A new musical work composed by the Trinity Long Room Hub’s inaugural Artist in Residence, composer Michael Gallen, was premiered in a live performance at the institute on October 19th 2016.
Rivers Unseen was composed in response to three paths of research being undertaken in the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute as well as the architecture of the building itself.
The theme of unity and separateness in all human experience was reflected in the research being carried out by Mary Stefanazzi, a PhD student at Trinity researching the letters between Carl Jung and Victor White. ‘Before meeting Michael I had not considered the capacity of music to communicate the depth of my research. I was struggling with how to convey the richness of the engagement between Carl Jung and Victor White. In conversation with Michael the passion came alive as did the struggle; the confusion, the dreams and the joy. There are so many levels to the Jung-White letters.’
Click HERE to listen to Rivers Unseen