Avant / Poetry / Sound

The Backward Glance

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).

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