by Bush Moukarzel
It is a little known fact that during his time in Paris, whilst changing the literary landscape forever with Ulysses and Finnegans Wake, James Joyce owned two pet parakeets: Pierre and Pipi.
(S)quark! is a duet for one performer and one parakeet involving loop pedals, live song, voice sampling, and a little bit of magic, aiming to rediscover the spirit of Joyce the arch experimenter. At stake is the philosophical question: was Joyce a genius?
(S)quark! was commissioned by the James Joyce Centre and the Garden of Geniuses festival Yasnaya Polyana, Russia. It was first performed at the New Theatre, Dublin on Bloomsday 2013. Then at Yasnaya Polyana in July 2013.
Performed by Adam Welsh
With the voice of Dylan Tighe
Sound Design and Music Adam Welsh
Stage Manager Danny Erskine
Direction Ben Kidd and Bush Moukarzel