- 14 Dec 20
The new album will be called 'Still, Life - Cork’s Lockdown Sounds'.
IndieCork – Ireland’s festival of independent film and music in Cork City – has announced the release of a new album, Still, Life: Cork's Lockdown Sounds. The album promises to uniquely represent some of the most inspired music and diverse sounds created in Cork during lockdown.
IndieCork is renowned for championing innovative and emerging filmmakers and music makers. Tony Langlois, music curator with IndieCork, said: “The album is our creative response to lockdown, and a way of supporting Cork music makers and artists. It’s hard to think of an industry more affected by the pandemic – no live performance, no festivals and no audience, and of course, no income. When we put the call out for musicians to unite in creating an album that could represent the immense talent in Cork, we were overwhelmed by the response we got. I’d like to particularly thank local musican Arty Pawsey for co-curating this album with me, and Cork City Council who kindly helped make it happen”.
The album features the upcoming talents of the likes of Pretty Happy, Jake O’Driscoll and These Are Atoms – ranging right through to some more singular and seasoned performers such as Fixity, Chris Somers and John Byrne. There are strong contributions also from some luminaries of the Cork sound art scene including Danny McCarthy, Harry Moore and the combined project that is Dock Collective.
“Cork’s music scene is legendary, and this is a very special album that really characterises the great spread of music and sound-making in Cork," said Eileen Hogan, The Chairperson of IndieCork Festival.
"I’m also glad to hear some of the great female musicians we have here in Cork shining on this album, including Elaine Howley, Roisin Kelly and Elaine Malone. We have to thank all the performers for contributing their talent to the creation of this album, and again to Cork City Council for their support. We’re really happy to get this CD album out in time for Christmas, and hoping that people will buy it to support local musicians”
The album is dedicated to the memory of Günther Berkus, a pioneer of Cork’s experimental music scene for many decades who passed away in September 2020 and features as the final track on the album 'Autumn Came Gently To Shandon This Year'.
You can purchase the album in digital or CD form on Bandcamp.