Invitation to Wander

19.06.19 – 22.06.19 at 19.30, Cork Centre for Architectural Education

A new multi-roomed composition created by Cork based-composer, Karen Power, featuring a mixed media durational performance with musicians, Quiet Music Ensemble; vocalists, Ute Wassermann and Michelle O’Rourke; and Ireland’s first ever Sound Choir: Katie O’Neill, Noelle O’Regan, Rose Roccaforte, Wendy Goodbody, Jacques de Fournas, Daithi O’Reilly, Brian Sheehan, Caroline McGrath, Elaine Howley & Aoife Spillane. We invite you to wander and explore four of the world’s most fascinating and remote environments: The Arctic, Amazon, Australian Outback and Deserts, with imagery by John Godfrey.

Using specialised field recordings from some of the world’s most inhuman environments, this performance explores the possibilities of how, through hearing natural sound structures and harmonies, we can potentially rediscover the evolutionary parallels between humans, nature and animals.

For ticket holders of Invitation to Wander, you are also invited to explore Nano Nagle Place after hours! Doors open from 6.30pm. Explore the convent garden, visit Nano’s Tomb and see buildings from the 18th to 21st century. Our heritage museum will also stay open late on Fri 21st.


19 June – 22 June 7.30pm


Cork Centre for Architectural Education (via Nano Nagle Place, Douglas Street) 


Regular Price €15

Concession €12



105 mins.


*Doors close at 7.30pm sharp. Late entry not possible due to the nature of the work.

*A multi-roomed 105 minutes mobile performance with limited seating.

*Venue is fully wheelchair accessible. Limited mobility/visual impairment attendees should bring a companion. Complimentary ticket for each companion.

*Rooms will be predominately dark with glow lighting.

*Silence is required for duration of the performance.

*Suitable for all ages, however, parents/guardians with children should note that silence is required for performance duration.

Supported by the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon Music Commissions Award and Music Project Award.

Special thanks to the Jack Kerr Fund in Music at Queen’s University Belfast, Neylons Facility Management, School of Music & Theatre UCC and Cork Film Centre for their support.

Commissioned by Cork Midsummer Festival and presented in association with Cork Centre for Architectural Education, Nano Nagle Place, and Cork International Choral Festival.

Photo Credit: John Godfrey


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