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Late-night electronic event at Cork City Hall on Culture Night

Late-night electronic event at Cork City Hall on Culture Night


Faoi Choim na hOíche (Under the Cover of Darkness) is an event happening on Culture Night, Friday September 22nd which is being put on by the Electronic Music Council in Cork.

The free but ticketed night at Cork City Hall is headlined by Hybrasil with the techno A/V show Drones from the Island, along with techno vinyl DJ and producer Cailín  playing B2B with her house alias GRL.

There will also be an ecstatic dance workshop. The event runs from 9pm to 2am.

The gig is a non-alcoholic event and tickets are available from Eventbrite.

Dublin won’t have an equivalent this year as the required level of funding was not available to put on something in the Fruit and Veg Market as we did with Night Moves last year.

About Hybrasil – Drones from the Island

From 10:30pm, doors to the main concert hall will be thrust open to begin our main event. Headlining this event is HYBRASIL Live, an Irish-born, Berlin-based live act who will be performing the premiere of ‘Drones from the Island‘, an audiovisual show spawned from a multi-year collaboration with Tom Hodgkinson of Bristol-based design studio SHOP. The AV show draws inspiration from ancient Celtic civilisations & mythology, juxtaposing these themes with the rugged, post-industrial futurism of Techno in a modern city. HYBRASIL has long been developing this concept, seen as far back as 2020 with the enthralling visuals released accompanying the eponymous track from the ‘We Don’t Flip’ EP, released on the Rekids imprint.

About Cailín / GRL

Also taking to the stage is DJ/Producer Cailín, who – for the first time – will be playing under both of her aliases (Cailín/GRL) simultaneously. Under her Cailín alias, she has gained international recognition for her uncompromising approach to DJing. Her accomplished technical skills, inspired selections & resolute adherence to the traditional format of the vinyl record has brought her to stages across Ireland and Europe, playing all manner of techno. Started in 2022, her GRL alias has provided an outlet for her house-music focused selections. Through this alias she has performed on stages across Ireland, most-recently as part of a lineup featuring Kerri Chandler among others for District 8.

An accompanying art exhibition featuring local artists and filmmakers is also part of the event, with the intent to “illustrate the themes of people and place in electronic music”.

Faoi Choim na hOíche – Workshop & exhibitions

Taking place in Cork City Hall, our event celebrates the local impact of the people and places which shape the community around electronic music in Cork. From 9pm, we welcome you to our exhibition space at the rear of the concert hall. Our exhibits focus on the past, present and future of electronic music, and features work from several artists immersed in the electronic music culture in Cork City:

Maclaine Black is a visual artist, documentary maker & event photographer, who’s work focuses on Cork’s underground Techno & rave community.

Riona Denys is a painter & visual artist, who specialises in live event painting. Riona will be painting live in response to the event unfolding around her, during the music performance.

Cyprian Wałantowicz is a graphic designer & visual artist. He will be exhibiting ‘Techno People of Cork’ a digital audiovisual exhibition featuring interviews with key players within Cork’s underground techno community.

We are also partnering with Laneway Gallery to exhibit works from six artists associated with the Gallery: Geoff SpiersCianoJoanna HopkinsElinor O’ DonovanSilvio Severino & Riki Matsuda.

We are also excited to premiere Sir Henry’s – 20 years On; a mini documentary highlighting the impact of perhaps Cork’s most infamous club, 20 years since it closed its doors in 2003.

In the Millenium Hall, Golden Space will provide drop-in ecstatic dance workshops every 30 minutes. These workshops enable participants to liberate themselves through movement & freeform dance, allowing each participant to engage with the joy of music & movement and truly experience the ecstasy of dance. No experience is necessary & this is open to all. 

About Electronic Music Council

Electronic Music Council was founded in 2021 as a response to the venue crisis & other issues facing the music industry & night-time economy in Cork. We consist of a small & diverse core team supported by a wide network of artists, DJs, promoters & producers all working locally. Centred around rhythm & experiences, we are highly passionate about reinvigorating the night-time economy in Cork through facilitating opportunities for growth & development.

Hybrasil is an accomplished songwriter, music producer and live artist who has performed at some of the world’s leading venues: Bord Gais Theatre, Berghain Berlin, DC10 Ibiza, Fabrik Madrid & Space Ibiza. He has worked and released music with some of the world’s leading DJs and record labels: Carl Cox, Awesome Soundwave, Matt Edwards aka Radio Slave, Rekids & We are the Brave.

He learned his craft working as a house engineer at Temple Lane and Grouse Lodge Studios, where he recorded and produced music on NEVE and SSL Consoles across genres such as Blues, Jazz, Folk Music, World Music and Prog Rock. After many years of honing his skills as a sound engineer with a variety of different artists from different backgrounds, the Hybrasil live and studio project began.

Culture Night 2023, brings Hybrasil’s premiere launch of ‘Drones from the Island’. Drawing inspiration from Celtic mythology, ancient civilizations, and
ancient technology, this show aims to merge these themes with modern music technology, resulting in a unique and captivating experience. An act of collaboration with Tom Hodgkinson of Bristol-based design studio SHOP, Hybrasil’s ‘Drones from the Island’ promises to deliver a visually stunning and sonically mesmerizing experience. This project is a must-see for fans of electronic music and those interested in ancient cultures and technology.

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