- 05 Jan 18
After successful runs in Dublin and Galway, the groundbreaking Irish composer and electronic experimentalist Stano is brings his latest work, 'In Between Silence’, to New York this month.
Featuring stories by some of Ireland’s finest writers and artists, including Roddy Doyle, Aidan Gillen, Dermot Bolger, Anne Enright, 'In Between Silence' uses beautiful soundscapes to subtly underscore the complexity of the human experience.
“I ask each storyteller to relate an event in their life of significance to them," says Stano. "I create a musical composition for each participant in advance of their coming to the studio. I don’t hear the story and the participants don’t hear the composition until they start to record. I want to capture the spontaneous response of each person to the music and the impact it has on their delivery.
"What I’m trying to do is underpin the story with an atmosphere, with a mood, because stories are really visual and my background is in manipulating sound and almost doing a soundtrack to a film that doesn’t exist, that’s really what I’m doing. It is harking back to when we sat around the fire telling stories, the crackle of the fire would have been the soundscape, I’m trying to recreate that feeling."