Wires, Strings & Other Things 5 Feb - 3 Apr 2022

Meet Ed, Andreea and James, three totally different people with one thing in common – they are crazy about music and sound.

The Ark and Music Network present a new music show for ages 6+ composed by Brian Irvine and directed by Wouter Van Looy.

Ed can usually be found in a corner, building unusual electronic instruments, tinkering with his own world of sound. Andreea plays the viola beautifully and reads complicated sheets of music as if they were fairy tales. And James? Well, James wanders a labyrinth of sound like an explorer, connecting and disrupting with his bass clarinet as he goes.

Anything can happen as they find each other and start to invent music together. What stories will they share when, with your help, they explore the magic and mystery of how to compose, perform and improvise?

Wires, Strings & Other Things is a music performance that encourages you to always be curious. To listen, respond to, and communicate through the sounds, music and stories that are all around you – wherever you are and whoever you are with.

We're taking the show out on tour across Ireland!

Tuesday 8 Feb - 12pm Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise
Wednesday 9 Feb - 12pm Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford
Friday 11 Feb - 10.30am glór, Ennis
Saturday 12 Feb - 12pm Belltable, Limerick
Sunday 13 Feb - 3pm Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, Birr
Tuesday 15 Feb - 11am & 1pm Townhall Cavan, Cavan
Saturday 19 Feb - 1.30pm Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda
Monday 22 Nov - 10.15am Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar
Wednesday 23 Feb - 12pm Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray
Friday 25 Feb - 6pm Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny

Relaxed Performances

There will be relaxed performances of Wires, Strings & Other Things on Thurs 10 March @ 12.15 & Sat 2 April @ 4pm. Relaxed performances are aimed at families or school groups with children who are on the autism spectrum or those who have sensory sensitivities and will be tailored for the comfort of your child. The sound will be at a lower volume and the lights will be dimmed rather than completely dark, we will warn you of any loud noises and we will have a special chill-out area where your child can relax.

A relaxed performance information pack, with photographs and a synopsis of the play which may assist your child to prepare for the performance will also be available closer to the show.

For further information please contact The Ark on (01) 670 7788 or boxoffice@ark.ie.