Wires, Strings & Other Things

  • 19th Feb
  • 13:30
  • €8
  • Droichead Arts Centre
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Saturday 19th February

Presented by The Ark and Music Network | A new music show for Ages 6+

Meet Ed, Andreea and James, three totally different people with one thing in common – they are crazy about music and sound.  

Ed can usually be found in a corner, building unusual electronic instruments, tinkering with his own world of sound. Andreea plays the viola beautifully and reads complicated sheets of music as if they were fairy tales. And James? Well, James wanders a labyrinth of sound like an explorer, connecting and disrupting with his bass clarinet as he goes.  

Anything can happen as they find each other and start to invent music together. What stories will they share when, with your help, they explore the magic and mystery of how to compose, perform and improvise?  

WIRES, STRINGS & OTHER THINGS is a music performance that encourages you to always be curious. To listen, respond to and communicate through the sounds, music and stories that are all around you – wherever you are and whoever you are with.

Commissioned and Produced by The Ark and Music Network

Composer & Musical Director: Brian Irvine, Director: Wouter Van Looy, Performers: Andreea Banciu (viola), James Allsopp (bass clarinet), Ed Devane (electronic instruments), Stage & Costume Design: Alyson Cummins, Video Design: Erato Tzavara, Lighting Design: Sarah Jane Shiels. Supported by the Arts Council, with project funding from Creative Europe. Additional support from Onassis Stegi.

From the 2 October, in line with government guidelines, we are slowly easing restrictions and increasing our capacity only up to 50% in a safe and considered way. To do this we will still operate in pods of 1's, 2's, 3's & 4's, keeping at least two seats around your pod free. Seating for the moment will be unallocated, and we will notify you of your seats in advance.  In order to keep everyone safe we will require you to wear a mask at all times and we will also require proof of vaccine/recovery and ID. Please read our Covid guidelines before you arrive. Thank you for your cooperation with us at this time, and welcome back.