Big Bang Festival Goes Online with ‘Love Song’ Installation for Children
03 April 2020

Big Bang Festival Goes Online with ‘Love Song’ Installation for Children

Sadly the Creative Europe supported BIG BANG Dublin! Festival hosted by The Ark had to be cancelled. However The Ark has innovated and has created an online version of their Love Song installation! They are asking children aged 6+ to record their own 'love songs' at home to be a part of it!

The Love Song installation is a project by Belgian composer Serge Verstock with children recording their songs on heart-shaped recording devices. But now, as  the festival had to be cancelled, instead The Ark invites children to make your own Love Song at home and be part of the virtual Love Song installation.

The Ark will share the first love songs they receive on their website here from Saturday 4 April at 11am and they will add new love songs regularly as they are submitted. 

HOW TO RECORD AND SUBMIT YOUR LOVE SONG

It’s fun and easy to do. In the interests of the best possible experience for the audience, The Ark asks that you respect the age guide of the installation. If you have any questions about the age guide then do contact the box office team via email on boxoffice@ark.ie.

  1. Firstly, download this worksheet which gives you simple instructions of how to go about coming up with your own short Love Song.
  2. Love Songs can be about a favourite place, colour, pet, food, activity, person or a favourite sound. If you play an instrument you could record that as your Love Song. We know you’ll probably have lots of ideas, but try to keep your Love Song short – about 20 to 30 seconds is plenty.
  3. When you are ready, ask a grown up to help you record your Love Song as an audio file on their phone. Use this link to send your recording and The Ark will upload it to their webpage and let you know where you can find it.

Then you can have fun listening to your own recording and discovering the Love Songs of lots of other children in Ireland in the virtual installation online.