SUAL Archives | 2012

Danny McCarthy: White Star Line

Duration:     10‘00“
Type:             Source recording provided by Gruenrekorder
Notes:           Presented in conjunction with Far Out — listening room

White Star Line

The title “White Star Line” refers to the ship Titanic and the company that ran the line. The Titanic’s last port of call was Cobh, Co Cork Ireland and this recording was created using field recordings made at, on and under (hydrophone) the actual pier that the last boarding passengers crossed to board the boats that brought them out to the Titanic. This year 2012 is the centenary of the sinking of the ship.

Danny McCarthy

Danny McCarthy studied at the National College of Art and Design. He has pioneered both performance art and sound art in Ireland and continues to be a leading exponent exhibiting and performing both in Ireland and abroad. In early 2006 he founded The Quiet Club (with Mick O Shea), a floating membership sound (art and electronics) performance group. His work has appeared on numerous CDs and has been broadcast widely on both radio and TV. He is a founding director of Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, and of the National Sculpture Factory and is a director of Art Trail and the Sirius Arts Centre Cobh.

[info as of 11/2012]