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ddr. announce Alternating Current Festival details for October

ddr. announce Alternating Current Festival details for October

Dublin Digital Radio has announced that its experimental music and art festival will return this October 28th and 29th to The Complex, where the station operates from this year.

Alternating Current is an annual celebration of sound artists, electronic experimenters and the networks of DJs, producers, and radio artists that make-up the station’s roster. 

For its 2022 edition, a series of live events and radio broadcasts that this year will take the theme of Beyond Human Intelligence, inspired by the writings of James Bridle and Pauline Oliveros.

Dublin Digital Radio has commissioned thirteen artists, working in sound art, radio, field recordings, electronics, spoken word and traditional instrumentation to make new work in response to this theme.

“The crisis of global warming is a crisis of the mind, a crisis of thought, a crisis in our ability to think another way to be,” writes Bridle.

On October 28th, the Alternating Current programme features a specially commissioned radiowork by artist and resident of the station Aisling-Ór Ní Aodha which will be broadcast on

Live events at The Complex will feature Baby Nits, BlackMagicRawr, Colm Keady-Tabbal, David Donohoe, ELLLL, Howlbux (Irene Buckley and Elaine Howley), Maija Sofia, Stephen McEvoy, Diarmuid MacDiarmada, Clumsy Giantess and Warmer Climes performing their new work from 3pm until 11pm.

Late night events will also follow.

Events in The Complex will be divided into two concerts Deep Listening and Beyond the Human.

Tickets go on sale first to Dublin Digital Radio Patrons. You can sign up to Dublin Digital Radio’s Patreon here.

Tickets for both concerts and the late night part are priced at just €15 for Patrons, €22.50 for non-Patrons.

“Alternating Current is Dublin Digital Radio’s response to the experimenters in sound who are both residents of the station or friends of the station. It’s a one day celebration of new music specifically created for The Complex’s vast warehouse space and we’re really excited to share this new work in such beautiful surroundings.”

Seán Finnan

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