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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.