Phonica: One took place on Wednesday 20 January 2016 in Jack Nealons (165 Capel Street, Dublin 1) where the curators were joined by Linda Buckley, Nick Roth, Sue Rainsford and Maurice Scully.
photos | Sue Rainsford's account
Thank you to Christodoulos and Olesya for the first iteration of Phonica. #amwriting #artdublin #poetry @c_makris pic.twitter.com/GQfkxDf5tN— Sue Rainsford (@humbird_fuil) January 20, 2016
Totally Dublin (April 2016)
For Phonica: Two, the curators were joined by clarinetist Paul Roe, sound artist Fergus Kelly, sound poet & performance artist James King, and experimental poet Catherine Walsh. Wednesday 13 April 2016, Jack Nealons (165 Capel Street, Dublin 1).
Thanks to artists & audience at last night's Phonica. Residue from James King's amazing t-y-p-i-n-g performance: pic.twitter.com/P1w4ttBS0I— Christodoulos Makris (@c_makris) April 14, 2016
For the third edition our guests Michelle Hall, Keith Lindsay, Aodán McCardle, Michael Naghten Shanks, Dylan Tighe and Suzanne Walsh presented a blend of sound, word, image and performance rooted in multidisciplinary practice and innovation. Wednesday 15 June 2016, Jack Nealons (165 Capel Street, Dublin 1).
Phonica the Fourth took place on Wednesday 19 October 2016 in Jack Nealons (165 Capel Street, Dublin 1) with performances and presentations from Martín Bakero (w/ Elisa Matilde), Susan Connolly, John Kearns, Elizabeth Hilliard, David Lacey, and Neil Ó Lochlainn (w/ Shane O'Donovan) traversing the realms of sound poetry, electronic music, visual poetry, vocal performances, improvisation, a burning of The Wake, and more.
.@martinbakero closes last night's Phonica: Four with a multisensory performance incorporating a Finnegans Wake in flames pic.twitter.com/bLlnFYtX88— Christodoulos Makris (@c_makris) October 20, 2016
Anthony Kelly & David Stalling, and Olesya Zdorovetska, on Nova, RTÉ Lyric FM (Sunday 16 April 2017)
Robert Herbert McClean on Arena, RTÉ Radio One (Wednesday 19 April 2017)
Phonica: Five took place at our new partner venue The Boys School, Smock Alley Theatre, on Monday 24 April 2017, and featured a blend of songwriting, sound improvisation and live ink drawing, poetry in translation incorporating architecture and design, ‘musique concrète’, audiovisual art, and subversions of the expectations around spoken word performance from: Estevo Creus & Keith Payne, Kate Ellis & Rory Tangney, Laura Hyland, Anthony Kelly & David Stalling, Robert Herbert McClean, Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir.
With additional support from Miðstöð íslenskra bókmennta (Icelandic Literature Centre) and Vigo Council in association with La Malinche readings.
Some photos from Phonica: Five @smockalley on 24 April (more at https://t.co/zlueFs1VUZ). Phonica: Six on 17 July. Details soon. pic.twitter.com/BaYTShskSK— Christodoulos Makris (@c_makris) May 29, 2017
Phonica: Six took place at Boys School, Smock Alley Theatre, on Monday 17 July 2017, and featured contributions, performances, and collaborations from Lina Andonovska, Jessica Foley, IRIDE PROJECT, Claire Potter, Billy Ramsell, and Nazgul Shukaeva in the realms of new and electroacoustic music, throat singing, telecommunications research, improvisational writing, installation and audio-visual composition and contemporary poetry.
Well done to @JessicaDFoley - our Writer in Residence - who participated in Phonica: Six last night @smockalley #arts https://t.co/1prHlUwgtM— CONNECT Centre (@connect_ie) July 18, 2017
Phonica: Seven took place at Boys School, Smock Alley Theatre on Monday 27 November 2017, with performances from from Anna Jordan, Doíreann Ní Ghriofa, The Quiet Club, Mark Tokar, Nerys Williams and Jona Xhepa. Multilingual contemporary poetry, electronic loop-based music, freeform jazz on double bass, broken narrative reading with film projection, sound art, and an improvised sound collaboration.
Such a lyfli night of different processes Thanks you @c_makris for curating a very different space for the arts in Dublin. A GEM! https://t.co/3bRvN30get— Nerys Williams (@archifsain) December 7, 2017
Article by Christodoulos Makris in The Irish Times ahead of Phonica: Eight (26 March 2018)
Phonica: Eight took place on Monday 26 March 2018 at Boys School, Smock Alley Theatre with performances & presentations from Alex Bonney, SJ Fowler, Diamanda LaBerge Dramm, Alice Lyons & Justyn Hunia, Benjamin Dwyer w/ Jonathan Creasy & Nick Roth, and Joanna Walsh + community readers. Including a polyphonic stage adaptation of a digital novella (an Irish premiere), a poetic collaboration set in rural Poland, a three-way musical collaboration based on Samuel Beckett's 'Neither', a song cycle for solo violin and voice, an immersive sound session, and an improvised PowerPoint performance about poetry & performance.
photos | SJ Fowler's report
Congrats @c_makris on a splended Phonica: Eight @smockalley. I loved taking part in @badaude's polyphonic #seed with @clearez @junecaldwell @STomaselli & 9 other recruits. https://t.co/MTVDTXnQVs— Amanda Bell (@gagebybell) March 26, 2018
Monday 12 November 2018
Boys School, Smock Alley Theatre
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