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SCHOOLS PERFORMANCE: The Ark and Music Network present Wires, Strings & Other Things


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€6 Child/Teachers/SNAs Free of charge
Suitable for Ages 6+
Duration 60 mins

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The Ark and Music Network present WIRES, STRINGS & OTHER THINGS
A new music show for Ages 6+ composed by Brian Irvine and directed by Wouter Van Looy

Meet Ed, Andreea and James, three totally different people with one thing in common – they are crazy about music and sound.

Ed can usually be found in a corner, building unusual electronic instruments, tinkering with his own world of sound. Andreea plays the viola beautifully and reads complicated sheets of music as if they were fairy tales. And James? Well, James wanders a labyrinth of sound like an explorer, connecting and disrupting with his bass clarinet as he goes.

Anything can happen as they find each other and start to invent music together. What stories will they share when, with your help, they explore the magic and mystery of how to compose, perform and improvise?

WIRES, STRINGS & OTHER THINGS is a music performance that encourages you to always be curious. To listen, respond to and communicate through the sounds, music and stories that are all around you – wherever you are and whoever you are with.

A Classroom Activity Pack as Gaeilge is available  HERE 

A Classroom Activity Pack in English is available   HERE


Commissioned and Produced by The Ark and Music Network

Composer & Musical Director: Brian Irvine

Director: Wouter Van Looy

Performers: Andreea Banciu (viola), James Allsopp (bass clarinet), Ed Devane (electronic instruments)

Stage & Costume Design: Alyson Cummins

Video Design: Erato Tzavara

Lighting Design: Sarah Jane Shiels

Supported by the Arts Council, with project funding from Creative Europe. Additional support from Onassis Stegi.