beatvyne Music x Tech Experience
beatvyne Music x Tech Experience

FRI, OCT 11
MAIN STAGE
HIVE STAGE
SAT, OCT 12
MAIN STAGE
HIVE STAGE
LAUNCH PARTY, OCT 10
STUDIO 2
STUDIO 1
GREEN ROOM
MAIN STAGE
HIVE STAGE
MAIN STAGE
HIVE STAGE
STUDIO 2
STUDIO 1
GREEN ROOM
09:00 - 09:10

INTRO

 

 

TRACK:    THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SOUND

Sound plays a profound role to set our mood, influence our perception and, when combined in complex patterns to form music, these psychological effects can be enormously amplified. We’ll look at how sound and music has an influence on our wellbeing, its use across multiple disciplines, from film and gaming to marketing and retail, and how it operates as an impacting instrument for social good.

09:00 - 14:15

WORKSHOPS, INTERACTIVE SESSIONS, SCREENINGS – schedule coming soon

KEYNOTE:     THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SOUND image
09:10 - 09:30
KEYNOTE:    THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SOUND
KEYNOTE:     THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SOUND image
SCOTT COHEN
Chief Innovation Officer | WARNER MUSIC GROUP
PANEL:     MUSIC FOR WELLBEING image
09:35 - 10:05
PANEL: MUSIC FOR WELLBEING

Throughout history humans have used sound and rhythm for healing. The innate need for music can drastically improve a person’s wellbeing, from boosting the body’s immune system to mental health, to act as cure for dementia and similar medical conditions. We’ll explore how technologies cater for the use of music for wellbeing and just how powerful it really is.

PANEL:     MUSIC FOR WELLBEING image
WALTER WERZOWA
President | HEALTHTUNES
PANEL:     MUSIC FOR WELLBEING image
BEATIE WOLFE
Singer-Songwriter & Innovator
PANEL:     MUSIC FOR WELLBEING image
ALEX DOMAN
Founder & Chief Product Officer, VITAL NEURO | Founder & CEO, ADVANCED BRAIN TECHNOLOGIES
PANEL:     MUSIC FOR WELLBEING image
REBECCA SANDIFORD
Commissioner | BBC MUSIC
IN-CONVERSATION:     MUSIC FOR GOOD image
10:10 - 10:35
IN-CONVERSATION: MUSIC FOR GOOD

Music is a powerful catalyst for change. From uniting people for a good cause to promoting education and wellbeing, what is it about music that has this impacting effect?

IN-CONVERSATION:     MUSIC FOR GOOD image
BEATIE WOLFE
Singer-Songwriter & Innovator
PANEL:     PSYCHOLOGY OF SOUND image
10:40 - 11:10
PANEL: PSYCHOLOGY OF SOUND

Sound plays an impacting role on the human body and has tremendous effect on the recipient. How can sound set the mood and bring you into other worlds through film and gaming, induce sensations with a clear purpose within marketing and retail and what are its implications on other industries such as the automotive industry, facing challenges with noiseless electric vehicles?

PANEL:     PSYCHOLOGY OF SOUND image
MARCO VITALI
Partner | NILE-EVOKE
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WALTER WERZOWA
Founder & CCO | MUSIKVERGNUEGEN
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JAROSLAV BECK
Co-Founder & Head of Music | BEAT GAMES
TRACK – ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

TRACK:    ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

 

Artificial Intelligence has made a radical entrance into the media and entertainment landscape. Combined with Big Data it revolutionises networking and search, powers personalised experiences, replicates your favourite artists and opens new opportunities to unlock creative potential and speed up processes. But what are the implications for human intelligence, independence and livelihood?

KEYNOTE:     ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE image
11:15 - 11:40
KEYNOTE: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
KEYNOTE:     ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE image
ALISON DAVIS
Lead Industry Consultant - Telco, Media & Entertainment | IBM
PANEL:     ENTERTAINMENT BY NUMBERS image
11:45 - 12:15
PANEL: ENTERTAINMENT BY NUMBERS

The use of data powers new discoveries, personalised experiences and even guides the creative process according to fan behaviour. But what is the impact of data on new business models, remuneration and our freedom to choose.

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ALLAN KERR
Director of Business Intelligence | AEG EUROPE
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JOE LYSKE
Co-Founder & CEO | MXX MUSIC
PANEL:    GENERATION AI image
12:20 - 12:50
PANEL: GENERATION AI

An increasing number of creative AI-powered tools opens new possibilities for creativity and also allows fans to step inside the artist’s world by leveraging artificial skill sets for their own creations. What are the implications on the creative process and skills?

PANEL:    GENERATION AI image
SCOTT COHEN
Chief Innovation Officer | WARNER MUSIC GROUP
PANEL:    GENERATION AI image
ASH KOOSHA
Founder & CEO | AUXUMAN
PANEL:    GENERATION AI image
DR. ERIC RISSER
Founder & CTO | ARTOMATIX
LIVE PERFORMANCE:     YONA (auxuman AI Artist) image
12:50 - 13:05
LIVE PERFORMANCE: YONA (auxuman AI Artist)

YONA is an auxiliary human (auxuman) made by Ash Koosha and Isabella Winthrop. Auxumans are virtual people driven by artificial intelligence and digital technologies. They bring you emotional content and further humanise machine generated art.

LIVE PERFORMANCE:     YONA (auxuman AI Artist) image
YONA
auxuman AI Artist
TRACK – LEGISLATION IN THE DIGITAL AGE

TRACK:   LEGISLATION IN THE DIGITAL AGE

 

In an age of ‘exposure’ and free-for-all perception of content, copyright is experiencing big shifts with the Music Modernisation Act signed into law and the European Copyright Directive under the spotlight. Is this European initiative a brave step towards fairer remuneration for creatives or, as some say, a threat to a free and open internet? What are the ramifications for creators that based their success on foundations within Youtube and other creator platforms?

IN-CONVERSATION:     “UNSOUND” image
13:25 - 13:55
IN-CONVERSATION: “UNSOUND”

The internet has transformed the world. We now have access to the history of the world’s music, books, films, and media that have taken lifetimes to create. But at what cost? From piracy threats to creative content, hacking to fake news, ‘Unsound’ explores the unintended consequences of the most transformative technology in history. Turns out the ‘free’ internet isn’t really free after all.

IN-CONVERSATION:     “UNSOUND” image
COUNT ELDRIDGE
Music and Film Producer/Director | VERTEBRAE PRODUCTIONS
IN-CONVERSATION:     “UNSOUND” image
NICK BREEN
Senior Associate | REED SMITH
PANEL:     LEGISLATION IN THE DIGITAL AGE image
14:00 - 14:30
PANEL: LEGISLATION IN THE DIGITAL AGE

In an age of ‘exposure’ and free-for-all perception of content, copyright is experiencing big shifts with the Music Modernisation Act signed into law and the European Copyright Directive under the spotlight. Is this European initiative a brave step towards fairer remuneration for creatives or, as some say, a threat to a free and open internet? What are the ramifications for creators that based their success on foundations within Youtube and other creator platforms?

