Trees are Sanctuaries

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ARTISTS: AOISE O'DWYER & CAMILO GAETE PUGA -

This music is inspired by trees. They are all around us, but we don't often take the time to connect with them, recognising their beauty and wisdom, and the fundamental role they play in the health and survival of all living beings on Earth.

The core of this music comes from a sample bank we created using the viola. We explored the rich sounds and textures that can be drawn out of the wooden body and components of the instrument, as well as bowing and plucking the strings in the conventional way. You will hear tapping, scratching, knocking and the sound of wind created by blowing into the hollow body of the instrument. In this way we invited the tree that became the viola to have a voice in our music.

"Trees are sanctuaries..." is composed in three parts, with each part connected to a different group of trees in Lloyd Town Park, Tullamore. The title and the text interspersed through the music come from the 1920 book "Wanderings: Notes and sketches" by Hermann Hesse.

While visiting the SLEEPERTOWN project please observe the government of Ireland’s public health advice in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. For up latest updates on the Covid-19, please visit: https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/ The artworks will be in situ until March 2021, so if an area looks crowded, please come back and visit at a quieter time.


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Trees are sanctuaries | Part 1

Artists: Aoise O'Dwyer & Camilo Gaete Puga

Trees are sanctuaries | Part 2

Artists: Aoise O'Dwyer & Camilo Gaete Puga

Trees are sanctuaries | Part 3

Artists: Aoise O'Dwyer & Camilo Gaete Puga

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