iNTERFACES Competition

Bernard Clarke, Masters in Music Technology, composition student and award-winning broadcaster with RTÉ Lyric FM, has been shortlisted for the iNTERFACES 10th Annual International Audiovisual Festival competition. His work, wrecked solitary here was created as part of the composition/dance composition project, a collaboration between DMARCs MA/MSc in Music Technology and the Irish World Academies Contemporary Dance Performance Masters programme. wrecked solitary here is made up of recorded samples of choreographer/performer Talia Marcela’s voice, recorded clips from the great Greek-American Soprano Maria Callas, sound effects such as vinyl crackles and pops, scratches and whooshes, record player turntables powering up and down, plus micro-fragments of Bizet’s Act II Gypsy Song from Carmen slowed down and rescored for reversed breaths and drums. The work was recently show cased at the Irish Contemporary Music Centre’s annual showcase at the National Concert Hall Dublin.