"Developing a profile and practice of acoustic ecology seems something of a mission for O'Keeffe. The documenting of events &
sounds no casual enterprise but an obsession - an acute awareness of a certain density in the air, the soundscape - myriad stories
to be told, to be gathered, yet to unfold."
Jessica Foley, Winter 2009, CIRCA Magazine, Issue 130.
Selection Of Works
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Phasing In and Out of Voices and Days 2009-2012
Extract from new album, 'Linda Okeeffe & Slavek Kwi Collaboration 2009-2012'. Released January 2013
Radio Daze 2012
Created for the John Cage festival in '120 Hours' first performance August 2012 New York.
I Remember The Day I Almost Died 2011
Live improvised performance for the Just Listen Festival in Limerick in 2010. It is available on the Just Listen compilation CD.
She Said 2010
Live performance at The Hilltown New Music festival.
A continuation of works exploring 'keening' as a cultural phenomenon started in 2004. It is part of a larger project on the voice as a tool for mourning and celebration.
Elemental Argument 2010
A recreation of the Aesop fable 'the battle between the wind and the sun'. It is on the CD ‘Metamorphosis and Praxis’ with the Farpoint Recording Label.
Birds Hammer Cricket Voice 2009
An exploration of multiple sonic environments as well as concepts around noise as a subjective experience. The recordings were made in Chicago and Ireland.
The Ecstasy of St Theresa 2009
A work that examines the role of religion within the sexual. The work was created whilst on residency in Chicago in 2008. It is a combination of recorded street preachers, live church events, pornography, singing and instrumental performance with built instruments. It is on the CD ‘Metamorphosis and Praxis’ with the Farpoint Recording Label.
Live performance at Sonic Vigil in Cork, 2008.
I created this work in celebration of the cassini landing on Mars. The sounds on the NASA website were so amazing to me I felt I had to mark the occasion with a work of sound art.
Hetero. Hetero…heterogeneous 2006
A response to a series of talks at the Project Theatre in Dublin, on the works of the philosopher Rancierre. It was performed in The Project for the closing event.
Composed and recorded on residency at the Centre for Art, Music and Science in Paris. The work is based on a written text, which was translated into 9 different languages. Each performer translated the text into their own language. On each translation the text changed in meaning.
I Hate Being Abroad 2006
On the Compilation CD, 'Bend it like Beckett', this CD was commissioned by The National Sculpture Factory in collaboration with Danny McCarthy, for the Samuel Beckett centenary.
Liquid Landscapes 2005
The Dance Theatre of Ireland commissioned a series of works for the ballet ‘Watermark’.
A composition for four singers created in 2004 for my masters graduate show. I also conducted the work, the singers were singing elements of a poem I composed.
Tuning In 2004
Part of an interactive installation for my Masters show in 2004. It was inspired by recordings I heard on the NASA website of sounds from space. This work is available on the Deep Wireless 2005 compilation CD.