Music Current 2019

County: Dublin
Event Type: Festival
Event Definition: Music
Start Date: 09-04-2019
End Date: 13-04-2019
Phone Number: +353 1 6770014
Email: Email Event
Website: Event Website

DUBLIN SOUND LAB presents MUSIC CURRENT 2019 a four-day festival of the best in new Irish and international contemporary electronic music, 10–13 April 2019.

Considered as the ‘Fringe’ of Irish new music festivals, MUSIC CURRENT, now in its fourth year, gives a platform for the newest contemporary electronic music, hosting five concerts over four days. This year’s festival has a decidedly theatrical flavour featuring Steven Takasugi’s ‘Sideshow’, a concert-length masterwork for ensemble and electronics, in which the players – Ensemble Tzara from Switzerland – ‘perform’ in the theatrical sense. The theatrical theme continues with Swiss trio Retro Disco who take inspiration from Dadaist aesthetics and create absurdist performances.

The festival opens with a double-bill programme: Sweeney Lives! featuring three major ‘radiophonic’ work by Irish electronic music pioneer Frank Corcoran’s; and Stock11 collective from Germany, one of the most thought provoking music groups performing today.

Retro Disco will also perform a new commission by Argentinian composer Patricia Martinez in a special concert of new international works developed during the festival by participating composers, one of whom will receive this year’s Music Current Commission award of €2,500.

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