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As part of his exhibition, Songs and the Soil, Mark Garry will host a listening evening at the MAC.

This evening will act as a launch for a new publication that Mark has made with his colleague Louise Reddy.

Part lecture, part collective listening event, Mark will play music on an Edison Phonograph, speak about the history of recorded music and play a diverse selection of music that has a relationship to the artworks in his exhibition.

As part of this evening Mark is inviting participants to bring music with them that they can share with the group: music they find interesting, or progressive, that is important to them or just something they love.

Don’t worry, you can also just come along and listen, but if you do want to share you can bring music on any format you wish (vinyl, CD or digital formats, phone, or MP3 players).

The Songs and the Soil publication is an interdepartmental collaboration between Mark Garry and Louise Reddy facilitated by TU Dublin’s School of Creative Arts. This Publication was realised to coincide with an exhibition of Mark Garry’s work at the MAC.

The texts that make up this publication do not relate directly to the artworks in the exhibition but either explicitly or obliquely engage the broader research subject of landscape and music/sound. Integrating one existing text and six newly commissioned texts by Mark Garry, John Graham, Joanne Laws, Sharon Phelan and Suzanne Walsh, the publication also integrates a transcription of a radio interview from 1974 where Charles Amirkhanian interviews the musician Robbie Basho.

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