Composer, sound designer and multi-instrumentalist Lara Gallagher’s residency will focus on the creation of a number of improvisational pieces exploring the nature of sounds present in Booterstown. Lara is interested in the different ways we perceive sounds, and her performance and compositional work will embrace the fascinating sonic clash created when an acoustic instrument like the saxophone is merged with a digital sound-world.
The pieces created will ask us to consider if, in an ever-changing world where busyness and technological advancements numb our emotional responses, we ever fully appreciate the beauty of our surrounding environments. This performance will showcase the work produced during Lara's residency.
Lara Gallagher saxophone/vocals/live electronics
Richard Hughes cello/keyboard/live electronics
Cormac Fitzpatrick guitarist/keyboard/ live electronics
The Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and Music Network Musician-in-Residence scheme is jointly funded by the Arts Council, and managed by Music Network.
dlr Libraries along with the Arts Office form part of the Economic, Community and Cultural Development Department in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. The county has eight branch libraries serving the educational and recreational needs of all who live, work or study in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area. Current library membership is 58,000 and continues to grow. 1.4 million books were issued last year.