A unique form of music called an Orchranoplan can be heard in Kilkenny from 11-16 February.

The music, which is contemporary and experimental, specifically works with our aural sense of space, a sense we all have but one unlike the other senses in that it does not have an art form dedicated to it.

The composer, Kilkenny-based Jonny Pumfrey, works with a choir of 32 singers which encircles the audience. The music has no words but is made out of shifting clouds of vowels and consonants, that build up spaces and movement like dabs of colour in an impressionist painting.  Five studies have been composed and for this demonstration will be performed by a sampled choir built on computer and performed in octraphonic.

A demonstration of the music for Orchranoplan will be given every hour between 10.30am and 3.30pm on February 11, 12, 15 & 16 at the new Arts Gallery space in Johns St, Kilkenny.