Sound Art Album Launch
Ciarán MacAoidh was the Dock's sound artist-in-residence over 2016 and 2017. On Saturday 7th of April at 6.30pm in The Dock, he will launch his experimental sound art album A Palm to Rest My Cheek Upon that is the result of his residency. The event will include a wine reception and a listening space where you can hear the album. There will also be a recording station set up, with instruments, bells, noise-makers, rattles and drums for you to leave your audio finger prints on the evening which will become part of a future work.
The album explores Ciarán's sense of the sounds of mental illness.
It is the result of a long process of recording sounds all around the north west of Ireland in the woods, underwater and underground, which are blended with instruments, creaking gates and voices. He spent time discussing the ideas with online communities dedicated to mental health, as well as drawing on his own experiences to come up with what is hopefully a vivid and challenging collection of sound.
The CD has been released by Arizona based independent music label Was Ist Das? and will be available to buy online as well as on the night of the launch. MacAoidh hopes to release another album stemming from his Dock residency later in the year.