All Together; All Alone
An poignant sound and visual work by Rory Friers
Belfast based composer Rory Friers looks at coping and absence with scored work, All Together; All Alone. This large scale multimedia installation and audio piece was commissioned by the NI Science Festival and draws on Rorys work as a film composer as well as his recent, highly acclaimed AV project, Jettison, with his band And So I Watch You From Afar. All Together; All Alone was composed for string ensemble and guitar. Its visual element was created using handheld footage of a deserted Belfast collected during the first days of the 2020 lockdown and a scrap book of intimate field recordings from the subsequent two years. Rory scored the musical accompaniment that wove through these elements and reflected the thoughts its stirred.
Created especially with Dolby Atmos for the incredible surround audio system in the AMAZE space in W5 you are placed in complete emersion, enveloped by the moving sounds and sites of a very unique time in our recent history. This aching, searching and stark work is made more poignant by the perspective its experienced from today.
All Together; All Alone opens on Friday 18th February and runs for the duration of the festival.
We invite you to join acclaimed musician Rory Friers (And So I Watch You From Afar) and the team behind the production of All Together; All Alone on Friday 18th February for a special live performance with The Arco String Quartet followed by drinks, music and conversation.
This event is produced in partnership with NI Science Festival – Behind the Sound and W5.
Special thanks to Boundary Beer who have kindly sponsored the evening and to W5 for their support and partnership on the project.
- Price includes exclusive entry to the experience and an after drinks reception and music
- “All Together, All Alone” will also be accessible to visitors to W5 throughout the Festival from Saturday 19 – Sunday 27 February.