Alternating Current, Dublin Digital Radio has announced new acts and a timetable for this weekend’s festival of electronic & electroacoustic music, AV art, sound & multimedia performance happens from October 27th – 29th of October 2023 at The Complex in Dublin city.
New adds include DJ Egg, a DJ known for bass-heavy tunes and a passion for Jungle, Footwork, and club music; Filmore!, the project of Tebi Rex’s Max Zanga which leans on drum & bass and garage beats, nu-metal, pop-punk guitars, hyperpop and rap.
This year’s festival is organised around the theme of “meitheal” an Irish word denoting a historical practice of community labour in the production of the common goods. For AC23 we want to explore sonic commons – ways in which the production of and experience of sounds is always a collaborative process – connecting us into a network of historical and contemporary movements, technologies and people.
Here’s the day-by-day schedule, with online DDR-only activity happening on the 29th.
Friday October 27th
21:00 Áine O’Dwyer
22:00 The Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence
00:00 Whirling Hall of Knives
Saturday October 28th
16:30 Muireann Levis
17:30 Nigel Rolfe
18:00 Linda O’Keefe
23:00 DJ Egg
Sunday October 29th
LIVE ON DUBLIN DIGITAL RADIO
DATA at Alternating Current
At this years alternating current we’ve joined up with Dublin Art and Technology Association (DATA – www.data.ie) to bring a lineup of workshops, events, talks and screenings to the gallery space in The Complex. All data events are free and take place throughout the day on Saturday 28th of October.
An all-ages collaborative sound making workshop with dabbledoo and musicians Dreamcycles and Cathail O’Leary. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Synthesize_Her – a feminist sound-technology workshop for women, girls and marginalised gender people (Limited to 15 participants register – sold out)
Synthesize_Her talk by Kate Butler and Viva Dean
A screening programme of moving image work from the Small File Media festival
Launch of P2P – series focused on sharing, mutual learning and communal creativity. P2P invites artists to share work in progress in a space for conversation, mutual learning and collaboration.
Tírdreacha/Krajobrazy/Landschaften/مناظر الطبیعة is a multi-channel sound work produced by Tom O’Dea in collaboration with artists from four internet radio stations in different locations in the world. Through this collaboration; Soira Reilly (ddr – Dublin), Robert Skrzyński (Radio Kapital – Warsaw), Hilde Wollenstein (Radio Cashmere – Berlin) and Yousef Anastas & Ibrahim Owais (Radio Alhara – Bethlehem) will each produce individual soundworks that respond to their unique contexts – their connectedness and their separation in physical and digital space. The four works will be broadcast simultaneously from each of the partner stations and can be accessed through an interface that allows listeners to move between these landscapes available at listen.dublindigitalradio.com/landscapes
This will be broadcast on October 29th 16:00 Dublin (17:00 Warsaw & Berlin, 18:00 Bethlehem).
The complete line up, as well as details about each new work to be performed can be found at https://listen.dublindigitalradio.com/alternating-current-2023
Friday tickets are priced at just €10 for Patrons, €15 for non-Patrons. Saturday tickets are €12.50 for Patreon, €20 for non-Patrons. Weekend tickets are €20 for Patrons, €30 for non-Patrons. You can sign up to Dublin Digital Radio’s Patreon here. Tickets are available to purchase via Eventbrite. Tickets go on general sale Wednesday 26 July. Tickets on sale now for Patreon subscribers.