Isolation 20
Clonakilty based contemporary/classical composer Justin Grounds proposes to work with 19 singers from across the county of Cork, inviting our community to respond to the C19 pandemic, practically, symbolically and creatively. It will mark a moment in our history and celebrate the unique culture of our community with the composition and performance of new music.

A public call out will take place in July 2020 seeking to include participants from a diverse range of locations and age groups from throughout the County of Cork. 

The piece will be composed for 20 singers (10 female and 10 male voices) if you are interested in taking part then please email with ISOLATION20 in the subject line. 

Following a series of conversations with the community of singers about their experience of life in isolation Justin Grounds will compose music using lyrical themes. Justin’s facilitation method is inclusive and considered, paying attention to sharing skills and empower each participant fulfil their creative potential. The music created will reflect the 19 individual voices, producing a polyphonic texture and harmony that takes the choral music of the renaissance as a departure point.

Each participant will be tasked with taking a ‘selfie’ to record the moment in time. The collection of ‘Selfie’ images maybe feature as part of a press release prepared and submitted to Cork County Council for dissemination on completion of the project in October 2020.

Isolation 20 is supported by Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre and funded by Cork County Council through the Creative Ireland Programme - further information from and 


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