Fusion of classical and club music at Electric Garden

Salome Kammer, who will perform at Electric when Music for Galway goes clubbing next Friday, April 8.
Salome Kammer, who will perform at Electric when Music for Galway goes clubbing next Friday, April 8.

Following last year’s success at Druid’s Mick Lally Theatre where the world of classical music crashed the club scene, Music for Galway plan to ‘go bigger and bolder’ this year.

They are bringing the Vogler Quartet with soprano Salome Kammer to Galway City’s Electric Garden and Theatre, followed by guest DJs John Daly, New Jackson and Quarion on Friday next, April 8.

Music for Galway has joined forces with Electric to bring classical music into the realm of the club, in a format similar to that of Berlin’s renowned Yellow Lounge. The Vogler Quartet will perform string quartets by Haydn before joining forces with Salome Kammer for a selection of Kurt Weill songs. These have been arranged especially for her and the Quartet by Steffen Schleiermacher and will include hits like Mac the Knife and the Alabama Song (notably covered by The Doors)

DJ John Daly will make his main-floor debut at Electric, playing techno, disco, house and ambient music.  Also on bill are the impeccable New Jackson, a project spearheaded by songwriter David Kitt. Completing the line-up is Berlin-based,Swiss-born Quarion who has produced and played with a variety of musicians since the late 1990s. His DJ sets also incorporate semi-improvised live performances.

This is a club night out with a difference, a happy mish-mash of classical and club music.

■ Tickets €20 / €16 concessions and MFG Friends / €10 full-time students. Doors 8pm.