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Long Strings (1): ACHILL Strings 1996

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Published on Apr 2, 2008

Project by Renate Hoffleit and Michael Bach Bachtischa
Deserted Village, Achill Island, Ireland
Performances: September 11 and 12, 1996
Sponsored by the Arts Council of Ireland and the Heinrich Böll Stiftung Köln
TV: Radio Telefìs Eireann, September 29, 1996
Photo: Renate Hoffleit

The structure of a village, abandoned in the 19th century,
provides the basis for the arrangement of the strings. 13 house
ruins on a surface of 350m x 100m are linked through strings up
to 120m long. The constant coastal wind produces sustainded
sounds. Thus, the Deserted Village became a large outdoor,
public instrument for the duration of a symposium,
which all were welcome to play.

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