IMC in association with Triskel

Piece by Piece #2: Nick Roth & Olesya Zdorovetska

Piece by Piece: Nick Roth & Olesya Zdorovetska
Friday 17th April, 8pm
Streaming on IMC's Youtube channel

IMC and Triskel are coming together to host a weekly sequence of online solo performances featuring leading Irish improvisers, streaming each Friday at 8pm. 

The second creation in the series comes from multi-talented and erudite couple, saxophonist/composer/producer Nick Roth and vocalist/photographer/composer Olesya Zdorovetska. The pair have been involved together in some of the most exciting projects in experimental music over the last number of years, with flavours of improvisatory, jazz, and folk musics, including Yurodny, The Water Project, and Sefiroth.

In the Piece by Piece series, each artist’s input performance will influence or inspire the next performance in this musical chain. Piece by piece, artists will create new improvised work, based on the preceding work. Improvising musicians are uniquely skilled at interpretation and spontaneous creation allowing for fresh creation of the highest calibre.

Enjoy fresh new music, influenced in real-time, from world-class Irish improvising musicians, telling the story of these strange times through new music and live performance, piece by piece.

Piece by Piece is an exciting new initiative from IMC and Triskel Arts Centre, which brings an entirely new meaning to the term ‘online influencer’.

IMC and Triskel are committed to continuing to employ artists and engage audiences, particularly during these challenging times.

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Next week, Friday 24th April: Seán MacErlaine

See the whole series here.


For this piece, Nick & Olesya collected words from around their 2km radius into found poems, which formed the structure of the work. You can read the poems HERE

View their completed performance here! Read Nick & Olesya's reflections on their piece HERE.

Nick Roth

Nick Roth is a saxophonist, composer, producer and educator.

His work explores the liberation of improvisation from composition, the impact of nature on technology and a contemporary interpretation of traditional music.

A fascination with pattern, cycle and structure has led to ongoing conversations with mathematical biologists, forest canopy ecologists and hydrologists, seeking a conception of music as translative epistemology.

Simultaneously subsumed by an insatiable appetite for literature, his compositions investigate the philosophical impact of poetry and the symbiotic resonance of words as sound and text.

A curious predisposition and a steadfast refusal to accept the existence of boundaries between the real and the imaginary has led to collaborations with an array of international performers, composers, choreographers, directors, visual artists, festivals, poets and ensembles. 

Nick is artistic director of Yurodny, a founding member of the Water Project and a partner at Diatribe Records, Ireland’s leading independent record label for new music.

His work is represented by the Contemporary Music Centre (CMC) and the Association of Irish Composers (AIC).

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