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Nick Roth - IMC Navigator Residency in Ballina Arts Centre

  • Process & creation

IMC's Navigator Jazz Residency programme, in partnership with Ballina Arts Centre welcomed saxophonist, composer, producer and eduacator Nick Roth to Mayo for 10 days in December 2021 to develop his solo work, write new music and engage with the local scene.

Nick’s 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. 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.

Ballina has a strong traditional heritage, encompassing music and dance and Ballina Arts Centre was developed to support the creativity and appreciation of the arts within the community.

Produced by Improvised Music Company

In partnership with Ballina Arts Centre

Video by Adam Nolan & Caitriona O'Mahony
Editing by Matthias Winkler

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