PANEL:     LEGISLATION IN THE DIGITAL AGE image
CLIFF FLUET
Partner LEWIS SILKIN | Founder & Managing Director ELEVEN
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VICKIE NAUMAN
Founder | CROSSBORDERWORKS CONSULTING
TRACK – BLOCKCHAIN

TRACK:    BLOCKCHAIN

 

While democratisation was the buzz of the Web 2.0, today’s 3.0 edition sees decentralised platforms as a means to give even more power to the people. With no need for intermediaries, artists, fans and all forms of digital content creators have access to greater autonomy, faster remuneration and streamlined digital rights management.

LIVE MUSIC

LIVE MUSIC

 

KEYNOTE:     BLOCKCHAIN image
14:45 - 15:20
KEYNOTE: BLOCKCHAIN
FINTAN McKAHEY image
14:45 - 15:15
FINTAN McKAHEY

FINTAN MCKAHEY Indie Folk, Ambient, Chillout

Today FM’s Play Irish Artist of the week – Fintan McKahey’s new GOD GAMES EP is an eclectic, down tempo, altpop production, in the style of Ben Howard and Chet Faker. The sound has developed from his more folk-based, percussive style debut EP, Two Lifetimes Late, which was well received and launched at DeBarras Folk Club in 2016. His new EP, GOD GAMES, is inspired by both the rugged landscape of his own homeland, and influenced by his travels through Kenya, Thailand and Peru, where Fintan spent time with indigenous cultures exploring alternative belief systems. The title track ‘God Games’ is a love song, which invites the listener to transcend the mundane, venture forth and imagine other realms. Fintan grew up in West Cork and is continuing the family legacy, as the son of Stump drummer, Rob McKahey and the nephew of Cousteau singer, Liam McKahey. A multi disciplinary artist, Fintan continues to work as a performer and enjoys collaborating with other artists across the mediums of film, photography and dance. He has enjoyed supporting The 4 Of Us, Thanks Brother and Leo Stannard on their Irish tour dates at Live at St.Lukes and Whelan’s in Dublin. Ahead of its Spotify release, ‘God Games’ title track has received radio play on Corks Redfm (‘Local Legend’ – Dave Mac’s Drive ) Corks96fm, KCLR (Song of the Week on Roddie Cleere’s Irish Music Show), WLR, 8Radio, Eirewave (Best Irish Indie Playlist), DublinRadio and more.

PANEL:     BLOCKCHAIN image
15:25 - 15:55
PANEL: BLOCKCHAIN

While democratisation was the buzz of the Web 2.0, today’s 3.0 edition sees decentralised platforms as a means to give even more power to the people. With no need for intermediaries, artists, fans and all forms of digital content creators have access to greater autonomy, faster remuneration and streamlined digital rights management.

PANEL:     BLOCKCHAIN image
VICKIE NAUMAN
Founder | CROSSBORDERWORKS CONSULTING
PANEL:     BLOCKCHAIN image
BECKY BROOK
Head of Commercial | JAAK
PANEL:     BLOCKCHAIN image
RICHARD SKIDMORE
Head of Business Development | DOT BLOCKCHAIN MEDIA
NIALL Mc GUIGAN image
15:30 - 16:00
NIALL Mc GUIGAN

NIALL MC GUIGAN  Rock, Folk

Niall Mc Guigan is a musician and practicing music therapist from Castleblayney, Co.Monaghan, Ireland. Specializing in medical ethnomusicology, Niall has researched the topic of music & healing within shamanic & neo-shamanic traditions and also the development of therapeutic presence as a music therapist.

As a musician he has performed in a variety of bands ranging from metal, grunge, rock, traditional Irish music, funk & reggae and also at festivals such as Electric Picnic, Glastonbury, Earth Garden & The Bubble festival (Malta). ​

The debut album “Awareness” is a collection of songs written over a period of six years expressing experiences of travel, education and self-discovery. Similar to the idea of songlines, a term used in aboriginal culture to describe songs that create a map, each song has a distinct story, life lesson or meditation that guides attention within, towards self-discovery and connection with the heart. ​

The album incorporates many musical styles including reggae, folk, rock, and Khoomii (Mongolian throat singing). This is fused with a variety of cross-cultural influences ranging from South American shamanism to eastern meditation practices. ​

Niall is currently touring Ireland & Europe with his experiential concert “Discovering stillness through music & self-enquiry”. This is an experiential music concert which offers participants the opportunity to recognize our natural state, a state of “being” through music, dialogue, and group voice work. ​

The interactive nature of the concert and introspective focus unlocks our ability to observe and question the psychological mind using awareness and the natural curiosity of self-discovery. ​

Music is an incredible tool which helps us to access a deeper connection with the heart as it is through the heart that we deepen our sense of “being”. Through this connection, self-enquiry can begin to uncover our true nature, the heart of reality and an ever present stillness within. ​

The album “Spiritual Anarchy” is a return to Niall’s rock roots mixing his folk & world music influences together with a message of self-actualisation and personal freedom.

TRACK – VINYL RESURGENCE

TRACK:    VINYL RESURGENCE

 

Although new technologies are taking over, there is an increasing desire to experience something “real”, physical. While Vinyl is having a significant resurgence these days, the way it is delivered has to appeal to the fans’ hunger for extraordinary experiences. From visually impacting analogue vinyl artwork to outstanding new procedures to preserve the medium with Synthetic DNA and lyrics literally flying off the record, an old medium is reinvented in mesmerising ways.

IN-CONVERSATION: VINYL RESURGENCE image
16:00 - 16:40
IN-CONVERSATION: VINYL RESURGENCE
RUNABAY image
16:15 - 16:45
RUNABAY

RUNABAY  Folk

Founded in the Glens of Antrim during the stormy winter of 2014, runabay are six musicians who through a passion for musicality, innovation and melody have been writing and recording ever since. A two-time 2018 ‘Irish Artist of the Week’ on Today FM, runabay is at the forefront of fresh, new music in Ireland.

Following the success of recent singles ‘Blink of an Eye’ and ‘Symmetry’ both of which saw the band earn a stream of national radio plays across RTE and Today FM, the band released its debut album on the 24th May 2019, with the lead single ‘Dig’ featuring spoken word poet Stephen James Smith.

Runabay have featured on and been championed by the likes of Steve Lamacq (BBC 6 Music), Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music), Ed Smith (Today FM), Ralph McLean (BBC Radio Ulster), Dan Hegarty (2FM) and Mathieu Norry (RTE Radio 1). They have also gained plenty of accolades including being nominated for ‘Irish Single of the Year’, along with a string of glowing press features from Hot Press Magazine, Chordblossom and Culture Hub NI.

The band’s live performances at festivals such as Stendhal, Sunflower, Moira Calling and Dalriada have been hailed as ‘joyous’, with influences including Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, and Radiohead. Attendances at the band’s live shows grow in scale year on year, leading to consistent sell out audiences across various venues in Ireland.

