Vision Symphony

Irish Memory Orchestra

2017-2019 Vision Symphony outreach programme – working with blind and vision-impaired musicians
“Flynn’s craft in combining traditional and contemporary music elements is always something to appreciate, but here he achieved more; he has broken down boundaries for people with sight loss” – The Journal of Music

“This project has huge implications in regards to its capacity to create opportunities for accomplished musicians with visual impairments to perform and work with a professional orchestra” – Clare Arts Office on The Vision Symphony

Between 2017-2019 we developed this project with 3L Online Music to enable musicians with sight-loss to perform orchestral music. The premiere of ‘The Vision Symphony’, performed by dozens of vision-impaired musicians with the Irish Memory Orchestra, occurred on 26th October 2019 in glór, Ennis.

​The Vision Symphony Project was funded by Clare Arts Office through an Invitation to Collaboration Grant from the Arts Council of Ireland and additional funds from Creative Ireland. ​In kind supporters included the National Council for the Blind and glór. View the videos below to learn more.

Read a review of the premiere at the Journal of Music here