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Music Industry Leaders to set the TONE at LIT Music Week

- KORMAC and Windings among performers, while talks and workshops to run throughout week

TONE is set, and is the theme for LIT Music Week, running from the 29th of February to the 4th of March.

With Limerick 2020 very much on its mind, and the tagline, Experiment, Play, Amplify, Music Week is an annual event that showcases the talents of students from both the Music Technology and Video & Sound Technology programs offered in LIT. The event will host industry-based talks, workshops, exhibitions, live installations and performances, in the Millennium Theatre at LIT.

Celebrating its 10th year, Music Week 2016 will see industry leaders giving talks, special performances from KORMAC and Windings alongside local artists, as well as giving attendees the opportunity to interact with cutting edge creative arts technologies, sonic art computer programs and cool gadgets and games.

Dr. John Greenwood of LIT said,

“Music Week 2016 is very special in that this year the LIT Music Technology Program celebrates 10 years in business. Over those ten years, the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering in LIT has provided a platform for Music Technology to grow and excel to what is now a highly regarded and highly rated program presently catering for over 150 full-time students.

“This year, Music Week also celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the award-winning Wired FM, Limerick’s only fully licensed student radio station run by over 130 students from LIT and Mary Immaculate College. LIT is continuing the legacy of Limerick City of Culture 2014 and Music Week will have representation from the very successful project 'The Pigtown Fling', the Music Legacy Award which was produced in LIT and UL by Noel Hogan from the Cranberries".

“Key speakers during the week will include Ber Quinn, a sound engineer touring with acts such as Villagers, Cathy Davey, Jerry Fish, Frank and Walters amongst many others. There will be talks by Telegael, one of Europe's leading Feature Film, TV Drama and Animation groups - and a multi-Emmy® and IFTA award winning studio. David Keary of Red Door Productions will discuss the different techniques in composition for TV, Film, Documentaries and advertising.

“Panel discussions on the subject of funding for new radio and television productions will include Francesca Lalor (Newstalk), Diarmuid MacIntyre (Grey Heron Media), Alan Meaney (RTE/Newstalk), Shane O' Connor (BBC 5/Radio Kerry Training) and Shane Freeman from 2FM. Music Generation will also play a big part in the proceedings.

“Performance highlights will include KORMAC, a DJ and producer from Dublin who has performed all over the world as a solo artist and with his 11-piece ensemble, Kormac’s Big Band. Limerick based 'Windings' - who performed at festivals such as Electric Picnic and Forbidden Fruit in Ireland, CMJ in New York and CMW in Toronto, these acts will be supported by LIT artists and local talent.

“John Bowker and his renowned drumming workshop will help create the rhythm for the week’s events and Cork based massive Reggae Revolution Sound system will bring us to the roots of the sound system culture. Visitors to Music Week will have the opportunity to interact with sonic-art computer programs using sensor gloves, Xbox Kinects, Wii Remotes, lasers, iPhones/iPads, game joysticks, webcams, modified keyboards and guitars, sensor pads, Arduino micro-controllers, and much more.”

There will be a special closing performance by 4th year students, 'LIT House Band 5.1', performing as part of a large scale ensemble on Thursday night, followed by a wrap party in the Blind Pig with DJ KORMAC. Music week is open to the public and the launch party is on the 16th of Feb in The Blind pig at 8pm. You can find more information, details and timetables at www.lit.ie/MusicFestival or Facebook: LIT-Music-Festival or Twitter: @LITMusicFest.



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