2015 Press Releases

George Boole's Prayer remembered

1 May 2015
Section of the Boole window in the Aula Maxima Image: Tomás Tyner

Inspired by the George Boole commemorations, a fourth year music student at UCC, Robert Creed, composed a piece of music to accompany a poem written by Boole on 'The Communion of Saints'.

Roberts’s instrument of choice is the tin whistle and the composition was played in public for the very first time at the launch of the George Boole Chronicles in March this year. No stranger to the stage, Robert has performed in the past for the President at the European conference for teachers of the blind and visually impaired.  This is not the first of Roberts compositions that have been recorded: two of his compositions can be found on ‘A Musical Vision, The Blind Tradition’.  Robert’s love of music he attributes to a school friend in St Josephs School who, at the tender age of 8 , composed his first piece of music. Music holds a special place in Roberts’s life as he is visually impaired and has synaesthesia.  This means that he actually sees colour when he hears music.

Hear Robert's piece and read the poem at http://bit.ly/1QTxMkT


Enjoy more music in Cork this weekend (1-3 May) at the Cork International Choral Festival which includes many UCC staff and students.  Visit  www.corkchoral.ie

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