Oscillation ::: Materia Forma

01.05.2024 21:00

Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh

The interaction of live instrumentation with pre-recorded sound reflects upon the sonic and social experience of the area in which Ailbhe lives in Glasgow, and its proximity to BAE Systems, Britain’s largest arms manufacturer. She aims to create a performance that reflects both the subjective experience of this presence in her neighbourhood and the impact that its output has on the greater world. What is created here leads to destruction elsewhere.

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Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh is a viola player exploring the tonal possibilities of gut strings and wood in both amplified and acoustic contexts. Amalgamations of influences from improvised, traditional and early music styles can be heard on solo recordings Oreing (Fort Evil Fruit 2017), The Rounds (KRUT 2021) and most recently Live At Sonic Acts (Scatter Archive 2023). She lives in Glasgow where she plays in free-improv quartet Dome Riders with Fritz Welch, Armin Sturm and Mike Parr-Burman.