Bursaries for Jazzahead Digital Trade Fair
Improvised Music Company invites Irish and Irish-based jazz musicians, managers, members of resources organisations or companies to apply for Culture Ireland bursaries to attend the jazzahead! digital trade fair in April 2021.
Improvised Music Company launches the BAN BAM Podcast
Launching this April, the new BAN BAM podcast will explore creative work from inspiration to execution, through conversations with a host of women working in jazz and creative improvised music.
OTHER SIDE OF THE TRACKS Q&A with Lina Andonovska, flute
Flautist Lina Andonovska released her debut solo album A Way A Lone A Last on Diatribe Records in February 2020, and chatted to us about her musical relationship with Ireland and Irish composers, moving beyond the boundaries of genre in her collaborations, and release plans derailed by COVID.
Tin Men & the Telephone at Big Bang Bubble
Announcing new limited series: Blind Date Jazz
IMC’s new limited series Blind Date Jazz brings listening and creative improvisation into focus, with some of Ireland’s leading improvisers coming into the studio to create an exciting, new, musical conversation.
Neither musician has any idea who they are playing with. Unknown, unrehearsed, unplanned and unseen. Not even aware what the other instrument is. In other words, completely blind.
OTHER SIDE OF THE TRACKS Q&A with John Walsh, flamenco guitar
Leading Irish flamenco guitarist John Walsh has just released his debut album, Irlanducía, and shared some insights with us about his inspiration from different flamenco artists, the different paths composition can take, the process of fine-tuning different tunes through experimentation, and his thoughts on ‘authenticity’ and what it means.
Sixteenth Piece: Chris Engel
This last work of this winter season of Piece By Piece, and sixteenth in the series overall, comes from saxophonist Chris Engel on Friday 28th January, 8pm. Chris shared his thoughts with us on the conversational nature of improvisation, expressing ideas through music, and fears for the future of the musical world.
Fifteenth Piece: Vicky Langan
This seventh work of this winter season of Piece By Piece, and fifteenth in the series overall, comes from sound artist Vicky Langan, premiering on Friday 22nd January, 8pm. Vicky shared her perspective on the creation of her piece, the meaning of improvisation, and recent livestreams.