Imagine listening to a piece of music made for the road you’re on as you drive on it. This is what inspired Dublin based artist Fiona Hallinan in her latest project. Fiona is no stranger to these kind of concepts, her previous work includes site-specific audio tours exploring hidden narratives of place and installations that present collated audio work in participatory ways. On her latest project Heterodyne she is working with composers and sound designers to develop a series of scores for tracts of roads in Ireland and internationally.
Five Scores for the Military Road is the first iteration of Heterodyne and five unique composers have accepted the task of scoring the Military Road, a nineteenth century route that passes through the Wicklow mountains. Because it was originally a defense route the surrounding area feels isolated and cinematic. The composers are Caoimhín Ó’Raghallaigh, Cian Nugent, John Lambert (chequerboard), ARROW-SHOWER and Brendan William Jenkinson.
The five scores will be contextualized with an original soundscape of field recordings created by sound designer Tadhg O’Sullivan.
The scores will be available via download, CD and Smartphone layer meaning you can listen to a piece of music made for the road your on as you drive on it. The project has now been fully funded and will launch on June 8th. You can keep up with what’s happening on Twitter.
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