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The Complex Gallery & Studios

21 Arran Street East

D07 YY97 Dublin 7

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Alternating Current is Dublin’s new city festival curated by Dublin Digital Radio to show Ireland’s other music traditions.

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Alternating Current is Dublin Digital Radio's inaugral festival of new music and sound art taking place both on the online radio station's own platform, and at The Complex's Gallery space.

This October Dublin Digital Radio celebrates its fifth year broadcasting. In that time it has come to occupy a unique position in Ireland’s music hinterland. As a radio platform that thrives on giving space to experimenters, artists and producers, the station has become a home to some of the most compelling work being made both in Ireland and by its emigre axis.

Alternating Current is our attempt to curate some of this magic into a new city music festival. AC is an expression of what happens when scenes coalesce, overlap, and support one another.

Our inaugural festival is a celebration of the networks that converge on ddr., an ode to the airwaves as a space of commune and solidarity during crisis, while also being a response by the station to a wide range of artists that are each exhaustive experimenters in their own right.

We commissioned sixteen of these artists to make new work and we are delighted to have them perform it over the duration of the festival.

From Tuesday October 26 to Friday October 29, Dublin Digital Radio will premier five new sound and radioworks specially commissioned by the station for Alternating Current.

Then on Saturday October 30 and Sunday October 31, a series of 4 concerts will take place in the beautiful surroundings of The Gallery in The Complex on Mary Abbey Street in Smithfield featuring new work specifically commissioned by Dublin Digital Radio for the festival.

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Ctrl Alt Delete is Saturday's closing concert live from The Complex's Gallery Space. The event will be livestreamed on listen.dublindigital.radio.com

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Dreamcycles

Jennifer Ní Mhordha is a multi-disciplinary artist who has developed her practice predominantly within Irish DIY music and art communities in Ireland. Her upcoming EP ‘Channels of Time’ will be released later this summer by Dublin label Where The Time Goes. Artist website ~ https://cargocollective.com/jenniferrmoore/Music

Natalia Beylis and Willie Stewart present : An audio and visual Spooktacular

Natalia Beylis, known mostly for her work with manipulated cassettes, field recordings and sound art will be conjuring up some seasonal creepy sounds of terror and fear through various analogue sound sources and effect units. Turning these sounds of horror into a live glitched video piece will be filmmaker Willie Stewart. Your favourite horror stars will be mangled, stretched and distorted into a psychedelic Halloween mess. Not recommended for people with sensitive ears and eyes.

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Celaviedmai

Celaviedmai (aka Mai) is a Galway born artist who has become one of the most exciting names in the Irish hip-hop and rap scene. Mai, whose parents are originally from the Ivory Coast, has a unique sound and often combines English, French and Irish in her lyrics. Celaviedmai is recognised as a rising star both in Ireland and internationally, with an impressive performance history, headlining her own shows and opening for artists such as Lil Wayne, Mac Miller, Hoodie Allen, Tinchy Stryder, Sneakbo, Section Boyz and Jafaris.

Celaviedmai has had a number of successful singles in the past few years, collaborated with artists such as Nealo, Fehdah, Alicia Raye, Melanin Tee, Smilez and has further exciting projects to be announced later this year. Her music is celebrated for defying genres, so you can enjoy anything from drill to afro-beats to old school hip-hop and hear inspiration from the likes of Missy Elliot to Azealia Banks.

You may recognise Mai from features in the likes of Vice, Notion and the New York Times, the Hotpress Y&E Live Stream Series, Ireland Music Week, the BBC3 series ‘Rap Trip: Underground Scenes Uncovered’, the RTÉ series 'MY TRIBE - MO THREIBH' S2 and the National Concert Hall x District Magazine virtual performance and RTÉ’s show ‘The Talk’.

Celaviedmai is most well known for her live performances, where she promises to entertain any crowd and deliver her musical repertoire with every inch of her energy and unapologetic confidence. In August 2021, Mai headlined her own show at the Sound House Dublin, premiering her brand new live experience with full band to a sold out in-person audience and live stream.

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The Complex Gallery & Studios

21 Arran Street East

D07 YY97 Dublin 7

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