DUBLINSOUNDLAB

3 Places Dublin
Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin Fruit Market, St Michan's Church
17 SeptEMBER 2014

Dublin Sound Lab, Tiger Dublin Fringe, 3 Places Dublin Photo: Brendan Corcoran

3 Places Dublin, inside Dublin City Fruit Market. Performers: Joe O'Farrell (flute), Paul Roe (clarinet), Kevin O'Hara (horn), Eoghan Cooke (trumpet), Larissa O'Grady (violin).

Our first of two concerts contextualising music performance in the urban environment at Tiger Dublin Fringe 2014. In both concerts five musicians lead the audience on an interactive navigation through Dublin's soundscape. 3 Places Dublin, by Austrian composer Peter Ablinger, is a new multi-venue work for three unique acoustic spaces in Dublin, visited by audience and musicians walking together through the city.

Peter analyses how white noise behaves in each of the three buildings to develop a score in the form of a microtonal scale representing the main formants for each of the three 'rooms', a kind of a self-portrait of each of the three spaces. In performance, five instrumentalists replay these formants as sustained tones in a more or less free order for about twenty minutes, then players and audience walk together to the next place.

Peter analyses how white noise behaves in each of the three buildings to develop a score in the form of a microtonal scale representing the main formants for each of the three 'rooms', a kind of a self-portrait of each of the three spaces. In performance, five instrumentalists replay these formants as sustained tones in a more or less free order for about twenty minutes, then players and audience walk together to the next place.

Peter Ablinger reheasring Three Places Dublin at Dublin City Fruit and Vegetable Market.

Audience members leaving Temple Bar Gallery and Studio

Audience members approaching Dublin City Fruit and Vegetable Market.

Audience members approaching Dublin City Fruit and Vegetable Market.

Audience members arriving at Dublin City Fruit and Vegetable Market.

Performance at St Michan's Church, Dublin.

Three Places Dublin was supported by Dublin City Council, Austrian Embassy Dublin, Contemporary Music Centre Dublin, Irish Architecture Foundation and Tiger Dublin Fringe

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