Put It On: Insights into the Creative Process of Representing
A night not to be missed as Creative Spark and Grandson
present PUT IT ON. An evening of talks, visuals
and music performances featuring some of the most creative
people working in this field from Dundalk,
Dublin, Cork and San Diego we bring you an eclectic
line up of panellists and performers.
Brian B+ Cross is one of the most prominent
music photographers working today. He has photographed
more than one hundred album covers for artists such
as Company Flow, Damian Marley, David Axelrod,
DJ Shadow, Flying Lotus, Eazy-E, J Dilla, Jurassic 5,
Madlib, Mos Def, and Q-Tip. Cross was the director of
photography for the Academy Award-nominated documentary
Exit Through the Gift Shop, and he has made several
feature-length music films and many music videos. His
photos have appeared in the New York Times, Rolling
Stone, Vibe, the Fader, and the Wire.
Niall McCormack is a commercial artist based in Dublin,
Ireland. He specialises in music packaging and
book cover design. A graduate of the National College
of Art and Design, Dublin, Niall has created numerous
LP and CD covers for Ace Records as well as sleeves
for Vampisoul, Tru Thoughts, WFMU, Demon Music Group
and Planet Mu. His artwork graces book covers
published by Vintage Books, Profile Books, The Lilliput
Press, Gorse, Gill & Macmillan, Poetry Ireland
and The Collins Press. McCormack has curated a number
of exhibitions of Irish book cover art including a retrospective
of the work of Dutch-born designer Cor Klaasen.
He co-curated Green Sleeves: The Irish Printed Record
Cover, 19552017 at the National Print Museum
in 2017 with Dr. Ciarán Swan.
John Byrne describes himself as occupying the ground
between gatherer and archivist.
He says Most rabid music collectors have an insane
affliction that isnt necessarily any more
logical than a deep need to hear more music. I do too,
but I also the have the need to see neglected
stuff get refried again.
Quare Groove Volume One is two twelve inch records.
The first one features groove and dancefloor sounds
of the Irish late 70s and early 80s. The
second record features how things sounded when
the countrys post punk generation got their hands
on the same danceflooring.
Local collector/curator, Brian McMahon of Brand New
Retro, will chair a panel discussion with the
three speakers this promises to be a fascinating
exploration of how we represent music through
image and design.
Music on the night will be coordinated by Peter Baldwin
from Black Mountain Recording Studios and will
feature local legend Jinx Lennon . Also the lads from
TPM will play an original set with the Black Mountain
house band. Dublin house producer / DJ Frank B/Sias
will kick off the night at 7 PM and admission is free!
Get yourselves down early to this one..