New Music Dublin



DMARC / CSIS member  presents an instillation as part of New Music Dublin Festival

Sound art is a very direct way of engaging with art – you can appreciate it with your eyes closed. NMD has gathered together three of Ireland’s foremost sound artists to make new works for New Music Dublin and install it in individual spaces within the NCH for you to explore and experience.
SOUNDS LIKE ART can be experienced throughout the festival, 1st – 4th March, 11am-10pm across various spaces in the NCH.
Ask a festival staff member in the NCH foyer for information and directions.
This is a free, unticketed event.

Ambient @ 40 – University of Huddersfield – Conference on Brian Eno’s Music for Airports



In the forty years since the release of Brian Eno’s Music for Airports the concept and aesthetics of ambient music have proliferated, influencing artists as diverse as Taylor Deupree, Steven Wilson, David Lynch and The Orb, infusing drone, microsound, minimalism and experimental electronic music as well as aspects of contemporary instrumental music. The aim of this two-day conference is to appraise ambient music in relation to Eno’s milestone release.

DMARC / CSIS member Dr. Neil O Connor is presening a paper entitle ‘Diffusing the Norm’ – abstract here


CSIS Design, Art and Technology Seminar Series 2018 – 14/02/18 – GASH COLLECTIVE

CSIS Design, Art and Technology Seminar Series 2018 we are pleased to announce the talk by the GASH COLLECTIVE.
Everyone is welcome.

Speaker: Laura O Connell / Ellen King
Date: Wednesday Feb 14th 3-4.30pm
Venue: CSG001
GASH COLLECTIVE acts as  platform to encourage women to create, share and collaborate together in the field of electronic music in Ireland. Through safe space initiatives, carefully curated parties and events, as well as production and DJ workshops, GASH intends to shine a light on female identifying producers and DJs in Ireland.GASH COLLECTIVE was founded on International Womens Day 2016. Inspired by Female:Pressure’s VISIBILITY project and like minded collectives such as SIREN London and DISCWOMAN NYC.


DMARC Seminar – Whats the Score – Film and Improvisational Electronics – Wends Nov 15th @ 3pm

Neil O Connor will host as part of the DMARC Seminar series entitled Whats the Score – Film and Improvisational Electronics in which he shall  discuss his musical work for the visual medium. I will also be performing a live score to Chris Markers seminal 1962 Sci-Fi short film La Jetee. Constructed almost entirely from still photos, La Jetee tells the story of a post nuclear war  experiment in time travel. It is 28 minutes long and shot in black and white. The 1995 science-fiction film 12 Monkeys was inspired by and borrows several concepts directly from the film. 

Wends Nov 15th @ 3pm – CSG001


Sounding Out The Space – An International Conference on the Spatiality of Sound

DMARC members Mikael Fernstrom and Neil O Connor present papers and Octophonic electro-acoustic works at Sounding Out The Space. This conference is hosted by DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, the Dublin School of Creative Arts and GradCAM. It is generously supported by the Society for Musicology in Ireland (SMI), the Contemporary Music Centre (CMC), the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, the Solstice Gallery, the Spatial Music Collective and the Irish Sound Science and Technology Association.


The Curious Hand – Guardian Review

CSIS Music Technology Masters graduate Seamus Fogarty’s new electronic folk music album The Curious Hand has received numerous excellent reviews this month with both a five and a four start review from The Guardian:

Contemporary Music Centre – Preview new 8 Channel works by Neil O Connor

Neil O’Connor recently attended a two-week composer residency at the Conservatory of Music, Seia in Portugal. The residency was funded by the Arts Council and the Dublin-based composer worked on a number of 8 channel electro-acoustic pieces during his time there. He spoke to CMC about the residency.

Read more here –


Lightmoves – Festival of Screendance – 2-5th November 2017

Lightmoves presents feature screenings, short films, invited works and open submissions, as well as a Screendance Lab and Symposium with some of the most respected figures in the field. The Light Moves Screendance Symposium encourages artistic and scholarly exchange, debate and discussion in screendance and related disciplines including performance, dance, film, visual arts, sound/music and text.

Lightmoves is curated by DMARC faculty Jürgen Simpson and Mary Wycherley and produced by Dance Limerick, in partnership with DMARC (Digital Media and Arts Research Centre) at University of Limerick. The festival is supported by the Arts Council, Limerick City and County Council and the JP McManus Fund.

More info here –