November 9th 2009
Section of performance of Rainbow Prism. The new piece of music composed and performed by 20 young people as part of the axis Music ensemble project. Facilitated by Colm Quearney, Dean Scurry, Ron Cooney, Emma Connors and DJ Moschops. axis in assoc, with Ballymun Music Project and funded through arts council young ensembles scheme
February 12th 2009
Tonights the Night for the World Premiere of 'Rainbow Prism' a brand new piece of experimental music and performance crafted by this group of young people taking part in the Music Ensemble
This project, funded through the Arts Council’s Young Ensembles Scheme began back in September 2008 and has worked with up to 25 young people on a weekly basis to develop their craft as songwriters and performers across a wide range of genres.
Over the past 6 months, Colm Quearney, Dean Scurry and Ron Cooney have worked with this ensemble group on developing their skills in composing, playing and recording of a new collaborative composition called
The young people have had an opportunity to experiment with photography and costume, unusual instrumentation and sound, with guest contributions from DJ Moschops, Storyteller Jack Lynch and from America, World Poetry Slam Champion Carlos Andres Gomez, James carter & Vaimoana Niumeitolu. RAINBOWPRISM is a unique musical composition, flavoured with ‘isms’, images, characters, narration, colour and much much more…
December 11th 2008
Clarinets, Saxophones, Keyboards, Photography, Storytelling, 20 young people, Guitars, Microphones, Kaoss Pads, 4 artists, Rainbowism.
This and more is explored on a Wednesday evening in axis. This project has invited guest artists such as from America World Poetry Slam champion Carlos Andres Gomez and Irish Storyteller Jack Lynch to join their resident artists Ron Cooney, Q and Dean Scurry in exploring the development of a new piece of music and installation art with the participants to be unveiled in February.
The Music Ensemble is a unique and exciting project, continually evolving and never ceasing to surprise – a project that has responded to the interests of and has been very much shaped by the young people themselves