The Visual Music blog gathers snap shot of websites that document work, artists, filmmakers, composers, musicians, video artists, exhibitions, call for worlds and events that work with the art and medium of visual and sound. All forms and presentations are considered. This blog contains an extensive archive as it has been active since 2005.

Junk Box Fraud - Multimedia Performance - Ireland


Junk Box Fraud -is an incredible music composition by Irish Composer Donnacha Dennehy for cl, trb, 2 pf, 2 speakers, tape, video [video by Hugh Reynolds and Gerry O'Brien]

This video in the vimeo excerpt was performed by Crash Ensemble, Natasha Lohan and Laura Moody at Shindig concert, SS Michael & John, Dublin, 13.10.07 with cameras by Mark Linnane and John Bates.

http://www.donnachadennehy.com
The video was premiered by Crash Ensemble in the Samuel Beckett theatre in 1997, which I saw and credit with my crazy but exciting path into visual music... it was an incredible work and is one my favourite multimedia music compositions - visuals and music.  That particular performance was sheer magic. It was the sheer combination of energies of the singer performances, the energy and speed of the rhythm of the music and the incredible energy and appearance and disappearance of the visuals in the video projection behind the musicians, the impact of this work and the blackness of the theatre setting of the Samuel Beckett Theatre in Trinity College, Dublin left me reeling - this was one amazing performance, composition and video...and still is of course. (Author comment)