Piece by Piece

IMC and Triskel are coming together to host a weekly sequence of online solo performances featuring leading Irish improvisers beginning on Friday 10th April at 8pm.

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. Improvising musicians are uniquely skilled at interpretation and spontaneous creation allowing for fresh creation of the highest calibre. These eight sequential solo performances in the new ‘Piece by Piece’ series will be broadcast via IMC's YouTube channel , as well as IMC's and Triskel's social media platforms on Fridays at 8pm, beginning on Friday 10th April with a ‘live’ solo performance from acclaimed guitarist and electronic improviser Shane Latimer. Other artists commissioned in this series include woodwind instrumentalist, composer and producer Seán MacErlaine, world-class improvising pianist Izumi Kimura, virtuoso trombonist and composer Paul Dunlea, composer, pianist and arranger Cormac McCarthy, improvising violinist, violist and composer Cora Venus Lunny, harpist and sound artist Úna Monaghan, and a duo input from couple saxophonist/composer/producer Nick Roth and vocalist/composer Olesya Zdorovetska.

Enjoy fresh new music, influenced in real-time, from world-class Irish improvising musicians, telling the story of these strange times through new music and live performance, piece by piece. Piece by Piece is an exciting new initiative from IMC and Triskel Arts Centre, which brings an entirely new meaning to the term ‘online influencer’. IMC and Triskel are committed to continuing to employ artists and engage audiences, particularly during these challenging times.

  • Friday 10th April: Shane Latimer - guitar/electronics
  • Friday 17th April: Nick Roth - saxophones & Olesya Zdorovetska - vocals.
  • Friday 24th April: Seán MacErlaine - clarinet/reeds/electronics
  • Friday 1st May: Cormac McCarthy - piano
  • Friday 8th May: Cora Venus Lunny - violin/viola
  • Friday 15th May: Paul Dunlea - trombone
  • Friday 22nd May: Izumi Kimura - piano
  • Friday 29th May: Ú na Monaghan - harp

‘Piece By Piece’ is one of IMC’s new online initiatives to support and sustain the Irish artist community. Additionally, we are currently promoting online music lessons , promoting album releases in the place of live concerts as well as featuring a number of useful career focused articles in our website’s Resource section.

More info and links: https://www.improvisedmusic.ie/news/new-online-series-piece-by-piece