones, transmission codes, wireless pulses and dreamed resonant routes in the fog…

The CD package contains six tracks including ‘Wireless Conquers Fog’, ‘ Heartbreak Pier’ and ‘Sparks and Clouds’. The artwork features a lovely full colour fold out card sleeve featuring notes by Rosa on the project. First edition is limited to only 300 and each copy is hand numbered.

The CD will be available from our webshop very soon. Please drop back for more details…



Coming soon, a new book project by Danny McCarthy -
Beyond Silence: A Bell rings in an Empty Sky




A full colour linen bound hardback book, featuring images from McCarthy’s current exhibition in the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland. The book features newly commissioned texts by David Toop, Sarah Hayden, John Godfrey, Dawn Williams, Anthony Kelly, Paul Hegarty, Dr. EL Putnam and Cristín Leach. The book is published in a first edition of 250.

Join Danny and the newly formed The Cork Quiet Orchestra who will perform on Saturday 8th July to launch this brand new publication. Proceedings begin at 12pm at Crawford Art Gallery, we hope to see some of you there.

More details to follow!






Tairlearach

from beyond the sea

  

Cork Harbour Festival, 3-11 June 2017
Tairlearach – From beyond the sea opens
Friday 2 June at 17:30 in the Cork City Hall, Atriumland, Cork, Ireland

The exhibition features: Ailbhe Ní Bhriain, Anthony Kelly & David Stalling, Carol Anne Connolly, Peadar Lamb, Deirdre McKenna, Elisa Feiritear, Jed Niezgoda, John Sunderland, Anthony Noel Kelly, Rory O’Toole, Sarah Lincoln.

Project curated curated by Dobz O’Brien & Harry Moore




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Coming soon from Farpoint Recordings - new releases from -

Rosa Arruti / The Quiet Club / Anthony Kelly and David Stalling / Mick O’Shea and Paul Hegarty / Farpoint Recordings - A Sampler / Danny McCarthy / Quiet Music Ensemble / The Sound We Are Now Volume 2 / / / / / / / /






A Sound Map of Dún Laoghaire
an ongoing project by Anthony Kelly and David Stalling features as part of the exhibition Tairlearach - from beyond the sea
  

Cork Harbour Festival, 3-11 June 2017
Cork City Hall, Cork, Ireland

This iteration of A Sound Map of Dún Laoghaire explores the theme of Tairlearach by focusing on recordings made at some of the harbour areas along the Dún Laoghaire coastline. These recordings are by Anthony Kelly and David Stalling and also by guest recordists Karen Power, Bryan Robson, Guillaume Beauron, Fergus Kelly and EL Putnam.

If you would like to hear more recordings from this project please visit:
www.dunlaoghairesoundmap.com




Record Store Day 22nd April 2017
Vinyl, record shop, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland




Don’t forget this coming Saturday is Record Store day!

You can pick up copies of some of our recent vinyl LP releases from the best little record shop in Dublin. Drop by Vinyl, 61 Upper George's Street, Dún Laoghaire and pick up a copy of Stephen Vitiello’s Dowsing long player or Sonic Vigil 6, a unique compilation of Irish and International artists pressed on blue vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve. A true collectors item pressed in a once off edition of 250 copies.

Vinyl opens from 11am to 6pm.



Phonica: Five

Estevo Creus & Keith Payne
Kate Ellis
Laura Hyland
Anthony Kelly & David Stalling
Robert Herbert McClean
Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir

Smock Alley Theatre
Exchange Street Lower, Dublin, Ireland Dublin 8
24th April 2017, 7.30 - 10pm



Phonica: Five features six exciting acts from Ireland, Spain and Iceland presenting a blend of songwriting and sound improvisation; poetry incorporating architecture and design; ‘musique concrète’; translation; poetry and audiovisual art; cello and electronics; and subversions of the expectations around spoken word performance.

Phonica is a primarily poetry and music series with an emphasis on multiformity and the experimental. Conceived, programmed and hosted since early 2016 by Christodoulos Makris and Olesya Zdorovetska, Phonica aims to explore compositional and performative ideas and to encourage a melting pot of audiences and artists from across artforms.
Admission: €6.00 / €4.00

Ahead of Phonica: Five you can listen to Olesya Zdorovetska, Anthony Kelly & David Stalling on Nova presented by Bernard Clarke, RTElyricfm, 8pm, 16th April


Sounding Space

Harry Moore - Anthony Kelly - David Stalling


Irish Architectural Archive, 45 Merrion Square, Dublin
Tuesday 28th March from 12.00 to 2pm
Free admission, all are welcome



A sonic performance by three artists responding to the current exhibition House and Home at Irish Architectural Archive, 45 Merrion Square, Dublin on Tuesday 28th March from 12.00 to 2pm. This is a durational performance and the audience are invited to enter and leave the space as they wish.

www.harrymoore.net
www.radiossilent.org
www.dunlaoghairesoundmap.com

www.iarc.ie




A Tribute to Jed Speare, Composer and Phonographer (1954-2016) by Christopher DeLaurenti in Soundscape Volume 15 Number 1, Sounds Emergent: Diverse Ecologies



Jed Speare and Strange Attractor at Studio SOTO, Boston, August 2012
Photograph by Doreen Kennedy

In his tribute to Jed Speare, featured in the Fall/Winter edition of Soundscape, Christopher DeLaurenti finds a phonographer & composer who ‘insisted on listening to the city, finding music in the matter and memory of urban spaces, from cable car barns to sewage treatment plants and everywhere in between.’

A Tribute to Jed Speare, Composer and Phonographer (1954-2016) by Christopher DeLaurenti features in the current issue of Soundscape Volume 15 Number 1, Sounds Emergent: Diverse Ecologies

You can download this issue of Soundscape from here:
http://wfae.net/journal.html





Quiet Music Ensemble perform a series of concerts during New Music Dublin, featuring the work of Pauline Oliveros, Karen Power, Yoko Ono and Cat Lam in The Studio room at the
National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland.





New Music Dublin: Quiet Music Ensemble
Saturday 4th March, 3.00pm, 4.00pm & 5.00pm
National Concert Hall
Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2, Ireland

Performances with visuals by Quiet Music Ensemble featuring pieces by composers Pauline Oliveros, Karen Power, Yoko Ono and Cat Lam.

3pm Yoko Ono - Secret Piece (Dublin Premiere) & Cat Lamb line/shadow (Dublin Premiere)
4pm Karen Power - Instruments of Ice (Dublin Premiere)
5pm Pauline Oliveros - The Mystery Beyond Matter

This is a free ticketed event, however, tickets are limited so early booking is advised.

Further information at
www.nch.ie



Look out for the Farpoint Recordings pop-up shop at this event, featuring limited edition CD’s by Quiet Music Ensemble, Karen Power and many more.




The Quiet Club + crOw tour 2017
GMIT Galway - 1st March
Ormston House, Limerick - 2nd March
UCC Aula Max, Fuaim - 3rd March
more dates to be announced




The Quiet Club + crOw

The Quiet Club is an internationally-acclaimed duo consisting of Danny McCarthy and Mick O’Shea, who use a range of analogue and digital electronic devices to produce sound art of great beauty and subtlety. crOw is an improvising duo incorporating saxophonist Cathal Roche and Ian Wilson on laptop, e-guitar and sound objects - this duo has a particular interest in spatializing sound and responding to acoustic and architectural properties of the spaces it performs in; audiences are invited to wander around during performances. When the two duos perform together, the result is a unique combination of influences and approaches; naturally, every tour performance will be different and tailored to a particular venue and audience.





The new CD As the quiet crow flies by The Quiet Club + crOw is now available from the Farpoint Recordings shop




New additions to A Sound Map Of Dún Laoghaire -
An ongoing project by Anthony Kelly & David Stalling






New sound & video updates to project website including Fergus Kelly (Guest Recordist section, field recording Sound #00062) and Simone Corr (Sound Journal section, essay and short film ‘A Tribute To A Sound’).

To listen please visit:
www.dunlaoghairesoundmap.com

image: Fergus Kelly.




Writing in Wire magazine about The Mysteries Beyond Matter CD by Quiet Music Ensemble, Tristan Bath finds David Toop’s night leaves breathing “an intimate adventure in expanded acoustic awareness.”





Quiet Music Ensemble, The Mysteries Beyond Matter, Farpoint Recordings CD

Quiet Music Ensemble commissioned David Toop’s night leaves breathing, an intimate adventure in expanded acoustic awareness. Encrypted in rustles and murmurs, it filters across the threshold of perception, enigmatic music that might provide the soundtrack for a nocturnal forest ramble steered by fungal scents, or accompaniment for a solitary reader’s midnight vigil tinged with moth flutter.

Alvin Lucier’s Shadow Lines, scored for electric guitar, cello, double bass, clarinet and trombone, was also written for this Cork based quintet. Generated through the cool interplay of static and sliding tones, ruffled by palpitations as adjacent tones beat, it has that classic Lucier air of experiment sublimated into mesmerising art.

The title piece enacts a virtual odyssey through acoustic space using software devised by Pauline Oliveros, while the closing work, composed by the Ensemble’s leader John Godfrey, enhances field recordings with instrumental coloration.

Tristan Bath, Soundcheck, p79, The Wire, January 2017 (issue 395)

The Mysteries Beyond Matter CD by Quiet Music Ensemble is now available in physical format from the Farpoint Recordings webshop and in digital format from iTunes.




A Celebration of Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016)
The Guesthouse, Cork, 3pm, December 18, 2016






Pauline Oliveros was one of the most influential figures in contemporary music. She was a pioneer in free improvisation, music technology, experimental music and music-making for the physically and mentally challenged; she created Deep Listening, a discipline designed to open our minds - our imaginations - to sound. Through thousands of performances and a multitude of recordings, the establishment of the Deep Listening Band and Institute, teaching, mentoring and so much more, she touched a myriad of lives. Deeply humanitarian, much of her work was designed to foster inclusivity and liberate creativity in all those who encountered it, regardless of previous experience or ability.


Over recent years, she came to love Ireland and forged many connections with us here; with the artistic community of Cork, with Quiet Music Ensemble, with UCC (she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in 2014), and with the land - she especially loved Beara.

During this event, the life of this extraordinary woman will be celebrated through through performances of her music, sonic meditations, talks and togetherness; Pauline’s partner Ione will join in by Skype.



Anthony Kelly in Conversation: Lunchtime event
Artist in-conversation and live sound performance





Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh
Thursday, 24th November, 1pm
Free Entry All Welcome

Join the artist in conversation with Miranda Driscoll (Director of Sirius Arts Centre) on 24 November, 1pm followed by live sound performance with Irene Murphy, Danny McCarthy and Mick O'Shea. Refreshments will be available in the Project Room after the event.




Quiet Music Ensemble feature on the latest Wire magazine Tapper CD




Quiet Music Ensemble and Farpoint Recordings are delighted to announce that a specially edited version of Pauline Oliveros’ The Mystery Beyond Matter will be included on the latest instalment of Wire magazines’ twenty track Tapper CD.

The November issue of Wire magazine and Tapper CD is available from shops now.




The Mysteries Beyond Matter by Quiet Music Ensemble has been favourably reviewed by Andy Gill.

In these deafening times, the very notion of “quiet music” is something of a revolutionary act. Pauline Oliverous’ “The Mystery Beyond Matter” is one of the standout tracks on this debut by Ireland’s Quiet Music Ensemble, a drone piece whose timbre changes constantly as different instruments enter and depart a cavernous reverb space. Alvin Lucier’s “Shadow Lines” similarly explores the shifting rhythms created by wind instruments playing sustained single tones against string glissandi, while John Godfrey’s “hand tinted” applies instrumental tinting to a field recording of cicadas and motorbikes. Quietest of all is David Toops’ “night leaves breathing”. All four exert a mesmeric power.

Andy Gill, The Independent, UK

The Mysteries Beyond Matter CD by Quiet Music Ensemble is now available in physical format from the Farpoint Recordings webshop and in digital format from iTunes.




The Last Siren
Ian Wilson, Lauren Kinsella, The Quiet Club (Danny McCarthy and Mick O'Shea)

Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland
Oct 15 at 7.30pm






Long fascinated by the contemporary resonances of ancient myths, composer Ian Wilson has been particularly  drawn to the Greek story of the Sirens. The Last Siren, an experimental opera, centers on a hermit-like woman who believes that she is the last of the Sirens - she lives on a beach, recounts her conquests and laments the unexplained loss of her sister, all within a continuous monologue mostly concerned with quotidian minutiae.

Acclaimed Irish singer and Jazz FM’s Vocalist of the Year Lauren Kinsella takes the role of the Siren with  Ireland’s leading sound art collective The Quiet Club (Danny McCarthy and Mick O'Shea) providing the work's soundscape. McCarthy and O'Shea also represent the characters of Orpheus and Odysseus, whom the Siren attempts to seduce from time to time in order to produce at least an acknowledgement of her presence.

The text explores themes of isolation, loss and the line between memory and delusion, while musically and sonically The Last Siren embraces improvisation and electronica and is directed by Ksenija Krnajski. By turns moving and dramatic, this is a memorable sonic and theatrical experience.



As the quiet crow flies, the new CD by The Quiet Club (Danny McCarthy and Mick O'Shea) + crOw (Ian Wilson and Cathal Roche) is available from the Farpoint Recordings web shop.



those are the dangers of round vegetables (2016) by Karen Power
Heuston Station Dublin
Oct. 13th 2016 at 19:30

Performers: Kirkos + Karen Power

Composer: Karen Power





Heuston Station becomes temporarily infiltrated by nature. Composer Karen Power takes the idea of a train journey to imaginary heights by introducing musicians and sounds from all over the world to this transitory public space, which will mingle and be shaped by the space, its passengers, and its function as a train station.

‘those are the dangers of round vegetables’ invites us all to reconsider the spaces we occupy. To listen and be inspired by the every day, the every sound, and to choose whether to momentarily stop or continue. Power & Kirkos Ensemble will temporarily interrupt this hub and introduce new sounds, which they hope will alter everything heard long after they have gone…

All are welcome to come along.

is it raining while you listen, the current CD by Karen Power is available from the Farpoint Recordings web shop.




Vital Weekly review As the quiet crow flies by The Quiet Club and crOw…

“…a great work of improvised music from a more unusual perspective."





