Sounds from a Safe Harbour, a brand new festival for Cork which is billed as a “festival of music, art and conversation” has been announced for the city this coming September 17th-20th. Curated by The National’s Bryce Dessner in collaboration with Cork Opera House CEO, Mary Hickson, the festival aims to celebrate the water, harbour environs and reflect on music and visual stimulus inspired by the city’s historic port shoreline. ‘Wave Movements’, a new composition by Bryce Dessner and Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire), will be the focal point of Sounds from a Safe Harbour. It will be performed at Cork Opera House by the RTE National Symphony Orchestra and accompanied with film by the celebrated Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto.
There will be a generous helping of visual arts, dance, talks and more too, with a host of Irish performers including Donal Dineen, Crash Ensemble, Eat My Noise and many other film and score events in the pipeline. The festival will make use of various locations of historical and cultural significance throughout Cork, and, all the information so far can be obtained here.
Tickets go on sale from May 21st.