We aim to give artists a platform to showcase experimental sound through installations and live performances.
Our first event is set to take place on the 23rd & 24th of March 2018 in St Peter's Church and Cork City Gaol.
Cork based artists African Fiction, Static and Robert Curgenven are set to be joined by Derry native Autumns for the opening night in St. Peters Church. Attendees of our opening night will also see a new sound installation unveiled by Isochronal a collaboration by artists Kevin Callaghan and Thomas Penc.
For our second venue we have sounds from Dublin and London in the shape of Davy Keogh, Dream Cycles, Soft Stone and a closing set and Irish debut from Beatrice Dillon live.
As mentioned above the two venues are St Peter's and Cork City Gaol both historical and striking settings in their own right. St. Peter's history dates back to 1,270 when King Henry III granted patronage of the church to the Bishop of Cork. St. Peter’s church was deconsecrated in 1949. Following a long restoration process it opened in 2016 and has been a focal point for all things cultural in Cork City since.
Cork City Gaol is a listed building and an important part of Irish architectural heritage. It was only left idle for a few years – in 1927, Radio Eireann began to broadcast Cork's first radio station, 6CK, from the centre of the main building. The Gaol was used as a broadcasting station up until the end of the 1950s, when the complex was allowed to become totally derelict until its innovative restoration and reopening to the public as a visitor attraction in 1993. Therefore it only seems fitting this surreal building will be used to broadcast sound once more from its historic walls.
Please see Cork Sound Fair on Facebook for full events programme.
Moneys raised will go toward Artist fees and expenses, venue rental, insurance and sound equipment.
Cork Sound Fair is made up of a collective of passionate music people.
Conor Ruane (Founder)
Steven Harrington (Production Team Manager)
Robert Curgenven (Sound Engineer)
Kevin Callaghan (Artist/Advisor)
Niall Hearne (Graphic Design)
Aoife O'Neil (Artist Liaison)
As this the first Cork Sound Fair all help in spreading the word is greatly appreciated.
Currently we are 100% crowd funded, all moneys raised will go toward running the event and providing compensation to the contributing artists. We are crowd funding this project as we will operate Cork Sound Fair as an open source venture demonstrating that projects like this can showcase this content and support the contributing artists and in turn hopefully help change the conditions for artists who want to pursue their passion and chosen artform.
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