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Jez Colborne, Mind the Gap and That's Life


The Black Box

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A powerful soundscape. A man of twists and turns. The Black Box booms, with dark and surprising sounds - but is all what it seems? Trickster will immerse audiences in a wave of sounds from instruments in disguise. Sparked by his fascination with making music using sirens, foghorns, cranes and all things industrial, international artist and composer Jez Colborne will create an awe-inspiring musical experience with the emerging artists of Galway working in partnership with That’s Life.

“We, at Mind the Gap, are so excited that Jez has this fantastic opportunity to realise his musical vision to create extraordinary, radical, new music which portrays his unique view of the world. Opportunities like the Ignite Commission are fundamental in shaping the international platform for learning-disabled artists” - Tim Wheeler

“I am buzzing with excitement. Everything about Galway inspires me - the port, the cranes, the weather. All these things are going to fuel my passion to jam and mix a really unique piece with the fantastic artists from That’s Life and Town Hall Theatre. Bring it on” - Jez Colborne

“Collaborating with Jez and Mind the Gap is an extraordinary opportunity for That’s Life emerging artists with intellectual disability. Our vibrant partnership is a hive of talented artist and creativity! There is no doubt that Trickster will be another mile stone for the disability arts in Galway - and beyond!” - Claude Madec

IGNITE, a unique and innovative approach to commissioning and touring ambitious new work by artists with disabilities, is an initiative of The Arts Council, Arts and Disability Ireland (ADI), Galway City Council and Galway County Council. For more visit

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