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Tower Seminar Series – Burrenscapes – Album Launch

September 28, 2022 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Presenters: Dr Óscar Mascareñas, Steve Boyland, and Cathy Purcell


In this seminar Dr Óscar Mascareñas will launch his

newest album ‘Burrenscapes’, released in the summer of

2022 by Diatribe Records. ‘Burrenscapes’ is a collection

of experiences and sonic impressions of the Burren, Co.

Clare, Ireland. The album incorporates voices, strings and

electronics as well as ambient sounds recorded in various

parts of the Burren. Haiku-like poetic texts create a

dialogue between words, silence and abstract sound that

aims not to describe the landscapes themselves, but to

embody the experience of being present in and with them.

The launch includes a performance of material from the

album as well as re-imaginations of that material by Óscar

Mascareñas (voice and electronics), Steve Boyland (voice)

and Cathy Purcell (demungs). With this series of poetic

sound essays, Mascareñas pays homage to the Burren, its

inhabitants – humans, flora and fauna – and their utterly

indescribable, otherworldly and extraordinary beauty. The

album is available at diatribe.ie/burrenscapes.


Admission is free and all are welcome.


September 28, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Theatre 2, Irish World Academy