Selective Memory presents
Live at the National Concert Hall.
Sat 30th March 2024.
€35 +bk fee
From the fields of Glastonbury to BBC TV soundtracks via 100’s of millions of Spotify streams and countless late-night clubs, Kormac has always blazed a trail. In 2024, the acclaimed performer, composer and producer will celebrate his 15th year in music with his most ambitious performance to date.
Kormac presents Always The Sound: A Retrospective, live at The National Concert Hall, Saturday March 30th, 2024. In collaboration with the Irish Chamber Orchestra and with a host of special guests, this is set to be an unmissable night for Irish music. Tickets go on sale on Thursday October 5th at 10am
Kormac started out as out as a hip-hop scratch DJ and MPC beat-maker.
He has matured into an artist who brings a totally unique approach to his art, twisting samples and meticulous recordings of acoustic instruments into something entirely unique.
His latest album, Equivalent Exchange, saw him write a full suite of material for an orchestra and a host of collaborators including Loah, Jafaris, Jack O’ Rourke, MayKay, Shahab & Shayan Coohe and Stephen James Smith while working with acclaimed artist, Maser, on artwork and show visuals. The live show sold out venues throughout Ireland.
Kormac has recently completed the soundtrack for The Diplomat – a new 6 part series for ITV Studios produced by Word Productions (Line of Duty.) The show stars Sophie Rundle (Peaky Blinders) and will be airing on Alibi/Now TV in February ‘23. He has also wrapped his first feature film soundtrack, Tarrac! – due to hit cinemas soon – and is currently working on a score for a New Yorker magazine documentary.
He has previously written stirring, uneasy scores for two multi-episodic TV series, Professionals (starring Brendan Fraser) and Red Election (starring Lydia Leonard and Stephen Dillane), airing worldwide on Disney Plus and primetime in the U.S. respectively.
While making his last album, Doorsteps, he, quite literally, showed up at the doors of legendary author, Irvine Welsh, Mercury Music Prize Winner, Speech Debelle, Texan legend, Micah P. Hinson and a host of others to collaborate and produce a record that sounds like nothing else.
He’s well known for his daring live shows. Sometimes he performs with a full ensemble (brass, strings, drums, electronics, bass, guitar and guest vocalists) while for club shows, he brings his studio set up, a drummer and a massive LED wall showing bespoke visuals for alternative takes on his own material.
He’s played festivals including Glastonbury, Bestival, Electric Picnic, Sonar and toured the UK, Europe, Eastern Europe, Australia and Canada alongside luminaries Portishead, Nas, Flaming Lips, Sonic Youth, Snarky Puppy and a host of others. Current streaming figures are in excess of 60 million with an average of 250K Spotify plays per month.