10 memberships available at our studio!

We have added 5 new memberships to our studio and 5 have become available this month! If you are interested in joining 64 other amazingly talented artists and makers in a supportive environment then get in touch via our membership contact form!

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A4 Sounds is a interdisciplinary studio space and will suit cultural workers of all sorts that enjoy working in a shared environment and need access to a wide range of facilities over the duration of their projects. Our members include fine artists, designers, animators, writers, performers, makers, woodworkers and electronic engineers. If you are looking for an alternative to the traditional artist studio get in touch here!

Our memberships are 50e per month. Members can add a personal locker for an additional 10e per month.

Membership includes:

General
– 24/7 access
– WiFi and bills
– Kitchen facilities
– Outdoor area
Member discounts within A4 and local businesses
– Profile page on our website

Shared
– Access to meeting & workshop room
– Scanning & Printing
– Access to shared workspaces
– Access to shared equipment & materials

Facilities
– Darkroom (Colour / Black & White)
– Screen-printing
– Electronics Area
– Workshop & Tools
– Reduced rental fees to our Event Space for rehearsals & exhibitions

Training
– Free Darkroom Training
– Free Screen-printing Training
– Free Workshop Training
– Free or Reduced fees on educational workshops

More information here!

How to find us!

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A4’s Seasonal Shindig – with Patrick Kelleher, Big Monster Love, Andre K’Por and more!

Dust off your Christmas Jumpers and dig out your yuletide-related headwear, it’s time for the A4 Sounds Xmas Party!
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Come one, come all, for a celebratory seasonal shindig wrapping up our year of toil and triumph with a night of eclectic performances in the intimate and comfy confines of our new favourite local establishment, Bleecker St Café Bar, just across from our studio.

Along with the best good cheer and much merriment, expect an evening of wondrous and varied home-grown songwriting and spoken-word talent, from the haunting and hypnotic sounds of Patrick Kelleher (featuring Brian Coniffe), to the poetic hybrid hop-hop performance stylings of Andre K’Por and a rare performance from the idiosyncratic anti-folk Dublin troubadour Big Monster Love. Meanwhile, DJ Dave Kelly will be taking us into the wee hours with his own brand of power pop delight!

All funds raised on the night will go towards installing workshop facilities for our members.

Doors €10 // €6 for A4 Studio Members

Patrick Kelleher
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Dublin-based Patrick Kelleher has been making echo-drenched ghost pop since 2008. His performances, cryptic yet honest communications, are at once soberly engaging and eerily detached.
Evolving out of the frenzy of his Cold Dead Hands, the instrumentation of Kelleher’s solo act has been stripped to little more than his somnolent vocals, heavy beats and sporadic arpeggios.


Check out more of Patrick’s releases at http://patrick-kelleher.bandcamp.com/ or take a peek at the video above.

Big Monster Love
Big Monster Love has been called “the anti-folk poet of North County Dublin”, with a live show renowned for impromtu bouts of comical banter. His songs are sincere, enchanting and entertaining, with an unaffected lyrical style that takes in such lesser-spotted subjects as internet dating, 90s megamix discos and lots of local flavour. He can be one of only very few artists who’s been tricked into contributing to a tribute album to himself, compiled by Popical Island a couple of years back.

You can listen to his album “Game Over” at http://bigmonsterlove.bandcamp.com/ and poke around his previous releases here. Also check out the awesome stop-motion video for his cult anthem “Free Gaff Forever” above.

Andre K’Por

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Pic by Anto Kane

Andre K’por is a spoken word performer whose work bridges the gap between poetry and hip-hop. He was born in the city of Sarajevo a couple of years before the Balkans war, and has lived a relatively nomadic life since. Writing since the age of eight, and performing his work regularly in front of audiences since fifteen, he has established a distinct range of performance styles adaptable to a variety of settings, from the most prestigious festivals, to the dingiest of basements.

Have a listen at http://soundcloud.com/andre-kpor, or catch a video of a recent live performance above.

A4 are now taking applications for our new Studios and Gallery Opening June 1st 2014

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If you are interested in becoming a member please get in fill out our membership contact form.

Membership starts at 50 euros per month for basic membership, allowing you 24/7 access to;

Shared Studios & Desk space
Electronics Area
Darkroom
Screen-printing Facilities
Workshop & Tools

For an additional fee you can add;

Personal Desk Space for 100 euros per month (Limited to 10 so get in soon for those)
Storage Space for 20 euros per month (Limited to 50)

Coming later in the year at an additional cost you can gain access to our Recording Studio and Gallery & Event space.

Thanks
A4 Team

Three studio spaces available at A4 Towers from June 1st

We have three studio spaces available at A4 Towers from June 1st. If you are interested you can drop us a line at A4SOUNDS@gmail.com or our contact page.

Some info about us and the studio:

The mission of the A4 Sounds art collective is to foster multidisciplinary collaboration, curate innovative participatory art events and broaden engagement through community arts education. The purpose of the ‘A4 Towers’ workspace is to act as a base for these group activities, as well as a resource for individual members to develop their professional practice. 

Three spaces have become available at A4 Towers for suitable candidates. Membership of the space is based on shared responsibility for the upkeep and running of the space, and involvement in group shows, collaborative projects and proposals. Our current members come from a range of backgrounds including visual art, music, engineering, education and community based work.

Have a look here for info about our facilities.

We welcome artists from a wide range of backgrounds and skill bases that are interested primarily in working collaboratively. To apply please send us an email at a4sounds@gmail.com with a statement of interest, (why you want to join A4 Towers), artist cv and a few examples of your work (jpgs, pdf, or link to online portfolio). Application is based on interview and committee decision.