The Council for the Dark Arts Orchestra

The Council For The Dark Arts Orchestra is a large Improvised Music ensemble operating from Cork City, Ireland. The group is made up of musicians from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds who have come together to explore the possibilities of improvisation. Directed by Dan Walsh, the orchestra relies on an extensive collective knowledge of experimental music and strong musical relationships established through the long-standing Cork Improvised Music Club nights and the county’s strongly interconnected music scene at large (Members of The Altered Hours, Arthuritis, Fixity, Wry Myrrh, The Great Balloon Race, Crevice, Not Earth, Horse and more) to combine and create spontaneous works that are informed by many unique contemporary musical minds.