Thursday, February 16, 2017



The Quiet Club and crOw, two of Ireland’s most innovative improvising duos, are touring together as a quartet for the first time.
In December 2015 Ireland’s leading sound art collective The Quiet Club joined forces with crOw, one of the country’s most innovative improvising duos, to make a CD recording called ‘As the quiet crow flies’. This CD was released on Farpoint Recordings in summer 2016 (This is a great work of improvised music from a more unusual perspective - Frans de Waard, Vital Weekly) and, having enjoyed working together so much, the two duos agreed that
performing as a quartet in a tour around the country is something we wanted to do.
Having made a successful application to the Arts Council for a Touring Award, the two duos will perform together in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Waterford and Carrick-on-Shannon
between February 28th and March 23rd this year.
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 particularinterest 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.
For further information please contact Ian Wilson on
mail@ianwilson.ie
A promotional video for the tour can be viewed here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5O0RPG8IYdw
Excerpts from CD: https://soundcloud.com/wilsonkul/the-quiet-club-crow-excpt-1
https://soundcloud.com/wilsonkul/quiet-club-crow-excpt-2

TOUR DATES:
28.02 Galway-Mayo IT, 11am [Centre for Creative Arts & Media]: promoted and organised
by Music for Galway in association with GMIT CCA&M
28.02 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Building, Ballybrit, Galway, 3pm: promoted and
organised by Music for Galway in association with HPE Galway
02.03 Ormston House, Limerick, 8pm (in association with with DMARC, U.L.)
03.03 FUAIM series, Aula Maxima, University College, Cork, 1.10pm
09.03 Waterford New Music Week, Tully’s Bar, Waterford, 1pm
19.03 ‘Sundays at Noon’ series, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin, 12pm
23.03 The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, 8.30pm




Monday, December 19, 2016

 
 
Some shots of yesterdays celebration in memory of the wonderful Pauline Oliveros which took place in the Guesthouse Cork.Other contributors to the event included John Godfrey Karen Power (main organisers) and Harry Moore Robin Parmar and the whole audience most of whom contributed to proceedings.
 





Tuesday, November 1, 2016

CORK IMPROVISED MUSIC CLUB

The Quiet Club with special guest  Jefrey Weeter play Gulpd. Triskel Arts Centre on the 4th November.


 
 
 
 
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Monday, October 10, 2016




DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL
The Quiet Club (Mick O'Shea & Danny Mc Carthy) hit Dublin next Saturday evening with The Last Siren. Ian Wilson's experimental opera, This is part of the Dublin Theatre Festival and is on in the Project Arts Centre. Full details and tickets (selling fast) available herehttps://www.dublintheatrefestival.com/Online/The_Last_Siren



DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL
The Quiet Club (Mick O'Shea & Danny Mc Carthy) hit Dublin next Saturday evening with The Last Siren. Ian Wilson's experimental opera, This is part of the Dublin Theatre Festival and is on in the Project Arts Centre. Full details and tickets (selling fast) available herehttps://www.dublintheatrefestival.com/Online/The_Last_Siren
 

Friday, July 8, 2016


Danny McCarthy was commissioned by Triskel Arts Centre to create a work for their 2016 celebrations. The commission was open in concept but was to be presented in Triskel Christchurch.

In January 2016 McCarthy along with fellow Quiet Club artist Mick O’Shea travelled for six weeks by invitation of the Rauschenberg Foundation to Captiva Florida where Robert Rauschenberg’s  studios are situated and there were given access to all the facilities of this vast complex including the on site technicians..

Whilst there McCarthy started work on his new Triskel commission. He started by writing a series of Mesostics using the names of all the 1916 leaders and using the Proclamation as the main text.


Mesostic

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

mesostic is a poem or other typography such that a vertical phrase intersects lines of horizontal text. It is similar to an acrostic, but with the vertical phrase intersecting the middle of the line, as opposed to beginning each new line.

The practice of using index words to select pieces from a preexisting text was developed by Jackson Mac Low as "diastics". It was used extensively by the experimental composer John Cage (Walsh 2001).

There are two types of mesostic: fifty percent and one hundred percent. (See also below the example.)

·         In a fifty-percent mesostic, according to Andrew Culver (John Cage's assistant), "Between any two [capitalized] letters, you can't have the second [letter]." [1]

·         In a one-hundred-percent mesostic, "Between any two [capitalized] letters, you can't have either [letter]." [2]

Below, an example of a one-hundred-percent mesostic:


        KITCHEN

 

  let us maKe

      of thIs

      modesT

        plaCe

    a room Holding

tons of lovE

 

Also in the Rauschenberg tradition he made a series of collages again using the “Proclamation” as source material. These became both text compositions and visual works in their own rights. He also completed a series of paintings inspired by Rauschenberg’s work of the “Erased De Kooning Drawing ” where he painted out the Proclamation there by erasing it.











These works are now being presented in Triskel. The sound work is programmed and presented in a totally indeterminate way so that it will never sound the same no matter how many times one visits it. Each hearing of the work is totally unique to the time of the visit and your place within the space and will continue to change with every visit therefore each visit is a new sonic opera. Using the voices of Bernard Clarke, Arthur Crawford Clarke, Sophie Kellegher. Joan McCarthy, Ronan McCarthy. Irene Murphy, Tony Sheehan amongst other the work is whilst cafĂ© fully scripted and recorded is presented so that each new hearing offer’s a new reading of the Proclamation forcing the listener to re interpret  the proclamation once again for oneself.

Monday, December 28, 2015

The Last Siren in The Model Sligo
 
 













 A big thanks to Eve and Paul for the photo's and to the wonderful crew led by Tara at the Model.