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Artists announced for Piece By Piece

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Piece by Piece: a sequence of online solo improvisation

IMC and the Triskel are coming together to host a sequence of unique online solo performances featuring leading Irish improvisers.

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, which, by its conclusion, will have dynamically reflected this strange new world we find ourselves in.

Improvising musicians are uniquely skilled at interpretation and spontaneous creation allowing for fresh creation of the highest calibre. Audiences can enjoy this new work live via IMC’s YouTube channel as well as IMC's and Triskel's social media platforms. – posted

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Take music lessons online from home!

Have you always wanted to polish up some skills on the instrument you learned years ago? Have an instrument in a cupboard that you'd love to play? Play an instrument well and feel like experimenting with learning new skills, perhaps improvising or jazz standards? Through the COVID-19 crisis, many incredible Irish-based musicians are moving online, and sharing their skills teaching classes by Skype/Zoom and other platforms. If you're social distancing, this could be a great time to pick up some new skills safely from your own home – posted

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IMC Covid-19 Musician Community Update

Advice and support for artists during this challenging period. – posted

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16 March 2020: Postponement of IMC concerts due to covid-19 outbreak

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Be represented on the Irish playlist at jazzahead!

Jazzahead!, the world’s biggest industry event for jazz and improvised music, takes place from 23-26 April in Bremen, Germany. IMC will be representing ready-for-export Irish artists European programmers, bookers and contacts, through promotional materials including our Irish playlist, which is now open for submissions. – posted

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OTHER SIDE OF THE TRACKS Q&A with Seán Carpio

One of Ireland's most respected drummers, Sean Carpio is currently recording a new duo record with Irish bassist, guitarist and composer Simon Jermyn, a staple of the Brooklyn NY creative music scene for the past 7 years. At Signal Series March, you'll get to hear the fruits of their labour first-hand with original music that weaves contemporary composition and extended improvisations across a panoply of instrumentation. Ahead of their performance, Sean chatted with us about inspirations behind the duo and how their careers have led them to this point. – posted

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Matthew Jacobson artist-in-residence at Jazz Connective UK

IMC are happy to announce that Irish percussionist Matthew Jacobson has been selected as artist-in-residence for Jazz Connective’s UK edition, taking place in Birmingham and London in March. IMC is delighted to help create opportunities for Irish artists as part of its partnership in Jazz Connective, a collaborative artist-focused project, which is taking place during 2019 and 2020 across seven partner European cities. – posted

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