IMMA Earth Rising: Timescapes Soundwalks & Panel Discussion

23 September 2023 13:00 - 24 September 2023 16:00

IMMA - Irish Museum of Modern Art

About Timescapes

Created for IMMA's EarthRising Eco Festival 2023, the IMMA Timescapes Soundwalk is a hybrid soundwalk / performance resulting from a collaboration between CMC composer and sound artist Robert Coleman, ornithologist Seán Ronayne, and performer and improviser Seán Mac Erlaine.

The soundwalk explores the soundscape of IMMA and its relationship stretching from the past, through to the present day and into the future. The focus across these different moments in time allow us to perceive the human impact on the environment which can often go unnoticed due to the slow rates of change. Through eco-acoustic monitoring of bird migrations over IMMA we also explore the geographical connections which become apparent across the globe highlighting the interconnectedness of the Earth's biodiversity.

Panel Discussion

CMC will host a subsequent panel discussion with Robert Coleman, Seán Ronayne and Seán Mac Erlaine, chaired by Helen Shaw (Athena Media) at 12 noon on Sunday 24 September at the People's Pavilion, IMMA.

The discussion will explore the merging of artistic and scientific practices and what happens when these individuals engage in a process of learning from each other. This discussion will be featured in the CMC radio series, We Only Want the Earth, produced in partnership with Athena Media and funded by the BAI/CNAM through their climate change round.

We Only Want the Earth is a two-part series which will be broadcast by RTÉ lyric fm in 2024 (find out more).

Notes for Soundwalk Attendees

Participants are required to bring headphones and a smartphone.

Please note there are 5 showings of the Timescapes Soundwalk throughout the weekend.

Saturday 23rd. 1pm, 2:30pm, 4pm

Sunday 24th. 1:30pm, 4pm

Start Location: Garden House in the Formal Garden, IMMA.

Duration: approx 1 hour


Free entry, please reserve your place on the Soundwalks by booking on Eventbrite.

*No booking required for the panel discussion on Sunday 24 September at 12 noon*.


IMMA - Irish Museum of Modern Art

Military Road, Dublin 8

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