staff q – daryl harkin (technician)
DESCRIBE YOUR AVERAGE WORKING DAY
The beauty of working at the Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre is that there’s no such thing as an average or typical day. It all depends on what is happening at that particular time. If the upcoming event is, say, a play being performed by our wonderful Limavady Amateur Drama Club, then my day would consist of lighting design and drawing up lighting plots, working out the lighting and sound cues, contending with any potential technical issues and all the while liaising with the director. Should it be a concert, my days will be spent chasing up tech specs, researching the artists’ ‘sound’, and tailoring the lighting rig to best fit the mood of the performance. Any quiet time is spent on maintenance and getting prepared for events further down the line. No two days are ever the same, and it’s certainly not your normal 9-5 – that’s why I love my job!
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB?
It would be difficult to pin down the one thing I like most about my job. Part of it is getting to be creative in my work and absorbing all the culture that I’m exposed to every day. It’s also very rewarding to be part of such a wonderful team dedicated to enriching the lives of the people of the Limavady Borough and surrounding area.
WHAT’S SO SPECIAL ABOUT THE RVACC?
The most special thing about the RVACC is the diversity of what we offer. One day we could have a melancholy Shakespearean tragedy performed by a theatre company, and the next showcasing the absolute best young rock bands on the music scene.
GIVE IT UP: TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAVOURITE CULTURAL ACTS/ARTISTS/ARTY THINGS YOU LIKE TO DO
I’m a big music fan. The balladeers currently wearing out the needle on my iPod are TV on the Radio, Nine Inch Nails, and Tom Waits. My favourite visual artist is Banksy. In my spare time I like to write and record songs, and compose music in my wee studio.
You can find out more about the team on our About Us page.This entry was posted on July 15th, 2011 at 1:36 pm by admin