Reaction to this diverse online series has been every bit as strong as the first series and has enabled the Irish Chamber Orchestra to collaborate with more art forms including mime, marine film, and illustration.
Eva’s inspiration for ETERNAL BLOOMS came from the transient beauty of wildflowers, short-lived when plucked. As her daughter Polly struggles with the fading beauty of the flowers she picks daily for her mother, Eva captures this memory forever for her in her artwork.
We film her process, as her music stimulus comes from an emotive folksong The Unquiet Grave, an old English folksong. Eva together with Katherine Hunka both loved Luke Kelly’s version of the song and the melody for its lullaby-like qualities. Katherine beautifully captures the vocal line on violin as renowned guitarist Jimmy Smyth accompanies while Eva plots her course.
ETERNAL BLOOMS broadcasts across ICO social media channels on Thursday 29 April @1pm
This Limerick-based Irish Chamber Orchestra is resident at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick and is funded by The Arts Council of Ireland/An Chomhairle Ealaíon. www.irishchamberorchestra.com