The Quiet Club & crOw - As the quiet crow flies (CD by Farpoint Recordings)

Here we have two 'of Ireland's most innovative duos’, so sayeth the label, who got together on 5th December 2015 at The Model in Sligo. I hadn't encountered these duos before, so an introduction to them. In the left corner we find The Quiet Club, which is Danny McCarthy and Mick O'Shea, who play sound objects, electronics and amplified textures (says the cover) and/or stones, homemade instruments, electronics, amplified textures, theremins, field recordings (says the information sheet). In the right corner we find crOw (as they spell it), being Cathal Roche on alto saxophone and loopstation and Ian Wilson on electric guitar, e-bow and toys. Apart from improvising, crOw 'also seeks to respond to its performative environment by adjusting its sound parameters in real time in order to engage the acoustic and architectural properties of the auditorium itself in performance'. I made up those left and right corner positions of course; I have no idea how they were situated on stage. I am not sure who takes lead here, if anyone at all, but it lives up to the name the quiet club; it could be the name for all of them, as the music is throughout mostly very quiet. Especially in the first twenty or so minutes it seems as The Quiet Club takes the lead with lots of crackles, objects such as paper and plastic being amplified. The sound of the alto saxophone seems far away, if not absent. But no doubt Roche uses it as an object too. In the other thirteen minutes the volume goes up a bit, and the saxophone and guitar are clearly more audible here, and there is a fine interplay going on between objects, surfaces, contact microphones and the two instruments, also allowing the electronics to play a bigger part here. There is quite some tension in this music, between these four players and it is all less based in the world of traditional improvisation, and more from the world of electro-acoustic music, with the emphasis on the word of acoustic. This is a great work of improvised music from a more unusual perspective.

Frans de Waard, Vital Weekly, number 1049, week 38

Copies of this CD are available from the Farpoint Recordings web shop




Writing in Vital Weekly about Shot To Shreds, the latest release from Fergus Kelly on Farpoint Recordings, Frans de Waard hears an “intelligent noise based excursion into the world of field recordings” that is “forcefully present, resulting in some very intense pieces of music.”




Irish composer Fergus Kelly returns with another solo work, which I believe could be his first since 'Unnatural Actuality' (Vital Weekly 958) and he continues to explore the genre of field recordings through some highly obscure recordings. It is very hard to say what Kelly records, what he is doing in terms of sound processing and the cover gives no clue. Maybe the titles do? We have here eight parts of 'Debris Field' on the first side, and on the other side there is 'Impact Spatter', 'Discrete Oblique', 'Cored' and 'Closing The Circuit', so maybe that's a clue? That it is all about waste from the electric landscape, sounds that one normally can't hear, picked up with resonant coils, or other high-tech microphones, aqua phones and what have you and that results in some very intense pieces of music. It is all quite forcefully present, but in pleasant way. While some of this is quite loud indeed, it's not noise for the sake of noise. It is all about listening I would say; listening to your immediate surrounding and Kelly combines various recordings into some very strong pieces of music. He keeps matters short and to the point, which is a great thing. It is not about playing out sounds for too long without going anywhere, but Kelly keeps his pieces to the point, full of tension and attention for detail. Throughout the noisier pieces are the ones on the first side of this cassette, and the pieces on the other side seem to be in a moodier and atmospheric vein. Here Kelly may have picked more of the surrounding, like some far away foghorn in 'Closing The Circuit'. I very much enjoyed this intelligent noise based excursion into the world of field recordings."

Frans de Waard, Vital Weekly, number 1049, week 38

Copies of this cassette tape release and limited edition print are available from the Farpoint Recordings web shop




During the recent Deep Minimalism concerts at St. John’s Smith Square, London, writer Frances Morgan hears a performance by Quiet Music Ensemble of Pauline Oliveros'
The Mystery Beyond Matter that has the power to transform the church into numerous new sonic spaces…





On Saturday, Jennifer Walshe’s Dórdan closes the evening. Taken from the composer’s Aisteach archive, an ongoing project in which she has been constructing a speculative history of Irish avant garde music, this audiovisual performance playfully proposes a vocabulary of bagpipe drones, ghost whistles, buried tapes and semaphore signals with which to realise works by the imaginary composers Padraig Mac Giolla Mhuire and Caoimhin Breathnach. It’s performed by The Quiet Music Ensemble, straight after their premiere of a tectonic new work by Oliveros, The Mystery Beyond Matter, which seems to transform the church into numerous new sonic spaces; but the contrasting atmospheres aren’t jarring. Instead, after the seamlessly processed, mutating drones of The Mystery Beyond Matter, Walshe’s work requires both the players and audience to imagine a different route to transcendent music, one informed by loss and isolation as much as spiritual and psychoacoustic aims.

Frances Morgan

You can read the full version of this article in the On Location section of Wire magazine,
Issue 392, October 2016.

The Mysteries Beyond Matter by Quiet Music Ensemble and Freya Birren by Jennifer Walshe are both available from the Farpoint Recordings web shop.

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In her Sunday Times review of (Re)writing (H)istory (A Sonic Opera) Cristin Leach finds a mesmerising new sound and visual work by artist Danny McCarthy at the Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, Ireland…




Installation photograph by Robin Parmar

Gallery opens Tues to Sat, 11am - 5pm
Exhibition runs until 27th August 2016

www.triskelartscentre.ie

The new Quiet Club and crOw CD is now available from the Farpoint Recordings webshop

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Writing about The Wounds of Returning, Sound Works II 1974 - 1983 CD by Jed Speare in the latest issue of Wire magazine, Abi Bliss finds a premature memorial, nostalgia, unease and delicacy…




Jed Speare The Wounds Of Returning: Sound Works II 1974–1983 Farpoint CD Released late last year and intended as a sequel to Family Vineyard’s 2008 Sound Works 1982–1987 collection, this compilation instead serves as a premature memorial following the death in March of the Boston born artist and phonographer Jed Speare, who created both freestanding sound works alongside soundtracks for film, dance and theatre performances. The title makes reference to the literal Greek meaning of nostalgia; a sense that here is keenly felt in “Mettle Of Metal”, taken from Speare’s best known work, the 1982 album Cable Car Soundscapes. Recorded when San Francisco’s long-running cable cars were about to be silenced for a period of refurbishment, the track evokes the cars’ grittily dynamic presence while anticipating their absence, contrasting the energetic clatter of wheels and squealing gears with more elegiac muffled clangs and reverberant spaces.

There’s a tension in Speare’s work between the field recordist’s acoustic ecology (an approach he was drawn to after studying at R Murray Schafer’s World Soundscape Project) and the detached use of sounds as raw material for musique concrète. This comes to the fore in “Écrier” (1983), a 23 minute collage of sounds from a French psychiatric hospital. The institutional ambience of corridors and canteens blends with nameless patients reciting numbered lists that become chopped into ever smaller parts; fractured syllables that are foreshadowed by the pitched vowels and hissing fricatives of Speare’s short 1976 four-voice composition “Idiolect” (included in a 1999 recording). Here the patients’ words are dulled and slurred, but it’s left unclear whether that’s from the effect of drugs, harsh life experience or the awkwardness of being paraded in front of a visiting phonographer. Either way, their treatment as sonic study subjects rather than storytellers made me uneasy.

Elsewhere, 22 minutes of extracts from Speare’s collaborative White Strand combine the distant throb of a ferry engine with snippets of comically lurching accordion and sawing cello improvisation, but they seem adrift without the corresponding performance. More absorbing are two purely instrumental works – “Canto” (1976), a restless, quavery duet for flute and piano, and “Espy” (1974), where violas bowed near the bridge produce a fidgety, wispy tone; though slight, they have the delicate, enquiring feel of a documentary soundtrack.

Abi Bliss, The Wire, issue 390, August 2016



The Wounds of Returning, Sound Works II 1974 - 1983 by Jed Speare is available from the Farpoint Recordings webshop.

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OUT NOW: As the quiet crow flies, the new collaborative CD between The Quiet Club and crOw is now available from the Farpoint Recordings Shop.



‘As the quiet crow flies’ is the result of a collaboration between two of Ireland’s most innovative duos: The Quiet Club and crOw.

The confluence of one of 2015’s worst storms, a consequently stranded singer and postponed sound-check, and proximity to the home of a certain Mr Roche resulted in the whiling away of an unexpectedly free evening in each other’s good company. Much listening and some making of sounds resulted in As the quiet crow flies.

The CD is now available as a limited edition publication housed in a special fold out booklet printed on heavy uncoated board featuring full colour photography by Doreen Kennedy.





The Quiet Club has met with considerable success and is recognised as one of Ireland’s leading sound art improvisation groups. Comprising Danny McCarthy and Mick O’Shea, this duo continues to push the boundaries of sound making and listening by employing a wide range of sound producing devices including stones, homemade instruments, electronics, amplified textures, theremins, field recordings, etc.

crOw is saxophonist Cathal Roche and composer Ian Wilson on laptop, e-guitar and sound objects. crOw draws upon a broad range of influences and sound sources to create a distinct improvisational voice which incorporates many musical archetypes. crOw also seeks to respond to its performative environment by adjusting its sound parameters in real time in order to engage the acoustic and architectural properties of the auditorium itself in performance.

Available from the Farpoint Recordings webshop now.

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(RE)writing (Hi)story (A Sonic Opera)
Triskel Christchurch
Launch - 6pm, Saturday 25th June 2016






A sound installation by Danny McCarthy featuring collages and paintings made as a contemporary response to the wording of the 1916 proclamation.

Gallery opens Tues to Sat, 11am - 5pm
Exhibition runs until 27th August 2016
www.triskelartscentre.ie

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Quiet Music Ensemble at Deep Minimalism
St. John’s Smith Square, London
25th June, 2016






Quiet Music Ensemble will perform Pauline Oliveros’ The Mystery Beyond Matter and Jennifer Walshe’s Dordán in the new UK festival, Deep Minimalism, run by South Bank Centre. In the central slot of the 3-day event, 8 pm on June 25th, the performance will take place in one of London’s most prestigious venues, St. John’s Smiths Square. In the company of Oliveros and Walshe themselves, QME will join musicians and composers from all over the world in a celebration of “music
that takes its time”

QME is one of Ireland’s most radical and exploratory musical groups, with a unique and profound musical language and an ability to bring that sound to audiences in accessible ways. It has given many high-profile performances in Ireland and abroad, including several live-to-air on national radio. It released its first CD in 2015 on the Farpoint Recordings label, which consists of four tracks created for the group by world-renowned composers Pauline Oliveros, Alvin Lucier and David Toop and QME’s director, John Godfrey.

Quiet Music Ensemble is especially delighted to be able bring the fabulous Dordán by Irish composer Jennifer Walshe to London; their appearance at Deep Minimalism is an exciting opportunity to showcase the amazing creative richness of Ireland in a truly international event.

Supported by Culture Ireland

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The CD closes with Godfrey’s Hand Tinted Soundscape, a work based on field recordings. Another quiet piece and the perfect complement and bookend to night leaves breathing, Hand Tinted Soundscape is a transparent sound texture broken by birdsong and the occasional spluttering of a passing motorbike.

An auspicious debut; one hopes for more from this group.

Avant Music News (four stars out of five)

“‘Quiet’ means both hushed and peaceful: Quiet Music Ensemble’s music is expansive, beautiful, immersive and transcendental; about being in the moment, about sound that is purely itself. Using a combination of prepared materials and improvisation, its performances are unique, each one conjuring a new world of surprising textures and sounds.

In these deafening times, the very notion of “quiet music” is a revolutionary act”, “… a mesmeric power”
, [Andy Gill, Independent, UK]

The Mysteries Beyond Matter CD by Quiet Music Ensemble and the Libris Solar CD by Jennifer Walshe will be available from Foyles at the Southbank Centre and from the Farpoint Recordings
web shop.

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Silence by Pat Collins screening at HEAR Now Festival, Sunday, June 12, 2016.





Prolific Cork-based documentarian Pat Collins possesses a restless curiosity, coupled with a poetic eye for the small moments – something that informs this feature debut, of sorts. We say 'of sorts' because Silence boldly defies categorisation at every turn. The film has been described as both meditation and odyssey, tracing the psycho-geographical journey undertaken by an enigmatic soundman (writer and co-scenarist Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde) from his adopted city of Berlin to his native Donegal. His undertaking is to aurally document landscapes free from man-made noise – a journey that ultimately leads our protagonist inwards, as he finds himself drawn to his childhood home.

Navigating a unique path betwixt fiction and documentary, this film is by turns haunting and utterly beguiling; reference points might include Kiarostami, Apichatpong and Terrence Malick. Ultimately, however, this is unlike anything else you’ll see this year – a deeply immersive experience from a major Irish filmmaker. (Courtesy of Irish Film Institute)

www.hearnowfestival.org

Silence / Sound by Pat Collins and Tadgh O’Sullivan, the collaborative audio companion CD to the film is currently available from the Farpoint Recordings webshop and the IFI bookshop, Dublin, Ireland.


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OUT NOW: Shot To Shreds, the new full length limited edition cassette album and fine art print by Fergus Kelly




Shot To Shreds is the new cassette release from innovative Irish sound and visual artist Fergus Kelly and the third instalment in our series of cassette tape editions. Featuring a black cassette shell, each wrapped with full colour fold-out artwork with images by Fergus Kelly all housed in a clear plastic box. Each cassette tape comes with a digital download token.

Continuing in the vein of his previous release for Farpoint Recordings, Shot To Shreds further crushes, curdles and coagulates its sources into new consolidations and conjugations of clotted coalescence. The concrete concoctions of side A, a related series of compositions under the title Debris Field, create a tactile and disintegrating landscape of fractured spaces and skewed geographies, lively and capricious as unstable weather fronts.

The compositions of side B slow things down and stretch them out, creating a space for the dredging of decelerated melodic fragments and smeared harmonics to colour the work, pegged out on crudely sutured structures. The pacing remains pacific, with noirish brass growls and choral traces, but the compacting of elements thickens and overloads on Cored, to create a relentless sonic snowstorm, a digital blizzard that clears the ground for the vacated spaces of the final composition, Closing The Circuit. Total run time is 55’ 13”.




For a short time only we are pleased to offer a very special limited edition fine art print by Fergus Kelly based on his cover art for the album. The image, published as an edition of 25 copies on Hahnemühle fine art paper using archival inks is suitable for framing and a must have for your collection. The image is printed full bleed to 39 × 26 cms and signed, titled & numbered by the artist. Once this edition sells out, that's it!


You can order your copy here


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listen | compose | perform

A live improvisation and composition event curated by composer Karen Power featuring
John Godfrey, The Quiet Club, Anthony Kelly and David Stalling, Ute Wasserman,
Lina Andonovska and more.

3 June, 8pm
12 Henrietta St, Dublin 1, Ireland

€12/10


An event that explores the edges of the composer/performer/listener roles and asks you to
consider how and why we hear and listen to everything. Combines composed, partially improvised
and fully improvised music, sounding the full spectrum of approaches and results.

