SOLD OUT: Intergalactic Pirate Radio Workshop

MON 14 NOV 6:30PM This workshop with musician Brian Leach and pioneering sound artist Danny McCarthy examines how we can transmit sounds to communicate across the universe using radio. The workshop will use electronics and other instruments to compose communications to imagined alien life forms using musical tones and light patterns. The workshop will culminate with a collaborative composition sent from the National Space Centre into space.

Details and Booking:

  • Date: Monday 14 November, 2022
  • Time: 6:30 – 8:30 PM (break included)
  • Location: National Space Centre, Elfordstown Earthstation, Midleton

DANNY MCCARTHY is widely recognised as a pioneer in sound art in Ireland and internationally. He lectures in Sound Art in the School of Music and Drama, UCC. His work is in numerous public and private collections including the Arts Council Of Ireland and the Irish National Collection, and has been broadcast widely on both radio and TV. He is a founding director of Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, and of the National Sculpture Factory.

BRIAN LEACH is a composer, musician, and maker excited by the cross-over of ancient tradition and contemporary technology. His interdisciplinary approach encompasses music, musical instrument building, and sound art. Drawing on a degree in Astrophysics and a Masters in Music Technology, he designs electronic/acoustic instruments with a solid scientific understanding, technical intuition, and an artist’s eye.

JULIE RAULIN is a PhD researcher at IPIC, Ireland’s SFI centre of excellence for research, innovation and PhD training in photonics (the science and application of light). As an undergraduate Julie studied Computer Science and Electronic Engineering and completed her Electrical and Electronic Engineering Masters at UCC.  Her PhD work is within the Photonic Systems Group and UCC’s Computer Science department.