Love Song is a never-ending love story which has taken place in many locations all over the world. The installation is a project initiated by composer Serge Verstock, but the main participants are 200 heart-shaped recording devices, on which Irish children will record their own "love songs" in the form of a song, a favourite sound or in some other playful way.
In the spirit of St. Valentine's Day, this mid-term break we're inviting children to drop into The Ark to make their own love songs, by creating a short recording on a simple heart-shaped device. This will then become part of an exciting interactive installation as part of BIG BANG Dublin! in which hundreds of these tiny heart-shaped devices will be hung in the foyer of The Printworks in Dublin Castle to create an auditory encyclopaedia of love!
Recording your love song is simple. Just squeeze the little heart-shaped recording device and speak, sing or make a sound into the microphone. Then hand it back to a member of The Ark team who can play it back for you to hear!
Not sure what to record for your Love Song? Here's a simple place to start:
- Think of something you love
- Write down a few words or lines about the thing you love most
- Think of a melody or hum a tune
- Put the words and the tune together
- That's it. Your ready to record!
This is a short and fun drop in experience (approx 5-10 mins).
Remember to come back and find your love song in the installation on Sat 4 Apr at The Printworks in Dublin Castle. Find out more here.
The Ark's exciting international music festival for young audiences, BIG BANG returns for its second year in Dublin with more outstanding music performances and intriguing installations from Ireland and abroad. Fri 3rd to Sun 5th April. See the full festival programme here.