Students to explore sound technologies with Limerick's EVA International

Jess Casey

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Jess Casey

Irish artist John Gerrard’s Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada) at the 38th EVA International Picture: Oisin McHugh, True Media

Irish artist John Gerrard’s Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada) at the 38th EVA International Picture: Oisin McHugh, True Media

THE 38TH edition of EVA International in Limerick has partnered with students from Thomond Community College on a sound art workshop inspired by the exhibition.

The Young EVA Audio Collective will attend weekly workshops and use the exhibition and its themes as inspiration for developing a sound composition.

The students will be mentored during the programme by composer and educator Dr. John Samuel Greenwood, along with facilitators Bláithín Hughes, Caitríona Moloney and Ciarán Power. 

Sponsoring by EI Electronics, the education programme gives students the chance to creatively explore and engage with sound technologies across the five venues of the art exhibition. 

In June, the group will present their final composition at EVA alongside with the documentation of their process during the Young EVA Audio Collective programme.  

Director and chief executive of EVA Matt Packer said: “The programme shares in EVA’s longstanding ambition to connect the arts to the broadest possible audiences in Limerick.’’ 

Ei Electronics is “delighted” to support fostering inspiration for young people in this unique way, according to managing director of Ei Electronics Michael Guinee. 

“We are particularly pleased to assist in the delivery of the programme given its local link to the Ardnacrusha Hydroelectric Dam, and wish the fifteen participating students a fulfilling and enjoyable experience.”