What is Sound Devices?

Accent, alliteration, assonance, consonance, euphony…: a sound device is a resource used by writers to convey and reinforce meaning or experience through the skilful use of sound…

“Now I will do nothing but listen…
I hear all sounds running together, combined,
fused or following,
Sounds of the city and sounds out of the city, sounds
of the day and night. …”
– Walt Whitman, Song of Myself

From Homer to Ezra Pound, from Virgil to Camus, the use as well as the description of sound has been a constant presence in both poetry and fiction. Sound Devices is a series of curated monthly events setting out to explore the creative connection between sound and literature with an exciting program taking place in historical Rathmines Library.

Organised in celebration of the Library’s 100th Anniversary and curated by award-winning sound artist La Cosa Preziosa, each monthly event will present a varied and thought-provoking programme of Irish and International soundscape miniatures sent in from around the world.

> The closing event of the Sound Devices series (Sound Device n.5) will take place  on Thurs 23rd of May 2013 at 6.30pm: a different set up awaits, and a real sonic treat!  Join us in Rathmines Library for a journey of the imagination, sharing in communal listening. Free entry.

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