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The Beauty MUXZ

The Beauty MUXZ was performed at the Burren College of Art on Saturday 13 August 2016 to an invited audience of friends and relations of the late poet and artist Peter Kay (1951-2015) as a tribute and homage to him.
The performance consisted of a slide show of famous and lesser known works of art in the form of paintings, sculptures, photographs, album sleeves, body art, dance and so on projected onto a white wall, accompanied by a 29m 50s sound track, and an interpretive series of movements performed by a figure in white (Patrick Stack) on a large piece of canvas on the floor using poster paint to create a painting. The performance was filmed by artist Carmel Doherty. Carmel also edited the film footage of the Beauty MUXZ to produce a final polished record which you can view on the right.
A reading of a selection of Peter Kay’s poems by members of the Poetry Collective followed the performance.
A list of the slides used will be posted here in due course.

Sound Track

In the creation of the sound track Patrick Stack used short excerpts from the following pieces of music in the order below. Please note that the finished video of the performance (see above right) is, at 13m 14s long, less than half of the length of the actual performance which lasted for just under 35 minutes, and in consequence many of the excerpts listed below do not appear in it.

  • Vivaldi
  • Led Zepellin – Black Dog
  • Jean-Michel Jarre – Chronologie 1
  • Iarla Ó Lionáird – Seacht
  • Pink Floyd – Dogs
  • Robert Johnson – Ramblin’ on My Mind
  • Bellini – Oboe Concerto in E Flat Major
  • Brian Eno – Conditionierer
  • Saga Songs – Krummasvisur
  • Brian Eno – Aragon
  • Alquibla – El Musem
  • Pink Floyd – One of These Days
  • Sacred Earth Drums – Prayer for the Four Directions
  • Aleister Crowley – The Call of the First Aethyr (Extract)
  • Mozart – Bassoon Concerto in B Flat Major
  • Quicksilver Messenger Service – Pride of Man
  • Paco de Lucia – Almoraima
  • Tibetan Incantations – Om Mani Padme Hum
  • The Grateful Dead – Feedback (from Darkstar)
  • Brian Eno – Deep Blue Day (from Apollo)
  • Shostakovich – Waltz: Jazz Suite #2
  • Madre Deus – Matinal (from Existir)
  • Emancipator – Lion Heart (from Soon It Will Be Cold Enough)
  • Henryk Górecki – Lento: Cantible-Semplice (from Symphony No. 3)
  • Juka – Angelina
  • Syd Barrett – Maisie
  • Shan Qi – Avalon (from The Sound I)
  • The Incredible String Band – The Mountain of God (Overdub)
  • The Incredible String Band – The Mountain of God
  • The Velvet Underground – Venus in Furs
  • Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade: Sinbad
  • Uatki – Heaven (from I Ching)
  • Les Guitares du Portugal – Josezito
  • Les Grandes Voix Bulgares – More Zageni se Guro
  • Bird Song – Pastoral Countryside
  • Albinone – Oboe Concerto in C major op.9 no.5 Adagio
  • Nick Drake – Which Will (from Pink Moon)
  • Jean Michel Jarre – Chronologie Pt. 7
  • Pink Floyd – Pigs (from Animals)
  • The Grateful Dead – Dark Star
  • Led Zeppelin – Going to California
  • Mozart – Oboe Concerto in C major
  • Iarla Ó Lionáird – Ailliu na Gamhna
  • Nick Phoenix & Thomas J. Bergersen – Mercy in Darkness (from Archangel)
  • David Bowie – Station to Station
  • Pink Floyd – Echoes (from Meddle)
  • Rimsky-Korsakov – Flight of the Bumble Bee
  • Medwyn Goodall – El Misti (from Land of the Inca)
  • Pink Floyd – The Gunner’s Dream (from The Final Cut)
  • Iarla Ó Lionáird – Aisling Gheal
  • Keiko Matsui – Full Moon and the Shrine
  • Henryk Górecki – Symphony No. 3 – First Movement
  • Pink Floyd – Get Your Filthy Hands Off My Desert (from The Final Cut)


Thanks to photographer Cyril Byrne for the stills he took below.

Beauty MUXZ 5 by Cyril Byrne
Beauty MUXZ 6 photo by Cyril Byrne