Danny McCarthy

Danny McCarthy - The Great Listen(in)G

The Great Listen(in)G

The Butterfly Wing Section, Part XXVII)

This is a very quiet piece incorporating the artist’s practice of listening.

It invites listeners to listen to the smaller sounds of the square. There are thousands of little noises taking place in the silence. Each silence is a symphony of silences.

Danny McCarthy has pioneered both performance art and sound art in Ireland and continues to be a leading exponent exhibiting and performing both in his home land and abroad. He is a founding director of Triskel Arts Centre and of the National Sculpture Factory and is a director the Sirius Arts Centre Cobh as well as curating numerous exhibitions and projects including Sound Out (with David Toop), Bend It Like Beckett, Sonic Vigil, Just Listen plus many more. In 2006 he founded The Quiet Club (with Mick O Shea) a floating membership sound (art and electronics) performance group and has performed and presented works all over Ireland and also Europe, China, Japan, USA and Canada.