Maps of Awakening

Composer: Deirdre Gribbin (b. 1967)
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Composer: Deirdre Gribbin (b. 1967)

Performance date: 30/06/2022

Venue: St. Brendan’s Church

Composition Year: 2021

Duration: 00:06:38

Recording Engineer: Simon Cullen, Ergodos

Instrumentation: db

Instrumentation Category:Solo

Artists: Malachy Robinson - [double bass]

Deirdre Gribbin’s Maps of Awakening was written for virtuoso bass player Malachy Robinson. The composer writes that maps not only provide a connection to a place but also serve as tools of discovery. During Lockdown of 2020-21 maps were my source for adventure and exploration beyond the confines of life and work in a small and often stifling geographical space. An awareness of my emotional map during Covid was heightened. For me, Maps of Awakening is a realisation about the necessity and importance of being grounded in the familiar in order to navigate the new.