Sebastian Stephenson speaks to Gareth Lyons, creator of HACKFEST and Andy Edgar, one of the managing directors for A4 Sounds. We speak about the aesthetics of Gareth's underground/alternative animation festival, the spectrum of animation on offer and how he got the festival started last year. Andy tells us the history of A4 Sounds, which is a multidisciplinary art organisation that provides for a board and electric mix of creatives. We also speak about the importance of messy space to produce creative work. Throughout the episode, we also check out online live music series, Press Record.tv, talk to Dublin 2020 about their European Capital of Eulture bid and review some of the pitches on crowdfunding sites looking for support right now.
Segment 1: Dublin 2020 European Capital of Culture Bid
Pursuing though Twitter and Dublin City you may have come across a light blue badge or light blue shirt with a winking happy face made out of a semicolon and a D. This is the logo of the Dublin 2020 European Capital of Culture bid. The bid for Dublin is to be the host city along with another city in Croatia. It is in competition with Galway, Limerick, and combined bid of Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford called Three Sisters 2020. I talked to Dublin 2020 to find out what they are doing.
Segment 2: PressRecord.tv
PressRecord.tv is an online live music series that has Ireland's emerging music acts perform a live recording in Asylum Studios in Rathmines. From contemporary jazz to math rock is what you will hear come out of the video series. The series was set up by Robin Ball and John Barker. I spoke to John Barker, who is also the host of Totally Irish on 98fm, which is a music show that plays the latest that Irish music has to offer. I spoke to John Barker about Press Record, radio music selection and the Irish music scene today.