Featuring performances from the composer/performer John Godfrey, sound art collective
The Quiet Club, Anthony Kelly and David Stalling, Berlin-based vocalist Ute Wasserman,
flautist Lina Andonovska and more, listen | compose | perform allows the audience to choose
how, when and where to engage. Lasting three hours, the event invites you to be part of a
unique sonic space that is shaped and created in and around the space itself; the audience will
be given a timetable on entry (with many acts performing multiple times people can explore the
space and come and go as they please).

The event will also offer the Irish premiere hearings of early electronic works by masters of the
tradition, including Luc Ferrari’s Music Promenade and John Chowning’s Turenas.

The event is hosted by Association Of Irish Composers and supported by Arts Council Ireland.
The AIC is supported by IMRO.

“listen | compose | perform explores the spectrum of the creative process - artists using a variety of
methods to achieve varying artistic goals, where method of delivery is a clear element of their
creative process. In some cases the composition process needs to be realised live and in situ
and in others a structural process is the only fixed or composed element of the creative process”

Karen Power


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Farpoint Recordings is proud to present

Fergus Kelly : Shot To Shreds
Album & Limited Edition Print - Launch & Concert Event

The Lab
4th Floor Studio 5
Foley Street, Dublin 1
Ireland

6pm Monday 23rd May 2016


We are looking forward to seeing some of you there!


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Quiet Music Ensemble Irish Tour

Quiet Music Ensemble are performing at no less than three forthcoming Irish Festivals.
These include appearances at -

Mid May Arts Festival
St. John the Baptist Church
Midleton

with guest Danny McCarthy

3-4pm, 15th May 2016 – Admission is free
www.midletonmidmayfestival.ie

Moynalty Yoga Festival
Moynalty, County Meath

12th June 2016
www.moynaltyyogafest.com

Cork Midsummer Festival
Cork City Gaol, Cork
Featuring a new radio work by composer Karen Power

19th June, 8pm
www.corkmidsummer.com

QME are:
Dan Bodwell: double-bass
Ilse de Ziah: cello
John Godfrey: electric guitar
Seán MacErlaine: clarinets
Roddy O'Keefe: trombone

The Mysteries Beyond Matter CD by QME is now available in physical format from www.farpointrecordings.com and in digital format from iTunes


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Jed Speare at Studio Soto, Boston during the Strange Attractor residency of summer 2012

Celebrating Jed Speare, Nova, RTElyric FM, from 8 - 10pm, Sunday 3rd April

This Sunday night on Nova, RTElyric fm, Bernard Clarke celebrates and remembers the great American sound artist Jed Speare who sadly passed away during late March. Bernard will present a special recording of Jed in performance with Strange Attractor featuring Anthony Kelly, Danny McCarthy, Mick O’Shea, David Stalling and Irene Murphy. The excerpt was recorded during Jed Speare’s October 2015 artist residency at the Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Cork, Ireland.

Farpoint Recordings are very sad to learn of the passing of Jed Speare. We are honoured to have worked with Jed on various projects over the last number of years and even more fortunate to have had him as our great friend. We send our best wishes to Jed's family and friends.

photo by Doreen Kennedy






SILENCE / SOUND - album of the week in Irish Times / The Ticket

Farpoint Recordings are really delighted to see recent CD release SILENCE / SOUND by Pat Collins & Tadgh O’Sullivan reviewed by Jim Carroll as album of the week in the Irish Times / The Ticket!

Carroll describes the cd release as “…a masterful piece of work. This collection of sound art pieces, musical interludes and spoken word pieces creates a new version of the film in your mind’s eye which makes you rethink aknew what happened on the screen. Naturally, you also begin to hear things in a whole new light.”


Congrats to Pat & Tadgh and thanks to Jim Carroll.

The CD is available from the farpoint recordings webshop and the IFI bookshop, Dublin.




New additions to the Farpoint Recordings webshop include:



Steve Roden | pcahuilcsaigmon

pcahuilcsaigmon is the new cassette release from innovative US based sound and visual artist Steve Roden and the second instalment in our new series of cassette tape editions.

Farpoint Recordings are pleased to present this latest audio work from Steve Roden containing two new long tracks presented on compact audio cassette. Featuring a vibrant blue cassette shell, each wrapped with full colour fold-out artwork with a front image by Steve Roden, all housed in a clear plastic box. On the inside face of the cover artwork the artist contributes a short text relating to the audio -

“so i slide over to the object. and i say, “you... hey you... you object. you are everything.” i remember seeing. a lot in an auction. consisting of small pieces. of rotted wood. and rusted nails. these objects. seemed to have. lost their usefulness. but they were. pieces of george washington’s coffin. so history plays a part. in determining. an object’s resonance. like a talisman. whatever is imbued. remains in the object. and gives it power. transformation and alchemy. are part of any leap. of faith.”

(excerpt, by Steve Roden)



This release features two extended tracks including ‘animus lop. (p.s.)’ and ‘sea bitch cogs (c.b.)’ totalling 49'36' and also comes with a digital download token.

Available now from the farpoint recordings webshop.





SILENCE / SOUND | A collaboration between Pat Collins and Tadhg O’Sullivan

Silence / Sound is a collaboration between film-maker Pat Collins and sound designer Tadhg O’Sullivan that presents a unique sonic version of Collins’s 2012 feature film Silence.

The film tells the story of Eoghan, a sound recordist who is returning to Ireland for the first time in fifteen years. The reason for his return is a job: to record landscapes free from man-made sound. His quest takes him to remote terrain, away from towns and villages. Throughout his journey, he is drawn into a series of encounters and conversations which gradually divert his attention towards a more intangible silence, one that is bound up with the sounds of the life he had left behind.

Paring back what was already a sparse, meditative work, Silence / Sound is an immersive journey through the sonic geography of Eoghan’s route and into the sonic memories that emerge from it.



The CD features contributions from Hilary O’Shaughnessy, Eoghan MacGiolla Bhríde, Pat O'Connor, Michael Harding, Tim Robinson, Peter Lacey, Marie Coyne, Paul Rodgers, Nellie Nic Giolla Bhríde, Éamon Little, Chris Watson, Guillaume Beauron, Damian Valles, Seán Mac Erlaine, Akira Rabelais and Karl Burke.

Available from the farpoint recordings webshop.

Also available from the IFI bookshop, Dublin, Ireland.

Happy shopping and many thanks for your support during 2015!


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Jed Speare - CD launch at

Mobius
Artist Run Centre For Experimental Art
55 Norfolk St.
Cambridge, MA 02139

Saturday, November 21st, 7pm


Live performance by WTSTST (Working Through Some Things in Space and Time)
Rob List movement, Nate Speare, voice, Jed Speare, sound.

Jed Speare CD launch

Farpoint Recordings are delighted to launch the new Jed Speare CD 'The Wounds Of Returning, Soundworks II 1974 - 1983 in Mobius, Artist Run Centre For Experimental Art, Boston. This new release features audio works from the aforementioned period alongside extensive sleeve notes by the artist and a text by George Quasha. The CD is housed in a special full colour fold-out booklet. The CD is now available from the Farpoint Recordings shop. Copies will be available at a special launch price in Mobius on the 21st November.

Admission is free, all are welcome to come along.

www.mobius.org






SILENCE / SOUND CD Launch Event
The Douglas Hyde Gallery
Trinity College
Dublin 2, Ireland

November 19th at 6.00pm


Farpoint Recordings and The Douglas Hyde Gallery are pleased to announce the launch of the Silence / Sound CD in The Douglas Hyde Gallery, November 19th at 6.00pm

SILENCE / SOUND is a new limited edition CD from Farpoint Recordings featuring a collaboration between Pat Collins and Tadhg O’Sullivan that presents a unique sonic version of Collins’ 2012 feature film Silence. The packaging is a special foldout booklet printed on heavy uncoated board with full colour still images from the film. The CD is published as an edition of 500 copies.

During the launch there will be a special playback of the SILENCE / SOUND piece. As seating is limited it is advised that you book your place early by contacting us at
info@farpointrecordings.com

The CD will be available at the launch at the special price of 10 euros and thereafter from
www.farpointrecordings.com

For more information please visit www.douglashydegallery.com

The launch will be preceded by a screening of the film Silence in the Douglas Hyde Gallery on November 12th at 5pm




New releases from Farpoint Recordings available shortly…

Farpoint Recordings are pleased to announce new CD, Cassette Tape and vinyl releases from Steve Roden, Quiet Music Ensemble, Fergus Kelly, Trace, Linda O’ Keefe, Cathy Van Eck and Jed Speare. More news very soon.





Diatribe Live:

M.C. Schmidt [matmos] / Jennifer Walshe / Nick Roth
David Stalling / Anthony Kelly [farpoint recordings]
The Water Project

The Grand Social
35 Lower Liffey Street, Dublin 1
Monday 16th November 2015
Doors at 8:30pm. Tickets €12/10







Quiet Music Ensemble 29th October, 8pm, Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Quiet Music Ensemble are delighted and (quietly) excited to be performing the first concert of their Arts Council Ireland funded Irish tour in Bray, County Wicklow.

The concert programme includes

David Toop / night leaves breathing
Martin Iddon / in’ei
George Brecht / Drip Music
Danny McCarthy / Listen, Listen Again, Listen Better
John Godfrey / hand tinted
Jennifer Walshe / Dordán



Quiet Music Ensemble are a group of musicians that come together to make experimental sounds, using their instruments, electronics, even the sounds of fruit and birds to make us consider our relationship with sound. The group consists of musicians from various musical roots: John Godfrey (director/guitar); Sean Mac Erlaine (reeds), Ilse de Ziah (cello); Roddy O’Keefe (trombone); DanBodwell (bass); and Alexis Nealon (sound engineer). This will be a totally different evening of meditative but exciting music-making.

‘Quiet’ means both hushed and peaceful: Quiet Music Ensemble’s music is expansive, beautiful, immersive and transcendental; about being in the moment, about sound that is purely itself. Using a combination of prepared materials and improvisation, its performances are unique, each one conjuring a new world of surprising textures and sounds.

“In these deafening times, the very notion of “quiet music” is a revolutionary act”, “… a mesmeric power” [Andy Gill, Independent, UK]

Their first CD ‘The Mysteries Beyond Matter’ is available now from Farpoint Recordings.




Two very special events in the Crawford Art Gallery

Saturday, 10th October 2015


Strange Attractor live performance 12 - 3pm, followed by

Jed Speare CD launch





We are delighted to announce two great events happening in the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork. Strange Attractor bring their ’Slow Listening’ tour to a close with a three hour live performance. Their guest is US artist Jed Speare who is currently artist in residence in the Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh.


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Jed Speare CD launch

Farpoint Recordings are delighted to launch the new Jed Speare CD 'The Wounds Of Returning, Soundworks II 1974 - 1983 in the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork. This new release features audio works from the aforementioned period alongside extensive sleeve notes by the artist and a text by George Quasha. The CD is housed in a special full colour fold-out booklet.

Copies will be available at a special launch price on the day.

Admission is free, all are welcome to come along.


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The Mysteries Beyond Matter a new CD and live performance by Quiet Music Ensemble



Quiet Music Ensemble
The Mysteries Beyond Matter


In these deafening times, the very notion of “quiet music” is something of a revolutionary act. Pauline Oliverous’s “The Mystery Beyond Matter” is one of the standout tracks on this debut by Ireland’s Quiet Music Ensemble, a drone piece whose timbre changes constantly as different instruments enter and depart a cavernous reverb space. Alvin Lucier’s “Shadow Lines” similarly explores the shifting rhythms created by wind instruments playing sustained single tones against string glissandi, while John Godfrey’s “hand tinted” applies instrumental tinting to a field recording of cicadas and motorbikes. Quietest of all is David Toops’s “night leaves breathing”. All four exert a mesmeric power.

- reviewed by Andy Gill, The Independent, 2015


Farpoint Recordings are very pleased to announce the release of The Mysteries Beyond Matter by Quiet Music Ensemble: world premiere recordings of works by Experimental giants Pauline Oliveros, Alvin Lucier and David Toop, and ensemble founder John Godfrey.

This first CD by one of Ireland's most innovative and radical performing groups is the first of a two CD set; the second's coming soon. Solely comprising works composed for QME, it contains Toop's landmark night leaves breathing, an entrancing sonic lens on the miniature sonorities of deep night and the first work of its kind in his output; Lucier's astonishing Shadow Lines, an extraordinary and luminescent web of sliding and still tones quite unlike anything else he's composed; Oliveros' radiant The Mystery Beyond Matter, which explores an extraordinary maze of acoustics created within especially developed software; and Godfrey's hand tinted, a mesmerising instrumental colouration of immersive soundscapes recorded in Laos.

Presented with funding from the Arts Council Music Recording Scheme, managed by Music Network.







Track Listing:

1/ night leaves breathing | David Toop | 20'03''
2/ Shadow Lines | Alvin Lucier | 14'30''
3/ The Mystery Beyond Matter | Pauline Oliveros | 23'38''
4/ hand tinted | John Godfrey | 12'41''

Total duration: 71'12''

You can purchase the CD in the Farpoint Recordings shop


The second CD by Quiet Music Ensemble will be released during late 2015.


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Quiet Music Ensemble perform live at the Freemasons' Hall, Dublin, Ireland



Quiet Music Ensemble will perform works from
The Mysteries Beyond Matter at

Freemasons’ Hall, Molesworth St., Dublin 2, Ireland


6.30 - 10.30 pm, 25 June 2015


Admission €20/€12

In the extraordinary spaces of the Freemasons’ Hall building, Dublin, Quiet Music Ensemble will perform 5 major works created for the group in a performance event spanning more than 3 hours.



Pauline Oliveros The Mystery Beyond Matter (world premiere of the multichannel version)
Jennifer Walshe Dordán (Irish premiere)
Martin Iddon in’ei (world premiere)
Christopher Fox Qui/nt/et
John Godfrey hand tinted




A Sound Map Of Dún Laoghaire / Launch Event
an ongoing project by Anthony Kelly and David Stalling

The Studio
dlr Lexicon Library
Haigh Terrace, Moran Park, Dún Laoghaire

11th June 2015, 5.30pm

All welcome to come along!

www.dunlaoghairesoundmap.com






You are warmly invited to the launch of A Sound Map of Dún Laoghaire, an ongoing project by Anthony Kelly and David Stalling.

