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David J of Bauhaus - David J of Bauhaus pictured above will take part in a public online interview on Thursday, April 15th at 7pm at LSAD (online). David J of Bauhaus - David J of Bauhaus pictured above will take part in a public online interview on Thursday, April 15th at 7pm at LSAD (online).

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David J of Bauhaus conversation with Steve Lally presented by Wired FM

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David J of Bauhaus pictured above will take part in a public online interview on Thursday, April 15th at 7 pm at LSAD (online).

David J of Bauhaus conversation with Steve Lally presented by Wired FM

The pioneering bassist and founding member of the legendary post-punk band David J of Bauhaus will participate in a public online interview and invite students to submit audio as part of an exciting collaboration.

Come along, participate in an exciting & pioneering new project with International Storyteller Steve Lally and Rock-Legend David J, founding member of Bauhaus.


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Students are invited to submit “Covid-Sounds”, recorded audio from their locked-down world’s immediate surroundings. It sounds that may have evaded them before this forced pause or those they ignored until reflecting on them.

Steve engaged with David J and Ray Burke at College Radio station Wired FM, and this unique project was realised. There will be a public interview (webinar) and a collaborative social experiment. David J will pick his favourite track and bring it into the studio to professionally produce it.

David J Haskins is a San Francisco-based British musician, producer, writer and a spoken word artist. He is the former bassist with Bauhaus, who spearheaded the post-punk alternative music scene of the early ’80s with a string of innovative albums and singles, including, for many, perhaps their defining moment, a song that is ranked as a classic and feasibly the pinnacle of the entire Gothic scene and beyond, the nine-minute plus epic slab of industrial dub that is ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead’, featuring the lyrics of David J and in an article by the Guardian titled “Bauhaus invent Goth, they said “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” would have been just another piece of post-punk experimentation had it not been for the lyrics…”

After Bauhaus’s demise, David went on to form the psychedelic band ‘Love and Rockets’ with two other Bauhaus members, guitarist Daniel Ash & drummer Kevin Haskins. They were hugely successful, whose debut single hit gold status in Canada, followed by a top three US single with ‘So Alive’, which the band capped with a million-selling album and sold-out stadium tours.

A highly acclaimed songwriter, often personal, often observational, all these qualities are evident in his nine solo albums. David has also written and directed various stage productions. David has worked with artists such as Jane’s Addiction, Amanda Palmer along with comic book maestro Alan Moore (Watchmen V for Vendetta), Avant-Garde Artist ‘Genesis P. Orridge’ (Throbbing Gristle & Psychic TV) and best-selling writer Hubert Selby Junior (Last Exit to Brooklyn, Requiem for a Dream).

He has written several works for theatre, and his autobiography, Who Killed Mister Moonlight (Bauhaus, Black Magick and Benediction), was published by Jarbone Press in 2014 to critical acclaim. He is one of rock’s most influential and renowned musicians, and this is an incredible opportunity for students and the station to engage with this seminal artist.

The process will be documented and broadcast on Wired FM. The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland supports the project through the Sound and Vision fund.

 

“The Bauhaus Effect” will occur on Thursday, April 15th at 7 pm at LSAD (online).

Students are invited to submit audio, no longer than 3 minutes, to [email protected] for information on how to book tickets see wiredfm.ie

The submission deadline will be 5 pm on April 23rd, and the winner will be announced on April 30th during Wired FM’s special 25th-anniversary show.

Wired FM Is Limerick’s College Radio Station. Broadcasting on 99.9FM in Limerick City, Wired transmits 60 hours of programming every Monday to Friday of the academic year. The station has been going for 25 years, and the programme schedule is made up entirely of student volunteers. The station has an open-door policy for all students in Limerick. If you study in Limerick and want to get involved, email [email protected] today.

For other stories on Wired FM, go HERE

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the ilovelimerick.com concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.