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This recording is of a semi-improvised performance which took place within the depths of a cave. The musicians are playing to a sort of graphic score which is represented with a range of lights which illuminate the cave walls around them. The different parameters of the score are mapped to intensity, articulation and mood. The musicians were encouraged to use the natural resonances of the cave as a feature of their performance thus introducing the cave as an artistic tool in this composition. This particular recording is the sum of three performances which have been mixed together. This results in certain musical phrases complimenting their past and current iterations.


Patrick McGlynn: Shakuhachi

Thomas Parkes: Trumpet

Ben McHugh: Violin

Alan McCarthy: Percussion

Shane Byrne: Cymbals