Following a short introduction by Ciara King from DLR Arts Office, artists Anthony Kelly, David Stalling and website designer Carlos Añazco will discuss the first draft of their sound map project (Dav - do you want to add little bit more here?) and how they hope to progress the project into the future. There will also be a short stereo playback featuring a selection of recordings from the sound map archive.

A number of computers will be available so that you can try out the sound map site for yourself!

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A Sound Map Of Dún Laoghaire is a project by Anthony Kelly and David Stalling, featuring an online archive of field recordings, lost sounds, and sound histories. Dún Laoghaire Rathdown has an incredibly rich and diverse sonic environment, which is continuously changing. It changes over the years, throughout the seasons, and it changes with it’s inhabitants. A Sound Map Of Dún Laoghaire draws from this environment and offers the public easy access to a unique listening experience that is not only enjoyable but also a valuable resource for research and educational purposes.

Contributors to this phase of the project include Karen Power, Fergus Kelly, Jay Roche, Ciara Brehony, Doreen Kennedy, Simone Corr, Stephen Downey, George Kelly, Guillaume Beauron, Susanna Caprara, Jim Kennedy, David Stalling and Anthony Kelly.

We hope that you will enjoy listening!


You can visit the project website here:
www.dunlaoghairesoundmap.com


You can read a short interview about the project featuring Anthony Kelly and David Stalling here: www.soundreflections.org/a-soundmap-of-dun-laoghaire-2/

New recordings and features will be added over the coming months so please join our mailing list to stay updated and follow us on Facebook & Twitter!


With thanks to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council for their kind support.

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Now available via Farpoint Recordings:

Performance Art in Ireland: A History
Edited by Áine Phillips

Two chapters in this beautiful new publication by Intellect and Live Art Development Agency focus especially on the development of Sound Art in Ireland, including an extended interview by Megs Morley with Danny McCarthy, one of Ireland’s pioneers of performance and sound art, and Polyphonic Resonances, a chapter and timeline describing developments of the current Irish Sound Art scene by EL Putnam.

The book is available at our stalls at the Belfast and Dublin launches, and through the our web shop


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On March 6, 2015, The Mysteries Beyond Matter, the first of two CD’s by Quiet Music Ensemble will be released by Farpoint Recordings





The Mysteries Beyond Matter by Quiet Music Ensemble

World Premiere Recording - Toop
World Premiere Recording - Lucier
World Premiere Recording - Oliveros
World Premiere Recording - Godfrey

CD Launch event:
March 6th, 5 pm, National Concert Hall during New Music Dublin

Radio feature, Nova, RTÉ lyric FM, Sunday 1 March:
John Godfrey from Quiet Music Ensemble & Anthony Kelly from Farpoint Recordings discuss The Mysteries Beyond Matter with Bernard Clarke

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Handmade Electronic Music
Anthony Kelly and David Stalling
improvised live performance

Northern Ireland Science Festival
Black Box
Cathedral Quarter, Belfast, Ireland
February 28th, 2015


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is it raining while you listen by Karen Power has been garnering some excellent reviews over the last short while…





“By taking individual sounds of all kinds as the primary building blocks, rather than schema of rhythm, timing, or pitch, she successfully gets away from what Trevor Wishart called lattice-based thinking, in a most consistent and convincing way. It is uncompromising and confident music that creates a feeling of a strong musical mind behind the sound objects, with a strong editing kind of hand.”

John McLachlan, Journal Of Music

“A Unique tri-fold booklet, made thick and textured untreated card, unfolds to reveal a selection of images and notes that gently prompt interpretation without dictating it’s content.There is an inherent playfulness to these compositions reflected in the whimsical track titles, ‘flies who dreamt of more than windscreens’ being my particular favourite. Overall an exceptional release – highly recommended.”

House Above The World

“Across its eight tracks, this album covers a broad spectrum of musicians, sounds and moods, but they combine together into a work that hangs together perfectly and is unmistakably the product of one creative mind. is it raining while you listen is a first rate debut that whets the appetite for far more from Karen Power. Beautifully packaged, it is available in an edition limited to 500 copies that is sure to be much in demand. You have been warned.”

John Eyles, All About Jazz


is it raining while you listen is available from our Farpoint shop


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Season's greetings from Farpoint Recordings!

As a token of our appreciation of your kind support over the last year we are delighted to offer you a very special Strange Attractor download completely free of charge:

140 page full colour Strange Attractor ePublication and an audio section featuring six tracks recorded at Studio Soto, Boston and Harvestworks, New York.





Strange Attractor
Experiments in a quinary landscape and other fields

Anthony Kelly | Danny McCarthy | Irene Murphy | Mick O’Shea | David Stalling
Farpoint catalogue fp049

The finest experimental improv in the country at present.
(Bernard Clarke, Nova, RTE lyric FM).



Following their two recent and very well received Strange Attractor live performances at Art In Science at UCD, Dublin, and the Fine Art Faculty of IADT, Dublin, comes this beautifully designed 140 page ePublication. It features detailed essays by Jed Speare, EL Putnam, Stephen Vitiello and Dawn Williams and full colour photography by Doreen Kennedy capturing Strange Attractor’s Boston and New York installation & live performance project during the summer of 2012. The ePublication also includes sections on their performance in The Library Room at the Crawford Galley during December 2012, a list of live performances to date, and artist biographies and other project related information.

The audio section features six tracks of live recordings from performances at Studio Soto and Harvestworks, New York. Guests at these unique live events include Stephen Vitiello,
Jed Speare, Liz Ronka, Ernest Karel, EL Putnam, Sara June, Sven Anderson, members of Mobius Quartet and the New England Forum for Acoustic Ecology amongst others. The recordings have been compiled and edited by Jed Speare and Stephen Vitiello.

Please visit The Digital Cabinet section on our website for full track listing and download information by clicking here


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Your free download includes a zip file containing:

Strange Attractor ePublication (pdf file, 140 pages) and Strange Attractor Live Recordings
(total ca. 4hrs, various audio formats available)





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Karen Power on NOVA lyric fm, 8pm, Sunday, 30th November.

Bernard Clarke talks to Karen Power about musical form, musical time, soundscape, field recording and new music - NOVA, with Bernard Clarke, RTE lyric fm.


If you missed Bernard Clarke talking with Karen Power on Nova, RTE lyric fm you can listen back at the link below. Bernard also features some excerpts from Karen’s CD ‘is it raining
while you listen’. You can also hear a track from Paul Kane & Katie O’Looney’s recent ’Seven Catastrophes in Four Movements CD on the programme.

Both CD’s are available now from the Farpoint Recordings webshop.

Karen Power on NOVA lyric fm can be heard here -
http://www.rte.ie/lyricfm/nova/


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A huge thank you to all who came along to Karen’s CD launch event at Contemporary Music Centre the other evening, we really appreciated your support.

Copies of Karen’s CD are now in our shop and you can purchase them here







Launch event for the new Karen Power CD at Contemporary Music Centre, Dublin

Farpoint Recordings and The Board and Staff of the Contemporary Music Centre are pleased to invite you to the launch by Aodán O'Dubhghaill, Head of RTÉ lyric fm of

'is it raining while you listen'

the new CD by composer Karen Power released by Farpoint Recordings
at The Contemporary Music Centre, 19 Fishamble Street, Temple Bar

6.30pm – 7.30pm, Wednesday, 19th November 2014

(parking nearby at Jurys, Christ Church)

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There will be a performance of 'hang on, i’m not ready for a pig yet' by Claire Duff
(baroque violin, tape)

and a special improvised performance by
David Stalling Anthony Kelly John Godfrey Karen Power

The launch will be followed by a wine reception.

Karen's CD will be available at the special price of 10 euros on the night!

Looking forward to seeing some you there...

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With kind support from the Contemporary Music Centre







We are pleased to have some of our publications featured in the Dublin Art Book Fair…

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios present the fourth edition of the Dublin Art Book Fair
Nov 6 - 8, 11 am - 6pm. Sunday from 1pm.

Thursday 6th November: 6-8pm | Opening reception for the Dublin Art Book Fair 2014



Each year, the Dublin Art Book Fair offers the latest art, photography and related books published in Ireland and internationally. It aims to offer a succinct snapshot of contemporary art publishing worldwide.

Running for the past three years, the fair features a range of publications from invited publishers and publishing houses, as well as an open submission artist’s books and zines area. In addition to offering books from over 30 international publishers the fair will boast a comprehensive collection of aesthetically focused literature and unique one-off editions including everything from photography, graphic design, sculpture and painting to curation, politics and philosophy.

The programme for the fair will also include a series of supporting talks and workshops, artists’ readings, artworks and a pop-up café.


Friday 7th November: 5pm | Book Launch: Mark Clare: I Believe in You New publication by artist Mark Clare published by Crawford Art Gallery, Cork and supported by Language Design, Dublin.

For further information about Book Fair events please contact Sophie Behal on 01 6710073
or email sophie(at)templebargallery.com.

with thanks to Lily Power at VAI








New release available from the Farpoint Recordings Shop now!

Danny McCarthy | The Beat Groups Of Askeaton
(or Sean Lynch said: "there were no beat groups in Askeaton.")


Edition of 125 copies. Bundled with free digital download .

Available now for € 4.99


The Beat Groups Of Askeaton is the new cassette release from innovative Cork based sound artist Danny McCarthy and the first instalment in our new series of cassette tape editions.

Farpoint Recordings are pleased to present this latest work from McCarthy. Two new tracks constructed from shattered frozen master tape salvage in combination with his short text and a cover photo (from the artists' personal archive) create a fascinating miniature sound piece presented on compact audio cassette.





Click here for full information and purchase




Special Offer!

Buy The Beat Groups Of Askeaton cassette tape and White Star Line 7" vinyl record together for the special price of 8 euros. For more info click here







(h)ear XL II Kunstencentrum Signe, Heerlen, Netherlands, 26 September - 9th October 2014

Tracks from Soundcast 4 x 4 (+1) - (Danny McCarthy, Mick O'Shea, Anthony Kelly, David Stalling) and Unknown Point - (Anthony Kelly & David Stalling) feature as part of (h)ear XL II

Selections from Alan Dunn's The Sounds Of Ideas Forming for (h)ear XL II, curated by Mike Kramer, Kunstencentrum Signe, Heerlen, Netherlands. The Beach (MP3, 57.7mb) draws together the voice-less pieces from the collection, considering artists' ongoing exploration of non-traditional instruments within compositional methods. The exception is the voice in Lisa Stansbie's Background To A Film: Spitfire Beach from A history of background. Running behind the first 35 minutes is a reversed version of Ben Patterson performing George Brecht's Drip Music (1959). With thanks to Alan Dunn.





Full tracklisting:

Chad Eby - Under Way Gintas K - The light at the end of the tunnel
It's Murder Beams - Call me animal (the last 2'33”)
Roger McKinley - Insomnia
Kaffe Matthews - August rain in New York doorways
Vincent Ramos and Diego J. Garza - BAR SCORE
Splinters - Carwarsh
Asmus Tietchens - Hydrophonie 1BA
Rian Treanor - Improbability will decide our future
Max Richter - The Road Is A Grey Tape
Simon Whetham - Icelandic Revolution
The Sound of Aircraft Attacking Britain - Revolution by night
James Chinneck - A furtive firing tool
Mark Whitford - Rustic Waters
Gintas K - Happy End
Chris Watson - Longshore Drift
Einstürzende Neubauten - U-Haft Muzak (Muzak For While On Remand)
Martyn Rainford - In favour of CHANCE _ (for which, read experimental)
Hannah Dargavel-Leafe - Kitchen Trio
Anthony Kelly and David Stalling - Saturday Night
Cyrus - In the background Lisa Stansbie - Background To A Film: Spitfire Beach
Nikos Stavropoulous - IN4
Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake pas de quatre
SOUNDCAST 4 x 4 (+1) 4 x 4 (+1) - : 1
Chris Watson - 90 degrees south
Vikki Mulford Bobbins - (Armley Mills)
Peter Cusack - Chernobyl Sarcophagus
Hoor-Paar-Kraat - A Sudden Attack Of Conscience
alva noto - u_04

Soundcast 4 x 4 (+1) and Unknown Point CD's are available from the Farpoint Recordings shop



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Anthony Kelly & David Stalling + The Lost Haiku
(Claire Guerin, Danny McCarthy & Katie O'Looney)

SAW - Sonic Arts Waterford
SOMA Gallery, 27th September 2014
2 - 5.30pm

The lost haiku

In the spirit of
all haiku, we are three
syllabic and present.

The lost haiku are Claire Guerin, Danny McCarthy & Katie O'Looney. We listen, we play and interact. We each have an individual sound palette, which comes together in fragments and slices. Haikus were meant to be shared, for some its in order to teleport you to a place you know but have never been.

Anthony Kelly & David Stalling

Anthony Kelly and David Stalling perform live improvisations, solo, as a duo, and with other artists, including The Quiet Club, Strange Attractor, Robert Curgenven, David Lacey, Paul Vogel, Barbara Lüneburg, Fergus Kelly, David Toop, Stephen Vitiello, Jennifer Walshe, and many others.

Recent performances include The Drawing Project, Dún Laoghaire; Sonic Vigil, Cork; Just Listening, LSAD Gallery Limerick; the i-and-e festival, Dublin; Hilltown New Music Festival; Kaleidoscope at
The Odessa Club.




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The Beat Groups Of Askeaton (or Sean Lynch said: 'there were no beat groups in Askeaton.")
by Danny McCarthy will be premiered on NOVA, RTÉ Lyric FM this Sunday evening.

We are very pleased to announce that a new cassette tape edition by Danny McCarthy will be available soon from Farpoint Recordings. The release comprising of a full colour cover with folded insert & coloured cassette will be published in a limited edition of 125 copies. Please check back soon for more information.

You can hear tracks from the cassette on NOVA with Bernard Clarke, RTÉ Lyric FM on
Sunday evening, 8pm.

www.rte.ie/lyricfm/nova/



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Danny McCarthy
Ghost Anvil XXV11

Skibbereen Arts Festival, until 2nd August 2014

The work continues artist Danny McCarthy's ongoing interest in acoustic ecology and the sounds that are disappearing or have disappeared from our daily lives. The sound of the anvil was once a sound that was part of every village and town in Ireland and has now completely disappeared from the soundscape.The blacksmith once could say "he made the tools for every trade including his own" but the sound of the anvil is now gone.

For this year's festival McCarthy will bring the sound of the anvil back to Skibbereen, but in a ghostlike manner, the sound will appear randomly from the lane-ways of Skibbereen. You might hear it or you might not, you might even imagine you have heard it as the sound is imbedded in the psycho acoustic memories of most people.

