Sunday 25 February 2018

Become part of the human orchestra

Justin Grounds of the Human Orchestra Project.
Justin Grounds of the Human Orchestra Project.

CONCERTS form an important part of Kanturk Arts Festival but here's one where the audience become part of the orchestra.

The Human Orchestra Project welcomes humans of all ages to come together to perform music using their voices and any instruments they've brought along. In this instance it's the old Kanturk courthouse on Sunday at 3 p.m.

With the Human Orchestra Project, the music they make is unlike any music you have heard before.

All are welcome and encouraged to participate in this show. No musical instruments or musical experience is necessary.

This is fun for all ages and participation, though encouraged, is not necessary.

The Human Orchestra Project is the 1013 brainchild of Clonakilty-based composer, electronic music producer and violinist Justin Grounds.

Justin studied baroque violin with Rachel Good in his home town of Cambridge, England and went on to do a degree in electro-acoustic composition at Durham University. He has toured as violinist with live electronic band Keiretsu.

He has also released five solo albums.

He works as a string arranger and has written music for film and TV.

Most recently Grounds collaborated with Dublin based singer Pearse McGloughlin on a record of electronic chamber songs called 'Idiot Songs' which was released last year.


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