SOUND: composition, installations, performance, releases

credit: Farpoint Recordings

credit: Sonic Vigil

Two Observations


Released on the compilation LP Sonic Vigil 6, Farpoint Recordings, Dublin [fp044]. 19 May 2013.

Performed at Sonic Vigil 6, Triskel Christchurch, Cork. 22 October 2011.


"Two Observations" was a solo piece for electronics, field recordings, and video. I performed this at the annual Sonic Vigil in 2011. This marks one of my first public engagements with video.

The vinyl album Sonic Vigil 6 is a handsome product, presented in a full colour gatefold sleeve, pressed onto blue vinyl in an edition of 250 copies. This contains a tastefully chosen excerpt from my work, alongside many more.

This very special limited edition features fourteen tracks recorded during Sonic Vigil 6 at Triskel Christchurch. There are contributions by national and international artists such as Andreas Bick (DE), Karen Power and Jeff Weeter (IRL/USA), Merzouga (DE), Robin Parmar (IRL/CAN), The Mersk Collective (IRL), Gunter Berkus (DE), Liam Slevin and Kevin Tuohy (IRL), John Godfrey (IRL), Francis Heery (IRL), Harry Moore (IRL), and Tom Lawrence (IRL) amongst others.

Sonic Vigil is a Cork-based initiative run by The Quiet Club (Danny McCarthy and Mick O'Shea). The group have presented curated experimental new music events for the past few years in venues across Cork city, including Triskel Christchurch and St. Anne's Church. This edition of Sonic Vigil was co-curated by the Gruenrekorder label. This LP is dedicated to Tom Lawrence. With thanks to Mike Harding at Touch and Roland Etzin and Lasse-Marc Riek at Gruenrekorder. Special thanks to Cork Artists Collective for their help with this project.


I have no images of my own performance. Pictured is The Quiet Club with Katie O'Looney and Irene Muphy.

See Also

The result was also presented as a self-sufficient video. This is documented in a separate entry.