DEAF 2009 ? Dublin Electronic Arts Festival ? got well underway at the weekend with a stellar line-up of local and international talent performing across the city and continuing over the last ten days of October. To celebrate, we have 5 copies of the DEAF 2009 CD which features some of the most exciting and innovative electronic music artists in Ireland at the moment.
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DEAF CD produced in partnership with Culture Ireland.
This year?s double CD presents 40 pieces (shortlisted from over 400 submissions).
Contributions from: Sunken Foal, Seán Óg, Enda Bates, Legion Of Two, Rainfear, Ed Devane, Channel One, Teshi-1, Rachel O’Dwyer, Peter Maybury, Roger Doyle, Herv, David Baxter, Concerned Parasites ubh Korka Gweena, Liam O’Callaghan, Melodica Deathship, Harry Moore, Quiet Music Ensemble, Orestis Karamanlis, Jay riordan, Frózi, General Practice, Locus Solus, The Natural History Museum, Jimmy Behan, Kim V Porcelli, HMS Reliant, Spoon Theory, Spectac, Toymonger, Somadrone, Chip Shop Music, acera, Chequerboard, The Last Sound, Zelloloid, St. Catherine?s Home for Lazy Infants, Toby Kaar and Cárthach Ó Nuanáin.
DEAF returns with the most extensive programme to date, including films, gallery installations, workshops, live gigs and club events. Some of the highlights we recommend are Roger Doyles 60th Birthday celebration event in the Project plus a 10 day installation at the Contemporary Music Centre, The Judith Mok Hamsa Ensemble performing Serphardic music, Crash Ensemble perform Reich & Glass, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Dam Funk, Grouper & John Wiese (double headliner), Mountains in assoc with Douglas Hyde Gallery also featuring Karl Burke, Peter Maybury & Mark Garry, plus an international film strand from the Balkans, Africa & Egypt, plus gallery installations from Donal Dineen, The Projector Collective & much more, plus our flagship event for 2009 Warp @ DEAF featuring Plaid, Clarke, DJ N>E>D>, Bibio & Tim Exile.
The sheer number and diversity of events on offer at DEAF this year certainly gives cause for celebration. A sold-out fundraising event in August ? plus the simple fact that the programme has almost tripled in size since 2008 ? offers further testament to the positive spirit in which DEAF is taking place in 2009.
Challenging musicians and audiences to interact more with their surroundings, the music, and each other. New Spaces brings live music into unusual settings. Intended as a taster experience or a musical intervention, New Spaces for DEAF will see a series of 7 gigs happen in unusual spaces around Dublin; shops, empty offices, a van, an apartment, a train station can all become musical spaces. The date, time and artist will be announced in the DEAF programme but you will have to follow DEAF on twitter, facebook or the website to get the locations, which will be announced online no more than 24hours before the performance takes place. New Spaces gigs are free of charge and last just 30-40minutes, showcasing the talent of some of Ireland?s most inventive, electronically influenced, new acts. Artists include BabyBeef, Neosupervital, Kevin Blake, Somadrone, Sarsaparilla, Beautiful and Polly Fibre.
DEAF is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.
TICKETS: the official DEAF box office will operate from Road Records (Fade Street) and City Discs (Temple Bar), plus online at www.tickets.ie.
For more information on the festival and the line-up check out: deafireland.com/2009/
October 22nd – 31st 2009