DAN DEACON is a composer whose work has been heard in Carnegie Hall. He is a legend within indie and electronic music. He is an artist. He is an entertainer. He is all these things.
On his last visit to Galway, Deacon convinced the audience to form a conga line in the Róisín Dubh, and got them to dance out the venue's back door, along the canal, and up Dominick Street, and back into the venue again. Will he do something similar on his return to the Róisín to play Strange Brew on Thursday July 11 at 11.30pm?
As LA Weekly said: “Deacon prides his shows on being unique communal experiences”; while Consequence of Sound noted that at his shows, "everything was free and colorful and cathartic, and everybody danced”. So expect anything weird and wonderful to happen.
Deacon's music effortlessly straddles the often unbridgeable divide between pop and avant garde experimentalism. His music has been called “rapturous electronic pop," by Uncut, while Vice described it as “big-hearted psychedelic hymns”.
To date he has released eight albums; collaborated with the Kronos Quartet; had his music featured in Justin Peck's New York City Ballet's piece The Times Are Racing (2017 ); scored several feature films, including Francis Ford Coppola's Twixt (2011 ); and performed at Carnegie Hall, the Barbican Centre, and the Lincoln Center.