Limerick, Ireland

More than the reverb – Friday 29 July, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

More than the reverb
A series of parallel events that are programmed in response to Em’kal Eyongakpa’s installation Mámbáy bebhɛp 43t / besáŋ berat / bakay nɛkɔ. The series gathers together poets, singers and storytellers to share and interweave lullabies, chants, laments, and folk songs, both ancient and contemporary. These offerings originate primarily from the oral traditions of Ireland, Southeast Nigeria, Southern Cameroons, the Gulf of Guinea, and Western Europe, layered with more contemporary readings around ideas of landscape, nature, displacement, and diaspora. Co-programmed by guest curator Caimin Walsh, this event series is part of the EVA International & IMMA Partnership 2020–2022, IMMA Outdoors and the museum’s Late Nights programme for 2022.

Event Details
IMMA, Terrace of the Formal Gardens – Friday 29 July, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
As the closing finale of the live events series and the sonic installation at IMMA, Natalia Beylis performs a new work live with Palestinian theatre-maker Amir Abualrob, responding to artist Em’kal Eyongakpa’s sonic installation on IMMA’s Terrace.

Beylis’ art revolves somewhere between sonic storyteller and multi-instrumental explorer. Her music parallels the lines of her surroundings: bird song, creaking trees, farm animals, the northwesterly breeze, and rainfall. Her solo compositions and improvisations are a unique calling of a Ukrainian born, American raised, Irish settled subconscious.