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ELLLL, Kate NV, Fixity, Jasmine Wood, Holy Tongue & more for late night Midsummer Festival Cork events this month

ELLLL, Kate NV, Fixity, Jasmine Wood, Holy Tongue & more for late night Midsummer Festival Cork events this month

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ELLL, Kate NV, Fixity, Jasmine Wood, Holy Tongue & more for late night Midsummer Festival Cork events this month

The electronic producer Ellll has curated a weekend of gigs as part of a series of late night events at Midsummer Festival this June.

With funding for the Arts Council’s Late Night Events Pilot Scheme, a series of late-night events are taking place at The Triskel Arts Centre, as part of the Midsummer Festival with partners including ELLL, Sample Studios and more.

The multidisciplinary late-night events take place across Triskel Christchurch and the intimate 90-capacity TDC, which will be set up as a club space, and runs til 3am.

The events take place across two weekends – June 15th and 16th, curated by ELLLL who is artist in residence at the Triskel (9.57″ (sunset)), with June 21st and June 22nd – curated by Sample Studios’ Emer Yip.

Artists playing are drawn from the Cork and international scenes with Kate NV, Fixity, Dose, Howlbux, Jasmine Wood, Cáit, Glimmerman, Holy Tongue, Okkyung Lee, Cindy Talk and more playing.

15 & 16 June – Curated by ELLLL

On Saturday 15 June, immerse yourself in the psychedelic, free-form, and spiritually-charged dub-dance music of Holy Tongue. Originally a studio collaboration between percussionist Valentina Magaletti and producer Al Wootton, Holy Tongue has evolved into a dynamic live trio with the addition of Susumu Mukai. Opening for them is the experimental music ensemble Fixity, led by composer, improviser, and drummer Dan Walsh. After the evening’s live performances, ELLLL, Glimmerman, and Dose takeover the CTC at TDC space.

Keeping the momentum going on Sunday 16 June, experience the unpredictable stylings of cellist, composer, and improviser Okkyung Lee. With a repertoire that seamlessly blends noise, improvisation, jazz, classical and traditional Korean music, Lee’s performances form a highly distinctive approach. Joining her is pianist, composer, producer and artist Jasmine Wood from Portland, now based in Dublin, whose craft incorporates her love of noise and distortion, blending analog instruments with electronic manipulation. Rounding out the Sunday lineup is harpist Méabh McKenna, whose explorations span contemporary techniques, electronics and a fusion of genres rooted in the rich tradition of Irish music and song collections.

21 & 22 June – 
Curated by Emer Yip for Sample-Studios

Kicking off the weekend on Friday 21 June, performing what will be their debut Irish gig, post-punk ambi-dustrial stalwarts Cindytalk will take to the stage on Friday night. Vocalist and producer Cinder (This Mortal Coil) will be joined by bassist Massimo Pupillo (Zu) and keyboardist Thighpaulsandra (Spiritualized, Coil) for an evening of poetic, emotionally charged sonic exploration. UK artist and director Florence To will respond to the band with a live visual performance. Cork duo Howlbux (Elaine Howley, Irene Buckley) will set the tone for the evening, opening a portal of atmospheric textures with their signature ghosted vocals and hypnotic synths.

On Saturday 22 June, bringing her infectious synth pop to an Irish audience for the first time, Moscow-based artist Kate NV presents her brand of polished, playful instrumentals and surreal songs served with equal parts wit and chintz in Triskel Christchurch. She will be joined by US sound artist and NTS resident Felisha Ledesma who will open the evening with a shimmering sonic warm-up exercise in musical meditation, found sounds and field recordings.

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On Friday 21 and Saturday 22 June, join members of San Francisco’s original underground soundsystem, 5lowershop for a weekend of late-night experimental dance music, DJ sets and live performances by local collaborators and free party aficionados, taking place in the TDC at CTC space in Triskel Arts Centre.

 will open the night on Friday 21 June with a mix of eclectic, punk-influenced party bangers, followed by Tir na gCasta co-founder DJ Milis who will keep the all-vinyl vibe dubby and dark. San Francisco native Binnie will close out the night with his uniquely strange brew of wonky tek, breakcore and old school techno classics.

Opening Saturday 22 June, utilising bespoke instruments Vi (Jeffrey Weeter and Eric Browne) invites listeners to a live performance experiment in evolving sonic textures and disintegrating digital artefacts. Dublin’s finest Cáit (Radiant Love / Dip) will raise the vibes on the dancefloor with a signature high energy set while live performances from Ikeaboy and Darqhorse will satisfy any braindance and electro cravings, ending the programme on a suitably glitchy note.

Across both weekends, Berlin-based artist Kayleigh Maimaran will create an immersive chill space in the Triskel Sample Project Space where audiences can relax, reflect, and refresh while a programme of experimental moving image works from Sample-Studios artists will be on display around the venue.

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