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The Water Project presented Prism at The School of Wild Listening, a platform for the discussion and dissemination of ecological sound art and music in Unit 44 / Kirkos Space.

In our current age of ecological disconnection, listening provides a means to explore and cultivate a deeper connection to the world around us. This listening provides a knowledge for initiating cultural change and allows us to pro-actively engage with the biodiversity and climate crisis conversation.

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Ergodos Secret Music Trail @ New Music Dublin

Iveagh Gardens

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Wend Poster

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photographs by Siobhan McDonald



Rivers and other bodies of water have been the inspiration for countless songs in the Sean Nós tradition throughout history and the motif of river is a common locus for the drama of many of our native love songs. The poet awaits by the river, slips into a reverie and encounters a woman of uncommon beauty, sometimes signifying Ireland. The encounter is usually brief and shrouded in symbolic meaning. But love can be expressed in manifold ways, love of place of history of memory and of heroic times past. In our history as human beings water and the habitations and culture that developed around those spaces have also a rich and altogether more strategic value. These special junctures of engagement acted as boundaries, right of way, and locations for the development of complex living, food making, commerce and craft. Drawing from innumerable streams of meaning that issue from our thoughts on water we can see a tapestry of possibilities of its meaning in our existence through time as thinking, dreaming, creative beings. The mountainsides that each farmer and child knew as well as a brother would another; the dark pools explored in a summer’ swim, field’s, houses, forests, tillage, grazing, fishing; the entire matrix of lived life had connection to the primary water course, marking out as it still does, their land, their world, their cosmos known and unknowable more than any map can.

Places of water get all this attention because they are special places, their motion, their play with light and their sounded susurration becalms and completes us; their darkness may beguile or terrify us. They sound out a constant acoustic of flow and motion. Small wonder then that the poetic spirit within us would seek out a relationship in song and appellation.

Ceol na n-Uiscí is a collection of songs from the Sean Nós tradition that navigate the links between man and water, that most mysterious material and source of endless inspiration across all cultures.

notes by Iarla Ó Lionáird


Olesya Zdorovetska

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photograph by Nick Roth

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video by Ronan McCall


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04 avril 2013 – La Machine du Moulin Rouge

Qwartz Music Awards

Invitations placées/invitations libres

20h-23h: rencontre des acteurs culturels, remise des prix, 8 performances, cocktail

Philippe Petit (BiP_HOp/France) live act

The Water Project (Irlande) live

Mika Martini (Pueblo Nuevo/Chili) live act

Kučka (Australie) live

sylvgheist maëlstrom (Hands/France) live act

Yoann Durant (France) live

Zoiband Trio (Diatribe records/Irlande) live

dDamage (Tsunami-addiction/ France) live

photograph by Waldemart Klyuzko


video by Digtema


photographs by Olesya Zdorovetska

The Water Project @ ISSTC
August 1st 2012

video by Olesya Zdorovetska



Live @ Nore Flow, Thomastown

June 1st 2012

videos by Amelia Caulfield

painting by Shem Caulfield

photographs by Dylan Vaughan

photograph by Olesya Zdorovetska


Breaking the Surface 2012
The Water Project
Research Materials I

video by Keith Lindsay

score by Nick Roth

reflection by Lena Sideri

photograph by Olesya Zdorovetska


with Mamoru Fujieda

camera by Luke McManus & Hugh O’Conor

render by Keith Lindsay

video by Pop-Up Circus

photograph by Alex Bonney

A platform for contemporary activity

27 Nov 2011 : 4:15PM [45min] / 8:25PM [10min]

In performance at Pop-up Circus the Water Project features a live collaboration with painter Greg Genestine-Charlton.


recording by Keith Lindsay