Sonic Vigil takes place in Cork on 24 November

Sonic vigil

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. Their invited guests include prominent solos and collectives, including Harry Moore, Katie O’Looney, Jesse Ronneau, Tony Langlois, Paul Hegarty and Anthony Kelly plus Gruenrekorder artist Tobias Schmitt (Frankfurt), and Karen Power, whose large-scale quadraphonic installation based on ultrasonic and subsonic sounds, are you where you think you are, will be presented.

The event will also feature Quiet Music Ensemble, which will premiere eight 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, and Charlie Sdraulig.

The Sonic Vigil will be hosted this year by St. Anne’s Church, Shandon, which is renowned as home of the ‘Shandon Bells’, the trademark sound of the city. The Vigil also includes a brand new piece for the bells by composer/improviser David Stalling.

Listen to an interview with Karen Power about the event and her own piece programmed as part of the day

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