The Creative Process

Robbie Blake, preliminary score

This is Robbie Blake’s first attempt at producing a graphic score inspired by Brian Friel’s archives at the National Library of Ireland. This sketch includes a legend of the various graphics used and what performance task they represent:


  • walk/run on spot

  • stop/restart

  • (dream-) dance (dance as self-expression)

  • faster/some other change tbc

  • travel + dance tbc


The second page includes thoughts on what the piece is about: effort, release, relentlessness; dance as self-expression. It also includes some explorations around different combinations of live and pre-recorded elements: video, audio, live running; ear-plugs.

Don't anticipate the ending Creative encounters with the Brian Friel Papers

This exhibition is an archive of an archive; and like all good archives, there is no right way to navigate it. Keep clicking on the things that interest you, and don’t worry if you get a little lost a long the way. If you do want to find your way back, check out the index in the menu.


Presented in partnership with the National Library of Ireland