Linda Buckley & David Power
At Kilkenny Arts Festival 2016, electronic composer Linda Buckley and uilleann piper David Power presented Uilleann Goes Electric, the first fruits of a groundbreaking new collaboration which culminates, in a staged performance for the Kilkenny Arts Festival 2017.
Drawing inspiration from the early Antarctic expeditions, Antarctica is a multimedia performance combining Buckley’s hypnotic electronic score with live music composed by David Power in an environment of evocative projected imagery.
Designed and directed by John Comiskey, and staged in the atmospheric interior of The Brewhouse (formerly Smithwick’s brewery), Antarctica stages an enthralling dialogue between past and future.
Antarctica, David Power and Linda Buckley`s evocative meditation on the icy southern wastes...the underwater acrobatics of the projected marine life...the music is beguiling.` The Irish Times
Uilleann piper David Power is a born collaborator. His incisive, fluid piping style has seen him work with a wide range of musicians and composers, and tonight’s performance marks another milestone on his musical journey. Electronic composer, Linda Buckley joined forces with Power for last year’s Kilkenny Arts Festival, the pair exploring the theme of the Antarctic expeditions in a multi media performance, with Buckley’s electronic score partnering Power’s composition for pipes. An imaginative addition to Dungarvan’s Summer Festival. Siobhan Long IRISH TIMES