The ancient greeks believed (as we now know to be somewhat wrong) that there were seven planets in our solar system, and correspondingly named the days of the week after these planets, dividing time into regulated chunks of existence. Similarly they decided to divide the range of audio frequencies into eight notes, one for each of the planets and a further one being a repetition of the first an "oct"ave higher. This was known as the "Musica universalis".
On the seventh day of this week, Saturday the 30th January, I will travel through the lands that currently dwell between me and Cork city with the Boys of Summer, who coincidentally play exclusively from sheet music seen on the surface of Saturn, in the form of gas swells and spectral honeycomb dribbles. With the good sky lad at our side David Lacey will also be making the trip to play drums with me. We will mostly be performing the note G as it is the seventh note in our worldly octave.
We will be performing the smash hit "Sixes and Sevens", perhaps leaning more towards the sevens this time.
All of this will be taking place in the ESB Substation on Caroline St as is entirely free of charge. Kindly presented by the Triskel Arts Centre in association with the ever lovin' Plug'd Records.
Proceedings begin at the leisurely time of 4pm.