Ormston House welcomes John Lillis for the next Workspace Social. John will be talking about his own creative process towards music production, what happens in the intermediate stages between projects, and the materials that prompt new ideas and directions.
John is an educator, DJ and producer based in County Clare. Creating music under the alias mynameisjOhn, he has been heavily involved in the electronic and hip-hop scene on the west coast of Ireland for 15 years. A deep appreciation of sampling and crate-digging culture have influenced both his DJ sets and his approach towards music production, developing an interest in jazz, psychedelic rock and minimalism.
As a music tutor and educator, John has facilitated over 300 workshops in music technology and production – from working with local community to engage with young people through to delivering third level seminars, guest lectures and demonstrations.
As one third of Rusangano Family, mynameisjOhn is responsible for recording and producing the 2016 award winning album “Let The Dead Bury The Dead”. The band’s success has seen them tour extensively around Ireland and Europe. Delivering a wide variety of performances including SXSW in Texas, P-E-O-P-L-E in Berlin, and the Luminato festival in Toronto. Their music has been featured on BBC, NPR, Pitchfork and RTÉ.
At age 17, he was banned from entering radio competitions, with the national stations saying he was using it as a professional means of income. He just wanted more free CDs. mynameisjOhn hosts a monthly online mix titled Still Breathing.
About the Workspace Social:
The Workspace Social is a weekly event developed as an alternative format for artists’ talks and networking. Every Thursday, a local or visiting artist is invited to join us for lunch: to discuss a recent project, to share new research or to propose an activity. Participants are welcome to bring along their lunch and to eat with the artist.
The Workspace Social is supported by Healthy Limerick, an initiative jointly funded by Limerick City and County Council and the HSE as part of the Social Development Directorate.