haunted Dancehall:
 - Caterina Barbieri + more
 - Oneohtrix Point Never live + more

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd October, 2022

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Haunted Dancehall

Saturday 1st October - 
Caterina Barbieri and more

Caterina Barbieri, Blackhaine, Coby Sey, Smerz,  Frog of Earth, Elaine Howley, Laila Sakini, Ana Roxanne, David Donohoe,  Jio, Chósta, EMA, Bambi, R.KITT, Cáit, Bull Horris

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The musical vortexes of Caterina Barbieri rewire time and space. The Italian composer and musician presents her new live show The Spirit Exit on NCH’s Main Stage. Listening to the Italian composer and modular synth virtuoso has felt like traveling at light-speed and slow- motion all at once since 2017’s breakthrough double-album Patterns Of Consciousness. Far beyond any new age trope or modern synth trend, her music stands alone in its ecstatic intensity and cataclysmic emotional impact. Marking the debut album on her new label light-years, Barbieri now delivers her most profound work yet —a journey through inner-space as vast as a universe and as intimate as a heartbeat. The Spirit Exit opens and we fall in.

Blackhaine is a UK based project operating between Noise and Drill. With its origins in the static anxiety of 2020, their output focuses on the ‘transition from stomach knotted dread to exhaustive, prang-out negative ecstasy’. A political act - the live show contains deconstructions of their existing sounds and future releases whilst experimenting with genre convention ranging from ambience to hardcore punk.

Coby Sey is a producer, vocalist and DJ, who, after years spent buzzing around the DIY artist circuitry of South East London, has developed a distinctive presence as a performer and producer offering a shifting, disorienting vision of club music. A long-time collaborator with Mica Levi, Tirzah, Babyfather, Klein, and Kwes, Coby’s long awaited debut album ‘Conduit’ will be released on September 9th through AD93.

Smerz are the Norwegian duo of Henriette Motzfeldt and Catharina Stoltenberg. Known for the “carefully shaped, deconstructed pop” (Boomkat) of their debut EP’s Oke and Have Fun, Smerz seamlessly weave together techniques and sounds pulled from chamber and classical music, hip hop, R&B, and hard electronics, with the end product always resulting in something altogether uncanny.

As a founding member of Cork band the Altered Hours and a collaborator in projects like Crevice, Howlbux, and Morning Veils, Elaine Howley has spanned impressive territory in the Irish musical underground.

Ana Roxanne is a New York based musician working at the interzone of electric meditation, dream pop, and ambient songcraft. Her inspirations span the secular (R&B divas of 1980’s and 90’s) and the spiritual (Catholic choral traditions in which she was raised), synthesized into a uniquely intuitive sonic language, equal parts atmospheric and ancient, healing and hermetic.

Laila Sakini is a London-based producer and DJ originally from Melbourne. Working with piano, voice, guitar, found sound, electronics and silence Laila creates dynamic and textured environments that provide the listener with space to develop their own meanings and responses.

Haunted Dancehall also features live sets from pioneering Irish electronica innovators David Donohoe, Frog of Earth and Donabate producer Chósta and DJ sets from Jio, EMA, Bambi and R. KITT. 

Sunday 2nd October
Oneohtrix Point Never live plus more

Oneohtrix Point Never, Roger Doyle, Debit, John Glacier, gush, Hatis Noit, Meitei, Fears, Emmy Shigeta, Sunken Foal, Tr One, Sunil Sharpe, Mrs Fingers, Bé, Efa O'Neill

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Daniel Lopatin is a Brooklyn-based musician, composer, and Mercury Prize nominated producer who also records and performs as Oneohtrix Point Never. Daniel has released numerous critically acclaimed albums including his most recent self-titled album, Magic Oneohtrix Point Never, a culmination of his work over the last ten years.  He has collaborated with numerous artists including James Blake, Ishmael Butler, Kelsey Lu, Iggy Pop, Rosalia and his production credits include The Weeknd, Anohni, FKA Twigs, David Byrne, Moses Sumney and Nine Inch Nails among others.

In 2018 he premiered a sold-out live multimedia concert MYRIAD composed from his album Age Of (Warp 2018) at the Park Avenue Armory New York followed by sold-out performances at prestigious venues worldwide including The Barbican, London and Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles.  His original film scores include Josh and Benny Safdie’s Uncut Gems and  Good Time.

Dubliner Roger Doyle is known for his pioneering work as a composer of electronic music. He has worked extensively in theatre, film and dance, in particular, with the music theatre company Operating Theatre, which he co-founded with the actress Olwen Fouéré. ‘Babel, his magnum opus, which took ten years to compose, was released on a 5-CD set in 1999, and contains 103 pieces of music. A feature documentary film has just been made on him, directed by Brian Lally, called “The Curious Works of Roger Doyle’.

As a producer and composer, Delia Beatriz aka Debit drifts seamlessly from avant-garde and drone modes into experimental dance music without hesitation.  In February 2022, Debit released The Long Count, an ambitious electro-acoustic tome that delves into the past to peer into the future, which was deemed Global Album of the Month by The Guardian. Using research she made into Mayan wind instruments, Beatriz developed digital instruments and harnessed machine learning to compose music that feels completely out of time. 

Japanese vocal artist Hatis Noit released her debut album Aura on Erased Tapes in June 2022.  A breath-taking work it showcases the dexterity of Noit’s voice, and of the human voice in general. 

gush play original pop music from the heart of Dublin.

Fears is Irish artist, musician and producer Constance Keane. Combining reflective electronics, acoustic samples, and haunting vocals with organic visuals, Fears invites the listener on an ethereal journey, blurring the boundaries between music and visual art. Her minimalist approach centres on emotive subjects, which are all-at-once deeply personal yet remarkably universal.

Meitei’s releases on labels such as Evening Chants (Singapore) and Metron (Berlin) set the tone for Meitei’s music. He has a simple story. He wanted to tell the story of Japan’s ‘lost mood’, something listeners may relate to from hearing the long histories and enviable breadth of Japanese ambient music, in all its guises, stretching back decades,

The night also includes a live set from independent Irish electronica artist Sunken Foal as well as DJ sets from Emmy Shigeta, Cáit, Tr One and Sunil Sharpe

Haunted DanceHall

Over two nights Haunted Dancehall will see over 40 artists -  from the adjoining worlds of electronic, contemporary classical, ambient, hauntology, noise and experimental music - perform in five different rooms throughout the National Concert Hall from 7pm to late. A startling new festival for Ireland’s iconic venue. 

Tickets for Haunted Dancehall include all rooms on the night. 

Presented by NCH and Foggy Notions
Supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media to drive and encourage diversity in the Night-Time Economy.