Danny McCarthy is a leading Irish sound artist and has pioneered both performance art and sound art in Ireland and abroad. His work has been presented from Japan to the USA and is represented in many private and public collections including the Arts Council of Ireland. His permanent sound installation "Found Sound (Lost At Sea) 11.1.11" is heard from the Crawford Gallery Cork once a year on the 11th January, the anniversary of the disappearance of the sound of the foghorn from Irish Lighthouses around the Irish coast.

He regularly appears with Mick O'Shea as part of The Quiet Club, Ireland's leading sound art improvisation group. His work is regularly featured on NOVA on Lyric FM.

www.dannymccarthy.ie
www.soundoutin.blogspot.com

The Memory Room book & CD and White Star Line, a 7" vinyl 45rpm record in a colour picture sleeve are available now in the Farpoint Recordings online shop.

Danny's latest release 'The Beat Groups of Askeaton' will be available soon as part of a new series of limited edition cassette tapes from Farpoint Recordings...



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Solus & Guests at Loft Project Etagi, St. Petersburg, Russia
July 4th - 1st October 2014

Solus & Guests presents a selection of new and recent film-works by Irish film-makers and
international collaborators with previous contributors to collective programs. It reflects a
current circle that has emerged in recent years in Irish experimental film-making and art,
particularly in the presence of the Experimental Film Society, many of whose members are
represented here. The programme includes artists such as Max Le Cain, Vicky Langan,
Dean Kavanagh, Anthony Kelly & David Stalling, Michael Higgins, Esperanza Collado,
Aoife Desmond, Rouzbeh Rashidi, Moira Tierney and Alan Lambert.

This is the second stage of the American/Russian/Irish touring program of 2014.
The programme is curated by Masha Godovannaya and Alan Lambert.

For full titles and programme info please visit http://www.soluscollective.com
For venue info and opening times please visit http://www.loftprojectetagi.ru/en/

Solus is an independent film collective and platform for film-makers working in Super-8mm
/ 16mm and DV. It has the dual aim of showing Irish short and avant-garde films abroad and
international short and avant-garde films in Ireland.


Opening Reception Screening:

'Absences and (Im)possibilities: Traces of an experimental cinema in Ireland'

This screening of Abscences and (Im)possibilitites is a condensed version of the full four part programme,
tracing a tradition of experimental film-making in Ireland. Curated by the Experimental Film Club
and commissioned by the Irish Film Institute International, it features the work of artists such as
the Lumiere Brothers, Norris Davidson, Vivienne Dick, Paddy Jolley, Barry Ronan, Dónal Ó'Ceilleachair
and Jesse Jones.

http://www.ifi.ie/international

Supported by Culture Ireland, the Irish Film Institute and Dublin City Council.

IFI International is supported by Culture Ireland. The Irish Film Institute is supported by the Arts Council.


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Live improvised sound performance with
Anthony Kelly / David Stalling / Fergus Kelly

Sunday 1st June, 3 - 4pm

The Softwave /// Anthony Kelly
The Drawing Project,
4 Crofton Road, Dún Laoghaire

Admission free, everybody is welcome!


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Special New York performance of 'Seven Catastrophes in Four Movements' by Paul Kane & Katie O’Looney
Bowery Arts & Science, New York, Sunday, May 11th, 3.30pm Admission $10

Paul Kane & Katie O’Looney will be reading and performing live interpretations of works from their CD
‘Seven Catastrophes In Four Movements' at Bowery Arts & Science in New York alongside other works by poet Paul Kane.

The 'Seven Catastrophes In Four Movements' CD will be available at the special price of $15 at the performance.
CD also available here

Bowery Arts & Science
308 Bowery
(between Houston and Bleeker),
New York, NY 10012

http://www.boweryartsandscience.org


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Sonic Vigil 8
various venues, Cork, Ireland
2 - 4 May 2014

Sonic Vigil 8, a festival of improvised music, sound art, and video takes place in Cork, Ireland, extending its
reach into 3 days of activities, from 2 - 4 May 2014.

Friday 2nd May
Talk by Karen Power "Can you hear the Arctic" - The Guesthouse, 5pm
followed by a Soundwalk with Danny McCarthy "BeHEARdListening" to the National Sculpture Factory for a performance by CAVE
(Cork Audio Video Ensemble) and screening of Max Le Cain's film "Sonic Vigil 7" at 8.30pm

Saturday 3rd May from 2 to 8pm in St. Anne's Church, Shandon featuring
Tore Boe, Andrea Bonino, Massimo Davi, Derek Foot, IRIDE Project, Iarla O'Lionard, Laney Mannion, MiXile, Han Earl Park, Nick Roth,
Queef, Antje Vowinckel, Áine O'Dwyer, Paul Hegarty, Fergus Kelly, Danny McCarthy, Mick O'Shea, Vicky Langan, Karen Power,
Anthony Kelly, David Stalling, Irene Murphy, Tony Langlois, John Godfrey, CAVE, Softday amongst others.

Sunday 4th May
Nova RTE Lyric FM - Sonic Vigil special with Bernard Clarke

The Guesthouse kitchen will be open for food during the festival.

Watch out for CD's, Books, DVD's and Vinyl releases by artists associated with the Farpoint Recordings label at the Sonic Vigil shop,
all available at special festival prices - pick up a bargain or two!


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/// - soon from Farpoint Recordings...

Trace (Mick O'Shea & Paul Hegarty) - double vinyl LP ... Karen Power - audio CD with A5 size booklet ...
Strange Attractor (Danny McCarthy, Irene Murphy, Mick O'Shea, David Stalling, Anthony Kelly) - audio CD with
colour foldout booklet, epublication with essays and audio download ... Linda O'Keeffe - audio CD with
foldout booklet ... Quiet Music Ensemble - audio CD with foldout booklet ... Danny McCarthy - book documenting
performance works ... Stephen Vitiello - audio CD with colour booklet ... more to follow - ////


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Unforeseen - part 3

24th November 2013
3 - 4pm

RHA Gallery
Ely Place
Dublin 2

Admission is free, all are welcome!

Unforeseen
An improvised performance project by Fergus Kelly, David Lacey, Paul Vogel, Anthony Kelly, David Stalling

For more information please visit http://livecomposition.wordpress.com


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SEESOUND 2013
Cork Film Centre Gallery, Ballincollig, Co. Cork
Sun Oct 20th, 12.30 - 6.30pm


Cork Film Centre Gallery and The Guesthouse present Seesound 2013, a day of film/sound screenings, performances and installations
by Experimental Film Society and friends, in association with IndieCork.


Live sound/moving image performances by:
Atoosa Pour Hosseini and Strange Attractor - (Anthony Kelly, Danny McCarthy, Irene Murphy, Mick O'Shea, David Stalling)

Michael Higgins and Karen Power


New collaborative works by:
Dean Kavanagh and Vicky Langan
Maximilian Le Cain and Paul Hegarty


Expanded cinema performance by Jann Clavadetscher with Anthony Kelly & David Stalling

A programme of EFS shorts curated by Rouzbeh Rashidi, featuring films by Bahar Samadi, Jason Marsh, Kamyar Kordestani and Hamid Shams Javi

An installation by Maximilian Le Cain and John Godfrey

In addition to Seesound, the first 100 installments of Rouzbeh Rashidi's ongoing Homo Sapiens Project will be projected in
The Guesthouse, Shandon, Cork City, over four full afternoons, October 16th-19th.


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Unforeseen - part 2

29th September at 3pm

The Joinery
Arbour Hill
Stoneybatter
Dublin 7

Admission is free, all are welcome!

Unforeseen
An improvised performance project by Fergus Kelly, David Lacey, Paul Vogel, Anthony Kelly, David Stalling

There are images and short sound excerpts at http://livecomposition.wordpress.com


The next Unforeseen performance will be at the RHA Gallery, Dublin - 24th Nov, 3pm.

More dates to be announced soon.


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The Joinery welcomes Robert Curgenven for the start of their Autumn / Winter 2013 programme:

Richard Curgenven
with Anthony Kelly & David Stalling

8pm, Sat 7th September 2013
8 euros on the door

The Joinery
6 Rosemount Terrace
Arbour Hill,
Stoneybatter,
Dublin 7

Robert Curgenven (1974) is an Australian composer/sound artist living in Cornwall. His work spans immersive resonances via turntables and
custom-made vinyl, instrumental harmonics and guitar feedback, through to carefully detailed field recordings from remote areas where he lived
for many years. Drawing on the physicality of sound – and not just the physical impact on the body but the way in which the auditory can shape
our perception of space and the flow of time – The Wire surmises that “behind the music—to these ears at any rate—lurk such [disparate] presences
as Alvin Lucier, King Tubby, Murray Schafer and Eliane Radigue.”

http://recordedfields.net/robert-curgenven/
http://the joinery.org


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Seven Catastrophes in Four Movements - Paul Kane & Katie O’Looney

Special project launch dates with live performances featuring
Paul Kane, Katie O’Looney, Anthony Kelly & David Stalling

The Guesthouse, Cork - Sunday 1st September - 3.00pm
United Arts Club, Dublin - Tuesday 3rd September - 6.30pm

With thanks to The Guesthouse, Cork and United Arts Club, Dublin

-

Paul Kane and Katie O'Looney | Seven Catastrophes in Four Movements
A new CD / booklet featuring poetry and sound. Presented as a special fold out booklet printed on uncoated paper stock,
hand numbered edition with an audio CD mounted into the back cover.




For more information and purchase please click here


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Hilltown New Music Festival

20th & 21st July 2013

Now in its sixth edition, the Hilltown New Music Festival continues to showcase Irish and International contemporary music and sonic art
by presenting innovative new work to audiences and providing a sustainable place for contemporary arts in the Midlands.

The 2013 Festival takes place 20th and 21st of July, and will be based around an exciting series of concerts, performances and installations
by *AR (Autumn Richardson & Richard Skelton), Barbara Lüneburg, Cathy van Eck, Foirm Fada, Dublin Laptop Orchestra, Yonit Kosovske,
The Open Rehearsals, Ruth Clinton and Niamh Moriarty, Alan Lambert, Katie O'Looney, Harry Moore, Anthony Kelly and David Stalling,
Uwe Storch, Liz Hilliard, David Bremner, and many more.

There will be a Farpoint Recordings pop-up shop with many of our releases for the duration of the festival.
We look forward to seeing you there.

For further details and festival programme visit hilltown.ie


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Farpoint Recordings are very pleased to announce the publication of a new collaborative project
by American poet Paul Kane and improvising musician Katie O'Looney:

Paul Kane and Katie O'Looney | Seven Catastrophes in Four Movements

A new CD / booklet featuring poetry and sound by Paul Kane and Katie O'Looney.

Presented as a special fold out booklet printed on uncoated paper stock, hand numbered edition with an audio CD mounted into the back cover.
The folding booklet contains poetry and notes by American poet Paul Kane. He has published five volumes of poems including Work Life (2007)
and A Slant Of Light (2008) as well as eight other books of various kinds. The audio CD features readings of the poems by Paul Kane
and music by Irish improviser Katie O' Looney. The music plays off the poems in various ways: it responds to, shapes and at times, leads the text
as a parallel creation, partly composed and partly improvised.

The genesis of Seven Catastrophes in Four Movements was a poetry reading in Périgord in the south of France where Katie and I met up.
We spoke casually about doing something together at some point but soon thereafter Katie came up with a serious proposal for collaboration.
She wanted to do a project centered on the number seven, which, fortuitously, coincided with some reading I had been doing in Catastrophe Theory,
which defines seven possible models for how complex systems fail when pushed too far.


Paul Kane, June 2013





For more information and purchase please click here


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Hilltown New Music Festival - Dublin launch event at the Contemporary Music Centre

Hilltown New Music Festival Launch Event
Contemporary Music Centre
19 Fishamble Street
Temple Bar
Dublin 2

Thursday 13th June 6.00pm

Admission is free and everyone is welcome

The Contemporary Music Centre and Hilltown New Music Festival invite you to a special Dublin launch event for the Hilltown New Music Festival
which takes place later in the Summer on 20, 21 July 2013 in Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath.

The Dublin launch will feature performances by Elizabeth Hilliard performing composer Gráinne Mulvey’s The Seafarer for soprano and electronics
and Anthony Kelly and David Stalling with members of the Dublin Laptop Orchestra, as well as a programme of fixed medium sound works. The evening
will be presented by RTÉ lyricfm Nova presenter, Bernard Clarke.

Now in its sixth edition, the Hilltown New Music Festival continues to showcase Irish and International contemporary music and sonic art
by presenting innovative new work to audiences and providing a sustainable place for contemporary arts in the Midlands.

The 2013 Festival takes place 20 and 21 of July, and will be based around an exciting series of concerts, performances and installations by
*AR (Autumn Richardson & Richard Skelton), Barbara Lüneburg, Cathy van Eck, Foirm Fada, Dublin Laptop Orchestra, Yonit Kosovske, The Open Rehearsals,
Ruth Clinton and Niamh Moriarty, Alan Lambert, Katie O'Looney, Harry Moore, Anthony Kelly and David Stalling, Uwe Storch, Liz Hilliard, Claire Fitch,
David Bremner, and many more.

As was done for the previous festivals, there are two open calls for works, one for scores by Irish based composers to be performed by the Hilltown
ensemble-in-residence, and one international call for fixed medium audio works, which will be presented in a special listening room during the festival.

For further info visit hilltown.ie

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Sonic Vigil LP available here




Sonic Vigil LP Launch Event at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork

Sonic Vigil Vinyl LP Launch Event
Lewis Glucksman Gallery
University College Cork

Sun 19th May 3 - 4.45pm

Admission is free and everyone is welcome

Cork Artists Collective, The Guesthouse and Farpoint Recordings are pleased to announce a launch event for the new Sonic Vigil vinyl
LP at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork. There will be a unique live performance featuring many of the artists who appear on the LP.

These include The Quiet Club, Katie O'Looney, John Godfrey, Harry Moore, Mersk, Karen Power, Anthony Kelly and David Stalling, Kevin Tuohy,
Jeff Weeter with more to be announced.

Special guest Alexander Hacke of Einstürzende Neubauten


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Danny McCarthy | The Memory [box] Room

Exhibition: 22 May – 07 June 2013

SoundFjord, Unit 3b – Studio 28, 28 Lawrence Road, LONDON, N15 4ER
Opening hours: THURS: 2-8pm | FRI - SUN: 2pm-6pm | or by informal appointment (RSVP)

The Memory Room is a project by the Cork-based multimedia artist Danny McCarthy, whose pioneering art practice explores
a combination of visual and auditory experiences. This new work consists of an ongoing series of installations in conjunction
with a new book and CD published by the Irish sound art label, Farpoint Recordings. The project is curated by Anthony Kelly.

