Dublin Digital Radio (DDR) is a volunteer run, online radio station that broadcasts 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, live from The Complex.
DDR’s programme intends to provide an alternative to Ireland’s mainstream broadcasters, offering a platform for voices that would be otherwise underrepresented.
To celebrate their 5th birthday, DDR held their inaugural festival, with a series of 3-hour concerts taking place in The Ground Floor Gallery at The Complex. The event featured sets from Aonghus McEvoy, Dreamcycles and Jenn Kirby.
In organsier Sean Finnan’s words, ‘Alternating Current’ is “a celebration of all the weird and wonderful music we encounter daily on Dublin Digital Radio. We’re delighted to showcase some new music made by artists we love in a new hybrid festival for Dublin, presenting novel audio-visual work on Dublin Digital Radio and new live music from 14 artists in the beautiful surroundings of our new home at The Complex.”
In a review in The Journal of Music, Anna Murray remarked that the “sense of a festival as a community was immediately palpable on entering The Complex” and that the attendees were excited “not only by the prospect of live performance but of experiencing each other’s work in person and supporting their scene”.
Be sure to tune in to DDR and keep an eye out for their next in person event.