Danny McCarthy

Danny McCarthy is one of Ireland’s pioneers of performance art and sound art and he continues to be a leading exponent exhibiting and performing both in Ireland and abroad. In 2006, he founded the Quiet Club with Mick O’Shea, a floating membership sound (art and electronics) performance group. He is a founding director of Triskel Arts Centre and the National Sculpture Factory. A book + CD on his work entitled “LISTEN hEAR” was published by Farpoint Recordings and his work has appeared on numerous CDs most recently “Soundcast 4×4+1” Farpoint Recordings. He has been involved in several curatorial projects including INTERMEDIA Festival 1990-2002, “For Those Who Have Ears” book+CD (WITH Julie Forrester). “Sound Out” (co curated with David Toop),”Bend It Like Beckett” CD Project, “Rediscovering Locality (A Sonology Of Cork Sound Art)” CD project Art Trail. “Just Listen” Seminar +Installations (co curated with Sean Taylor) for NSF. His work “Keeper Of The Dust(for Joseph Beuys)” was commissioned by the Crawford Gallery for the Sean Lynch curated “A Rocky Road” exhibition. His piece “ One Hundred Bottles For James Joyce” was on exhibition for five months in O’Connell Street Dublin in 2011 as part of “Me Jewel & Darling” public art project curated by Sean Lynch. A new book and 3”CD entitled “The Memory Room” has just been published by Farpoint Recordings. It is part of an installation of the same name which is due to tour to London (Soundfjord) and Turin Italy next year.
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