PANEL:     VINYL RESURGENCE image
16:55 - 17:35
PANEL: VINYL RESURGENCE

Although new technologies are taking over, there is an increasing desire to experience something “real”, physical. While Vinyl is having a significant resurgence these days, the way it is delivered has to appeal to the fans’ hunger for extraordinary experiences. From visually impacting analogue vinyl artwork to outstanding new procedures to preserve the medium with Synthetic DNA and lyrics literally flying off the record, an old medium is reinvented in mesmerising ways.

PANEL:     VINYL RESURGENCE image
BEATIE WOLFE
Singer-Songwriter & Innovator
FALLEN LIGHTS image
17:00 - 17:30
FALLEN LIGHTS

FALLEN LIGHTS  Electro-Pop

Fallen Lights are an Electro Pop band from Mullingar Co. Westmeath. Together 4 years the band have been releasing music commercially since early 2018. The band have had huge success on Irish radio since then with their last 3 singles amounting to over 30 Million radio impressions and their first single of 2019 ‘Extra Time’ has been listed in the top 5 most played independent releases of 2019 so far this year by Radio Monitoring Ireland. Known more prominently for their high energy live performance Fallen Lights have just completed their own headline tour of Ireland to a sold out crowd at Dublin’s iconic Whelan’s, where the band left the stage to a full house calling for more! It is this high energy performance that seen Fallen Lights rewarded with their TV debut last November on RTE’s Late Late Show. The band are currently on a press tour for their current single ‘Karma’ which was released on July 19th, since then the track has almost 2 million impressions on Irish radio and has been chosen as single of the week on Today FM, 98FM, Beat 102-103, iRadio and included on playlists on RTE 2fm and RTE Radio 1. The band can be seen performing live at a multitude of festivals over the summer including Beat on The Street, Waterford Sproai and a headline slot on the Sunday night at indiependence festival Cork. Having played support shows in all of Ireland’s biggest venues including, The Olympia, The 3 Arena and The INEC Killarney to name a few, Fallen Lights are set to release their biggest headline show to date very soon which will be accompanied by the news/release dates of a debut EP, make sure to keep an ear to the ground as the rumble has only just begun for these 4 young men.

17:35 - 17:45
OUTRO

OUTRO

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17:45 - 18:15
SUN MAHSHENE

SUN MAHSHENE  Indie Rock, Shoegaze

What started off as a solo project by guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Nathan Henderson, soon turned into a collective of talented musicians, bringing Dave Murray on board for drumming duty and Ian McGinn on rhythm and lead guitar. With a mutual ambition to create something special they decided to merge their wide range of influences and joined forces with Darren Hughes on Bass and Ryan Daffy as third guitarist. What soon would follow is a fresh take on dark-tinged psychedelic indie rock. Having been described as sounding like somewhere between The Jesus And Mary Chain and Ride it’s no wonder Sun Mahshene are creating a stir. In order to produce an ethereal, mammoth wall of sound the band employ an arsenal of three guitarists to maximum effect, backed by heavy bass grooves and powerful drums. Their key focus is to capture the sonic assault and fueled aggression of their studio sessions and take it to the masses!

09:00 - 09:10

INTRO

 

 

TRACK:     VOICE CONTROL & SPATIAL AUDIO

The continuing rise of Voice Control and Spatial Audio will radically shape our lives, opening up whole new possibilities in how we consume, communicate, interact and discover music and other digital content. In order to maximise its potential as an effective virtual assistant personalisation will play a huge part but are people willing to give up some privacy for an easier life?

09:00 - 14:15

WORKSHOPS, INTERACTIVE SESSIONS, SCREENINGS – schedule coming soon

KEYNOTE:     VOICE CONTROL image
09:10 - 09:35
KEYNOTE: VOICE CONTROL
KEYNOTE:     VOICE CONTROL image
MAX AMORDELUSO
Alexa EU Lead Evangelist | AMAZON
IN-CONVERSATION:     VOICE CONTROL & SPATIAL AUDIO image
09:40 - 10:10
IN-CONVERSATION: VOICE CONTROL & SPATIAL AUDIO
IN-CONVERSATION:     VOICE CONTROL & SPATIAL AUDIO image
MAX AMORDELUSO
Alexa EU Lead Evangelist | AMAZON
IN-CONVERSATION:     VOICE CONTROL & SPATIAL AUDIO image
PATRICK CLIFTON
Head of Artist & Label Relations | AMAZON MUSIC
IN-CONVERSATION:     VOICE CONTROL & SPATIAL AUDIO image
OISIN LUNNY
Professor of UX Driven Business BARCELONA TECHNOLOGY SCHOOL | Senior Contributor FORBES
KEYNOTE:     SPATIAL AUDIO image
10:15 - 10:45
KEYNOTE: SPATIAL AUDIO
PANEL:     VOICE CONTROL & SPATIAL AUDIO image
10:50 - 11:20
PANEL: VOICE CONTROL & SPATIAL AUDIO

The continuing rise of Voice Control and Spatial Audio will radically shape our lives, opening up whole new possibilities in how we consume, communicate, interact and discover music and other digital content. In order to maximise its potential as an effective virtual assistant personalisation will play a huge part but are people willing to give up some privacy for an easier life?

PANEL:     VOICE CONTROL & SPATIAL AUDIO image
SUSSE SØNDERBY
Sr Experience Designer | ADOBE
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SOFIA BRAZZOLA
User Experience Manager | SENNHEISER
PANEL:     VOICE CONTROL & SPATIAL AUDIO image
ROBBIE DUNNE
Managing Director | MILOCO GEAR
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MUKI KULHAN
Executive Producer | MUKI INTERNATIONAL
TRACK – 5G & EXTENDED REALITY

TRACK:   5G & EXTENDED REALITY

 

With 5G on our doorstep, the future of immersive technology experiences are about to enter a new level. High speeds, massive bandwidth and super low latency open up unparalleled possibilities of creativity and freedom for technologists across all creative industries. Explore how 5G enables deeper, richer experiences in Extended Reality, IoT and Virtual Instruments to excite creators and reach audiences in whole new ways.

KEYNOTE: 5G image
11:25 - 11:50
KEYNOTE: 5G
IN-CONVERSATION: SIGUR RÓS x MAGIC LEAP’S “TÓNANDI” image
11:55 - 12:15
IN-CONVERSATION: SIGUR RÓS x MAGIC LEAP’S “TÓNANDI”

Magic Leap, together with Sigur Rós set out to discover and manifest the DNA of the band’s sound in a new reality. The result of that collaboration is Tónandi, which translates to sound spirit in Icelandic, an interactive audio-visual exploration of the sounds and spirit of Sigur Rós. The first version of Tónandi was launched summer 2018 and this February won the Dice award for ‘Immersive Reality Technical Achievement’.

