90s vs 00s (Banter 006, Oct 2009)

A head-to-head with Dublin techno kingpins Francois (repesenting the 1990s) and Sunil Sharpe (repping the 00s) about which decade produced the most thrilling sounds and nights out in the capital city. The rumble in the Dubland jungle! The thrilla on Middle Abbey Street! The no-holds-barred heavyweight bout of the season! In conjunction with the Dublin Electronic Arts Festival (DEAF). October 2009.

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2019 AC: After Copyright (Banter 004, Oct 2009)

A keynote discussion with Anna Troberg, the Vice Chairman of the Swedish Pirate Party, who received 7.1% of the vote in the 2009 European elections in Sweden and secured the party its first seat in the European Parliament. A lively discussion from first principles about how the creative landscape might look 10 years hence, addressing the hot button topic of the hour. A Banter Uptown event in conjunction with the Darklight festival. October 2009.

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The A to Z of DIY (Banter 002, Aug 2009)

Dylan Haskins (Hideaway House, Exchange Dublin) and Niall McGurk (Hope Promotions) discussed alternative all-age gig spaces in Ireland and the politics of doing gigs in gaffs, church halls and community centres. The discussion was preceded by a screening of Roll Up Your Sleeves, Dylan’s documenary about DIY culture and alternative ways of organising, working and thinking which is now out on DVD. August 2009

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