A state-of-the-art sonic experience, combining story and song with the world around us, featuring Gavin Corbett, Louise Hegarty, Lisa McInerney and Melatu-Uche Okorie, commissioned by Sounds from a Safe Harbour in association with Body & Soul
Have you ever considered the myriad lives lived, the many stories and songs and sounds held in the histories of the streets you walk every day? A City & A Garden invites you to rediscover the urban environments you know through your headphones in a different kind of journey; one which shifts perspectives of place, connectedness, environment and history.
Using only your smartphone, discover stories and songs that lie hidden in the trees and bricks of our city spaces, interwoven with narratives and soundscapes guiding you along a Cork city street or the National Botanic Gardens in Dublin. Some of Ireland’s most exciting writers and musicians have been commissioned to create four sonic experiences to make the familiar new and the everyday sublime.
Gavin Corbett, Louise Hegarty, Lisa McInerney and Melatu-Uche Okorie are the four exceptional writers who will have been commissioned to write the stories. Musicians and voice artists to be announced shortly. This one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art public art experience requires only a smartphone, headphones and your imagination.
Presented as part of Brightening Air | Coiscéim Coiligh, a nationwide, ten day season of arts experiences brought to you by the Arts Council. To see the full Brightening Air | Coiscéim Coiligh programme, visit www.brighteningair.com
Image: Clare Keogh