The Quiet Club + crOw
As the quiet crow flies - expanded edition
1. As the quiet crow flies 33’10”
2. At Library House, Dean Street 24’00” - extra track
A digital reissue of The Quiet Club + crOw release 'As the quiet crow flies' from 2016 with a new 24 minute extra track along with redesigned and expanded artwork.
The confluence of one of 2015’s worst storms, a consequently stranded singer and postponed sound-check, and proximity to the home of Mr Roche resulted in the whiling away of an unexpectedly free evening in each other’s good company. Much listening and some making of sounds resulted in 'As the quiet crow flies'.
Quietly...The Quiet Club + crOw reconvened and recorded a session at Library House, Dean Street, Cork on 15th October 2016 in advance of a national tour, now included in this expanded version of the original album.
'As the quiet crow flies' is the result of a collaboration between two of Ireland’s most innovative duos – The Quiet Club and crOw.
The Quiet Club has met with considerable success and is recognised as one of Ireland’s leading sound art improvisation groups – comprising Danny McCarthy and Mick O’Shea, this duo continues to push the boundaries of sound making and listening by employing a wide range of sound producing devices including stones, home-made instruments, electronics, amplified textures, theremins, field recordings, etc.
crOw is saxophonist Cathal Roche and composer Ian Wilson on laptop, e-guitar and sound objects. crOw draws upon a broad range of influences and sound sources to create a distinct improvisational voice which incorporates many musical archetypes. crOw also seeks to respond to its performative environment by adjusting its sound parameters in real time in order to engage the acoustic and architectural properties of the auditorium itself in performance.
Copies of the original CD version of this album are available here:
CD purchase will include a free download of this expanded digital edition!
released September 6, 2022
The Quiet Club
Danny McCarthy & Mick O’Shea: sound objects, electronics, amplified textures
Cathal Roche: alto saxophone, loopstation
Ian Wilson: electric guitar, e-bow, toys
Track 1 recorded live in The Model, Sligo, 5th December 2015
Sound engineers: Ray Duffy and Patrick Curley, edited by Ian Wilson
With thanks to Tara McGowan and The Model
Track 2 recorded live at Library House, Dean Street, Cork,
5th October 2016 by Ian Wilson
For more information on the performers:
Graphic Design by Anthony Kelly
Landscape photography by Doreen Kennedy
Group photography, back page by Eva Murray
Crow photograph by Danny McCarthy
Library House, Dean Street, Cork photography by Jed Niezgoda
Project co-ordinated by Anthony Kelly & David Stalling
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