Piece by Piece: Seán MacErlaine
Friday 24th 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.
3rd in the series is woodwind instrumentalist, composer and producer Seán Mac Erlaine. Mac Erlaine creates at the forefront of new music, exploring electronics and mixed media with a matchless understanding of pacing. His work draws from modern jazz, contemporary improvisation and folk without being defined by them.
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.
Next week, Friday 1st May: Cormac McCarthy
See the whole series here.
Seán Mac Erlaine is a Dublin-based woodwind instrumentalist, composer and music producer, recognised as one of Ireland's most forward-thinking creative musicians. Seán's works intersects folk, free improvisation, jazz and traditional music. He also collaborates with a range of non-musical artists particularly in theatre and radio.
An accomplished saxophonist and clarinetist, Seán holds a PhD in music (practice-led research around customised live electronics in solo woodwind performance), a first degree honours Masters of Music (Jazz Performance) and a Diploma in Jazz Performance awarded by The Guildhall School of Music, London. Fascinated by performance and movement, he is also a qualified, practicing teacher of Alexander Technique in Dublin.
He has performed his own music at many festivals such as Sounds From A Safe Harbour, The Dun Laoghaire Festival of World Cultures, DEAF, Bottlenote Festival, Cork Jazz Festival, Bray Jazz Festival, Foligno Jazz Festival, Linköping Folkmusic Festival, Celtic Connections, Dublin Fringe Festival, The Dublin Theatre Festival, The Kilkenny Arts Festival, 12 Points! and The Venice Biennale.
He is the recipient of many awards including Music Network's Young Musicwide Award, Cork Jazz Festival Best Young Irish Artist Award, Best Production at The Irish Times Theatre Awards 2010 and Rough Magic Advance Programme. He is a founder member of Bottlenote, a collective of creative musicians working in improvised and new music. Seán can be heard on over 30 CDs and his work has been released on several international labels. His work has been supported by The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon and Culture Ireland.
Mac Erlaine is consistently one of the most interesting and adventurous musicians of his generation.– The Irish Times
A singular, stylish and somewhat startling proposition... There's something jazz-like in the nimbleness of the pieces... Its flights of fancy suggest journeys of a more questing, challenging and interior kind.– Songlines
Evocative and heartfelt... An elegant and haunting celebration of tradition and modernity that extols the possibilities of modern folk music to surprise and delight."– All About Jazz
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