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The Ark and Improvised Music Company

Monster Music Improv 2016 Tour

plenty of humour, rhythmic participation by all and first-rate improvised music and art” - Ian Patterson –

A music performance and visual adventure for ages 5+.

Join outstanding guitarist and technology whizz Shane Latimer, acclaimed vocalist and improviser Lauren Kinsella and inventive cartoonist Patrick Sanders for a music performance with a difference. The musicians will instantly create funky jazzy melodies on-the-spot, while Patrick draws cool cartoons of the music that are projected live! Expect lots of spontaneous music fun, some well-known tunes, fantastic cartoons and strange spooky sounds thrown in for good measure. A musical improvisation and visual adventure for all the family!

Monster Music Improv is an innovative musical experience, and is essential quality music programming for venues, festivals and other events catering to families and children. The show is also ideal for school programming (senior infants upwards), and touches on many aspects of the Primary Level music curriculum.

Lauren Kinsella is a contemporary vocalist, composer, bandleader. Winner of the 2013 Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize, her work has been reviewed in several countries including the USA, Germany, the UK, France, Norway, Switzerland and Ireland and she regularly appears on many international radio stations.

Belfast-based performer and illustrator, Patrick Sanders specialises in using cartoons and live drawing in performance as well as to document conferences, discussions and events. Most of his performance work has been devised for young audiences and involves elements of interactivity and improvisation.

Shane Latimer is a guitarist, composer and teacher based in Dublin. He plays 6 and 8 string guitars using not only conventional techniques but also preparations/manipulations and other extended techniques. He also works with sampling, analogue and digital synthesis and electronic processing and is a keen

Tour schedule:

Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick - Fri 21 Oct @ 11am
Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda - Sat 22 Oct @ 2pm
Solstice Arts Centre, Navan - Mon 24 Oct @ 10am
Roscommon Arts Centre, Roscommon - Tue 25 Oct @ 10am
glór Arts Centre, Ennis - Wed 26 Oct @ 10.30am
The Ark, Dublin - Thu 27 Oct @ 10.15am & 12.15pm
Island Arts Centre, Lisburn - Sat 29 Oct @ 3.30pm
Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford - Sun 30 Oct @ 3pm
Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge - Mon 31 Oct @ 2pm

Funded by an Arts Council Touring Award.

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