IN-CONVERSATION: SIGUR RÓS x MAGIC LEAP’S “TÓNANDI” image
GEORG HOLM
Member | SIGUR RÓS
IN-CONVERSATION: SIGUR RÓS x MAGIC LEAP’S “TÓNANDI” image
SARAH HOPPER
Creative Director | SIGUR RÓS
IN-CONVERSATION: SIGUR RÓS x MAGIC LEAP’S “TÓNANDI” image
MAGIC LEAP
KEYNOTE: EXTENDED REALITY image
12:15 - 12:40
KEYNOTE: EXTENDED REALITY
PANEL:     EXTENDED REALITY image
12:45 - 13:15
PANEL: EXTENDED REALITY

With 5G on our doorstep, the future of immersive technology experiences are about to enter a new level. High speeds, massive bandwidth and super low latency open up unparalleled possibilities of creativity and freedom for technologists across all creative industries. Explore how 5G enables deeper, richer experiences in Extended Reality, IoT and Virtual Instruments to excite creators and reach audiences in whole new ways.

PANEL:     EXTENDED REALITY image
RUSS HARDING
Executive Producer | MAZE THEORY
PANEL:     EXTENDED REALITY image
CHRIS BOBOTIS
Director of Immersive | ADOBE
PANEL:     EXTENDED REALITY image
DOMHNAILL HERNON
Head of Experiments in Art and Technology | NOKIA BELL LABS
TRACK – VIRTUAL INSTRUMENTS, BCIs & IoT

TRACK:    VIRTUAL INSTRUMENTS, BCIs & IoT

 

Virtual Instruments, Brain Computer Interfaces and the Internet of Things put a twist on artist creativity, performance, fan engagement and give liberty to fans to delve into music creation themselves and and allows them to be an active part of the experience.

IN-CONVERSATION: VIRTUAL INSTRUMENTS image
13:20 - 13:40
IN-CONVERSATION: VIRTUAL INSTRUMENTS
SHOWCASE: MORITZ WALDEMEYER x JAMIROQUAI image
13:45 - 14:00
SHOWCASE: MORITZ WALDEMEYER x JAMIROQUAI

In early 2016 one of the most exciting briefs in the 12 year history of Studio Waldemeyer arrived in the form of a phone call: Can we redesign the stage appearance of Jay Kay, front man of Jamiroquai.

With the background of Jay Kay’s tradition of eccentric head gear and the pangolin’s stunning scaled skin as a starting point we set to work. The song ‘Automaton’ gave a futuristic design direction, approved and inspired the use of some of the world’s most advanced modelling tools. Shape shifting thanks to robotic scales and with full control over every LED pixel, information pills this 3D printed hat is the most advanced piece of millinery on the planet today.

SHOWCASE: MORITZ WALDEMEYER x JAMIROQUAI image
MORITZ WALDEMEYER
Director and Head Design | MORITZ WALDEMEYER DESIGN STUDIO
PANEL:     VIRTUAL INSTRUMENTS, BCIs & IoT image
14:00 - 14:30
PANEL: VIRTUAL INSTRUMENTS, BCIs & IoT

Virtual Instruments, Brain Computer Interfaces and the Internet of Things put a twist on artist creativity, performance, fan engagement and give liberty to fans to delve into music creation themselves and and allows them to be an active part of the experience.

PANEL:     VIRTUAL INSTRUMENTS, BCIs & IoT image
MORITZ WALDEMEYER
Director and Head Design | MORITZ WALDEMEYER DESIGN STUDIO
PANEL:     VIRTUAL INSTRUMENTS, BCIs & IoT image
MUKI KULHAN
Executive Producer | MUKI INTERNATIONAL
TRACK – NEW LIVE EXPERIENCES

TRACK:    NEW LIVE EXPERIENCES

 

Ever since the digital revolution, live events have become an adventurous escape for fans across multiple sectors from music to circus, gaming and more. Live Music has transformed into the lifeblood for musicians, eSports and gaming tournaments are more popular than ever while holograms can revive nostalgic eras which we considered lost. Discover how the general desire for extraordinary experiences inspires artists to enhance their artistic expression through technology, design and deeper levels of access to connect with their audiences.

IN-CONVERSATION:    NEW LIVE EXPERIENCES image
14:35 - 14:55
IN-CONVERSATION: NEW LIVE EXPERIENCES
IN-CONVERSATION:    NEW LIVE EXPERIENCES image
ERIC GROSSMAN
Chief Business Officer | TAIT
IN-CONVERSATION:    NEW LIVE EXPERIENCES image
JAMES JENSEN
Creator & Co-Founder | The VOID
LIVE MUSIC

LIVE MUSIC

 

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14:45 - 15:15
THE OCELOTS

THE OCELOTS  Indie Folk

Originally from Wexford, 22 year old twins Brandon and Ashley combine to create The Ocelots. They have crafted their songwriting and musical experience together to produce a forceful blend of rich harmonies and bare, raw acoustic folk. Their music perfectly embodies the breezy effortlessness of early Bob Dylan, and Simon & Garfunkel.

PANEL:     NEW LIVE EXPERIENCES image
15:05 - 15:35
PANEL: NEW LIVE EXPERIENCES

Ever since the digital revolution, live events have become an adventurous escape for fans across multiple sectors from music to circus, gaming and more. Live Music has transformed into the lifeblood for musicians, eSports and gaming tournaments are more popular than ever while holograms can revive nostalgic eras which we considered lost. Discover how the general desire for extraordinary experiences inspires artists to enhance their artistic expression through technology, design and deeper levels of access to connect with their audiences.

PANEL:     NEW LIVE EXPERIENCES image
PIP RUSH JANSEN
Co-Founder & Creative Director | ARCADIA SPECTACULAR
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RHONAGH O’DONNELL
Producer and Director | BBC AND OTHERS
LŌWLI image
15:30 - 16:00
LŌWLI

LOWLI  Pop, Chamber Pop, Folk

Lōwli is Roisin Lowry, a musician and songwriter from Galway, Ireland. She creates a unique sound of ethereal vocal melodies, expressive lyrics & dark, orchestral textures. Only two years into her solo project, she already has several notable shows under her belt, including performances at Sounds from a Safe Harbour and Whelan’s Ones to Watch, to name but a few. She has been listed as one to watch in 2018 by State.ie and Whelan’s and her music has received praise from various sources including The Irish Times. Following her debut release in 2016, Lōwli released her debut EP ‘Feathers’ accompanied by a headline show in Dublin’s BelloBar in Feb 2019. It has since received airplay on national and regional radio across the country, including RTE Radio 1 & RTE 2fm. Lōwli is currently working on new music will will be released in 2019.

TRACK – CIRCULAR ECONOMIES & SMART PRODUCTION

TRACK:    CIRCULAR ECONOMIES & SMART PRODUCTION

 

As one of the main strands of the leisure industry that requires huge infrastructures across multiple fields to cater for touring artists, elaborate productions and the enormous footfall at large scale events, the entertainment industry plays a key role in applying more sustainable models to reduce our carbon footprint. Events and festival ecosystems provide lucrative testbeds for circular economies, from localisation and the strive for efficiency across resources, waste reduction and energy consumption to sustainable event management and smart power.

