Aloys Fleischmann remembered

Mel Mercier has created an installation drawn from probably the most important of the Prof’s publications, Sources of Irish Traditional Music c.1600 – 1855. Gathering 100 contemporary traditional musicians – all graduates, students or tutors of UCC – and filming their performances of 1,000 airs collected in what was a life-long study (edited after the professor’s death by Micheál Ó Súilleabháin), Mercier is filling the art gallery with sound as well as vision. Even if the enthusiasm with which they are presented were discarded, the statistics of the Glucksman event, opened on June 12th by Bill Whelan, are impressive. From the Sources is based on 20 hours of footage capturing nearly 1,000 performances edited for six simultaneous projections, accompanied by an archive of all the recordings which will be made available for public inspection. (Times) >>>

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