Saturday 2 May 2015, 2-8pm
The Guesthouse, St. Anne’s Church, Shandon, Cork
For the 9th year running, The Guesthouse presents SONIC VIGIL, a marathon of new and improvised music, sound art and performances.
SONIC VIGIL brings together improvisers, sound artists and field recordists from Ireland and abroad in a multi-hour celebration of cutting-edge, radical sonic experimentation. This year’s event features renowned multi-award winning German composer, recordist and installation artist Christina Kubisch, musician and soundscaper Hein Schoer. Also on the programme are Arif Ayab, David Bremner, Mikael Fernstrom, John Godfrey, Paul Hegarty, Anthony Kelly, Danny McCarthy, miXile, Harry Moore, Irene Murphy, Katie O’Looney, Mick O’Shea, Robin Parmar, Karen Power, Caroline Pugh, Nick Roth, David Stalling, Sean Taylor.
Managed by Danny McCarthy, Mick O’Shea, Karen Power, Irene Murphy and John Godfrey SONIC VIGIL has been running since 2007. The musicians are placed into a randomly-generated timetable, producing, according to the organisers “instant, unknowable and unexpected interactions: sounds of kaleidoscope beauty, teetering on a tantalising abyss of risk make for an immersive, mesmerising and ever-evolving experience”.