- 22 Sep 21
The Dublin city festival will take place on October 26-31.
Dublin Digital Radio (ddr.) has announced 'Alternating Current,' a festival curated in celebration of the station's fifth-year broadcasting.
Supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, the Dublin City festival will take place October 26-31 and showcase the city's music traditions.
Sixteen artists have been commissioned to create new work to perform during the festival. Aonghus McEvoy, Sharon Phelan, Jane Deasy, Dreamcycles, Natalia Beylis, Bootang, Celaviedemai, Belacqua, Jean Kirby, Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh, Fixity, Fulacht Fia, Lighght, Dreamgirls, and more are set to perform.
The programme includes work from these artists, as well as audiovisuals from Jennifer Walshe and Wobbly, Rachel Ni Chuin, Renee Helena Browne, The Digital Druids, and Last Eden.
After the initial days of the festival, the events will relocate to The Complex's Gallery Space during the weekend of Halloween for 3-hour concerts and late-night dancing.
"Alternating Current is a celebration of all the weird and wonderful music we encounter daily on Dublin Digital Radio," said one of the organisers, Seán Finnan. "We're delighted to showcase some new music made by artists we love in a new hybrid festival for Dublin, presenting novel audiovisual work on Dublin Digital Radio and new live music from 14 artists in the beautiful surroundings of our new home at The Complex, as well as some late-night shenanigans in a yet to be revealed location."
Declan Synnott and Jane Deasy, two of the other organisers of 'Alternating Currents,' also commented on the festival and expressed their enthusiasm.
"We are in the privileged position of being an intersecting point of so many different musical styles, forms of experimentation, creation and exploration, and with Alternating Current we get to celebrate that, bring together artists from many different stylistic backgrounds and see our underground culture thrive before our eyes through new radio pieces, live performance, and a much-anticipated return to a space we can all dance in," said Synnott.
"I just can't wait to hear all the new works that the artists have been making and are so eager to share again with an audience," added Deasy. "Our approach in putting this together, was for us to respond to the artists around us, rather than asking artists to respond to a theme or concept presented by us, or something. Seems we'll be able to have good bop too, if that's what you're into!"
Limited tickets will be available for each individual concert. Patrons will first have access to ticket sales. The ddr. Patreon is available here.
The events will also be livestreamed on ddr. here.