TUSK Music Presents

TUSK Festival 2019

October 11-13

SWISS BARNS

The little-known viola duo of Jorge Boehringer (Core Of The Coalman) and Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh (Woven Skull, Cian Nugent etc). In the words of Radio Free Midwich, the sound of Swiss Barns “takes in a whole cornucopia of approaches: hillbilly scrape, pointillist puckering and velvet-thunder drone. It moves with the flexibility of language, a language of vibration…Often the off-chug of the voices clash in mid-air making a third vibration that stands proud like a cormorant on the cliffs – wings outstretched replenishing its natural oils…At other times the slick ‘plunks’ or scrapes rustle like whole peppercorns wrapped up in newspaper; a solitary tune coils like a wormcast on a beach and, as you get your eye in you see there’s another, and another and another.”