Cobh harbour has been used since perhaps 1,000 BC. It was from Cobh that most Irish emigrants departed in the mid-19th century. It was also from Cobh that Titanic departed 11th of April 1912. Some of Cobh’s streets are quite steep and there are excellent opportunities to experience vertical aspects of soundscapes.
We started the soundwalk at the Sirius Arts Centre at 13:00.
We then did a soundwalk in Cobh for about one hour. The soundwalk finished at the Sirius Arts Centre.
At Sirius, Softday provided a hydrophone listening post for listening live to underwater sounds in the harbour.
Harry Moore improvised on his Kokoto, in a duet with the underwater sounds.
Audio clip from Harry Moore's performance
Previous World Listening Days with Softday
This event was part of Softday's residency at the Sirius Arts Centre, 11th to 25th of July 2017