Drive-by Shooting

Saturday 8 Jun 2019 - Saturday 15 Jun 2019

Part of Aldeburgh Festival

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A Dumbworld / Irish National Opera co-production
Brian Irvine music
John McIlduff words & direction
Killian John video design
Clodagh Deegan costumes
Conan McIvor additional video
Performed by Doreen Curran, Sylvia O’Brien, Dan Reardon and the RTE Concert Orchestra conducted by Fergus Shiel

Drive-by Shooting is a short video and sound installation blending opera, street art and animation. It appears as a stencil style animation on outdoor walls with sound transmitted to listeners wearing wireless headphones.

A comic story of passion and revenge is played out by octogenarians on zimmer frames. He’s been playing around with the next-door neighbour. She’s going to ‘shoot the fecker in the pecker’ (which is Dublinspeak for ‘shoot the very bad man where it hurts the most’).

Photo credit: Bob Bronshoff