Black Sun is a space where the adventurous can gather, whatever their musical preference, to find something new, strange and fantastic; a space where the experimental is not something clique-ish for the afficionado, but precisely the opposite – an opening of possibility. Earlier this summer, ArtTrail approached Black Sun to curate the grand finale of this year’s festival. This partnership has since spawned into a two-day micro-festival supported by the Arts Council and the US Embassy. On Sunday 5th Dec, two workshops take place at the former Sawmills site. One in junk-instrument building and improvising with Usurper, the other in storytelling techniques for comics. The latter is led by UK underground cartoonist Malcy Duff, whose comix and other artwork is being exhibited throughout ArtTrail at the festival box office on Copley Street.
This December 6th, to mark the grand finale of this year’s ArtTrail festival, Black Sun will be hosting the debut and sole Irish performances of New York’s snuff jazz legends, Borbetomagus, Dutch composer/saxophonist Thomas Ankersmit and Edinburgh’s finest junk merchants, Usurper. There will also be an experimental film programme of work by Stéphane Marti -curated by Maximilian Le Cain. Cork based made-to-order vegan desserts company ‘Sugar Moon’ will be on site selling delicious cupcakes, cake and raw chocolate treats.
Tickets for the grand finale are €14 are are available from Plugd and on door on the night.
For more information on exhibition, workshops and main concert, visit www.arttrail.ie.
Monday December 6th
The Pavilion, Cork
Tickets (€14) are available from Plugd and on the door on the night.
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