Trash Culture Revue November 2010
The winter months are always a good time to host our DIY Arts Festival and this time round we had a fantastic time together. The press and radio are finally starting to get wind of what we’re up to so it’s all looking good for our skills exchange and the space we create to play
The 4th Mutant Shorts Competition
This will be the 3rd Short Film competition in our Room series, the first two being The kitchen and The Sitting Room. This time round we’ll be looking into HALLWAYS. We’ll also be screening Hilary Williams’ film Inter/View. The film was made after she won a Special Judges award at the 3rd Mutant Shorts competition held in June
‘Verbum’ by Eat My Noise
“Verbum” is an electro acoustic piece composed for choir and electronics. Based on the drawing by M.C Escher, the piece hopes to provide a three dimensional audio realisation of two dimensional art. Through the use of 16 multi point speakers, the mobile audience is invited to roam the space, finding their own connections between the audio and visual.
Trash Culture Jazz + film improvisation
The Dan Walsh Group will provide a live improvised soundtrack to a classic piece of Swedish silent cinema from 1921, Victor Sjostrom’s “The Phantom Carriage”. Originally called “Korkarlen” in Swedish and based on the novel, “Thy Soul Shall Bear Witness!” by Nobel-prize winning Swedish author Selma Lagerlof, the film has been cited as a major influence on generations of vital filmmakers including Ingmar Bergman. The tense and often romantic aesthetic of the film will provide a rich and inspirational stimulus for musical improvisation.
Pearse McGloughlin + Fia Rua
Songwriters Pearse McGloughlin + special guest Fia Rua will be playing a fireside gig with guests. For this intimate gig Pearse will be turning the room into a visual wilderness with film footage he’s put together for this project. Not to be missed
Chunky Planet + Miss Paula Flynn + Wasps vs Humans
A husband and wife collaboration, Chunky Planet’s commentary style lyrics and alternative indie/folk sound is no recipe for nostalgic love songs. A ‘tell it how you see it’ approach, they switch from the sweet to the absurd, always bringing a certain edge and rawness to their music.
Bill Coleman launching his Album ‘You Can’t Buy Back Your Life’
Bill Coleman released his debut album in 2003 back when he still had a real job. Since then he’s performed regularly, both in Ireland and the UK, with various people (David Kitt, Heathers, Declan O’Rourke and Grant Lee Phillips to name but a few), making waves with a guitar, a laptop and a whole load of live-recorded loops.
Lady Grew is a singer/rapper hailing from Ohio via NYC. In Ireland, she has worked with Pearsquasher and Prince Kong (look out for her EP with Kong coming out in October), and currently gigs with Selekta Jahmaica. Singing in a punky reggae hip-hop style, and together with her back-up dancers “the Flygirls”, Lady Grew leads a fiercely cheeky cheerleading squad
The recently formed trio “Tango Avenue” is the coming together of an international mix of musicians based in Cork, Ireland with the desire to perform tango. The band instrumentation is structured on the essential timbres that are integral to this genre.
Tango Avenue’s desire is to create an authentic Tango sound and express the sensuality, rhythm and passion found in the Milongas of Buenos Aires. Their repertoire consists of songs by well known composers such as Astor Piazzolla, Carlos Gardell, Osvaldo Pugliese as well as some less traditional Tango compositions
Catch the Moon with Coffee, Chocolate and Poetry
Four writers, Jane Clarke, Kathy D’Arcy, Shirley McClure and Tina Pisco present a poetry performance which flows between their unique voices, each addressing the vibrant themes of love + sex; men and women; nature and home; body + soul
A co-production with the Glor Sessions from Dublin. This is where we mix and match and try out new stuff and old ideas in new ways
Performing on the night are:
MC Stephen James Smith (Performance Poet)
John Cummins (Performance Poet)
Wasps vs Power (Music + poetry)
The Stuart Wilde Band (Music)
Finbarr Murray (Magic)
Bill Coleman (Electro-tinged bouncy alt-folk music)
This is My Constitution by Ungovernable Bodies
‘This is my Constitution’ is based in part on material held in the National Archives, which documents the campaign initiated and run by Irish women in 1937 to have the wording of the proposed Irish Constitution changed. The wording in question stated (and still does) that ‘by her life within the home woman gives to the State a support without which the common good cannot be achieved’