Analog, a weekend of free live performances celebrating creativity in contemporary music takes place in Grand Canal Square, Dublin on the weekend of July 13th-15th. Analog is a weekend of free live performances celebrating creativity in contemporary music. From congotronics to no-wave guitar noise this series offers a journey through live music and sound.
Friday 13th July, 7pm The Cinematic Orchestra, DJ Food, DK The Cinematic Orchestra live up to their name playing a moving mix of sampling and improvised jazz marked by lush and adventurous arrangements. The band perform music from their eagerly awaited new album Ma Fleur (Ninja Tune) which follows the wildly acclaimed Man with a Movie Camera and Every Day (Ninja Tune).
Saturday 14th July, 7pm Kinino No.1, Tarwater Congolese world music sensation Konono No. 1 make their long-awaited Irish debut. A cult sensation after a tour with Tortoise and their acclaimed Congotronics album, Konono No. 1 are the sound of the dust filled streets of Kinshasa. Special guests are seminal Berlin electronic pioneers, Tarwater who will perform music from their new album Spider Smiler (Kitty Yo).
Sunday 15th July, 4pm Glenn Branca – Hallucination City: Symphony For 100 Guitars Hallucination City: Symphony for 100 Guitars is a symphony of transformative beauty by New York composer Glenn Branca. Orginally commissioned by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and performed at the World Trad Centre in 2001, Branca piece works one hundred specifically recruited electric guitarists to create an epic, loud yet utterly moving symphony of massed guitar tones. In Dublin, like at all other performances, one hundred local guitarists are invited to perform the piece with Glenn Branca.
Tickets for all events are free and will be allocated by lottery. For ticket applications and more information visit the Analog site: www.analogconcerts.ie