“Is it possible to communicate more than the spirit of our people, more than the songs of our place? What if the AiR of a place defines the psyche of its people? What if home is where our AiR is?”

AiR is a youth arts installation. Our Atmospheric Irish Recital weaves songs and rhythms from the traditional Irish repertoire through electro-acoustic composition and is framed by a multi-media installation of Irish natural soundscapes, cinematography, stills photography and youth participants’ expressions inspired by the dramatic personality and natural heritage of the Wild Atlantic Way.

AiR an Atmospheric Irish Recital was designed for the Ireland Pavilion at Milan World EXPO 2015. AiR was produced by ARTlifeCULTURE supported by the Arts Council and the Environmental Protection Agency and debuted, complete with live youth performance, at the Ireland Pavilion supported by the Ireland EXPO Project 2015.

AiR’s short film element premiered in Ireland at the Cork International Film Festival 2015 and internationally at the Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival 2016 in the USA.

AiR, complete with live youth performance, featured at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Centre New York City on St Patrick’s Day 2016 supported by Cork County Council, Cork City Council and Culture Ireland as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme.

AiR’s lead images featured as title images for Culture Ireland’s 2016 international commemorative programme, ‘Mise Éire’ ‘I am Ireland’ and ensured world-wide recognition and continuing reach for AiR.

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