The Creative Process

Robbie Blake's transcription of Friel's markings

This is Robbie Blake’s transcription of markings made by Brian Friel on a page of notes towards Dancing at Lughnasa (1990). Robbie first consulted the Brian Friel Papers at the National Library of Ireland’s reading room on Kildare Street in February 2019, and was struck by the resemblance of Friel’s annotations to graphic notation. This inspired them to create a graphic score for the piece that was to become ‘Running the ending’. 

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

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Presented in partnership with the National Library of Ireland