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Marbh Chrios

Marbh Chrios

Softday translated scientific/environmental data into abstract ‘live’ sonifications and vocalisations. The work was performed the 16th of October 2010, at 19:02 in Mooney’s Boatyard, Killybegs, County Donegal. The computer generated music composition that the Donegal Youth Orchestra and the Softday Céilí Band performed, was based on eight years of related marine and meteorological data.

Marbh Chrios (Dead Zone) was exhibited at the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny in County Donegal, between the 12th of November 2010 and 28th of January 2011.

Sunday the 20th of March 2011, 21:00-22:00 Bernard Clarke talked to Softday about Marbh Chrios on RTÉ Lyric FM Nova.

Softday launched the Marbh Crhios USB Fish Artefact and performed Remediation #2 of Marbh Chrios at the Contemporary Music Centre in Dublin, 9th of February 2011.

Marbh Chrios USB fish

The official Softday USB Fish Artefact (pictured above) contains video and audio of the Marbh Chrios performance, a photo gallery and an e-book about the project. The Softday USB Fish Artefact, designed by Softday, is available in a limited edition (300).

To offset the ecological footprint we are planting 1 tree per Softday USB Fish Artefact sold.

Sean planting a tree

Remediation #3 of Marbh Chrios was performed at the PD mini Conference 4th of March 2011 at 19:00 in the Boydell recital Room at Trinity College Dublin.

Softday performing Marbh Chrios at Trinity College, Dublin

Remediation #4 of Marbh Chrios was performed at RAFLOST 2011 - Icelandic Festival of Electronic Arts, in Grandaskáli, Grandagarði 16-18, Reykjavik, Iceland, 20:00, May 7, 2011.

Softday's participation was sponsored by Culture Ireland Culture Ireland

 

Remediation #5 of Marbh Chrios performed at the first annual Irish Sound, Science and Technology Convocation – 2011, the 10th of August 2011, in the Atrium of the Computer Science Building at the University of Limerick in Ireland.

Softday at ISTCC2011

Photo courtesy of Caoimhe Taylor

Remediation at Prague Quadrennial 2015

PQ'15

Photo courtesy of Patrick Lauke

 


Softday translated scientific/environmental data into abstract ‘live’ sonifications and vocalisations. The work was performed the 16th of October 2010, at 19:02 in Mooney’s Boatyard, Killybegs, County Donegal. The computer generated music composition that the Donegal Youth Orchestra and the Softday Céilí Band performed, was based on eight years of related marine and meteorological data.

Mooney's Boats

Mooney's Boatyard

Donegal Youth Orchestra, Softday, Softday Ceili Band

Donegal Youth Orchestra, Softday, Softday Ceili Band

Softday (Mikael Fernström and Sean Taylor)

Softday (Mikael Fernström and Sean Taylor)

Softday Ceili Band

Softday Ceili Band

Softday Ceili Band

Softday Ceili Band

Softday (Mikael Fernström and Sean Taylor)

Sean Taylor playing the Bubbleizer

Sean Taylor playing the Bubbleizer

Softday and Donegal Youth Orchestra

Softday and Donegal Youth Orchestra

St Catherine's Marching Band

St Catherine's Marching Band

Doegal Youth Orchestra, St Catherine's Marching Band, Soyftday and Softday Ceili Band

Donegal Youth Orchestra, St Catherine's Marching Band, Soyftday and Softday Ceili Band

Doegal Youth Orchestra, Soyftday and Softday Ceili Band

Donegal Youth Orchestra, Soyftday and Softday Ceili Band

Doegal Youth Orchestra conducted bt Vincent Kennedy

Donegal Youth Orchestra conducted bt Vincent Kennedy