KEYNOTE: CIRCULAR ECONOMIES & SMART PRODUCTION image
15:40 - 16:05
KEYNOTE: CIRCULAR ECONOMIES & SMART PRODUCTION
KEYNOTE: CIRCULAR ECONOMIES & SMART PRODUCTION image
FRUZSINA SZÉP
Festival Director | LOLLAPALOOZA BERLIN
PANEL: CIRCULAR ECONOMIES & SMART PRODUCTION image
16:10 - 16:40
PANEL: CIRCULAR ECONOMIES & SMART PRODUCTION

As one of the main strands of the leisure industry that requires huge infrastructures across multiple fields to cater for touring artists, elaborate productions and the enormous footfall at large scale events, the entertainment industry plays a key role in applying more sustainable models to reduce our carbon footprint. Events and festival ecosystems provide lucrative testbeds for circular economies, from localisation and the strive for efficiency across resources, waste reduction and energy consumption to sustainable event management and smart power.

PANEL: CIRCULAR ECONOMIES & SMART PRODUCTION image
AOIFE AHERN
Tour Manager, Production Coordinator | VIP NATION
VINCI image
16:15 - 16:45
VINCI

VINCI  Pop, Rock, Folk, R&B

ABOUT

VINCI is an upcoming Irish band with a global sound, drawing comparisons to Coldplay, Imagine Dragons and Mumford and Sons, along with Irish acts such as U2, The Script, Hozier, and recent break-through, Dermot Kennedy. The band features vocals, acoustic/electric guitar, bass/bass synth, drums/pads and cello/keys. The balance and variety in their songs and sound, allows them to perform as a 3, 4 or 5 piece band. The name VINCI comes from the latin word, “vincere” meaning to defeat, to beat, to conquer, to overcome.

MUSIC

VINCI’s music embodies the archetype of the hero; creating a genre-defiant, cinematic-anthemic sound, that triumphs over tragedy; mimicking their own personal story. “Lions” is the brand new single by VINCI, which was mixed by Mark Needham (The Killers, Imagine Dragons, The 1975). The song speaks to this hero archetype, with lyrical nods to ancient history and mythology, speaking to the importance of timing. The timing is right for them, now. “Lions” is being championed by US agent Sat Bisla (A&R Worldwide/Musexpo) who has a track record of securing deals for UK/Irish artists in the US (Coldplay/Adele/Sam Smith/Keane/Lily Allen). This song has drawn comparisons to Hozier, Imagine Dragons, Rag’n’Bone Man, Mumford and Sons and U2. SUCCESSES Following a family tragedy, the band pulled together to fly to Los Angeles for an audition, and secured the headline spot at the 14th annual Oscar Wilde Awards at the Bad Robot Studios owned by JJ Abrams (Lost, Start Trek, Star Wars), a first for an unsigned band, where they were noticed and featured by The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard, along with mainstream Irish press such as RTE, TV3 and Hot Press. As a completely independent outfit, VINCI has sold out shows in Dublin, been invited to perform for the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, filmed the first ever music video at Dublin City Hall and earned national airplay support on RTE 2FM. VINCI, with good friend Mark Doyle, recently wrote, cast, produced and directed the music video for their single “When We Go Out,” which highlights the homeless crisis in Ireland and features Irish actor Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones, The Wire, Bohemian Rhapsody).

TRACK – SPACE MATTERS

TRACK:    SPACE MATTERS

 

The use of space draws increasingly from innovative approaches in architecture, design and engineering in a delicate act of balancing sound, environment and people’s reaction through emotional feedback. From the physical ecosystem within a city to virtual space that opens a multitude of locations, this section explores how meaningful connections transpire from a local to a global level and create a balance between technology, design and the human experience, whether it’s for live experiences, alternative work environments supporting the gig economy in today’s tech-enhanced world or product design.

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16:45 - 17:10
KEYNOTE: EMOTIONAL FEEDBACK – HOW SOUND MAKES US TICK
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17:00 - 17:30
PURSUED BY DOGS

PURSUED BY DOGS  Electronic Indie

Pursued by Dogs are a three-piece from Dublin, Ireland who make electronic dark-pop with loud guitars, lush key arrangements and the striking vocal harmonies of Suzanne Purcell and Andrew Brennan – all doused in slick electronica thanks to Ro Marr’s live production skills. Their disparate influences mix to make music that maybe shouldn’t work – but somehow it does. Think Radiohead meets Christian Löffler. U2 meets Stimming X Lambert. The National meets Tale of Us. “We love electronic music that has real, live instrumentation in it – and that obviously ties into the way we work,” say Pursued by Dogs. A lot of bands try to do what Pursued by Dogs are doing by mixing electronica with indie music, but few pull it off with such apparent ease. Their incendiary shows have quickly earned them a formidable reputation as a live band that you just cannot afford to miss – their track record of sell-out shows is testament to this.

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17:15 - 17:45
PANEL: EMOTIONAL FEEDBACK, SOUND & SMART CITIES

How do sounds in and the structure of cities affect the behaviour of their citizens? What can governments do to regulate direct expressions of the emotional feedback to noise pollution and high-pitched sounds? What role is music playing in the ecosystem of a city?

Since noise is one of the biggest factors determining an individual’s wellbeing, therefore impacting their productivity, we believe that old work models need a review. We will discuss the advantages of a shifting work environment based on today’s technological advantages such as fast broadband at home, video and VR conferencing capabilities, the scientifically proven advantages for employee productivity and wellbeing in a home-office environment as well as the great impact for a more sustainable planet due to reduced office space and commutes, and encourage a closer look at new regulations for rental accommodation to facilitate telecommuting.

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JONATHAN GOLDSTEIN
Founder & Creative Director | ANVIL
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17:45 - 18:15
SYLK

SYLK  Noir Pop

SYLK are a female noir-pop duo based in Dublin, Ireland. Laced with an underground aesthetic SYLK are industrial, bass heavy and lyrically dark. It is the blend of these elements that create SYLK’s signature darkwave sound, which compliments their energetic live show where they incorporate intensive visuals. From analogue synths, distorted baritone guitar riffs & a multitude of soundscapes created from manipulating taylor’s vocals, SYLK (taylor & bebhinn) take a DIY approach to their art. You will find them in a dark neon-lit bedroom creating and producing music about what they feel and music about what they don’t feel.

SYLK began their musical journey with the release of ‘Am I Alone, in early 2017 followed by their acclaimed EP ‘nwyr’, which led to standout appearances at Forbidden Fruit Festival, Body & Soul, Hard Working Class Heroes, Electric Picnic as well as headlining the legendary Button Factory- to name a few. Ireland’s foremost music blogger, Nialler9, described them as an exciting “cross between Massive Attack and FKA Twigs, and the premiere music magazine Hot Press classing the duo as ‘having already established a reputation for themselves as being a darkly mysterious, neon-soaked duo. SYLK are doing everything musical to establish themselves as an emerging Irish act.

SYLK’s 2019 release ‘All In Ur Head’ FT Daragh Locke is the first of many for 2019 and has gained mainstream radio play from RTE 2FM (track of the week & track of the day), 98FM and Today FM and described as JOE.IE’s song of the day as a dark brooding banger of a track’.

