EVA International and IMMA talk – Saturday 23 July, 3 pm
Sandra Joyce will be responding to artist Em’kal Eyongakpa’s sonic installation located in the gardens of IMMA, and the associated ‘More than the reverb’ series, with her illustrated talk, fusing song and discussion around ideas of lullabies, traditions and ecologies of care. There will also be a curators introduction to the artwork with EVA International Director, Matt Packer and IMMA Curator, Rachael Gilbourne.
Dr Sandra Joyce is Director of the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick. She is also currently Course Director of the MA Irish Music Studies at the Academy. Her research interests include the Irish harp and song traditions, historical ethnomusicology and, most recently, environmental humanities. Together with Helen Lawlor, she is editor of Harp Studies: Perspectives on the Irish Harp (Four Courts Press, 2016), with a second volume focusing on international harp practices to be published shortly. Sandra is also a member of the Irish Humanities Alliance Environmental Humanities Working Group. A traditional singer and bodhrán player, she has performed all over the world, most recently in Boston, Washington DC, Beijing and Shanghai (pre-pandemic!). She also performed in recent live-streamed and pre-recorded events for the Blas Summer School/North Atlantic Fiddle Convention 2021, as well as for the Dock Arts Centre, Carrick-on-Shannon in November 2021.