I had planned that last year’s Avant would reflect upon itself in words and pictures as it proceeded, but we never got beyond a few snaps of the opening at The Couch Gallery. So, by way of recompense, and to set the scene for this year’s uber-festival, here are some of 2009’s highlights.
To begin, Sonic Vigil at Burges’ princely neo-gothic cathedral of St. Finbarre’s, dedicated to Cork’s patron saint in 1870. July 11th, and the heavens opened . . .
All images courtesy of Irene Murphy.
Vicky Langan, Francis Heery & Paul Dowling.
SoundEye participant Jerome Rothenberg in full swing, invoking a Native American soundworld.
The arrow points to Carlyle.
The vocal orchestra that is Jaap Blonk.
Mick O’Shea, Sonic Vigil co-organiser, at the control panel (the Quiet Club).