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17:50 - 18:20
PANEL: SPACE MATTERS

The use of space draws increasingly from innovative approaches in architecture, design and engineering in a delicate act of balancing sound, environment and people’s reaction through emotional feedback. From the physical ecosystem within a city to virtual space that opens a multitude of locations, this section explores how meaningful connections transpire from a local to a global level and create a balance between technology, design and the human experience, whether it’s for live experiences, alternative work environments supporting the gig economy in today’s tech-enhanced world or product design.

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FRUZSINA SZÉP
Festival Director | LOLLAPALOOZA BERLIN
18:20 - 18:30
OUTRO

OUTRO

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SPEAKER RECEPTION – LIVE PERFORMANCE BY ROE

– BY INVITATION ONLY – 

LIVE PERFORMANCE BY

 

ROE  Pop, Electro Pop, Songwriter

Winner of ‘Best Emerging Artist’ at the 2018 Northern Ireland Music Prize, ROE is 20-year-old multi-instrumentalist from Derry (Ireland), Roisin Donald. Laying down her unique brand of self-styled “Grumpy Electro-Pop”, she has been blazing a trail for young female indie artists across Ireland, UK, Europe and beyond.

 

Releasing independently through hometown label Fictive Kin Records, and with support from Help Musicians NI, ROE has already performed on the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury, been the voice of a UK wide advertising campaign to promote her hometown of Derry and most recently had her music used as part of a TV and radio campaign for BBC Music NI, ITV’s ‘The Only Way is Essex’, Channel 4’s ‘Made in Chelsea’ and Netflix’s ‘Terrace House’.

 

In March of 2017 ROE was announced as one of the picks for Help Musicians UKs new Northern Ireland scheme: “3:3, three bands in three years”. The scheme will see a funded programme of development and support for ROE and her team over the next few years to help build and maintain a sustainable career in the industry.


 

With performances at The Great Escape, Reeperbahn, M for Montreal, Other Voices, Live at Leeds, Eurosonic and Primavera, ROE has been moving from strength to strength with increasing momentum. Selected as one of 21 acts from around the UK (the only Northern Irish artist) to perform on the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury 2017, ROE is carving out her own path, on her terms.

 

ROE kicked off 2019 being featured on BBC Radio 1s “Introducing Tips for 2019” by Huw Stephens, included in RTE2FMs “Rising” list, and supporting Snow Patrol on their arena tour around the UK. She performed her first shows in the US at SXSW 19, and has some huge supports coming up with Snow Patrol, Kodaline, Tom Odell and The Coronas.

 

Her latest single Down Days was released on February 1st, and featured on a number of prominent streaming playlists including “New Music Friday UK” and “New Pop Revolution” on Spotify, racking up 20,000 streams in its first week of release.

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SPEAKER RECEPTION – LIVE PERFORMANCE BY ROE

– BY INVITATION ONLY – 

LIVE PERFORMANCE BY

 

ROE  Pop, Electro Pop, Songwriter

Winner of ‘Best Emerging Artist’ at the 2018 Northern Ireland Music Prize, ROE is 20-year-old multi-instrumentalist from Derry (Ireland), Roisin Donald. Laying down her unique brand of self-styled “Grumpy Electro-Pop”, she has been blazing a trail for young female indie artists across Ireland, UK, Europe and beyond.

 

Releasing independently through hometown label Fictive Kin Records, and with support from Help Musicians NI, ROE has already performed on the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury, been the voice of a UK wide advertising campaign to promote her hometown of Derry and most recently had her music used as part of a TV and radio campaign for BBC Music NI, ITV’s ‘The Only Way is Essex’, Channel 4’s ‘Made in Chelsea’ and Netflix’s ‘Terrace House’.

 

In March of 2017 ROE was announced as one of the picks for Help Musicians UKs new Northern Ireland scheme: “3:3, three bands in three years”. The scheme will see a funded programme of development and support for ROE and her team over the next few years to help build and maintain a sustainable career in the industry.


 

With performances at The Great Escape, Reeperbahn, M for Montreal, Other Voices, Live at Leeds, Eurosonic and Primavera, ROE has been moving from strength to strength with increasing momentum. Selected as one of 21 acts from around the UK (the only Northern Irish artist) to perform on the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury 2017, ROE is carving out her own path, on her terms.

 

ROE kicked off 2019 being featured on BBC Radio 1s “Introducing Tips for 2019” by Huw Stephens, included in RTE2FMs “Rising” list, and supporting Snow Patrol on their arena tour around the UK. She performed her first shows in the US at SXSW 19, and has some huge supports coming up with Snow Patrol, Kodaline, Tom Odell and The Coronas.

 

Her latest single Down Days was released on February 1st, and featured on a number of prominent streaming playlists including “New Music Friday UK” and “New Pop Revolution” on Spotify, racking up 20,000 streams in its first week of release.

9LAUNCH PARTY

 

Join us for the #MxT2019 Launch Party at the iconic Windmill Lane Recording Studios, Ireland’s premier audio production facility with a client list that includes a who’s-who of global superstars such as U2, the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Hozier, Metallica, Lady Gaga, Nile Rodgers, Depeche Mode, Snow Patrol, Kylie Minogue, AC/DC and many more.

 

Featuring stellar live music of top emerging talent, drinks and tech experiences, the #MxT2019 Launch Party creates plenty of room for meetings and chance encounters to spark the imagination and fuel the next big collaboration ahead of the conference.

 

#MxT2019 ticket holders only

 

9LAUNCH PARTY

 

Join us for the #MxT2019 Launch Party at the iconic Windmill Lane Recording Studios, Ireland’s premier audio production facility with a client list that includes a who’s-who of global superstars such as U2, the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Hozier, Metallica, Lady Gaga, Nile Rodgers, Depeche Mode, Snow Patrol, Kylie Minogue, AC/DC and many more.

 

Featuring stellar live music of top emerging talent, drinks and tech experiences, the #MxT2019 Launch Party creates plenty of room for meetings and chance encounters to spark the imagination and fuel the next big collaboration ahead of the conference.

 

#MxT2019 ticket holders only

 

9LAUNCH PARTY

 

Join us for the #MxT2019 Launch Party at the iconic Windmill Lane Recording Studios, Ireland’s premier audio production facility with a client list that includes a who’s-who of global superstars such as U2, the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Hozier, Metallica, Lady Gaga, Nile Rodgers, Depeche Mode, Snow Patrol, Kylie Minogue, AC/DC and many more.

 

Featuring stellar live music of top emerging talent, drinks and tech experiences, the #MxT2019 Launch Party creates plenty of room for meetings and chance encounters to spark the imagination and fuel the next big collaboration ahead of the conference.

 

#MxT2019 ticket holders only

 

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DOORS
18:45
DOORS
18:45
DOORS
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19:10 - 19:45
RUMI

RUMI  Alt Electro-Pop

Rumi is an Irish singer and songwriter who produces a sound that blends nostalgic atmosphere with strong beats, with some style influences ranging from Electro Pop to Alternative Rock and everything in between. Rumi honed her craft and musical style during her time at Limerick Institute of Technology where she explored the world of music & tech.  “Moi”, Rumi’s latest single and video has been described by blogger Nialler9 as – “a craftily assembled dance track, showing a lot of creativity in its dry vocals, detailed hi-hat patterns.” Along with Rumi being added to Nialler9’s Irish Times - “Artists to Watch” piece.   The track has garnered a lot of attention over the past month, being chosen as “Track of the Day” by Joe.ie and has also caught the attention of the likes of fellow Limerick native Blindboy who praised it with his plug of the booming Limerick music scene. Rumi has played to crowds in revered venues such as the likes of Whelan’s and The Button Factory in Dublin and has had a busy festival season thus far and is just off the back of Forbidden Fruit, Sea Sessions and Kaleidoscope.

