PHOTO-2020-08-31-21-09-00.jpg

ᔨᒪᔭᐅᔪᓐᓃᖅᑐᑦ             OBLIVION           SEACHMALLTACHT

OBLIVION is a multimedia performance, moving image and sound installation created by Aideen Barry in collaboration with internationally renowned Inuit Canadian singer and song writer RIIT  ᕇᑦ  ,  Irish Harpist Aisling Lyons with performative costume design by Margaret O Connor and was commissioned by the Irish Traditional Music Archive and Music Network under the 2020 Bunting Commission award.  The composer is Cathal Murphy and the music is arranged by award winning composer and musician Stephen Shannon. It is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and the Canada Council.

Watch the ABOUT video here:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBLIVION is a work built in response to the endeavour of Edward Bunting to save the Irish Harp from extinction, thus giving us the 66 tracks, lilts and airs of Irish Traditional Harp which saved the music for future generations and became an intrinsic part of our Irish Cultural Identity. It also merges two indigenous musical entities to create a new and never before heard sound of Inuit Throat Singing,

Irish Harp and Electronica beats to make a dark anthem full of gothic tropes and haunting call to arms  from the desperate depths, asking:

 

  What is the Role of Art & Artists at a time of great uncertainty, environmental collapse and the prospect of a world of ruin if we do nothing at all?

 

 

 

ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᐅᔪᓐᓃᖅᑐᑦ / OBLIVION  /  SEACHMALLTACHT  will debut in 2021 as  Live performance, and immersive and complex video & audio installation and a EDITIONED Vinyl Record ( edition 500) that will be available to the public to acquire as a limited edition signed art work. 

This 15 minute track is a musical piece of poetry and a call to arms, it will be performed and live Broadcasted from The Irish World Academy of Music at University of Limerick on the 21.12.21 as a televised and large outdoor projection work onto the LCGA Building, across several media platforms and Lyric FM.

 

 

The project will tour to Source Art Center, The Belfast International Arts Festival, The Centre Cultural Irlandais in Paris, Canada Council Paris, Canada and North America in 2022 & 2023.

Screenshot 2020-11-03 at 15.50.59.png

ᔨᒪᔭᐅᔪᓐᓃᖅᑐᑦ             OBLIVION           SEACHMALLTACHT

OBLIVION is a work built in response to the endeavour of Bunting to save the Irish Harp from extinction, thus giving us the 66 tracks, lilts and airs of Irish Traditional Harp which saved the music for future generations and became an intrinsic part of our Irish Cultural Identity. 

Screenshot 2021-04-18 at 10.43.26.png
Screenshot%202020-11-09%20at%2011.42_edi
CCFA-logo-full-en.png