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Strange Attractor
with Mel Mercier
Saturday 9 July
Performance: 2 – 4pm

Strange Attractor are Danny McCarthy, Anthony Kelly, Irene Murphy, David Stalling and Mick O’Shea.

Strange Attractor returns following their hugely successful gallery residency project in the Crawford Art Gallery earlier this year to perform a durational live performance as part of the AVANT festival on Saturday 9 July.

Joining Strange Attractor on this occasion is special guest Mel Mercier. Academic, performer and composer, Mel has performed, recorded and collaborated extensively with pianist and composer Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, and with John Cage and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Roaratorio, Inlets, Duets).

His research interests include the revival period in Irish traditional music, American minstrelsy, and two-handed American bones playing.

The performance continues Strange Attractor’s collaboration with Crawford Art Gallery in which international guests including David Toop, Stephen Vitiello and Steve Roden have, with the artists,  explored ideas and process with open-ended outcomes in creating sound and visual possibilities using sound installation, still and moving images, video documentation and performance.

Further performance dates in Dublin and London are planned for later in 2011 to coincide with the launch of the Strange Attractor publication and DVD. The publication will feature contributions from David Toop, Stephen Vitiello, Steve Roden, Jed Speare and Bernard Clarke amongst others.

An audio CD Soundcast 4x4 (+1) is currently available from the shop in the Crawford Gallery and

The CD features audio extracts from the first Strange Attractor performance which featured as part of The Avant Festival, July 2009.

The Avant Festival 2011
4 -17 July

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