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The Bus Project


The Bus Project was an abstract soundscape that uncovered the local stories and almost forgotten narratives of Shanna’s hometown of Birr, Co. Offaly. It touched upon the monumental moments of the town while also paying attention to the tiny stories that may have gone unnoticed.

The audience/listener were invited onto a 1920's vintage bus to listen to the audio as they travelled to the sites that were home to these sounds.


The Leinster Regiment marching up Military Road.

The sound of an orbiting planet at Birr's Telescope. 

Bingo in the Marion Hall.

Star Wars overture outside the old cinema. 

Dance music outside Melbas nightclub. 

Stopping off at the chippers to pick up chips. 


A sound tour of home. 

Shanna collaborated with local sound designer David Kelly on the project.


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