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TREE TV EPISODE 3
WELCOME! WITH NIALL MILLER OF FUINSEOG WOODLAND CRAFTS
A visit to Niall Miller and his magical workshop of handcrafted traditional and not so traditional wooden games.
An Attempt At Filming A Tree In London
“The most original compositional voice to emerge from Ireland in the past 20 years” (The Irish Times) and “Wild girl of Darmstadt” (Frankfurter Rundschau), composer and performer Jennifer Walshe was born in Dublin, Ireland. Her music has been commissioned, broadcast and performed all over the world. Walshe is currently Professor of Experimental Performance at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Stuttgart.
Heading through the Holler: A Tree Narrative for Us All
Talk & Presentation
Kim Ruffin will discuss how past and present African-Americans’ relationships with trees can serve as a narrative for a new beginning on Earth.
Kim Ruffin fell in love with the outdoors climbing trees, playing on dirt mounds, and riding bicycles off homemade ramps in flip-flops. Inspired by her family’s legacy of nature stewardship, she became an educator and author (Black on Earth: African-American Ecoliterary Traditions, Univ. of Georgia Press). A desire to open more doors for nature connection led her to become a trained Nature and Forest Therapy Guide.
She is excited about inviting people to encounter other forms of nature and each other. As Associate Professor of English at Roosevelt University, she's inspired by her students' role in leading the future. Through her company, Cardinal Encounters, she celebrates the joys of life on Earth.
Kim's book, 'Black on Earth: African-American Ecoliterary Traditions', is on sale through the University of Georgia Press.
You have access to a audio-guided forest therapy walk here :
Belonging: Forest Therapy Walk
'Skygoat' for Twenty Year's Long Housemates
Tola Custy is a fiddle player from County Clare. He also has a black belt in Irish dancing.
'This succulent takes in far more than just water and light. For the past 20 years it has stored every conversation, party, doubt and joy that is my life. Those emerald coins have neither praised nor judged me. It silently awaits my gaze as I talk to it and ignore the walls! Together we welcome every dawn and bid adieu to all sunsets. Offspring of this ancient plant now charm the occupants of other dwellings, silently winking at me, as a pup recognises its’ original family that raised it to bring light to other places.'
Arboreal Arts Reading Group
"Learning music through trees, and forests through music."
- Nick Roth: saxophonist, composer, producer and educator
For the Arboreal Arts Reading Group, we invited three artists to choose a text for us to read as a starting point for discussing their work. Join Eimear and Natalia in conversation with the composer Nick Roth. He has selected the introduction to Eduardo Kohn's book 'How Forests Think: Toward an Anthropology Beyond the Human.' You can read an excerpt from the book by clicking here.
We used the text to discuss Nick's 2015 project 'Little Woodland Heights' for children’s ensemble.
Developed in association with the Arts Council of Ireland, The Ark A Cultural Centre for Children, the California Academy of Sciences and the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), 'Little Woodland Heights' is an interactive work for children exploring the world of forest canopy ecology and the function of music as translative epistemology. It creates an immersive educational environment that works to translate ideas from ecology, botany, phyllotaxis and anthropology into the embodied language of music.
Eo Mughna's Lament
"A fusion of music and photography exploring the rural Irish landscape and inspired by cinema, painting, soundtracks and mythology."
David Smith is an Irish artist who relocated home in 2016 after 11 years in Hong Kong. He works primarily in painting and occasionally in music and photographic projects. He has recently held solo shows in Ireland, Hong Kong and The U.S. This work was produced for The Dock Commission Awards.
THE REST OF THE WEEK :
TREE TV EPISODE 4
Sunday 20 DEC 8pm
Edwina Guckian, Cathy Jordan & Eleanor Shanley, Colette O'Neill, Sarah Lundy, Vanya Lambrecht Ward, Cathy Fitzgerald