Happenings are launching our Wednesday after-work gigs with two outstanding artists on July 30th. This is one not to be missed, so ditch the shirt and tie and head down to the amazing Fitzwilliam Square to enjoy the sunshine, chill out to some mesmerising music and celebrate the very best that Summer in Dublin has to offer. Many thanks to Aoife Flynn for curating this event.
Gates Open at 7pm. Music starts 7.30pm sharp Event will be over by 9.30pm
Tickets are €5 on the gate
Please remember this is a leave no trace event and take all your rubbish home with you.
Katie Kim An outstanding live performer, Katie Kim weaves walls of loops and echoing vocals, de-tuned guitars and sparse piano with her beautiful and indefinable voice to deliver the haunting and experimental flavours of her unique sound. Despite attempts to pin her music to a specific niche or genre, with descriptions ranging from slowcore and ethereal to ambient folk or pop, Katie Kim’s style is entirely of her own making, resonating beautifully with reviewers and audiences alike.
One of Ireland’s more important musical voices, Katie has released two albums, her debut Twelve (2008) and the double album Cover & Flood (2012), both to great critical acclaim. She has worked with artists such as Ed Harcourt, David Kitt, Halves and The Waterboys, with whom she appeared on "Later...With Jools Holland". She has scored an original soundtrack for the 1928 surrealist Germain Dulac silent film, "La Coquille et Le Clergyman", commissioned by The Cork French Film Festival, which she also performed live with her full band, to a sold out audience as part of the 2012 Festival. This original score will be released later this year as part of a multi media package.
A third album is due later this year.
Coming to Happenings on the foot of a mesmerising set at Body and Soul’s Wonderlust stage last month, Conor is a minimalist piano and electro acoustic composer hailing from County Mayo in Ireland’s far-flung North West. He began composing as a teenager, writing short piano pieces on an old piano that sits in the reception room of a hundred year old hotel. Inspired by everyday life in the West of Ireland, Conor's beautiful work is stark yet soothing, melancholy yet hopeful, soaring yet meditative.
His compositions draw from a variety of genre's that span Minimalist to IDM and have been likened to the music of Hauschka, Aphex Twin, Nils Frahm and Philip Glass. Over the last 6 months, Conor has performed at HWCH, Electric Picnic, Other Voices (Dingle and Derry) and has toured with California band 'Ghost Town Jenny' and artist of the moment Hozier in sold out shows in Waterford, Cork and Limerick.
Conor is currently recording an album to be released on Feelgoodlost records this Autumn.