Performance at Assembly, Somerset House Studios, London

Vivienne Griffin (Performer), Úna Monaghan (Performer)

Research output: Non-textual formPerformance


The New Note

Somerset House Studios artist Vivienne Griffin presents a new live performance work with invited guest Northern Irish harpist Úna Monaghan.

A symbol of resistance to the British occupation of Ireland, and at one time banned, the harp is an instrument that speaks to emancipation. In this one-off performance for Assembly, The tools of surveillance and the tools of serenity sees Griffin look to the aural traditions of early Irish harpists and builds on the artist’s practice in experimental score composition and musical collaboration.

The duo will bring together harp, electronic distortion, motors, and programming software Max MSP to produce a work of sonic polarisation; melody competing with noise, meditative repetition with collapse of order.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 20 Mar 2024


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