Stahlschwert 16, Ballyvaughan Castle, The College of The Burren, 30.06.2016

Sz. Berlin performing Stahlschwert 16 inside Ballyvaughan Castle. Photo by Avi Pitchon.

Sz. Berlin performing Stahlschwert 16 inside Ballyvaughan Castle. Photo by Avi Pitchon.

This extended sound work was given its live premiere at the Biennale opening event. With expert technical assistance and powerful equipment, the sound travelled some distance and had a powerful effect within the circular stone tower. Lasting a half hour, the piece was composed from relevant historical samples and field recordings taken in Irish historical locations and landscapes, some added on the day of the performance. The live version was augmented by live electronics and effects and made a powerful impact on the audience. A final version is now being prepared for future release on VEB89 and the final minutes of the action can be listened to here …

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