Pigtown Scratchings is a new interdisciplinary creative project providing innovative artists working in sound,
media, literary, and performing arts with performance opportunities to explore, create and present
new collaborative work in a live club-like setting located at Dr.John's Bar, 31 Thomas Street, Limerick.

The programme is curated by Softday (Sean Taylor and Mikael Fernström) in collaboration with Dr. John's Limerick
The line up for the first Pigtown Scratchings event which take place on

Saturday 6th April 2013, Dr.Johns Bar, Thomas Street, Limerick from 2pm-4pm


Inaugral event includes: Harry Moore, Linda O'Keefe, Roisin Ni Galloglaigh, Áine Phillips and Softday.

 Artists Biography
Harry Moore's compositions and performances are organisations and arrangements of noise
and sound made on self-made instruments assembled from a variety of "everyday" objects
and parts. His work is predominantly improvisational, whilst responding to the immediate
environment. He is currently performing in two sound based collaborations, SUNFISH and
Heisenberg's Children. www.harrymoore.net


Linda O Keeffe is currently pursuing a PhD at N.U.I.M exploring the 'Sociology of the
Constructed Soundscape'. She is also a lecturer at N.U.I.M and DCU and has guest lectured
at numerous events on the study of sound. Linda has exhibited in China the USA, Canada
and Europe, her work is predominantly sound based with a focus on installation and
performance. She is an editor for the online sound journal www.interferencejournal.com. She
is secretary of I.S.S.T.A, the Irish Sound, Science and Technology Association.
www.lindaokeeffe.com


Roisin Ni Galloglaigh has spent most of her life between the west of Ireland and Spain. She
has been the lead singer with many bands including Pervish, La Banda Del Pezgato and
Albaiswing. At present Roisin sings with UL vocal ensemble Hazelwell and Irish music
ensemble Coisire. She has performed in the past with artists such as Bobby Mc Ferrin and
Donal Lunny. In 2011 she was awarded her degree in Irish Music and Dance from the
University of Limerick where she specialised in Traditional Irish song. As a solo artist Roisin
performs songs from the Irish tradition alongside her own compositions.
soundcloud.com/touche-manouche


Áine Phillips has been exhibiting multi-media live performance art works in Ireland and
internationally since the late 80's. She has created work for diverse contexts; public art
commissions, the street, club events and gallery exhibitions. She is involved in artist led
projects and curates live art events in Ireland. Her work aims to link autobiographic themes,
actions and images with wider social and political realities. www.ainephillips.com


For over ten years Softday, the art-science collaboration of artist Sean Taylor and computer
scientist Mikael Fernström, have engaged with issues relating to natural cycles in time,
climate change and its global effects. As a collaborative team they use their arts practice to
explore relations to and understandings of nature, expressed through sonifications and
multimedia artworks and performances. Both artists are interested in exploring 'the cracks'
between various media and creative genres such as expanded theatre, sound art, socially
engaged practice, sculpture, music, dance and the application of new technologies.
www.softday.ie


The Pigtown Scratchings project aims to:
• Provide a platform for the exchange of ideas at the intersection of different artistic
disciplines and promotes an environment uniquely conducive to experimentation and cross-disciplinary explorations
• Create the space to explore "scratching the cracks" between various media and
creative genres such as expanded theatre, performance art, sound art, socially
engaged practice, music, film, dance and the application of new technologies.
• Establish itself as a space of innovation, dialogue, connection and improvisation,
where artists, experimental composers and performers can share ideas with likeminded people.
• Be inclusive in all of its endeavours, featuring different perspectives and areas of
expertise in all areas of creativity and community. In addition to the arts, programmes
may explore technology, culture, history, politics, geography, industry, food, and other areas
• Identify, support, and present emerging and established artists who are making
significant contributions their field of practice and are open to collaboration and creative risk taking.
• Be committed to promoting innovation and change, never looking back and never staying still!

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