Words: Ellen Kenny
Over 25 artists from Ireland and abroad will play two nights of electronic music at Haunted Dance Hall in the National Concert Hall.
The National Concert Hall have announced a massive music event with over 25 artists this October. Haunted Dance Hall, presented by the NCH and Foggy Notions, is a two-day music event featuring artists from the adjoining worlds of electronic, contemporary classical, ambient, hauntology, noise and experimental music performed in five different rooms throughout the National Concert Hall.
Haunted Dance Hall will take place on October 1 and 2 from 19:30 until late. Tickets for the shows will be released on Thursday, September 8.
Headlining the experimental festival is Oneohtrix Point Never, making his much-anticipated return to Dublin. As well as releasing a slew of critically-acclaimed albums, the artist has collaborated with singers such as James Blake, Iggy Pop and Rosalia. His production credits also include The Weeknd, FKA Twigs, and Nine Inch Nails. Oneohtrix Point Never will perform on October 2 at 20:00.
Caterina Barbieri will also be making her Irish debut at the Haunted Dance Hall on October 1 at 20:00. Caterina is an Italian composer known for her experimental electroacoustic sounds combined with classical sensibilities. The synth virtuoso will perform her new live show The Spirit Exit on NCH’s Main Stage.
Leading the Irish performances is electronica pioneer Roger Doyle, who will perform on October 2. Other Irish performers include rising DJ R. Kitt, reflective electronic artist Fears, and the mesmirising Sunil Sharpe.
Performers from abroad also include Norwegian duo Smerz. Henriette Motzfeldt and Catharina Stoltenberg are known for weaving together techniques and sounds pulled from chamber and classical music, hip hop, R&B, and hard electronics for an uncanny performance. Delia Beatriz aka Debit will also bring her digital instruments and her harnessed machines based on Mayan wind instruments.
Click here to find out more about the performances and get your tickets.
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