BLEED animates an abandoned Georgian house, creating a reverberating, pulsing space.
The audience is led from room to room each occupied by a musician, guided by light design which highlights the patina and atmosphere of the house. A live collaborative tape piece is used, a technique of recording each performance and replaying that recording throughout the house as the next performance is occurring. With ten performances this creates an increasingly rich, layered ambiance where past decisions inform subsequent ones, with each musician adding to the composition over five days turning the entire four storey house into a huge instrument.
Five musicians will perform at each show: Shane Latimer (guitar, electronics), Justin Carroll (keyboards), Seán Mac Erlaine (woodwinds, electronics), Roy Carroll (sound designer) and Tobias Delius (tenor saxophone). Each evening, they'll be joined by a different special guest including: Barry Guy, Stephen Davis, Ailbhe NicOireachteach, Laura Hyland and Gavin Prior.
“A no-holds-barred celebration of beautiful noise.” The Irish Times