Izumi Kimura

Izumi Kimura

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Council Council Musician-in-Residence 2019

Tour Dates

Thurs 4 Jul, 7pm dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire
Thurs 1 Aug, 7pm dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire

Izumi Kimura: Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Council Council and Arts Council Musician-in-Residence 2019

Improvising pianist and composer Izumi Kimura’s residency will explore the connection between environmental and musical sounds, by creating field recordings and live music that interact and play with each other. The soundscape of Dún Laoghaire is very rich, and every sound contains space, energy and movements of people, culture and nature. The resulting performances in the dlr LexIcon Studio on Thursday 4th July and Thursday 1st August will filter these sonic histories through a musical ear, bringing them to the here and now via the act of improvisation. Izumi will be joined by collaborators Anthony Kelly (one of the creators of the intriguing Dún Laoghaire Sound Map), vocalist Olesya Zdorovetska and violinist/violist Cora Venus Lunny, both intuitive musicians of mastery and integrity. 

The first performance on Thursday 4th July offers audiences a chace to hear new work at the mid-way point in Izumi's residency, and the performance on Thursday 1st August is the culmination of the collaborative work created during the entire residency. 

Izumi Kimura prepared piano/piano
Cora Venus Lunny violin (4th July only)
Olesya Zdorovetska voice (1st August only)
Anthony Kelly field recordings 

The Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Musician-in-Residence scheme is jointly funded by the Arts Council, and managed by Music Network. 

Thurs 4 Jul dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire 7pm , FREE 01-4750224 dlr Arts Office
Thurs 1 Aug dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire 7pm , FREE 01-4750224 dlr Arts Office