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Dublin Digital Radio’s contemporary experimental Irish music festival, Alternating Current, returns this month

Dublin Digital Radio’s annual city festival is back this weekend.

A carefully-curated celebration of the country’s diverse experimental and electronic scenes, Alternating Current returns to The Complex, Dublin – where the community-run online station is based – across 28th-29th October.

On Friday, October 28th, ddr. will broadcast a specially commissioned radiowork by artist and station resident, Aisling-Ór Ní Aodha. The main event follows on Saturday, 29th October. Divided into two concerts – Deep Listening and Beyond the Human – thirteen Irish artists, DJs and producers from the station’s roster will perform new commisioned work in response to this year’s theme, Beyond Human Intelligence, inspired by the writings of James Bridle and Pauline Oliveros.

Performing from 3pm to 11pm at The Complex, this year’s live programme comprises BABY NITS, BLACKMAGICRAWR, Colm Keady-Tabbal, David Donohoe, ELLLL, Howlbux (Irene Buckley and Elaine Howley), Maija Sofia, Stephen McEvoy, Diarmuid MacDiarmada, Clumsy Giantess and Warmer Climes. Closing out the night will be Moot Tapes boss Polytunnel and Dublin DJ Bull Horris until late.

“Alternating Current is Dublin Digital Radio’s response to the experimenters in sound who are both residents of the station or friends of the station,” said ddr.’s co-founder Seán Finnan in a statement. “It’s a one day celebration of new music specifically created for The Complex’s vast warehouse space and we’re really excited to share this new work in such beautiful surroundings.” 

Tickets for this year’s Alternating Current are on sale now. 

Revisit DJ Mag’s feature on how Dublin Digital Radio has created a home for Ireland’s independent music scene.

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