Elaine Agnew


Type of Work: Vocal/Choral
Instrumentation: Youth choir (satb), piano and chime bars
Length: 10 minutes
Text: Sean Harding
Commissioned by: Asprio
Premiere: 25 September 2010, Visual Carlow.
Aspiro, conductor Mary Amond O’Brien


This innovative commission explores ‘aural’ and ‘visual’ and the physical spaces and surrounds of VISUAL, Centre for Contemporary Art and The George Bernard Shaw Theatre in Carlow.  The premiere took place in the Link Gallery where three of Michael Warren’s pieces from his ‘Unbroken Line’ exhibition played an important role in the performance.   As well as taking part in workshops with Elaine and poet Sean Harding, everyone involved in the commission were given a special tour of the site before the centre opened where they met the foreman and builders as part of the commissioning process.  In preparation for the performance, Aspiro singers worked with movement consultant Bryan Burroughs.