Music Current


Dublin Sound Lab | 7th – 9th April

‘The finest electroacoustic ensemble on the island’ – Bernard Clarke, Lyric FM

[blockquote_right] ‘Where we are at musically these days in terms of technology’ – Liam Cagney, Musical Criticism.com [/blockquote_right]

MUSIC CURRENT showcases contemporary electronic music through concerts, masterclasses and workshops. Music Current invites composers, performers, and music technologists to participate in masterclasses with Anne Cleare, Jennifer Walshe, Gráinne Mulvey, and workshop selected works.

Featuring: Lucy Railton and Adrian Corker performing seminal works by maverick Italian composer Giacinto Scelsi; the Irish premier of THE TOTAL MOUNTAIN, Jennifer Walshe’s striking and witty commentary on technology and human communications; SPOILS, Fergal Dowling’s interactive work for Baroque string trio and computer – a study of myth, language and music that devours itself; and CURRENTS, new works for violin, cello and electronics by festival composers.

Book all three concerts for only €40! Just add a ticket for each event to your cart and the discount will apply. Alternatively, you can book over the phone on 01-6770014.

Thu 7th April | 8pm | Main Space


Mira Benjamin, Lucy Railton & Adrian Corker (violin, cello and oscillators) play new British music and seminal works by individualist Italian composer Giacinto Scelsi. In homage to Scelsi’s seminal DUO from 1965, Railton and Corker’s improvisation on beating frequencies makes a refreshing antidote to contemporary digital glitch, performed on ‘period instruments’ – analogue oscillators and delay lines.


(for voice and film), the Irish premier of Jennifer Walshe’s striking and witty commentary on technology and human communications. The amazingly versatile vocalist performs alongside a video projection of herself, performing Twitter feeds in the mock representations of the tweeter; rapidly changing role and perspective, as if to the rhythm of a live twitter feed.

“The Total Mountain is to do with living, thinking, making music, reading in the world we live in now after the advent of the internet and its integration into our lives… I do a lot of physical movements during the piece as well as stuff with my voice… The film part is very trashy. Lots of screen-grabs from Twitter, horrible pre-set menus from certain programs.” – Jenny Walshe
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Fri 8th April | 8pm | Main Space

Dublin Sound Lab perform SPOILS, Fergal Dowling’s new interactive concert-length work for Baroque string trio, voice, computer & video.
SPOILS is a study of myth, language and music that seems to devour itself.
A Baroque chamber ensemble – harpsichord, violins and cello – interact in a computer-mediated performance with surround sound, and video contribution by Olwen Fouéré; music that is visceral, elemental and unworldly.

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Sat 9th April | 8pm | Main Space

New Works for violin, cello and electronics by composers participating in the festival. Expect the freshest compositions from emerging composers from Ireland and abroad; the latest ideas the newest sounds from around the world, by some of the brightest young performers from Dublin and London.

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DUBLIN SOUND LAB is a contemporary music group specialising in electronic and computer-mediated concert performance. We present established works, initiate projects and use computer-based techniques to explore new relationships between composers, performers and audience.

DUBLIN SOUND LAB has worked with many leading Irish and international composers, performing works by: Gérard Grisey, Salvatore Sciarrino, Kaija Saariaho, Luca Francesconi, Mauricio Kagel, Wim de Ruiter, Barry Truax, Roderik de Man, Karen Tanaka, Jean-Claude Risset, Gerald Barry, and Jonathan Harvey, and have initiating collaborations with Karlheinz Essl, Peter Ablinger, Garth Knox, Rob Canning and Gráinne Mulvey.