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Guest appearance on Donal Dineen’s Fresh Air Festival, Today FM, Thursday 26th November

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

I’m delighted to be a guest on Donal Dineen’s radio show on Today FM as part of his Fresh Air Festival running throughout November.

The show was aired on Thursday 26th November, 12 – 2am.

Jimmy Behan interview with Donal Dineen | Today FM by jimmy_behan

“Fresh Air is a free music festival that will be transmitted directly into your ears via The Small Hours on Today FM. Donal Dineen has chosen his pick of the best new Irish sound makers to take part in a month-long celebration of great new music, live on your radio.
For the month of November, Donal will have a invited guest act live on air for The Small Hours to play live, chat to Donal and play a selection of their own favourite tunes, effectively curating the show for the night.
The Small Hours is on Today FM from midnight – 2am and the shows are archived for a week right here. We’ve plans to do something special and longer lasting with the archive of the Fresh Air shows, but stay tuned for more on that.” (from
Donal’s Small Hours show on Today FM.

Relay: A Dialogue Between Sound Artists at this year’s D.E.A.F.

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

The Relay: A Dialogue Between Sound Artists collaborative netaudio project will feature as an installation at this year’s D.E.A.F.

“Relay has existed online since early 2008 and will have its first physical existence for DEAF09 as an installation at FilmBase. There are 8 Relay works so far, from Chequerboard, Jimmy Behan, Loscil, Hulk, Polly Fibre, Pierre Bastien, Bibio and Sunken Foal. Each piece will have it’s own listening station so the listener can move from one response to the next, following the threads of the conversation.”

Duration: Oct 22nd – 31st, 11am – 8pm daily
Venue: Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Admission: Free

Launch night: Thursday Oct 29th : 6pm – 9pm
Live performances from Polly Fibre & Hulk. Admission 5 euro

Relay at DEAF09
Relay website
DEAF09 website

Through The Trees featured on D.E.A.F. 2009 double CD

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

The folks at the Dublin Electronic Arts Festival have put together a double CD compilation of Irish artists to help promote the festival which runs from Thursday 22nd to Saturday 31st October and hosts an excellent line-up of international and Irish acts. The compilation features the track Through The Trees from The Echo Garden album. Each or all tracks can be streamed or downloaded for free here.

“Dublin’s more experimental club nights have undoubtedly struggled somewhat in recent years, there’s been a notable increase in the quality of the productions emerging from the studios of Irish producers. Thus for 2009, in association with Culture Ireland we’ve put together another 40-track double CD intended to showcase the best in new electronic music from Irish artists. We had over 400 submissions again this year from artists all over the country, the final selection includes new music from :

Sunken Foal, Seán Óg, Enda Bates, Legion Of Two, Rainfear, Ed Devane, Channel One, Teshi-1, Rachel O’Dwyer, Peter Maybury, Roger Doyle, Herv, David Baxter, Concerned Parasites ubh Korka Gweena, Liam O’Callaghan, Melodica Deathship, Harry Moore, Quiet Music Ensemble, Orestis Karamanlis, Jay riordan, Monica, Frózi, General Practice, Locus Solus, The Natural History Museum, Jimmy Behan, Kim V Porcelli, HMS Reliant, Spoon Theory, Spectac, Toymonger, Somadrone, Chip Shop Music, Acera, Chequerboard, The Last Sound, Cárthach Ó Nuanáin, Zelloloid, St. Catherine’s Home for Lazy Infants and Toby Kaar.

The CD will be distributed free at the press launch for the festival in September 2009, it will also be handed out free of charge at select D.E.A.F. events over the course of this years festival.
We’ll also be promoting it to the Irish and international press as part of our marketing campaign for this year’s festival. The CD will also be used by Culture Ireland to promote Irish Electronic music overseas.” (from

Listen/free download.

Netaudio Festival Berlin 2009 X-Compilation

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

A free compilation featuring some artists who will be appearing at the Netaudio Festival in Berlin from the 8th-11th October 2009.
Download/stream the compilation here.

Gig in The Fringe Factory Saturday 12th September | Oh! Francis & Fringe Festival

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Venue: The Fringe Factory, Smock Alley, Essex Street West, Dublin.
Date: Saturday 12th September 2009
Time: 2pm
Promoter: Oh! Francis & Fringe Festival

I’ll be performing at The Fringe Factory in Smock Alley, Dublin as part of a collaboration between Oh! Francis magazine and the Dublin Fringe Festival.

