Philip Cleary is a writer, playwright, storyteller and performer. He describes himself as an Absurdist by inclination, an Existentialist by circumstance, and a Surrealist at heart. All tempered by subversion and irreverence, lately fun has been making a very welcome comeback.
Philip founded The Philip Cleary Ensemble in 2013. The Ensemble is an ever evolving collaboration of performers, artists and musicians exploring, interpreting and experimenting with old and new works across a variety of art practices and disciplines. The Ensemble is based in Sydney, Australia.
The Philip Cleary Ensemble contributed a two-part piece to the Opendoor Edition of Waywords and Meansigns in 2017.
“The Cull”, page 174 line 5 through page 175 line 6.
Credits — voices by Philip Cleary, Shelley Booth, Suzi Dougherty. Track 44: Crotal and Irish dord. Ancient Irish music. Galway, Ireland. Corin na hEireann: Irish dords. Ancient Irish Music. Galway, Ireland. Recorded at Enmore Audio. September 2016, Sydney, Australia.
“a Dubliner (and a spy)”, page 175 line 29 through page 181 line 33.
Credits — voices by Philip Cleary, Shelley Booth, Suzi Dougherty. C is 4Take C, featuring Jacqueline Gagno: didgeridoo; Michael Buckey: guitar; Charlie Frost: piano; Craig Forbes: percussion and drums; Cameron Zachreson: saxophone and percussion; Francesco Catuogno: bass; Benni Seidel: guitar, keys and vocals. Recorded at 82a the Studio. April 2016 in Alexandria, Sydney, Australia. Audio engineer: Benni Seidel. Mńa na hÉireann by Sean ó Riada, featuring Mel Shipard: tin whistle and flute; Gray Read: harmonica. Recorded at Enmore Audio. September 2016, Sydney, Australia. Audio Engineer: Dan Shaw.Many thanks to all who participated, and to those who made this project possible. Sláinte mhaith.