Around the Clocks

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Composed by
Patrick Ellis
With electronics
Music and...
Video, Other
Work premiered
September 2020
Venue of the premiere
Dublin (Ireland)
60 minutes

Written as part of Kirkos Ensemble’s Biosphere Festival in September 2020, ‘Around the Clocks’ is a flexible outdoor work for open instrumentation that comments on the gradual rise in the earth’s average global temperature.

Taking place over several days in Dublin, Ireland, the performers travelled around the city to perform short musical excerpts in front of 24 different public clocks and sundials at the start of each hour.
Each of the movements are linked to the average global temperatures from the past 24 years (1996 to 2019) by translating the increase in temperature to a subtraction of seconds from 5 minutes.