Events:

Publication Launch and Performance Event:
WEDNESDAY 22 May 2013 | 7:30-9:30pm | FREE – reservation ticket required:
http://www.memoryroomlaunchandperformance.eventbrite.com
With The Quiet Club (Danny McCarthy and Mick O’Shea) and special guest, David Toop.


“In conversation” and Performance Event:
SATURDAY 01 June 2013 | 2:00-5:00pm | FREE – reservation ticket required:
http://www.memoryroomlaunchandperformance.eventbrite.com
With Danny McCarthy, and Anthony Kelly and David Stalling of Farpoint Recordings.

The Memory Room book and CD is available from SoundFjord on the opening night and throughout the duration of the exhibition.

http://www.soundfjord.org


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White Star Line, the new 7 inch single by Danny McCarthy now available!

Danny McCarthy | White Star Line

Farpoint Recordings are delighted to announce the release of White Star Line, the new seven inch vinyl single from
innovative Cork based sound artist Danny McCarthy.

Pressed on 45rpm black vinyl, the seven inch single comes housed in a full colour picture cover printed on heavy uncoated
paper stock, each individually hand numbered. This edition comes bundled with free digital download token.

Available here for only €4.99


You can hear from a short excerpt from White Star Line here:


White Star Line - by Danny McCarthy
from Farpoint Recordings on Vimeo.




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Sounds like Art
...a conversation with improvised sound interludes

The Joinery, First Thursday, 7pm, April 4th, 2013


Sounds like Art: a performance / conversation with:
Ed Devane / Francis Halsall / Anthony Kelly and David Stalling
Organised by Miranda Driscoll as part of the 'Conversations' series for First Thursdays at the Joinery.

http://www.thejoinery.org/events/sounds-like-art


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Dowsing by Stephen Vitiello now available

Dowsing is a new vinyl long player from electronic musician and sound artist Stephen Vitiello and also the very first
vinyl release from Farpoint Recordings. Presented as a 33rpm black vinyl LP with the cover printed on heavy uncoated
paperstock, hand numbered edition of only 250 copies.

Containing four tracks and featuring short sleeve notes and cover photography by Stephen Vitiello. The LP artwork is
designed by Doreen Kennedy, album mastering by Taylor Dupree.

This edition comes bundled with a free digital download of all tracks.

You can listen to some excerpts from the Dowsing LP here


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Bernard Clarke profiles Farpoint Recordings on Nova, RTE Lyric fm, Sunday 24th March at 8pm

On this week's Nova programme Bernard Clarke profiles the Farpoint Recordings label and presents a selection
of tracks by many of the artists associated with it including Fergus Kelly, Gráinne Mulvey, Mick O'Shea,
Linda O Keeffe, Stephen Vitiello, Danny Mc Carthy, Jurgen Simpson, Roger Doyle, amongst others...

Also featured on the programme are RO3, Anne James Chaton/Andy Moor, Apparat, Piano Interrupted, Seán Mac Erlaine,
Cassiber and Guillaume Beauron.

Nova is presented by Bernard Clarke, Sunday RTE lyric fm 8pm

You can tune to RTE lyric fm at 96 - 99fm or listen via the lyric fm website:

http://www.rte.ie/lyricfm/nova


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MEER / MUIR / ΘAΛΑΣΣΑ / SEA
Auralog: Fifth Draft



Goethe-Institut
37 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Wednesday 20th March 2013, 6.30pm to 7.15pm

Everybody is welcome to come along, free admission.

Meer / Muir / Θάλασσα / Sea is a 45-minute live performance that relates different experiences of the
sea through the poetry of three languages. It combines the way in which German and Irish cultures
relate to the Atlantic and in which Greek culture relates to the Mediterranean, and centres on four sets
of poems, each dealing with a different aspect of the sea. Each set comprises of a poem in German,
one in Old Irish and one in ancient Greek. Each highlights one aspect of the sea as experienced by
people in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, respectively.

Meer / Muir / Θάλασσα / Sea approaches the poems as creative compositions. Their integrity relates
to the poet, language, time, place and culture in which they were composed. They now form an
integral part of a contemporary creative event, which also incorporates electronic and acoustic sound
with visuals.

This project combines live readings of poetry with improvised sound as well as still and moving
images. The integrity of the texts themselves is as important as the other sound related to the
performance. The original languages are used in performance. Translations into English are provided
in the programme.

Paddy Sammon and Sean McCrum: readers of Old Irish and Greek poems
David Stalling: reader of German poems
Anthony Kelly and David Stalling: electronic and acoustic sound
Doreen Kennedy: visuals and design

We are grateful to the Goethe-Institut for their assistance. Admission free


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SOS! The Joinery Gallery Fund it campaign needs your support! SOS!


The Joinery is a not for profit art space that opened in 2008 in Stoneybatter, Dublin that has been facilitating,
programming and curating art and music events for the past five years.
The Joinery is ultimately a site for experimentation – for making, exhibiting, performing and discussing. The programme
consists of a non-stop, year-round schedule of events and has, over the years, included the works of some truly
innovative artists and musicians. There are some extraordinary things happening in music and art in Dublin city and
the Joinery is determined to continue supporting this. There are on average seventy events a year at the Joinery and
the space is and continues to be, entirely run and staffed by unpaid volunteers.


You can read more here…

http://www.fundit.ie/project/the-joinery


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Free download now available from The Digital Cabinet

John Daly, Anthony Kelly, Harry Moore, Robin Parmar, Jesse Ronneau, David Stalling, Mick O’Shea

Two live improvisations recorded at the Barbican Centre, Sonic Abyss, during Drogheda Arts Festival 2012

Free download available here


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The Guesthouse presents
SONIC VIGIL 7


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
Admission €5


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 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.

Available soon!
Sonic Vigil 6 various artists / coloured vinyl LP with gatefold sleeve


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SEESOUND

A collaboration between the Guesthouse, Shandon
and Cork Film Festival

The Guesthouse
10 Chapel Street
Shandon
Saturday 17th November from 12noon – 10pm.

Located in the historic Shandon area the Guesthouse will present its annual Seesound event, now in its fourth year.
Seesound is a unique artist- led initiative that enables sound artists, musicians and moving image-makers to form new
collaborations to explore the effective relationship between sound and image. There will be a variety of styles and
approaches presented which will take the form of continuous screenings, installations, live performances and works in progress.

Participating artists include Rouzbeh Rashidi and Mick O’Shea, Natalie Price Hafslund and Leonora Anstrup, Vicky Langan and
Dean Kavanagh, Paul Hegarty and Collette Nolan, Max Le Cain and John Godfrey, Patricia Klich, Catherine Harty and John Thompson,
Irene Murphy and Francis Heery, Harry Moore and Katie O’Looney, Claire Guerin, Karen Power and Jess Jones, Maciek Klich,
Anthony Kelly and David Stalling, Oliver Martinovic and Tobias Schmitt and others.


The kitchen will be open all day, serving Lamb stew, lentil cake, pea and parmesan soup, and refreshments for visitors.

http://theguesthouse.ie


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The Joinery Graduate Residency Series: Experiments in Sound

Ruth Clinton and Niamh Moriarty
Stoneybatter River Walks

Walks will depart from the Joinery at 6.15 and 6.30 on Thursday 15th November and then on Sunday 18th at 2.15, 2.30, 3.15,
3.30, 4.15, 4.30, 6.15 and 6.30.

Please note these walks are now fully booked- check here to see if there are any more spaces available!

http://www.facebook.com/events/401384316593456/

During this residency, Ruth Clinton and Niamh Moriarty will investigate two of Dublin’s underground rivers: the Oxmantown Stream
and the River Bradoge. Two related pieces will explore the concept of resonant events being recorded and subsequently replayed near areas
of water, using different methods of subtitling to mediate between the city’s hidden streams and the audience. Moriarty and Clinton will
endeavour to resurrect the submerged and muted rivers, conducting an intimate tour above these secret waterways.

Co-curated by David Stalling, Anthony Kelly and Miranda Driscoll.


www.ruthclinton.wordpress.com
www.niamhmoriarty.wordpress.com
www.thejoinery.org/events/the-joinery-graduate-residency-series-experiments-in-sound


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Sunday Lunch
Sunday Lunch with talk and performance
Anthony Kelly and David Stalling

14 October 3pm at The Guesthouse 10 Chapel St, Shandon, Cork

Kelly and Stalling's collaboration encompasses works in multiple forms and media. Using found materials and improvisation
as frequent points of departure, they create sound and audio-visual compositions ranging from small-scale interventions
to immersive, multi-sensory installations, which combine field recordings, live sound, objects and still/moving images.

Performance with guest Paul Hegarty

The Sunday Lunch event is made possible through the generosity of its guests and host chefs, thanks to all who have donated
to the kitchen larder for the previous events. For this event please bring some olive oil, butter, tinned tomatoes or filter coffee etc.
BYO wine or beer...........see you at the table!


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(Photo: Fergus Kelly)


Fergus Kelly
How I made "A Congregation Of Vapours"

The Visual Artists' News Sheet
Issue 5, September - October 2012

You can read a new article here written by Fergus Kelly about the process behind his new album A Congregation Of Vapours.
The article is published in the latest issue of The Visual Artists' News Sheet.
Special thanks to Jason Oakley and Lily Power for allowing us to reproduce the article here

CD available here


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Strange Attractor
Experiments in a quinary landscape and other fields

Anthony Kelly Danny McCarthy Irene Murphy Mick O’Shea David Stalling

Performances and installations at Mobius (Boston), Studio Soto (Boston) and Harvestworks (New York)
3 – 31 August 2012

A dynamic multi-dimensional series of collaborative ventures between five artists, using improvisational sound and experiments
with technology and combined media, with guest artists including: Jed Speare, James Coleman, Derek Hoffend, Tom Plsek, Jane Wang,
Max Lord, Liz Roncka and Sara June of the Mobius Artists Group; Ernst Karel, Stephen Vitiello and others.

Mobius (Boston)
www.mobius.org

Studio Soto (Boston)
www.studiosoto.org

Harvestworks (New York)
www.harvestworks.org

Performances on Monday 13th & Tues 14th August 6pm - 10pm
with special guest Stephen Vitiello

All performances are free, everybody is welcome

This project is kindly supported by Culture Ireland and Crawford Art Gallery

A full colour book and DVD about the Strange Attractor project is now available from the Crawford Gallery bookshop and from here at Farpoint Recordings


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Stephen Vitiello
Dowsing | LP Launch and Skype Concert


The Guesthouse | Shandon | Cork
Thursday 12th July | 7pm

Dowsing is the new vinyl long player electronic musician and sound artist Stephen Vitiello, released through
Farpoint Recordings, on 12th July 2012. It contains 4 tracks totalling 30 minutes, and features short sleeve notes and
cover photography by Stephen Vitiello.

Vitiello transforms incidental atmospheric noises into mesmerizing soundscapes that alter our perception of the surrounding environment.

There will be a special Skype concert featuring an improvised performance by Stephen Vitiello, Mick O’Shea, Danny McCarthy,
David Stalling and Anthony Kelly at The Guesthouse in Shandon, Cork. It would be great to see some of you there!

With thanks to Mary McCarthy and Dobz O'Brien at The National Sculpture Factory


Vinyl LP released in a strictly limited edition of 250 hand numbered copies.

Available now from our webshop

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Some great Strange Attractor activity on the way over the next couple of months.
First up is a performance during the Cork Midsummer Festival...

Strange Attractor
EXPERIMENTS IN A QUINARY LANDSCAPE AND OTHER FIELDS

Crawford Art Gallery, Cork
Saturday, 30th June, 12 noon – 4pm

Free admission, all welcome

“The finest experimental improv in the country at present” Bernard Clarke, NOVA, RTE Lyric FM

Strange Attractor (Anthony Kelly, Danny McCarthy, Mick O’Shea, Irene Murphy and David Stalling) return to the Crawford Art Gallery,
home of their popular 2011 residency project, for a special improvised live sound art event. The audience is invited to walk in
and around the artists during the four hour performance and can come and go as they wish.

Previous Strange Attractor performances have attracted large audiences to experience the artists using experimentation
with technology, combined media, text, chance operation, random structures and found objects. The artists will explore
creative possibilities resulting in an experience that offers multiple points of entry for the audience.

http://www.corkmidsummer.com/programme/event/strange-attractor

www.facebook.com/StrangeAttractorIreland


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The Memory Room
Danny McCarthy


The Guesthouse, 10 Chapel Street, Shandon, Cork
12 noon – 3pm, or by appointment
Cork Midsummer Festival, 25 June – 29 June 2012

Installation, Publication launch and Sunday lunch at The Guesthouse
3pm, Sunday, 24 June 2012

The Memory Room is a project by the Cork-based multimedia artist Danny McCarthy, whose pioneering art practice explores a combination
of visual and auditory experiences. This new work consists of an ongoing series of installations in conjunction with a new book
and CD published by the Irish sound-art label Farpoint Recordings.

Through the use of personal materials gathered from his past and by using other related ephemera, the artist seeks to reach back
in time on a 'psycho-sonic' journey, re-establishing old connections and reviving random fragments of lost memories and locating
them in the now. This is achieved through the use of sounds, text and found objects that are installed in specially chosen
locations throughout the space.

While these explorations may often connect specifically with aspects of McCarthy’s youth and early adulthood in his home-town
of Mallow, Co. Cork (his father’s life as a blacksmith/farrier, nights spent playing rock-and-roll in the local dance-hall,
early forays into improvisation), there are also meditations of a less specific and more abstracted nature. These are fleeting
and often loosely threaded together, but always accessible, thus encouraging people to explore their own inner soundscape.

From 25 to 29 June the exhibition room in Shandon's The Guesthouse will play host to a further exploration of the themes from this
project. Residing ‘memories of place’ and past histories caged within the old structures of The Guesthouse building will mesh and
play alongside the gentle reverberations of this latest instalment of The Memory Room. The installation, curated by Anthony Kelly,
will be subject to daily change.

The Memory Room project (which had its first airing at Hilltown New Music Festival in 2010) is scheduled to travel to Sound Fjord
(London) and The Room (Turin, Italy) during 2013.

Please note:
Since audience capacity at the venue is very limited, please book by emailing:
guesthouse [dot] project [at] gmail [dot] com

About The Memory Room publication and Launch Event
A new book and CD published by Farpoint Recordings accompanies The Memory Room installation. This book and 3” CD extend the
experience of the installation itself, a further creative layer that can be taken away and absorbed by the viewer/listener
at their own pace and in their own personal circumstances. Colour and black & white photographs, drawings, and layers of
text printed onto papers of varying opacity, read in combination with a sound composition contained on the CD, bring McCarthy’s
ideas into the realm of the tangible.

