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SAIL TO SIRIUS event  – 19th September 2015 – Cork Harbour


THE HARBOUR AS A SETTING FOR ACOUSTIC TRANSIT : transmission codes, nocturnal pulses, signal stations and resonant routes in the harbour’s audio-sphere.

Part of “Sounds from a Safe Harbour festival” (Cork’s Harbour)

tags  : : warning marks, radar tones, signal stations, sirens,  Mizen Head, marconigrams,  survivors, sparks and oscillations , Roches Point,  radio-fi

Thanks to Sirius Arts Center for hosting Nad Spiro as artist-in-residence.


SIRIUS SIGNALS -Sonic Fictions : imaginary radio frequencies  were created in the artist’s apartment at the water’s edge. They were inspired by the harbour’s audiosphere, Marconi’s experiments in Mizen Head and his floating laboratory Elettra, shipwreck cartography and departure chronicles in this part of the Irish coast.

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Sirius Arts Centre, housed in a beautiful Italianate pavilion built in 1854 to house the Royal Cork Yacht Club, the oldest in the world (founded in 1720 on Haulbowline Island).

SIRIUS, named for the first steamship to cross the Atlantic, from Cobh to New York in 1838. Sirius was wrecked in 1847. She went on to rocks in dense fog off Ballycotton, east of Cork Harbour.


The original  « fictional radio signals »  soundfiles were also broadcasted during RADIOPHRENIA festival in Glasgow (2016) : “SPARKS”


SIRIUS SIGNALS travelled from Cork Harbour (Ireland) to Puerto de Valparaíso (Chile) > FESTIVAL ACÉFALO  –  november 9th 2017 – Acousmatic event: SIRIUS SIGNALS sonic diffusion over Valparaíso’s harbour space. Originally created by Nad Spiro in Cork, these fictional radiowaves and harbour sonics will be heard in Valparaíso / ghost speakers and spectral images provided by Acéfalo Team / ( XX Bienal Chilena de Arquitectura y Urbanismo ) / HARBOUR TRANSMISSIONS


Also Medialab-Prado (Madrid) hosted a listening+conversation event about the Sirius Signal project and its composition process .