Music, making and money: Culture Night at Science Gallery Dublin

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For Culture Night 2017 on 22nd September, we're celebrating the last days of SOUND CHECK in style with a host of talks, workshops and performances exploring every aspect of music and making.

First off, we're delighted to announce that Grammy-winning recording artist Imogen Heap will be joining our panel discussion Can Blockchain Make Music Great Again?, an exploration into how the music industry can use new technologies to enable a flourishing and fair music ecosystem. Click here to purchase tickets. 

We're also taking the show across the road with a full programme of SOUND CHECK events and talks taking place nearby at Chartered Accountants Ireland

In the lobby of Chartered Accountants Ireland House at 47-49 Pearse St, there'll be a special synth meet-up and William Abbott will host an oscilloscope demo throughout the evening –– come along to learn about the patterns made by sound, or try your hand at creating new sounds on the synths. 

In our offsite NOISE STUDIO, you can learn how to build tiny instruments, a kazoo or a light theremin, or try to make your own music on a selection of instruments specifically chosen for younger Culture Nighters; there'll also be music-making workshops for kids from Chartered Accountants Ireland.

We’ll be kicking off the evening of talks in the basement theatre of Chartered Accountants Ireland House with Quavers to Quadratics by physicist Shane Bergin, looking at the physics of sound. This will be followed by an in-depth look at music and money, with a panel of Chartered Accountants Ireland members discussing the financial and commercial challenges faced by musicians in the industry. This discussion will be hosted by Storyful’s Laura Byrne.   

In the café, there'll be live music all night by Distressed Assets, The Tiny Quartet, and the Sandymount Gospel Choir.

To finish off the night, Julien Clancy will be exploring the mysterious origins of the theremin as part of a special episode of Sounds Alive, his series celebrating stories told through sound. Click here to register for free tickets for Sounds Alive. 

Finally, Science Gallery Dublin’s MAKESHOP on Lincoln Place will be be opening their doors late until 10pm to showcase their favourite gadgets and gizmos from the past year.

If you are an attendee who would like to avail of ISL interpretation for any of these event, please contact