Crash Ensemble: Wingform

Tuesday 9 August – Sunday 14 August 2022
Crash Ensemble: Wingform | Tuesday 9 August – Sunday 14 August 2022 | Butler Gallery

Kilkenny Arts Festival Presents Wingform, an installation of music and light commissioned by Crash Ensemble • Barry O’Halpin & Jack Phelan

Crash Ensemble commissioned video artist and filmmaker Jack Phelan to create an installation responding to the visual themes of Irish composer Barry O’Halpin’s groundbreaking work Wingform – a four-movement work for solo guitar and ensemble.

Using a simple set of shapes, materials and layout, the installation aims to evoke the essence of the ensemble. Empty chairs highlight the absence of the musicians but offer the audience an opportunity to sit and experience the work in a multimedia environment. Wooden light-boxes, video panels and speakers are the ‘instruments’ of this beautifully crafted ensemble of objects, light and video visually underscoring Barry’s work as it plays on a loop from start to finish.

The video artwork for the LED panels is made specifically for Wingform. Inspired by the composer’s naturistic themes, the imagery on the panels evolves as the piece progresses.

Barry O’Halpin

Designed and produced by Jack Phelan
Fabrication by Hugh Roche Kelly
Additional fabrication by Robert Clarke

Crash Ensemble
Barry O’Halpin (Solo Guitar)
Ryan McAdams (conductor)

Recording Edited, Mixed, Mastered and Produced by Adrian Hart

Find out more:

Tuesday 9 August – Sunday 14 August 2022
Butler Gallery
Evans' Home
John’s Quay, Kilkenny
Telephone: +353 56 7761106
Admission / price: Free
Closed 13:00 - 14:00 until March.

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