The publication will be launched with Sunday lunch at The Guesthouse, at 3pm on Sunday, 24 June. This event is made possible
through the generosity of its guests and host chefs, and all who have donated to the larder for previous events.

Please bring some tasty bread and cheese, and your own wine or beer.


The Memory Room Book and CD is available now in our web shop.


www.theguesthouse.ie
www.dannymccarthy.ie


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Hilltown New Music Festival - Call for Audio works - UPDATE
Just wanted to let you all know that you can now upload your submissions by clicking HERE


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Farpoint Recordings at

Sound//Space | Pop-Up Record Store & Community Hub Open now until 29th July - Thursday to Sunday

V22 Workspace | 100 Clements Road, London, England

You can find the following CD's, Books and DVD's from the Farpoint Recordings label:

Jennifer Walshe/Freya Birren, Just Listening ::: Ireland Calling, Strange Attractor (Anthony Kelly, Danny McCarthy, Irene Murphy,
Mick O'Shea, David Stalling), Linda O' Keefe, Soundcast 4 x 4 (+1), Anthony Kelly & David Stalling,
and Projector Collective on display until 29th July.

SoundFjord: http://www.soundfjord.org
SOUND//SPACE: http://www.sound-space-place.co.uk
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SoundSpaced

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A Congregation Of Vapours
New audio CD release by Fergus Kelly

Album launch event
Wednesday 23rd May, 6.00pm
Goethe Institute
37 Merrion Square
Dublin 2
Ireland

All welcome to come along

Fergus Kelly will be performing a solo set for the launch, using live electronics and field recordings.

A sound installation, 'Breathing Room' , will be showing in the Goethe's bunker space for ONE WEEK ONLY, 23rd - 30th May 2012.

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A Congregation Of Vapours is a new album by Dublin sound artist Fergus Kelly, released through Farpoint Recordings, on 23rd May 2012.
It contains 8 tracks totalling 57 minutes, and features a short essay from writer Paul Hegarty. The compositions were made using
speaker feedback, no-input mixing board, DIY electronics, amplified metals, field recordings and processing.

The pieces employ a wide range of textures and timbres across a broad dynamic spectrum, ranging from full-bodied, dense soundfields,
to more muted and understated presences. Feedback is the core sound and starting point for the compositions, and is taken to
various extremes via many stages of intensive electronic processing and forensic editing. Sounds as raw, malleable matter,
stretched to the point of collapse, pulled inside out, further distilled and cross-hatched, breeds inscrutable new forms,
at once physical and phantom in nature.

A Moebius strip of endless decay and regeneration, the sound of sound cannibalising itself, these fugitive soundscapes were grown from
residual traces of empty spaces, ventriloquised into being - a void given voice - where feedback makes dimension audible. In this case,
the dimensions of various metal vessels mounted on speakers, which resonate, buzz and rattle with microphones placed inside.

Woven together, these disembodied, atomised artifacts establish their own space for the listener to navigate, volatile and capricious
as the weather. Threaded through this speculative fiction is documentary reality in the form of field recordings, which augment and
galvanise a particular sense of place and narrative flow, which sits uneasily between the created and the real.

The textures of both worlds have an interconnectedness, and a parity of presence. The ceaseless surf of traffic, the hums and drones
of supermarket fridges and myriad other machine presences - sounds we daily swim through with varying levels of awareness - intersect
with magnetic fields of prepared noises, aural detritus and sonic fallout, to form a climate of disturbance and disruption.
A seepage of spectral broadcasts, corrupted signals and insidious transmissions - tactile yet immaterial - suspends us in sound.


Listen to a track from the album:




CD available here


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An Evening of Improvised Performances

Friday 11th May, 7.30PM, The Joinery, Arbour Hill, Stoneybatter, Dublin

Featuring:

Anthony Kelly / David Stalling / Jesse Ronneau
Eoin Smith (Turntables & Live Visuals)
T-emp (Oeyvind Brandtsegg) + John Lato / Bryan Quigley

www.thejoinery.org


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Hilltown New Music Festival 2012 - Call for audio works


"There is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time.
There is always something to see, something to hear.
In fact, try as we may to make a silence, we cannot."


John Cage


An open call for artists, composers and musicians to send a short audio recording that responds in some way to the above quotation.
The work can be a sound piece, a recording of a music composition, a field recording, an excerpt from a larger work, or other.

The work can be mono or stereo and between 1 and 7 minutes in duration.

Selected works will be included in a special listening room during the Hilltown New Music Festival, Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd July 2012.


Submission requirements:

- Accepted file formats are uncompressed .wav or .aiff at 44.1kHz / 24bit
- Files must be submitted via a special upload facility, which will be available on the www.hilltown.ie website from 1st June 2012.
Details and short description of the track as well as a short artist biography must be submitted via a word form also available from that date.


Deadline for receipt of works is Sunday 24th June 2012

Contact: audiocall [at] hilltown [dot] ie


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Sonic Arts at the Drogheda Arts Festival 2012

-dubhaigéan na fuaime- final frontier of sound
Sound Art – Electroacoustic Music – Electronica



Another innovative concept from Drogheda Arts Festival – an opportunity to experience the full range of the latest ideas in sonic arts,
electroacoustic music and electronica, all in the one building, all in the one day.

Sonic Art :
- The cutting edge of the exploratory use of electroacoustics, created sound, found sound and often visuals, to create
a powerful new performance genre. The Sonic Abyss presents a dazzling array of some of the leading figures in this movement as they
perform 20 minute sets throughout the day – Ed Devane, Harry Moore, Mick O’Shea & Danny McCarthy (The Quiet Club),
Sean Taylor & Mikael Fernström (Softday), John Daly, Jesse Ronneau, Robin Parmar, David Stalling & Anthony Kelly, Cormac Crawley.

Electronic Music :
- Live performance from some of the leading composers in this genre and also fixed installations using 8-channel
set up and audio-visual. A special set of performances of a selection of experimental electronic music will be presented by the
students of the Department of Music and Creative Media at DKIT.

Electronica :
- The latest techniques, sounds and concepts presented and performed by leading DJs and Sound Mixers all day
in the Dance Studio. Demonstrations of techniques and advice on hardware and software.

Workshops and Open Forums :
- Hands-on workshops and discussion groups.Come along and try your hand at mixing some electronic music. Open to all ages.


http://www.droghedaartsfestival.ie/blog/the-sonic-abyss


Barbican Centre
Saturday 5 May 2012
10am-5pm

Tickets: Free

For Further information please contact:
Tel: 041 9833946


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STRANGE ATTRACTOR
with guest Ed Devane


Saturday 14th April, 8pm until late
Plugd Records,
Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, Ireland

Free admission All welcome to come along!

Pluggd Records is pleased to present Strange Attractor, a dynamic multi-dimensional series of collaborative ventures
between five artists, Anthony Kelly - Danny McCarthy - Irene Murphy - Mick O’Shea - David Stalling

"The finest experimental improv in the country at present".
Bernard Clarke, Nova, RTE Lyric FM

Strange Attractor are back following a short break after their recent project at Crawford Art Gallery,
Cork and some well received performances in Cafe OTO, London with David Toop and the RHA gallery, Dublin.
During tonight's durational performance they will be improvising using instruments made by Ed Devane.

Ed Devane is a Dublin-based producer, improviser and instrument builder. Currently making music as Withering Zithering,
Ed is also launching Ed Devane Instruments, a new custom instrument and ornament venture. Ed's work combines experimentation,
craftsmanship, noise and a dollop of musicality.

A full colour Book and DVD about the Strange Attractor project featuring images from the live performances and gallery installations
at Crawford Art Gallery, Cork alongside specially commissioned essays by David Toop, Stephen Vitiello, Claire Healy, Steve Roden,
Jed Speare and Bernard Clarke is now available from Plugg'd Records and in our web shop.

For further updates about Strange Attractor activites you can also join their facebook page:
http://facebook.com/StrangeAttractorIreland


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AVAILABLE NOW!

Adventures in numb4rland
1,000 hand-numbered double-CDs curated by Alan Dunn, mastered by Michael Ward, designed by Olivia McCarthy and Dane Chadwick,

cantaudio034, March 2012, Liverpool-Leeds, artists' uses of the number 4

Behind reality may lie .. numbers. As mathematicians focus on the numbers 4 or 8 as possibly the most revealing,
this collection examines the manners in which artists and musicians have (sub)consciously used the number 4.
Inspired by Alex Bellos' book 'Adventures in numberland', spoken word and song drift through the four seasons,
4x4, four-letter-words, 4th July and four eyes, 4am, 4-minute warning.

Artists on the CD's include Clinic, Alex Bellos, Tchaikovsky, Danny McEvoy, Rob Graham, Andrew Wilson Lambeth,
The 5.6.7.8's, Chris Watson, Pixies, Claire Potter, Nikos Stavropoulos, Rhett Miller,
Soundcast 4 x 4 (+1) (Anthony Kelly, Danny MCarthy, Mick O'Shea, David Stalling, Irene Murphy),
Jeff Young, Alva Noto, Diamanda Galas amongst many others.

In homage to Bill Drummond's 45

All copies are free, please contact Alan Dunn on a.dunn [at] leedsmet.ac.uk if you would like one.


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Forthcoming new releases on Farpoint Recordings

Fergus Kelly | Danny McCarthy | Stephen Vitiello | and more


There are some great new releases on the way over the next couple of months. 'A Congregation of Vapours' is the new CD
from Dublin based artist Fergus Kelly. The CD, which features a text by Paul Hegarty will be launched in the Goethe Institut,
Dublin. Check back soon for more details!

On the way very shortly is the new publication by pioneering Irish sound artist Danny McCarthy. 'The Memory Room' is a unique
colour book and 3inch CD based upon McCarthy's installation of the same name.

Early June brings the new LP '4 Songs (Dowsing and all)' by electronic musician and sound artist Stephen Vitiello.
This will be the very first vinyl release on Farpoint Recordings!

Later in the year there will be releases by The Quiet Club, Katie O'Looney, The Quiet Music Ensemble,
Anthony Kelly & David Stalling and a very special Sonic Vigil 6 vinyl LP...

Good things to come so keep an eye on this space for more information!


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Site of Sound # 2: Of Architecture and the Ear | Book & CD
Edited by Brandon Labelle & Claudia Martinho
Errant Bodies Press, Berlin



Since the publication of the first volume of Site of Sound in 1999 the issues and activities pertaining to sound
and architecture have expanded to circulate more dynamically within the fields of sound art, sound design, and spatial practices.
From acoustical technologies and urban planning to public art, concerns for auditory structures and the experiences of
listening are finding deeper footing within both artistic and environmental contexts. Recent noise mappings across Europe,
along with new possibilities for acoustical implementation, as well as the ongoing emergence of sound art and design educational programs,
point toward sound as a crucial subject for thinking through contemporary culture and politics.

Site of Sound Vol. 2 aims to address contemporary work being done in the cross-over between sound and architecture.


The anthology brings together new research and writing that charts out the theoretical implications and consequences for artistic
and spatial discourses, while documenting contemporary projects that come to occupy and define a sonic-spatial territory.

With contributions by Justin Bennett, Usman Haque, David Schafer, James Webb, Edwin van der Heide, Raviv Ganchrow, Jodi Rose,
Nigel Helyer, Michael Gendreau, Jean-Paul Thibaud, Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec, Oliver Laric, David Stalling / Anthony Kelly, Romano,
Natasha Barrett / Birger Sevaldson, Scott Arford / Randy Yau, Riccardo Benassi, Carrie Bodle, Jenny Pickett / Julien Ottavi,
Pascal Broccolichi, Jacob Kreutzfeldt, Joaquín Gutiérrez Hadid, Franz Pomassl & Björn Quiring.


Book & CD available here


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-- i-and-e festival 2011 on Vimeo



You can view video footage of the performances here

Performers include: Leopold Hurt, Keith Rowe, Anthony Kelly/David Stalling, Jean-Luc Guionnet/Seijiro Murayama,
Keith Rowe/Paul Vogel, Loris (Patrick Farmer/Sarah Hughes/Daniel Jones)


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A round-up of recent Farpoint Recordings releases:



left to right: Freya Birren - Libris Solar | Audio CD with short video work, just listening ::: Ireland Calling | Audio CD,
Sonic Vigil V | Cassette USB key, Strange Attractor | Book & DVD



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National Sculpture Factory & Farpoint Recordings present:

just listening : : : ireland calling : : : : :

The National Sculpture Factory in association with Farpoint Recordings presents
a new Audio CD with sleeve notes by Bernard Clarke, Nova, RTE Lyric FM.

Artists featured on the CD include:

Francis Heery
Sunfish (Harry Moore + Tony Langlois)
Anthony Kelly & David Stalling
Linda O'Keeffe
La Societe des Amis du Crime (Paul Hegarty & Vicky Langan)
Slavek Kwi
Ed Devane & Amanda Feery
Ellen King & Tim O'Leary
Robin Parmar
Kevin Tuohy & Liam Slevin
Eileen Carpio
Katie O'Looney
Neil Quigley

http://nationalsculpturefactory.com/
http://www.arttrail.ie/



CD available here

For an article about the Just Listen project in the Cork Examiner please click here


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Introducing - The Grey Area

A new section on the farpoint recordings website featuring items that don't
readily fit into our other departments. Our first item to be included is:





Sonic Vigil V Cassette USB key | Various Artists


Live Recording of the 2010 Sonic Vigil presented in the unique format of a USB key
embedded in a cassette tape and contained in its own casette box.

The line up of Irish and international artists featured include Karen Power,
David Toop, The Quiet Music Ensemble, Roland Etzin & Kevin Tuohy,
MERSK & SoundEye Poets, The Quiet Club & Francis Heery,
Anthony Kelly & David Stalling, Softday, Sunfish, and many more.

Now available here


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Live Performance and Book & DVD launch at RHA Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Sat 3rd Dec at 2pm



Strange Attractor
Anthony Kelly, Danny McCarthy, Irene Murphy, Mick O’Shea and David Stalling



Strange Attractor with guest David Toop, Cafe OTO, 21st November 2011
(Photo: Doreen Kennedy)



Strange Attractor will give an improvised sound art performance from 2-4pm at the RHA Gallery, Dublin.
All are welcome to come along, admission free. This performance will be followed by the launch of
the publication by Bernard Clarke, NOVA, RTE Lyric FM.



Strange Attractor Book & DVD.


