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May 2015

Of Light and Dark is finished and awaiting a release date. Hopefully mid/late June 2015. Nearly 2 years work and a labour of love and passion. I'm so thrilled with how it has come together. I'll also be returning to perform live at the wonderful Ambiosonic Festival in France in June. Outside of that am currently in the early stages of a number of projects which should see light of day later this year.

Many thanks to the wonderful people of Sonic Vigil, Cork, Ireland who invited me back recently to share 6 hours of improvisation among some of the finest sound artists around. Such a joy amid anxiety :)

This month also sees me starting with on running the 3rd Sonic Arts Waterford festival. Looking forward to working with so many brilliant international and national artists in September.

March 2015

Oh dear, so much time has passed sinec the last site update :) In truth have been head down finishing the new album 'Of Light and Dark' as well as getting ready for some summer 2015 performances.

I'll hopefully have a release date within the next month so regular updates to the site will resume.

Update: All currently available miXile albums are free/donation on my bandcamp page if you'd like to collect some music.

June 2014

I've spent the last few months creating a new concert of material for the Midnight Sun Festival in Norway. For this I shall be revisiting my Australian travels. Taking in some of the original Australian music and adding a load of never used before field recordings based largely on travels along the Great Dividing Range of mountains as well as completely new musical parts.

This all allows me to take a break from the 'Of Light and Dark' project which is just too heavy for summer listening.

April 2014

A bit behind on updating things here but have been really busy working on two projects and a bunch of releases and re-releases. Also getting ready for some summer events.

I'm thrilled to be performing at The Midnight Sun Festival in Norway in July. Currently working on a new concert of material for the event.

Prior to that, it's Sonic Vigil 8, Ireland and live in Hive Gallery, Ireland. Unique music for both events.

The 'Of Light & Dark' project progresses well. Really dark music so far and not really suited to the summer festival circuit so working also on something 'happier' for those events.

March 2014

On the 16/03 I performed a live/dj retrospective set of material from the last few years. A lovely evening and here's a free download of the performance.


February 2014

Another new release based around field recordings made in the Massif des Maures region of France. It's now available on my Bandcamp page on a donation basis.

January 2014

I'm currently working on a number of new projects. The first of which was released on 01 January. 'Magnetic Island' is based around field recordings I made on Magnetic Island, Queensland, Australia in 2008 and then over Christmas 2013 took time to work into a long piece of music. It's now available on my Bandcamp page on a donation basis. I trust you enjoy it!

In December I spent some time creating rough drafts for a large multi instrumental project to be called 'Of Light and Dark' which will hopefully be finished late Spring 2014. And I managed to take some time out to DJ some favourite music in Hive Emerging Gallery, Waterford, Ireland.

October 2013

On 02 November I will be performing live in Aoife's Gallery, Waterford, Ireland. Really looking forward to bringing my music to this new and beautiful space in one of Ireland's most historic buildings.

On 20 October I had the pleasure of seeing my music for Interphase 3 being danced to by 'Animated State Dance Theatre Company'. Thanks to all involved.

September 2013

Despite the absence of news here, the last few months have been incredibly productive and busy. Most of my time this year has been spent co-directing a new and unique Electronic Arts festival for Ireland. Sonic Arts Waterford took place on the 20 - 22 September and brought together some of Europe's finest electronic musicians for 3 days of music in a luxury all seated theatre venue. I performed on the opening night a new concert of material based around travels in Gdansk, Gydnia and Sopot in Poland. This was a development of the work I'd performed earlier in the year in Poland.

Also in September I produced 3 short works to be used as part of a live dance, music and video production called Interphase 3.

And between June and September I managed to do a number of DJ sets both promoting Sonic Arts Waterford and just for fun.

June 2013

A bit behind because so much has been going on of late. The concert at Kolonia Artistow in Gdansk, Poland was truly a memorable experience for me. I've never before had the opportunity to spend several days working on-site to produce a site specific performance of new material. Many thanks to the people of Gdansk for making my stay so beautiful.


Also, just back from performing twice at Love Forest, Sweden. Thanks to the good folks of Sweden for inviting me back for a 2nd year. Such a beautiful place to share music and friendship.

My ambient DJ set of own material past and present:


And my Esko Barba tribute deep and dubby techno DJ sunrise set on the Sunday morning (what fun that was!)


Other recent outings include The Joinery in Dublin, Ireland (which was good fun), Mr Bradley's Bar in Cork, Ireland (which was OK) and Phase One Festival, Leitrim, Ireland (which was not much fun {why have ambient music outdoors in the freezing cold without seating}).

In case you were not there, here is a full concert video of my performance at Garter Lane Theatre, Waterford, Ireland in February. Many thanks to Keith Currams Photography for shooting the multi-cam and editing everything so professionally.


Finally, the Limited Edition launch CDs of Berlin Alexanderplatz are now sold out. The regular CD will now be available for €10 + postage.

February 2013

Berlin Alexanderplatz the album has now been released! The 9 track album is available now for only €5 in digital format and a limited edition CD with prints will be available early March for €20. Check it out. Photo taken at Garter lane Theatre during album launch performance © Chris O'Brien Shanahan . Click tracks below to listen.


The album launch and performance at Garter Lane Theatre, Waterford, Ireland went really well. I believe it to be my best performance ever. Many thanks to all including friends who traveled considerable distances to be there. Also thanks to all Garter Lane staff who made it so easy, Keith for filming the event and Christine for taking some very tasty photographs.


On Friday 08 Feb. I'll be performing my Berlin Alexanderplatz concert in entirety at Garter lane Theatre, Waterford, Ireland as part of Waterford New Music Week. The event is free to attend and commences at 19:00. It will roughly coincide with the digital release of Berlin Alexanderplatz. Physical copies will follow within the next month.

I will be performing at the Phase One festival,Leitrim, Ireland in April and at the Closed Show in Gdansk, Poland in May before returning on invitation to play at Love Forest, Sweden.

miXile live at Garter Lane


January 2013

Some initial live performance dates for 2013 are starting to come together. I'll post back news when all is clearer. I'm also (obviously) interested in playing some new and interesting places this year so do get in touch if you'd care for some live ambient at your festival or event.

The Berlin Alexanderplatz live album is now finished and I'm awaiting a date with the mastering engineer. I guess all will be good to go within a month. In the interim, here's an unmastered version of the opening track:

Berlin 01 Berlin Alexanderplatz (unmastered album opening track recorded live) by mixile

The track opens with the performances from Electric Picnic (Ireland) and St. Patrick's Church (Ireland) and Ambiosonic Festival (France) in left, right and centre channels. Transylvania Calling (Romania) comes in at 02:33, Love Forest (Sweden) 02:44, Knockanstockan (Ireland) 02:52, Tramore Coastguard Centre (Ireland) 03:00, AAC Landgraaf (Netherlands) 03:40. Field recordings made in Alexanderplatz square in Oct 2010, Jan 2011, Oct 2011, May 2012.



Older News Items from 2012 and beyond are available in the archive.

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