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OTHER SIDE OF THE TRACKS Q&A with Aoife Doyle on ‘Infinitely Clear’

Vocalist and composer Aoife Doyle shared some thoughts with us about her new album 'Infinitely Clear', taking inspiration from the Clare landscape, recording songs in pieces during the pandemic, and exploring life's experiences through music. 'Infinitely Clear' has been described in The Irish Times as "...a heart-warming gem, a classic in the making from an artist who has found her groove and, one senses, is about to be huge." – posted

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Job Opportunities with Improvised Music Company

Improvised Music Company (IMC) is currently seeking candidates for 3 exciting new roles to facilitate expansion and excellence in its broad areas of work. A role with IMC is ideal for persons with a passion for music, strong practical skills and a willingness to develop and learn in a variety of circumstances. Working with us currently involves both regular remote work and on-site work at a variety of dynamic events. As part of a small team, you will have the opportunity to work closely with experienced colleagues and peers, and to lead on a variety of projects. Working with IMC is an opportunity to engage with and support a dynamic area of the Irish arts scene into its best possible future. – posted

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Music Alliance Ireland launch

Improvised Music Company is proud to be a member of Music Alliance Ireland which launches today.

Music Alliance Ireland is a group of national music organisations and companies that have come together to establish a collective voice for the music sector in Ireland. – posted

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IMC launches Space Programme

IMC’s Space Programme is a direct artist support to provide a suitable space where artists can develop their craft and practise together without having to take on the financial burden of renting their own premises.

In V1 of IMC’s Space Programme, we’re partnering with The Bunker, a multi-use rehearsal and studio space on Talbot St, Dublin 1. – posted

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Navigator Residencies accepting expressions of interest

Improvised Music Company’s Navigator Music Residency programme is now accepting expressions of interest from artists for 2022.

The 14-day Navigator Jazz Residency programme, in collaboration with The Source Arts Centre, Thurles, An Grianán in Letterkenny, The Courthouse in Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, and Ballina Arts Centre in Mayo, offers jazz and improvising musicians professionally remunerated time and space to develop and perform work with a deep sense of space, informed by community involvement. – posted

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BAN BAM commissioned pieces screening at the Irish Film Institute

In 2020, IMC and Moving On Music came together to launch a BAN BAM commission and development opportunity for female and gender-minority artists across the island of Ireland. The selected composers - Úna Monaghan, Sue Rynhart, & C.V. Lunny - wrote new works which, due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, took a different turn in their final presentation. Collaborating with the filmmakers of Inside Voice Studios, and IMC Creative Producer Aoife Concannon, the three composers developed their works into site-specific filmed experiences - works that draw inspiration and energy from their surroundings. – posted

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OTHER SIDE OF THE TRACKS Q&A with Ríona Sally Hartman

Composer, vocalist, and instrumentalist Ríona Sally Hartman has just released a Double A-side, with the tracks Seed & Bloom, and shared some insight with us into the linguistic origins of her songs, the search for truth as an artist, and the pull between in-the-moment interpretation and the final 'set' recording. – posted

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Celebrating 30 improvisers for 30 years of IMC

In 2022 we’re celebrating 30 years of IMC’s work developing jazz and improvised music, and looking back over the 30 years IMC has been privileged to spend working with Ireland’s fantastic jazz and improvising musicians.

Even more importantly, we’re looking forward to the next 30 years of Irish improvised music, and with our brand new 30/30 programme, we’re taking this opportunity to spend the year highlighting 30 of Ireland’s outstanding improvisers, the ones who are writing the future, and we believe you should watch.

We're currently seeking nominations and applications, for 30 outstanding improvising musicians to work with over a year, highlighting and platforming their work and providing opportunities and resources to help them develop their careers. – posted

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