The full colour publication features images from the live performances and gallery installations
alongside specially commissioned essays by David Toop, Stephen Vitiello, Claire Healy,
Steve Roden, Jed Speare and Bernard Clarke.

The DVD includes a project documentary by Maciek Klich, over 70 mins of audio taken from the live
performances with guest artists David Toop, Stephen Vitiello, Alessandro Bosetti, Jed Speare and
Steve Roden. Additional content includes in depth photo galleries covering various aspects of
the live performances and gallery installations.


Book and DVD now available here


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Strange Attractor 6: with guest Steve Roden.
L to R: Irene Murphy, David Stalling, Anthony Kelly, Mick O'Shea,
Steve Roden, Danny McCarthy. April 2011, Crawford Gallery, Cork, Ireland.
(Photo: Patricia Klich)



Strange Attractor Book & DVD Launch Performance

Strange Attractor will play a series of performances during November and December and launch a new full colour Book
and DVD about the project. Performances at The Crawford Gallery, Cork (12th Nov), The Pigeon Wing, London (19th Nov),
Cafe Oto (with guest David Toop), London (21st Nov) and the RHA, Dublin (3rd Dec).
Check back here soon for more updates...


There are also copies of the Soundcast 4 x 4 (+1) Audio CD available here





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Image copyright: Freya Birren & The Parks Service


LIBRIS SOLAR - Freya Birren
New CD Release
Limited Edition of 500


A new CD release featuring audio tracks, a short video film and images from Freya's notebook.
Presented as a folded A5 size card printed on heavy uncoated paper stock, the cover artwork
contains images by Freya Birren.

The CD is available now from here



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SONIC VIGIL 6

Saturday 22 October 2011
2.30 - 9.30pm
Christchurch Triskel, Cork

Sonic Vigil is Ireland’s premier sound art/ improvisation event and this year it takes place on 22nd Oct
in Christchurch Triskel Cork. The event is curated by The Quiet Club and Gurenrekorder (Germany) and this is
the sixth running of the event. Whilst the event has become synonymous with St Fin Barr’s Cathedral the
organisers continue their policy of pushing the boundaries of sound and listening have changed the venue
to explore the sonic possibilities of Triskel’s new Christchurch space.

This space has been hailed as one of the best acoustic spaces in the country and Sonic Vigil has been
programmed to exploit this to the full.

A special feature of this year’s event will be video and live projections by video artist Claire Guerin.
The event which is scheduled to run for over seven hours and the audience are invited to come and go as they please.

A highlight of the event will be the launch of a recording and film of last year’s event. This will be in the unique
format of a USB key in the shape of a cassette tape containing both the audio and film of last year’s spectacular event.


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THE PRESENCE OF TREES
LIVING TREE > TREE < VIRTUAL TREE

A project by Auralog
Anthony Kelly, Seán McCrum, David Stalling


On view until Wednesday 27th July,

The Return Gallery and the Auditorium
Goethe-Institut, 37 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

For opening times please visit:
http://www.goethe.de/ins/ie/dub/knt/oef/enindex.htm

Please Note: due to circumstances beyond our control, the Reading & Live Performance, previously advertised
for Wednesday July 27th, 7.30pm, has been cancelled.


A limited edition print and audio CD relating to the project available soon.


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Hilltown New Music Festival 2011 - Call for audio works

“Close to the sound - Behind the melody – Near the Inaudible”

An open call for artists, composers and musicians to send a short audio work that responds in some way to the above title.
The work can be a sound piece, a music composition, a field recording, an excerpt from a larger work etc.
The work can be from 2 to 8 channels and between 1 and 7 minutes in duration.

Selected works will be included in a concert programme or as part of a listening post during the Hilltown New Music Festival in July 2011.


For more info and submission details please visit: http://hilltown.ie/callforwork.html



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i-and-e festival 2011
Two Days of Improvised and Contemporary Music

The Ireland Institute
27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2
Friday, 13th May, Sat 14th May



ROY CARROLL (Ire), LOL COXHILL (UK), PATRICK FARMER (UK), JEAN-LUC GUIONNET (Fra), SARAH HUGHES (UK),
LEOPOLD HURT (Ger), DANIEL JONES (UK), ANTHONY KELLY (Ire), DAVID LACEY (Ire), SEIJIRO MURAYAMA (Jap),
MILES PERKIN (Can), DAVID STALLING (Ire), KEITH ROWE (UK), PAUL VOGEL (Ire)

For more info please visit: http://i-and-e.digitalsook.net/



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A History of Background

audio CD + booklet
cantaudio033



An edition of 1,000 audio CDs compiled by artist Alan Dunn, Associate Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Art
at Leeds Metropolitan University.

As the revolution dies and the grey clears, new backgrounds come into view.
From the beginning of time and space at the big bang, background has been an unavoidable issue to deal with
and the CD looks at the manners in which artists, writers, filmmakers, designers and musicians have creatively
explored the concept of background; vanishing points, dub, bass guitar, deep space, landscape, soundtracks,
Muzak, ambience, dubstep, piped music, noise and eavesdropping.


The CD contains contributions from:

David Bowie, Yoko Ono, Brian Eno, Carol Kaye, Undark, Michelangelo Antonioni, Andy Warhol, Pulsar recordings,
Einsturzende Neubauten, Bo Diddley, Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Kodak Super 8 Movies soundtrack, Cyrus, Eve Hell,
The Stupids, Hannah Dargavel-Leafe, David Reed, Bruce Davies & Jonny Fryer, Lower Class Brats, Pipedown,
Jeff Young, Alfons Schilling, Lisa Stansbie, Anthony Kelly and David Stalling, Muzak Orchestra, Richard Haas,
Erik Satie, Leeds Metropolitan University.

For full information you can visit:
www.ahistoryofbackground.com


If you would like a copy of this CD please contact:
a.dunn(at)leedsmet.ac.uk


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Strange Attractor at The Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland

Until April 30th



Strange Attractor is a dynamic multi-dimensional series of collaborative ventures between five artists,
Anthony Kelly, Danny McCarthy, Irene Murphy, Mick O’Shea and David Stalling.

During the residency the artists will work both as a group and as individuals using improvisational sound performance,
experimentation with technology and combined media to explore creative possibilities resulting in an experience that
offers multiple points of entry for the audience. The residency will further develop the sound and visual possibilities
already explored in the monthly performances by using sound installation, still and moving image, video documentation,
and ‘informal’ performances and live events in the various spaces of Crawford Art Gallery.

Forthcoming live performances include:

Lee Patterson
14 April, 19:00-21:00

System Deconstructed
29 April, 14:00-16:00


Download pdf brochure here



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Ten Days On The Island - Tasmania, 25th March - 3 April 2011
Shorelines - Newfoundland / Ireland

The Shorelines exhibition travels to Tasmania as part of the Ten Days on the Island Festival.
The exhibition which features work by Angela Antle, Anthony Kelly, Slavek Kwi, Pierre LeBlanc,
David Stalling and Anne Troake will be on view at Burnie Regional Art Gallery from 19 March - 8 May 2011.

Shorelines is an international touring project that explores the many readings of the term, shorelines and
specific coastal landscapes through the forms of multimedia, photographic and video installation by Canadian and Irish artists.

You can find out more about Ten Days On The Island here:
http://www.tendaysontheisland.com/_webapp_727996/Shorelines

Shorelines book and DVD available here



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Strange Attractor 2 with guests David Toop and Mary Nunan

Saturday 4th December 12 - 4pm
The Crawford Art Gallery
Emmet Place, Cork, Ireland

www.crawfordartgallery.ie


Strange Attractor 2

Strange Attractor is a dynamic multi-dimensional series of collaborative ventures between five artists,
Anthony Kelly, Danny McCarthy, Irene Murphy, Mick O’Shea and David Stalling.

Strange Attractor 2 is the second in the series of 4-hour sound performances, taking place this time in the Gibson Room
of the Crawford Gallery, Cork. This performance features David Toop, internationally renowned sound artist,
author and curator. His acclaimed books include Ocean of Sound, and Haunted Weather.
His recent publication “Sinister Resonance” has been well received by critics and public alike. As a musician he has
appeared alongside some of the world’s leading exponents of sound art, including Brian Eno, Evan Parker,
Max Eastley, Scanner to name but a few.

Also featured is Mary Nunan, artist, choreographer and performer whose ensemble choreographic works have been presented
at venues throughout Ireland and internationally. She is currently Course Director of the MA in Contemporary Dance Performance
at the University of Limerick.

Entry to the event is free and the audience are invited to come and go as they please.


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Strange Attractor 1: SYSTEM & Launch of new Soundcast CD

Saturday 20th November 12 - 4pm
The Crawford Art Gallery
Emmet Place, Cork, Ireland

www.crawfordartgallery.ie


Strange Attractor 1: SYSTEM
The Crawford Art Gallery is pleased to present Strange Attractor, a dynamic multi-dimensional series of collaborative
ventures between five artists, Anthony Kelly, Danny McCarthy, Irene Murphy, Mick O’Shea and David Stalling.

Strange Attractor 1: SYSTEM, is the first in this series of 4-hour sound performances which begins
on 20th November at 12pm in the Sculpture Gallery. This performance experiments with sound generated from
movement and drawing on an amplified floor, which creates a feedback loop between action and amplified reaction.
Each performer will improvise with the sound source and effect each other’s creative actions.

The performance takes place from 12 – 4pm and entry to the event is free. The audience are invited to move
around the space during the performance.

Soundcast 4x4 (+1) - CD release
Kelly, McCarthy, O'Shea and Stalling will also launch Soundcast 4x4 (+1), a new limited edition audio CD
published by Crawford Gallery & Farpoint Recordings with a specially designed foldout, containing images by Irene Murphy
and texts by Francis Halsall and Peter Murray.

The CD is available now from the Crawford Gallery shop and Farpoint Recordings (click here)



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Shorelines

Mermaid Arts Centre
until November 27th 2010

www.mermaidartscentre.ie

An international exchange project between Ireland and Newfoundland, Canada, with three artists representing each place.
Participating artists Angela Antle, Anthony Kelly, Slavek Kwi, Pierre LeBlanc, David Stalling, Anne Troake.
The exhibition contains sound, moving and still image, and interactive art works.
Co-curated by Seán McCrum, Ireland, and Charlotte Jones, Newfoundland.



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Metamorphosis and Praxis | Linda O'Keeffe

A new audio CD by Irish sound artist Linda O'Keeffe

First Edition of 500 copies

A new 3 track audio CD written and produced by sound artist Linda O’Keeffe.
Presented as a folded A5 size card printed on heavy uncoated paper stock.
Featuring the essay 'Resonant Ecologies…towards listening' by Jessica Foley and notes on the pieces by Linda O'Keeffe.

Click here for more info


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Sonic Vigil V
7 HOURS OF SOUND ART & EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC
St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork, Ireland
Sat 17TH July, 1pm-8pm


Curated by The Quiet Club and Gruenrekorder, Sonic Vigil returns with a line-up of leading international experimental musicians and sound artists and practitioners from the booming Irish scene. This unique event, a SEVEN HOUR marathon of experimental music and sound art, will take place in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral on Saturday 17th July.

This year's event features performances by David Toop (GB) · Soft Day (Irl) · Lasse-Marc Riek (DE) · The Quiet Music Ensemble (Irl) · Sunfish (Irl) · Karen Power (Irl) · The Quiet Club (Irl) · D’incise (Ch) · Anthony Kelly & David Stalling (Irl/DE) · John Byrne (Irl) · La Société des Amis du Crime (Irl) · MERSK & SoundEye Poets (Irl/UK) · Roland Etzin and Kevin Tuohy (DE/Irl) · The Concerned Parasites ubh Körka Gweena (Irl)

Records from both the Gruenrekorder Label and Farpoint Recordings will be available for sale at the concert. Further details from sonicvigil@ireland.com or on www.sonicvigil.blogspot.com


Sonic Vigil IV - 4 CD boxset available now click here
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Solus Film Collective at Filmbase, Dublin, 24 June - 6 July 2010

'Solus' present highlights from their recent touring programmes and a taster of upcoming international collaborations with new films and videos from Ireland, England, France, Germany, Mali, Mauritania, Iraq, Egypt, Lebanon, Japan, Russia, Korea, and Chile.

Throughout the Filmbase building these programmes will be screening on an ongoing basis from June 24th to July 6th, with film installations and live events on the opening Thursday. Featuring work by collective members and friends; Moira Tierney, David Stalling, Anthony Kelly, Zoe Greenberg, Dennis Kenny, Alan Lambert , Dónal Ó’Céilleachair, Stom Sogo, Masha Godovannaya. With new additions by; Ceila Eid & Sebastien Beranger, Tilman Küntzel, Frank Niehusmann, Brian Bridges, Libby Fabricatore, Thea Stallwood, Denis McArdle, Akkato, Projector Collective, Paolo Inverni, Regina Bärtschi & Michaela Isabel Fünfhausen.

For more info please click here

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Quiet Club track on Wire Tapper CD #23

Farpoint Recordings are pleased to announce that 'Free Energy Receiver', a track by The Quiet Club (Danny McCarthy and Mick O'Shea) from the CD 'Tesla' is included on the latest Wire Tapper CD given free with issue 314 of Wire magazine.
The 20 track CD also includes tracks by Han Bennick Trio, Rolf Julius, Julia Wolfe and many more.

For more about 'Tesla' by The Quiet Club click here

For a full track listing of The Wire Tapper 23 CD click here

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New releases available now from Farpoint Recordings:


REDISCOVERING LOCALITY | A Sonology Of Cork Sound Art +

A new full length audio CD curated by Danny Mc Carthy which forms a 'sonic polaroid' of the current sound art/improvisation scene in Cork city, Ireland. Contributors include John Godfrey, SAFE, Quiet Music Ensemble, Kevin Tuohy, Christian Carley, The Quiet Club (with Mathias Forge) and many others.

Click here for more info

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UNKNOWN POINT | Anthony Kelly and David Stalling

A new 50 page publication featuring photographs by Bastian Hessler, an introduction by Grainne Mulvey, a discussion by Sean McCrum with the artists and an audio CD relating to the Unknown Point series of sonic & visual installations.

The project was part of Visualise Carlow, a series of temporary public art projects
devised as an advance programme for The National Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow.

Click here for more info

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ONE MORE UNIVERSE | Damo Suzuki Network Strictly Limited Edition - only 500 copies

A new full length audio CD from Damo Suzuki featuring Makoto Kawabata with Dublin Sound Carriers Paul Condon,
Fergus Cullen, Barry Murphy and Bryan O'Connell


Click here for more info