Cellissimo: Galway Bay is Calling
Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 1:00 pm
Galway Bay is Calling is a collaborative project that Music for Galway (and Cellissimo 2024) is running in partnership with the Galway Atlantaquaria (GA) and ATU. It involves three community music groups, three marine specialists and one composer.
The project is about informing the participants about marine life, about Galway Bay, and to get them to think about how we influence the ocean and how it influences us. They will learn what they can do to mitigate stresses on our beloved bay and on the oceans of the world.
Next, they will co-create a new piece of music with cellist/composer/singer Naomi Berrill. She will visit them in rehearsal and talk to them, play with them and bring their impressions and sounds inspired by the workshops with the Atlantaquaria people and write a piece for her as soloist with them, the project orchestra/choir. This piece will get its premiere on the opening day of Cellissimo (18th – 26th May, 2024) in Leisureland.
This is a project funded through the Creative Climate Action Fund, an initiative that is managed by Creative Ireland. This project is funded through the Spark Stream, by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communication.