Murmuration is a Dublin-based collective of theatre artists, making live, narrative sound installations in unconventional spaces. Their work is all about big-hearted close listening.
Murmuration’s work seeks to reposition audiences in relation to their surroundings, creating vivid imaginary worlds. They have performed in bars, shopfronts, glass-walled galleries and public squares, without physically augmenting any of those spaces; aiming to find the extraordinary in ordinary and unlikely locations. The collective believe this approach to be particularly urgent now, when cultural spaces seem to be shrinking and becoming less accessible.
Murmuration formed in 2018 to present Summertime at Dublin Fringe Festival where it was nominated for a Judges Choice Award. In 2019, the production was shown at Drogheda Arts Festival and at the Abbey Young Curators’ Festival. In 2020 their second production, Will I See You There, premiered at Dublin Fringe Festival and they presented so close i noticed my breath on the glass as part of Corcadorca’s SHOWonline.
…their interaction is thrilling in Jennifer O’Malley’s innovative, subtle and technically assured audio sound design and composition. — The Irish Times
Murmuration knows that in art, no less than in life, eavesdropping is a way to pick up on what we miss. Digging through the layers of this touching reunion, we discover a crushing misconnection, a cry for help that was made but quickly got lost in the Dublin din. — Musings in Intermissions
…a small story with a big heart built around a brave and brilliant premise: tell a story to a private audience from a public space. — The Arts Review
1. Danielle Galligan in Summertime by Murmuration. Photo credit: Jenny Matthews (2018)
2. Danielle Galligan and Finbarr Doyle in Summertime, by Murmuration. Photo credit: Dara O Cairbre (2018)
3. Danielle Galligan and Finbarr Doyle in Will I See You There by Murmuration. Photo credit: Anthony O’Connor (2020)