PIMA! Fest ’22 invites you to experience CLOCK, an adventure using electronic performance systems.
Electricity may have transformed culture yet the experience of sharing and playing together remains as compelling and vital as it has done throughout past centuries. But today’s creative tools are both familiar and strange – an electric guitar looks like a musical instrument, a synthesiser looks more like an electrical experiment, and a VJ might use computer code to create the mesmerising patterns behind a DJ’s performance.
This is the new creative landscape, where science and technology meet art, film, performance and music. CLOCK brings young Ennis creatives into an exploration of electronic sound and visuals and invites them to explore and sample their environment through a series of workshops. The process is mentored by composer Jürgen Simpson and dance artist/filmmaker Mary Wycherley in collaboration with Clare Youth Services Music Project and will culminate in a public invitation to experience the outcomes that explore new creative possibilities.
PIMA! Fest is produced by Music Generation Clare with the kind support of the Arts Council, Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board, Creative Ireland, glór and Clare County Council.
Clock is in partnership with Clare Youth Services Music Project
Jürgen Simpson has been exploring sound and live electronic music since the mid-1990’s, working across diverse areas that include dance, film and opera. His collaborators include film maker Clare Langan, composer Michael Nyman and Irish rock band The Jimmy Cake. His second opera Thwaite received the Genesis Opera Prize and in 2015 his third opera Air India [redacted] was premiered in Vancouver. He has been committed to education in the field of electronic art and music since 2000 and has lectured at University of Limerick’s DMARC since 2004. In 2012 he co-founded Light Moves Festival with collaborator Mary Wycherley and Dance Limerick.
“very impressive and undeniably beautiful” Adrian Smith, The Journal of Music
★★★★✩ Andrew Clements, The Guardian
“fascinating to experience” Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times
Mary Wycherley is a dance artist, film director and curator based in Ireland. Interdisciplinarity is a key feature in her work, with collaborations connecting widely across a range of artists and contexts. Her work is experienced on stage, in cinematic and exhibition contexts, with work presented and commissioned both in Ireland and internationally for venues, festivals and galleries. Mary’s national and international teaching in dance, film and interdisciplinary process spans University level, professional masterclass and individual mentoring contexts. She is co-founder and curator of Light Moves Festival.
Wycherley’s art house cinematography opens up interpretative possibilities beyond the words and dance alone. The Arts Review 216, Chris O’Rourke ****
Wycherley’s film has great symbolic power, signifying something taking hold, a running out of time. The Review Hub 2016, Eppie Claffey ****