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22nd Mar 2021
to 31st Dec 2021

Age Range
All ages


Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre is delighted to present Isolation20 on Uillinn Galleries

In a project supported by Cork County Council / Creative Ireland, Clonakilty-based composer Justin Grounds worked with twenty singers from across the county of Cork, inviting a diverse community of volunteers to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, practically, symbolically and creatively.

Isolation20 marks a moment in our history and celebrates the unique culture of our community with the composition and performance of new music. 

Following a public call-out in July 2020, twenty singers (ten men and ten women) came forward to participate in the project which focused on their experience of life in isolation. Following a series of conversations with the participants, Justin then responded to these encounters to create a new musical composition using themes that emerged from the collective and individual experiences of the singers. During the composing process, a WhatsApp group was formed where Justin posted regular videos detailing ideas as the score came together and invited the participants to add their thoughts, their own inspirations, words and responses. 

In this way, the music reflects the individual voices and experiences of each singer, and the collaboration of the group as a whole, producing a rich polyphonic sound piece that is a lasting testament to the experience of isolation. 

Visit Uillinn Galleries to hear the new composition

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