“Oh! Fringe?!
12 magazines at 12 noon and their 4 quarters. An issue for every day the Fringe Festival is running. Are we mad? Yes, yes we are, but Francis told us to do it, so we will.
We’ll be printing, binding and collating each issue in the Fringe Factory, Essex Street West, from the 5th to the 20th of September. Drop in and do a boogie, a tap of the foot or maybe even a spot of chin rubbing. Not only have we decided to rustle up 12 loverly Oh! Fringe magazines and their 4 quarters we’re also curating an exhibition and some Oh, Francis style gigs. Collect the limited edition magazines every day at noon to find out more. Collect them all and solve the jigsaw.”

Performing at the Netaudio Festival | Berlin, October 8th

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

Will be performing at the Netaudio Festival 2009 in Berlin on the Experimental Stage on Thursday 8th October 2009.
The festival runs from the 8th-11th October at the Maria am Ostbahnhof venue.

Sommeil: A Concert For Sleep

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

“SOMMEIL: A CONCERT FOR SLEEP, beginning at 10:00 pm on Saturday April 11th and ending at 7:00 am on Sunday April 12th at the Antenna Gallery, New Orleans.

$15 including breakfast. All participants are asked to provide their own sleeping bag and pillow.”

An audio contribution by Jimmy Behan will feature among another eighty or so artists in the soundtrack to a sleep concert curated by Tanner Menard. The concert, based on an original idea by Robert Rich, will have 9 hours of uninterrupted music made up of the remixed contributions collected through an open call for submissions. The audio contributions will later be made freely available in some form under a creative commons license by Experimedia. These releases will in some way reflect how the contributions were presented at the live sleep concert.

“The first hour or two will be slightly more active than the rest, but soon the music will drop away into slow foggy textures and strange ambient sounds. At low volumes, these textures can blend into your acoustic environment, creating a sort of sonic dislocation, a re-focusing of your perceptions. You can use the sound texture as a way to focus your attention onto images that arise out of your half-sleeping mind. In the transitions between sleep and wake, hypnogogic images may become intensified and more vivid. You may also become more aware of dreams, and you can observe the different layers of perception as you teeter on the edge of consciousness…” (Robert Rich)

Download press release (.pdf)

Contributor list.

Follow developments at Tanner’s blog here.

040609 SOMMEIL from Visualicious on Vimeo.

Jimmy Behan – Ghost of a Bird (excerpt) from FrammentAzioni

Friday, January 16th, 2009

Above is a clip from the performance of FrammentAzioni, which featured an excerpt from the piece Ghost of a Bird. The one hour performance was set to 60 audio pieces (each a minute long) from various composers and musicians, including Antye Greie (AGF), Michael Roth, Junya Oikawa and many others.
Dancers are Roberto Cocconi & Luca Zampar. Real time visuals: Andrea Toffolini. Video director: Vittorio Vella. Video editor: Vincent Vega.

The full 1 hour video of FrammentAzioni can now be downloaded for free from here.

Somadrone, Sunken Foal & Jimmy Behan live in Whelans, Jan 15th

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Foggy Notions presents:

Sunken Foal
Jimmy Behan (8:30-9:00)

Somadrone website
Sunken Foal Myspace

Ghost of a Bird selected for FrammentAzioni

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

An excerpt from the piece Ghost of a Bird has been selected as part of the FrammentAzioni project, presented by TEM – Tuakay Edizioni Musicali.

“The selected compositions will be played continuously in sequence at a concert during the Contemporanea Festival in October in Udine (Italy) and broadcast from Taukay Web Radio, the first Italian web radio station dedicated entirely to contemporary music.
A video recording of the concert is also scheduled. Over the sequence, the dance company “Arearea” will present an expressly dedicated choreography.

The idea underlying this project has a broad international perspective. It is based on the idea that brief “fragments” of sound can be edited together to accompany movements, “actions”, in a continuum where chance is able to construct a fascinating audio-visual sequence.
Using the internet, artists were asked to send pieces of no more than 60 seconds in length to Taukay Edizioni Musicali, in order to participate in a kind of collective musical composition.
The time limit was a substantial challenge for the participants, calling for an essential nature which required complete control of the sonic events in the search for the heart of the music.
The result is a phenomenal and multi-faceted compositional whole, made up of 61 compositions chosen from 716 works submitted from 34 countries, to which the contemporary dance company “Arearea” has added the expression of movement.”

The full 1 hour video of the performance can be downloaded for free from here.

Ghost of a Bird excerpt:

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