Wires, Strings & Other Things

Big Bang Production
Wires, Strings & Other Things - © The Ark

Attention: filmed version for selected schools only

Meet Ed, Andreea and James, three totally different people with one thing in common – they are crazy about music and sound.

The Ark is delighted to be offering schools the opportunity to stream the show on-demand into your classroom no matter where you live as part of our Live From The Ark programme. Wires, Strings & Other Things was filmed in 2022 with support from Rethink Ireland and the Department of Education, as well as funds raised through donations to our #ARK25 Opportunities Fund.’

Ed can usually be found in a corner, building unusual electronic instruments, tinkering with his own world of sound. Andreea plays the viola beautifully and reads complicated sheets of music as if they were fairy tales. And James? Well, James wanders a labyrinth of sound like an explorer, connecting and disrupting with his bass clarinet as he goes.
Anything can happen as they find each other and start to invent music together. What stories will they share when, with your help, they explore the magic and mystery of how to compose, perform and improvise?

Wires, Strings & Other Things is a music performance that encourages you to always be curious. To listen, respond to, and communicate through the sounds, music and stories that are all around you – wherever you are and whoever you are with.


Andreea Banciu (viola), James Allsopp (bass clarinet), Ed Devane (electronic instruments)

Commissioned and Produced by
The Ark and Music Network
Composer & Musical Director
Brian Irvine
Wouter Van Looy
Stage & Costume Design
Alyson Cummins
Video Design
Erato Tzavara
Lighting Design
Sarah Jane Shiels
Supported by
Onassis STEGI
Creative Europe Programme of the European Union