a performance art and civic activism project …


Who is behind this?

Ian Joyce




Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

Óm, Ó-am, Ohm, Ogham

Tongue Ties and Tree Speech.

Invent your own orchestra and opera of living language.

Where will your idea take place?

Gortahork, Ireland, Thessaloniki Greece, Berlin, Germany

Why does Europe need your idea?

The project celebrates diversity and articulates a view of european identity and inheritance based in pluralism, cultural complexity and the tensions of civic encounters giving an original perspective on the question and source of european cohesion.

What is your impact?

Creative collaboration, discussion and organised encounters. Using recording and sound samples, familiar and available documentation, video and sound editing as well as traditional choral, choreography and musical theatre formats. Using autonomous civic and local community encounters, a project developing a participatory performance structure.

A text and visual composition to incorporate indiginous and migrant languages as will use the variegated musical, vocal, visual and manual and skills pooled within the participating groups and communities.

How do you get there?

1. Project initiation through encounters between lead participants.
2. Organised encounters within participating communities through suport organisation.
3. Realisation of performance structure through production locally.
4. supporting organisations will provide production supports in the form of working facilities, editing, software and other ancillary equipment.
5. Live performance events.

What is your story?


Who are you doing it for?


What makes your idea stand apart?


€ 48000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 78000,-

Total budget

Major expenses



ian joyce

Idea created on April 14, 2015
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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