From Homer to Ezra Pound, from Virgil to Camus, the use as well as the description of sound has been a constant presence in both poetry and fiction. Sound Devices, a series of curated monthly events developed to explore the creative connection between sound and literature,  took place over the course of 5 months in Dublin's historical Rathmines Library.

 

Organised in celebration of the Library’s 100th Anniversary and curated by sound artist La Cosa Preziosa, this series of monthly listening events took place between January and May 2013.  It presented a varied and thought-provoking programme of Irish and International soundscape miniatures sent in from around the world, following an open call.

 

The series included works from over 50 international sound artists and a closing screening event guest curated by Reinaldo Laddaga.  

 

Participating Artists (in no particular order):

Christine Abdelnour, Claudio Baroni, Justin Bennett, Sylvia Borzelli, John Butcher, Alan Courtis, DJ Sniff (Takuro Mizuta), Barbara Ellison, Ron Ford, Yannis Kyriakides, Anne LaBerge, Reinaldo Laddaga, Francisco López, Machinefabriek (Rutger Zuydervelt), Andy Moor, Gabriel Paiuk, Santiago Santero, Felipe Waller, Acoustic Images, Sebastian Aker, Gastón Arévalo, Daria Baiocchi, Ben Presto, Alexander Berman, Eric Boivin, Sarah Boothroyd, Martin Brunsden, Antonio Clavijo, Rui Costa and Maile Costa Colbert, c/w, Hilda Daniel, Nance Davies, Jamez Dean, Jorn Ebner, Nells Fasty, Bronagh Gallagher, Sabrina Gricourt, Scott F. Hall, G. A. Harry, Florian Hartlieb, Maura Hazelden, Javril, Jonathan Johnson, Pierre Jolivet, Elsa Justel, Timo Kahlen, Sebastien Lavoie, Le Gateaux Bateaux, Una Lee, Diran Lyons, Olivia Louvel, Eleni Manolaraki, Alan Meaney, Steve McCourt, Viola Mondello, Michele Panegrossi, Chiara Passa, William Price, Brendan Rehill, Michael Ridge, David Rogers, Mario Sarramian, Christian Schiller, Nigel Slight, TramaafonA, Peter Wullen.

 

Links:

- Sound Devices blog

- Sound Devices podcast series

 

 

 

Photos © Dublin City Public Libraries

 

 

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