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19:25 - 20:00
JaXson

JaXSON  Alternative Pop

JaXson is the brainchild of Wexford singer-songwriter Luke Jackson. Luke has been slowly climbing the ladder ever since he began playing under the moniker, JaXson, in January 2017 Some of his early highlights include played to a packed crowd at Vantastival 2018, playing Sofar Sounds in Dublin, supporting Little Hours in Waterford & landing a slot on the RTÉ 2FM Play The Picnic Stage at Electric Picnic! JaXson released We Were Born on 14th September, 3 days after a live version aired on Today FM’s Lost In Music. The track has been supported by Irish radio ever since and has received rave reviews from a number of blogs & magazines and was selected for Spotify’s ‘A Breath of Fresh Éire’ playlist as well as being pushed heavily on Discover Weekly & Release Radar. “He strikes a chord with contemporary neuroses and the worrying demand for self-perfectionism that has been spurred by social media.” – Hot Press 2019 started with JaXson being chosen as one of Golden Plec’s Plec Picks 2019 as well as announcing some support shows with Paddy Casey, Hudson Taylor, SPINN & Adam French. JaXson released 5am (Look What You’ve Done) on 5th April 2019 and was announced for festivals in Summer 2019 including Indiependence Festival, Vantastival & Claremorris Folk Festival.

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19:25 - 20:00
AikJ

AIKAlt R&B

Born in Nigeria and raised in Dublin, the Singer/Songwriter brings together influences from the world of R&b with a pop flair. From releasing “Suite Life” in 2016 which stormed the airwaves of daytime radio in major radio stations across Ireland, AikJ has actively been a part of the conversations on the change of Irish music into mainstream media by notably being a “One to Watch” by The Irish Times, RedBull Music, District Magazine etc, and with diverse Live Shows in major festivals such as Electric Picnic, Castlepalooza, Forbidden Fruit with the likes of Mura Masa, Nao, Giggs etc. Releasing “Hidden Agenda” and “Heights” had AikJ in a promising position gaining over half a million streams on Spotify with Top 20 positions on the Viral Charts and ‘’Hidden Agenda” being in the ‘’Best of Sweet Soul Sunday 2017’’ playlist curated by Spotify.

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20:00 - 20:35
MÁNI ORRASON

MANI ORRASON  Indie, Pop

Máni Orrason’s second album “I Woke Up Waiting” was only released in the spring of 2018, and yet it seems to be an eternity ago. A lot has happened for the young artist since, including discovering new facets in his music and working them out alongside a producer on the EP. Intense months lie behind the 20-year-old, who not only found a new love, but also developed a new relationship with his musical work. The new EP »BABY ANGEL« is about falling in love and about what comes afterwards – despair, longing and other inevitabilities. It moves freely between dreaming and waking, brooding and letting go, and documents a significant personal as well as artistic development. “I wanted to get away from this four-piece-indie-band approach,” explains Orrason, who chose to step away from more traditional acoustic guitar songwriting, to work instead with synths, drum machines, and loops. It was the timelessness of the arrangements that shaped the sound of “I Woke Up Waiting”. Now, everything sounds much more modern. And just as he has experienced songwriting anew, the musician also experienced himself anew in the context of his romantic relationship. “I’ve changed,” he says, “I feel more hopeful, more stable, feel love for so many things around me”, he says happily. On the new record, Máni becomes tangible – at least for the moment. The 6 song EP is going through the big feelings – from the die-hard queer crush in “Cowboy Cold”, to the fears for the future in “I Swear It’s True” and the exasperated frustration in “Numb”, to the bigger questions about self that “Picture I Recall” poses. Even if we experience Orrason here in his most thoughtful moments so far: the cheerfulness doesn’t get lost in the synthie-darkroom. The EP shows Orrason in a new and exciting electronic environment in which he thrives. Producer Nikolai Potthoff, with whom Orrason travelled from Berlin to his old home in Spain, helped to tap the full potential of the new songs before they found their final form in Berlin. It has been almost five years since Máni Orrason became known in his native Iceland. With the pop-folk hit “Fed All My Days”, he came into the focus of the music world and secured his first festival appearances. His debut album “Repeating Patterns” and the subsequent “Wake Me Up” EP further testified to his musical class. »BABY ANGEL« shows an unusual and captivating young artist, who is not only ahead of his age, but also ahead of his time.

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20:15 - 21:00
RACHAEL LAVELLE

RACHAEL LAVELLE  Electronic, Classical, Baroque, Pop, Folk, Alternative

Rachael is a Dublin based Singer / Composer who creates music for people who are lost. Her performance has been described as ‘hypnotic’ and ‘intense’ blending electronic soundscapes, synth, samples with elegant piano, baroque harmony and arresting vocals. Rachael’s work is often in reference to life in the digital age, songs are inspired by the threat of hacking pacemakers and surveillance; ‘Are You Watching Me Through The Webcam?’, wellness mantras, ‘Eat Clean’ and Gmail’s; ‘Reply All’. Her work often explores the desire for intimacy and the experience of perceived failure and loneliness. Rachael Lavelle released an EP in 2015, Superman, and off the back of that she got to tour with Saint Sister and supported a number of Irish and International artists including Balthazar, Jack L, Moxie. She then did a masters in Music and Media Technology where I studied music production and composition with electronics. This time opened her eyes to new ways of making music with technology and she spent the last 3 years developing her skills in production and writing my debut album. As a composer she has written music for film and a number of ensembles including RTE ConTempo and Glasshouse ensemble. Rachael is currently producing her debut album, Reply All, set to be released in 2020.

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20:15 - 20:50
BRÍ

BRI  Folk

Brí is an Irish singer-songwriter based in Dublin. After releasing her debut single ‘Low Supply’ in June, making her debut at The Ruby Sessions, selling out her first headline show at Whelan’s and playing at RiverFest alongside acts such as Hudson Taylor and Chasing Abbey, Brí is already recording her next single, having just headlined another gig in her hometown of Tullamore to launch her ‘Low Supply’ music video. Inspired by haunting vocals and heartfelt lyrics from artists such as Birdy and Laura Marling, Brí’s songwriting draws on personal experience.

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20:50 - 21:25
SYLK

SYLK  Noir Pop

SYLK are a female noir-pop duo based in Dublin, Ireland. Laced with an underground aesthetic SYLK are industrial, bass heavy and lyrically dark. It is the blend of these elements that create SYLK’s signature darkwave sound, which compliments their energetic live show where they incorporate intensive visuals. From analogue synths, distorted baritone guitar riffs & a multitude of soundscapes created from manipulating taylor’s vocals, SYLK (taylor & bebhinn) take a DIY approach to their art. You will find them in a dark neon-lit bedroom creating and producing music about what they feel and music about what they don’t feel.

