Where are we now?

Where are we now?

For the Drogheda Arts Festival 2021 ‘thirtythree-45’ in association with the Droichead Arts Centre has curated a series of sound/music works to be broadcast on ‘thirtyhree-45’s’ internet radio stream every Thursday from 29th of July over seven weeks.

Invited artists / sound-makers local, national and international were asked to make a work for radio, based on the theme ‘Where are we now?

The title is inspired by the David Bowie song of the same name. The Bowie song is reflective and nostalgic, a case of man looking back on a life that once was, with a future is uncertain.

As the Covid pandemic has thrown all our lives into flux the question ‘Where are we now?’ seems even more poignant. In these unprecedented times, we have all found time to reflect on the ‘now’ and more importantly on the ‘what can be’.

Each episode will consist of two works which will be at least 30 minutes each, except for Conor McMahon, episode four which will be one long form work. Works range from sound collage, voice, ambient, avant-garde, field recordings, electro acoustic to a hybrid of different forms. The pieces will be a deep listening experience, encouraging listeners to expand their conception of narrative and musicality. Use headphones where possible.

Listening details

This stream can be listened directly from 3345 website or any internet radio, phone, pc or tablet. This project will engage local, national and international artists and will be streamed over 7 weeks during the Arts Festival period and be available on demand for a time period after the festival. Each show will feature new works will also be at available for streaming from the Droichead arts Centre podcast page 2 days after broadcast.

Stream at https://thirtythree-45.com/live-stream/ Every Thursday from 9 pm till 10 pm

Or at https://liveonlineradio.net/thirty-three-45


Claire Fitch / Diarmuid MacDiarmada / Orla Wren / Norman Westberg / Ogy Collins / Liam Ryan / Conor McMahon / Phil & Jim Christie / Niall Gregory / Hilary Mullaney / Thor Harris / Tara Boath Mooney