Recent victor of the ‘Clash of the Titans’ world freestyle championship in Berlin, Dublin born and based multi-instrumentalist, turntablist and sample artist Djackulate (aka Jack Dempsey Mc Mahon) joins forces with H-ci (aka Shane O’Donovan) to present a unique collaboration at SPECTRUM 2019.
McMahon, a musical polymath, has a wide range of influences stemming from a lifetime of mining records for odd samples as a champion turntablist, in addition to his saxophone, uilleann pipes, kaval, musical saw, and others, performing in a wide range of musical contexts. Most recently, McMahon began to distil these musical experiences into performances focused around a reimagining the turntable, and with striking results.
McMahon is a keen and creative collaborator, having worked with jazz heavyweights, Jeff Ballard and Tim Berne, scoring and performing for theatre projects, and collaborating with improvising musicians and artists around Europe.
For this SPECTRUM outing, Djackulate joins forces with longtime colleague and fellow musical chameleon, the electronic composer and jazz drummer H-ci (Shane O'Donovan). This innovative duo has a musical relationship spanning many projects over the past decade, most notably in OKO, an eclectic quartet that runs the gamut from delicately sculpted electro-acoustic shapes to gritty streetwise funk.
H-ci’s music is heavily influenced by electronic music artists such as Aphex Twin, Autechre, and Boards of Canada, but also incorporates elements of contemporary Jazz and avant-garde. What stands H-ci apart is his multi-layered solo work. With an array of synthesizers and drums, complex layers of rhythm are created through the use of drum machines as well as live acoustic drums, with the melodic content is almost exclusively synthesizer based.
Together, Djackulate and H-ci are sonic explorers of the highest calibre and we can’t wait to see what they bring to the stage at SPECTRUM!
Support on the night comes from Australian-born Margie Jean Lewis, an inventive musician who has called Dublin her home now for 10 years. She is known for her intricately crafted ethereal soundscapes, lush songs of emotional depth and pumping electronic beats. She fuses her rich bewildering vocals with violin, zither and electronics to create a world of sound to get lost in.
Read more about the full SPECTRUM Programme HERE
Please note: While some seating will be available, this is a performance generally intended to be experienced while standing, and moving! Seating will generally be on a first-come, first-served basis.