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Artists announced for Piece By Piece Season 2

Following the international success of the series Piece By Piece in April-May 2020, Improvised Music Company (IMC) return with a second season of this unique musical ‘chain letter’ of online improvisation, with eight exciting new artists from Ireland creating new work in sequence.

The first series of Piece by Piece demonstrated the rich possibilities of the online medium, as some of Ireland’s finest improvising artists created new musical works. Creative use of film and manipulated visuals showed the artists’ inspirations and thought processes, and became as much part of the experience as the music.

With a fresh impetus for this second season of Piece by Piece, the principle of interconnectedness will continue, with each artist’s performance influencing or inspiring the next. Piece by piece, artists will create new improvised work, based on the preceding work.

The full freedom of improvisation and spontaneous creation, and a diverse range of artists whose practice often expands beyond the musical will make for distinctive digital experiences.

These eight sequential solo performances Piece by Piece Season 2, will be broadcast via IMC's YouTube channel, as well as IMC's social media platforms on Fridays at 8pm, beginning on Friday 27th November with a ‘live’ solo performance from Galway-based guitarist and electronic improviser Aengus Hackett.

Other artists commissioned in this series include vocalist and electronics composer Jenna Harris, innovative Belfast drummer Steve Davis, guitarist and composer Chris Guilfoyle, sound and performance artist Vicky Langan, keyboard and gamelan explorer Bianca Gannon, critically-acclaimed vocalist and composer Lauren Kinsella, and dynamic alto-sax player Chris Engel.

Enjoy fresh new music, influenced in real-time, from world-class Irish improvising musicians, telling the story of these times through new music and live performance, piece by piece.

Friday 27th November - Aengus Hackett (Read Aengus' reflections on his work here)

Friday 4th December - Bianca Gannon (Read Bianca's reflections on her work here)

Friday 11th December - Steve Davis (Read Steve's reflections on his work here)

Friday 18th December - Jenna Harris (Read Jenna's reflections on her work here)

Christmas Break

Friday January 8th - Lauren Kinsella (Read Lauren's reflections on her work here)

Friday January 15th - Chris Guilfoyle (Read Chris' reflections on his work here)

Friday January 22nd - Vicky Langan (Read Vicky's reflections on her work here)

Friday January 29th - Chris Engel (Read Chris' reflections on his work here)

‘Piece By Piece’ is one of IMC’s online initiatives to support and sustain the Irish artist community. Additionally, we are currently promoting online music lessons, promoting album releases, and online concerts and featuring professional development material through our Jazz Connector sessions and Resources.

Subscribe to IMC's YouTube to catch the new series of Piece By Piece.

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