SYLK began their musical journey with the release of ‘Am I Alone, in early 2017 followed by their acclaimed EP ‘nwyr’, which led to standout appearances at Forbidden Fruit Festival, Body & Soul, Hard Working Class Heroes, Electric Picnic as well as headlining the legendary Button Factory- to name a few. Ireland’s foremost music blogger, Nialler9, described them as an exciting “cross between Massive Attack and FKA Twigs, and the premiere music magazine Hot Press classing the duo as ‘having already established a reputation for themselves as being a darkly mysterious, neon-soaked duo. SYLK are doing everything musical to establish themselves as an emerging Irish act.

SYLK’s 2019 release ‘All In Ur Head’ FT Daragh Locke is the first of many for 2019 and has gained mainstream radio play from RTE 2FM (track of the week & track of the day), 98FM and Today FM and described as JOE.IE’s song of the day as a dark brooding banger of a track’.

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21:05 - 21:40
REEVAH

REEVAH  Indie-Folk

Derry songwriter Reevah (AKA Aoife Boyle) grew up surrounded by music and art – her mother is an artist and her father is a musician. Her acclaimed debut EP ‘Hummingbird’ was self-released in June 2018 and aired on RTE Radio One and BBC Introducing amongst numerous others. She has supported acts such as SOAK, Lisa Hannigan, Wyvern Lingo, and Duke Special and has played at various events such as Other Voices, The Ruby Sessions, Output Festival, BBC Fringe Festival and Stendhal Festival. In 2018 Reevah completed a collaborative project with The Ulster Orchestra based on the Civil Rights Movement of ‘68’, she released two tracks ‘River Flow, River Divide’ and ‘Heart over Head’. Throughout the summer of 2018 she toured with the orchestra debuting the collaboration, featuring at various showcases and festivals such as main stage at Stendhal Festival, St Columbs Hall, Derry and The Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast. In September 2017 Reevah was selected as one of five up and coming Irish musicians to take part in the Oh Yeah Music Centres prestigious ‘Scratch My Progress’ talent development programme. The yearlong initiative which sees hundreds of applicants apply is recognised as promoting and nurturing strong emerging talent both locally and to audiences, industry and festivals on a wider level. In October 2017 she travelled to Warsaw, Poland to represent Northern Ireland at the PROM Kultry where she performed over the festival. Reevah’s music is immersive and reflective allowing the listener a chance to escape the speed of life. But it’s her voice, pure, understated and fearless, that stays in the heart and the mind long after the music is over.

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21:15 - 22:00
GARY O’NEILL

GARY ONEILL  Folk, Irish, Songwriter

Gary burst onto the Irish music scene in 2015 with his hard-hitting sophomore EP- ‘Gracefully With Haste’. The following year saw the release of his live LP ‘Live At The Unitarian Church’ as well as his debut album ‘Around The Robin’ – a body of work that saw the “progression and maturity of this promising, young Irish songwriter”. After gigging extensively across the country, his move to Chicago would follow in May 2016. “…his charm, his talent and his power encompassed the whole room. This was a man who was destined for greatness, with songs written to stun people…” Pure M Magazine Years on the road traveling, writing and touring across Western Canada & North America – Gary now resides in West of Ireland, where he is working on his biggest, most exciting record to date. With a string of releases due later this year, expect this young Kilkenny native to be on everyone’s watchlist by the end of 2019.

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21:40 - 22:15
HAPPYALONE.

HAPPYALONE.  genre-fluid-alt-pop

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21:55 - 22:30
FIELDS

FIELDS  Alternative, Atmos-folk, Indie-pop

FIELDS is an Irish collective, based out of Dublin. Their sound is innately inspired by the character of the Irish heartland – a sleepy and often maligned region, which is wide awake with spirit and charm, bursting at its borders with plots of parochial divide, understated romanticism and quiet malaise. Combining powerful synth-driven melodies, carefully-entwined harmonies and captivating guitars, the band bring energy and ambience together to make for a compelling journey. FIELDS will release their debut record titled ‘Postcolonial’ in 2019. The 12-track LP will feature singles ‘Get Worse’ and ‘Border Boys’, with further track releases expected over the coming months and tour dates to follow.

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22:15 - 23:00
DOUBLE SCREEN

DOUBLE SCREEN  Electronica, Downtempo, Chill-out, House, Singer-Songwriter

Double Screen is the live electronica project from Dónal Sharpson, a Dublin based DJ and Producer. His energetic performance includes live processed vocals, drum pads, sample pads, effects and visuals. Dónal Sharpson produces a whole range of genres under different monikers including ‘Sharpson’, ‘Tooka’ and ‘Granny’. As well as DJing all over Ireland, holding residencies in Dublin City, he is also accustomed to playing abroad (UK, Czech Republic, Greece, Malta) with his multiple projects Apart from being a music producer, Dónal Sharpson works as a DJ, Music Teacher and media producer, having designed all of the Double Screen art and visuals.

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22:30 - 23:05
WEISS VIDEO ORCHESTRA

WEISS VIDEO ORCHESTRA  Electronic

Classical set of instruments treated in an extremely extraordinary way. Touching organic acoustics versus digital rumble. Szymon Weiss leads a symphony orchestra of ten to twenty artists on an unexplored track, yet he doesn’t wade in indigestible abstraction. What is more, the whole is a tasteful and consistent, thought-out formation. But primarily demanding. The listener should tune his ‘music receiver’ to a new musical language (like a fusion of classical Latin with hybrid Esperanto). Weiss will oscillate around his characteristic strong techno theme, because he’ll intertwine them with nostalgic interludes, lyrical journeys in symphony parts. Then he’ll lead us in a smooth way to the dancefloor with radical electronic. Weiss Video Orchestra is a courageous project. Very mature and unprecedented on Polish ground. Away from conservatism. The effort of overtaking to new niches to reach Meisterstück. Motto: #technoisnotenough

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22:45 - 23:20
AILBHE REDDY

AILBHE REDDY  Indie Folk

Ailbhe has been making huge waves in her native Ireland after releasing her debut EP ‘Hollowed Out Sea’ in 2015. This EP’s single ‘Distrust’ garnered critical acclaim and over 3 million streams on Spotify. She went on to feature on almost every major Irish festival line up in 2016 including Electric Picnic, Body & Soul, Hard Working Class Heroes and Other Voices. Her following EP and singles since have won her critical acclaim from the likes of Line of Best Fit, Clash Magazine, Nialler9, The Irish Times, Earmilk and Wonderland Magazine. In 2017 she was featured in season 15 of the prestigious RTÉ show ‘Other Voices’. The following summer she was on many of the coveted UK festival line ups, such as The Great Escape, Glastonbury, Latitude, London Folk & Roots and Cambridge Folk Festival. She is signed with boutique London-based publishing label BDi Music. She is currently recording her debut album due for release in early 2020.

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