Cork Sound Fair Announce Second Wave of Artists


Following the successful inaugural Cork Sound Fair in March 2018, the non-profit weekender will make a welcome return March 28th – 31st with a host of emerging and established artists working in experimental music, sound art, electronic music, field recordings and video art.

Each discipline will be showcased in a series of live performances, exhibitions, residencies, and workshops, in various venues across Cork, including: The Crypt at St. Luke’s, The Kino, Millennium Hall, St. Peter’s and Dali nightclub. Joining previously announced artists like Darren Kirwan, Naïve Ted, UCC Javanese Gamelan Orchestra, Bliss Signal, and Crevice, will be:

Oniso - one fifth of CSF 2018 act the Ellenberger Trio, who will bring his dark textured live experimental techno set to The Kino. Expect improvised vocals and cutting words; No Sleep - a noise collaboration by Patrick Cullen (The Altered Hours) and Eoghan Horgan (Underling) who will perform at a secret Cork City location; Darqhorse – electronic music showcased to artistically portray the hallucinatory effects of the hypnagogic state; Australian sound artist John Warry; Experimental ‘ill-telligent trance’ duo Antakya Remains; Three piece ooSe who blend hip-hop, tech house and Cuban elements; Salac - a mysterious two piece that sculpt séances of sound with tape machines; and Cork based electronic artists Chris Somers and James Fortune. Brighton’s famed DJ/Producer Mumdance will close out the festival, along with ELLLL and Shiv on support duties, on Sunday 31st March (tickets sold separately).

A key principle of this independent project is that all proceeds raised in ticket sales go toward funding the event and directly to the artists who make it happen. In doing so, the organisers hope to bring the freshest new alternative sounds to a wider audience.