National Sculpture Factory
& Cork Midsummer Festival 2012
in association with
West Cork Arts Centre
a new work by artist Mark Garry in collaboration
with composer Sean Carpio.
Sat 30th June.
Horseshoe Bay, Sherkin Is, Co. Cork.
DRIFT brings two of Ireland’s leading contemporary artists together to create an outdoor performance on Sherkin Island off the coast of West Cork. Artist, Mark Garry, and composer, jazz musician, Sean Carpio, have worked with a musician and boat builder based on Sherkin Island to transform a wooden sail boat into a floating Aeolian wind harp (a harp played by the wind). This sonic sculpture will be accompanied by a new composition written for wind instruments that will be performed in Horseshoe Bay, one of the natural amphitheatres on Sherkin Island. This new composition is based on a series of Sumerian Hymns. These Hymns are the first known written songs.
“I am particularly interested in the fluidity and democracy of music as a cultural form, the manner in which it integrates complex mixtures of geographic, social and historical instances/influences and continues to do so as it evolves.”
This 40 minute performance takes place in Horseshoe Bay on Sherkin Island between 7.30 pm and 8.30 pm on Saturday 30th June. Access to this performance will be by a specific DRIFT ferry only. Due to this audience numbers are limited. Early booking is highly recommended.
Specific ferries have been organised to transport the audience to Horseshoe Bay and they will leave from Baltimore at 7:00 pm. A bus will leave Grand Parade, Cork City, at 4:00 pm to Baltimore and will return to Cork that evening for 12:30 am (approx).
ALL booking for this event must be done through the Midsummer Festival booking office. See http://www.corkmidsummer.com.
Tickets for Bus & Ferry are €20. And Tickets for ferry only €10. Both of which must be booked through Midsummer Festival and cannot be bought on the day. Box office open Monday 14th. Early booking is highly advisable.
Festival Talk: 27 June, 1pm, National Sculpture Factory
Artist Mark Garry presents a lunchtime lecture and presentation on his practice.
This performance takes place as part of Cork Midsummer Festival Festival and and in association with the West Cork Arts Centre.