sounds of Knocklong
Knocklong History weekend
and act 100!
Dereliction to Transformation documented the field recording on site through this evolving space, Once the space was transformed, it was time for Knocklong to be placed back on the map, as part of this theatre production. The approach was to involve all artistic sectors in this weekend, the main ethos behind this was to encourage people to connect and re-imagine their spaces, and considering audience and how the public interact and interpret derelict spaces.
Fiona and her actors and mentors from Co. Limerick Youth Theatre, made this vision became a reality, through a variety of approaches, ranging from installation and soundscapes to historical documentation of the Specific site. The project was realised, but it could not have been without the participation and engagement from every member of the community of Knocklong.
Through documenting the proses and event there has been many developments in Knocklong. These can be heard in stories.
Listen to an introduction to the weekend, the full sounds will be heard on the up-coming community broadcast, from the beginning of this project to present. Find out about Knocklong from the two volunteers who worked on site from the beginning, they tell the stories of the aftermath of the play, and also plans for the future, a fantastic insight into the back story of Knocklong’s history as well as the villages conflicted relationship with dereliction.
Find out about Knocklong from the two volunteers who worked on site from the beginning, they tell the stories of the aftermath of the play, and also plans for the future, a fantastic insight into the back story of Knocklong’s history as well as the villages conflicted relationship with dereliction.
Soundscapes in Collaboration with Act 100!
As part of Sounds of Knocklong, a side project ran. That was the composing of soundscapes to be heard live during the theatre production. This was an opportunity for the community to hear the soundscapes throughout renovations and was an opportunity to have the sounds displayed.
We listen to our spaces through the rendering of sound and soundscapes mixed with the theater production, by engaging with this theatrical space, this will be achieved with the audio I have gathered in the spaces around. They will used to visualize and materialize the sounds specific to that site, place and time.
The purpose was to create soundscapes that co-ordinate with the play. Linking this influx and juxtaposition of soundscapes and hearing a space. Asking who is listening, what are they listening too, letting it resonate with the audience on an authentic level as to what we have learned about sounds.