DCC Public Art Music event 9th Mar. The Lost & Found Sound Assembly, George Higgs, students from St Mary’s School for Deaf Girls, Cabra and Sean Carpio.

Lost and Found Sound Assembly

The Lost and Found Sound Assembly

Saturday 9th March 2013.  

12pm - 1.30pm


Ringsend Bring Centre, Pigeon House Road, Dublin 4

NB There is NO PARKING on site.

Saturday 9th March sees the first in a series of performances of a new music works by The Lost and Found Sound Assembly, formed by US composer George Higgs. The work will be performed on a music structure or ‘Higgstrument’ made from materials taken from Dublin City Council’s Recycling Centres. George will perform the work with four students from St Mary’s School for Deaf Girls, Cabra and percussionist, Sean Carpio.

The materials used in the structure include steel pipes and tubes, bike wheels, copper and wavin pipes, kitchen tins, discarded wood and drums made out of steel boilers.

“I’ve always been interested in finding and making music in places where you wouldn’t normally expect to find it. Working with the students from St. Mary’s also shows that music isn’t just about sound and hearing. To make music together you use gestures, sign language, vibrations, eye signals as well. Working with them on this project was a wonderful experience and we’re looking forward to sharing the results with the public”, says George Higgs.

“The Lost and Found Sound Assembly is an interesting way of showing that objects that people leave with us for recycling do go on to have another life. We are very pleased to be involved in this project as it promotes recycling through the unique medium of music and all the materials used in creating and performing the work will be recycled,” says Brian Hanney of Dublin City Council Waste Management Services.

Commissioner; Ruairi O’Cuiv, Dublin City Council Public Art Manager

Funded under Dublin City Council’s Public Art Programme. 





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