About Anthony Kelly and David Stalling

Anthony Kelly and David Stalling have been collaborating on a series of sound and visual works since 2003. Together they make sound and video installations. Their work encompasses a shared practice of recycling 'objets trouveés' of sound, visual and text material in their ongoing collaborative sessions. The juxtaposition of contrasting material results in a series of audio/ visual 'musique concrète' pieces. Kelly and Stalling also perform live improvisations, as a duo as well as with others, such as The Quiet Club, Barbara Lüneburg, Robert Curgenven, Kevin Tuohy and Jennifer Walshe. Some of their recent performances include The Guesthouse, Cork, 2013; Just Listening, LSAD Limerick, the i-and-e festival 2011, Dublin, Sonic Vigil, Cork, The Goethe- Institut,Dublin, Hilltown New Music Festival, Visual in Carlow, Soundwave 2, Cobh, and Kaleidoscope at The Odessa Club. They founded the sound art label Farpoint Recordings in 2005, publishing projects by artists such as Fergus Kelly, Strange Attractor, Stephen Vitiello, Danny McCarthy, The Quiet Club and Linda O'Keeffe amongst others alongside their own work.

Selected performances/exhibitions: 2014: Strange Attractor, Art In Science, UCD, Dublin and Fine Art Faculty, IADT, Dublin; Sonic Vigil 8, St. Mary's Church, Shandon, Cork; 2013: Unforeseen, RHA Gallery and Joinery Gallery, Dublin; Hilltown New Music Festival; Sounds Like Art , Joinery Gallery, Dublin; 2012: Strange Attractor at Crawford Gallery, Cork, Studio Soto, Boston and Harvestworks, New York; Flat Time with David Toop, Hilltown New Music Festival, Ireland. 2011: Auralog Fourth Draft: The Presence Of Trees, The Return Gallery, Goethe Institute, Dublin; Yellow, SOMA, Waterford, Just Listening, LSAD, Limerick; Strange Attractor, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork. 2010/11: Shorelines, touring exhibition, venues include Sir Wilfred Grenfell Gallery, Cornerbrook, Newfoundland; The Rooms, St. Johns, Newfoundland; Mermaid Arts Centre, Wicklow; Siamsa, Co. Kerry and Ten Days On The Island, Tasmania. WAFER at SOMA Contemporary Art Box, Waterford; Sonic Vigil V, St. Fin Barre's Cathedral, Cork. 2009: Unknown Point as part of Visualise Carlow & Eigse; Frequencies at the Basement Gallery, Dundalk. 2008: Two Places at Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast & Limerick University; The Incubation Space - artist residency (Aug - Nov) at The LAB, Dublin. Auralog at This Is Not A Shop gallery Dublin as part of DEAF festival; screenings at Anthology Film Archives, New York, 2006 & 2008.

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David Stalling has been working as a composer, improviser, sound and installation artist since the early 1990s. His works have been performed and exhibited widely in Ireland and abroad. With a sensitivity to the sonic nature of both lived in and imagined worlds, David's practice transcends the traditional definition of composing, utilising a variety of media: acoustic and electronic sound; field recordings and found objects; video and lighting. David also experiments and improvises with self-built instruments and microphones. David is a recipient of the 2014 Artist-in-Residence award at the University College Dublin School of Science. He has curated and produced numerous festivals and events. He is a founding member and artistic director of the EAR ensemble (2002-2009). He is a former director of the Maynooth Chamber Choir (1999-2001) and the NUI Maynooth Guitar Ensemble (2007-2013). He is artistic co-director of the Hilltown New Music Festival since 2009. He maintains an ongoing collaboration with Anthony Kelly. David is represented by the Contemporary Music Centre Ireland and is currently based in Dublin.


Anthony Kelly is a sound and visual artist from Dublin, Ireland. His practice includes painting, drawing, field recording, sculpture, sound installation, film/video, and improvised sound performance. Although diverse in construction, his work chiefly concentrates on the shifting and fragmentary nature of sensory experience. To explore this he uses the discarded or overlooked aspects of the world around us which he enlarges and amplifies to create his work. His work has been exhibited exhibited widely in Ireland and abroad. Recent projects and exhibitions include: A Sound Map of Dún Laoghaire; The Soft Wave, The Drawing Project, IADT Dún Laoghaire; Blue Monday, MART, Dublin; Unforeseen, RHA Gallery & The Joinery, Dublin; and Cold Wave, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork. Anthony maintains an ongoing collaboration with David Stalling. He is artistic co-director of the Hilltown New Music Festival since 2009 and is a member of Projector Collective and Solus Film Collective.


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