Music Network Announces Line-up for Culture Night 2013
22 August 2013
Music Network today extended an invitation to celebrate Culture Night in the intimate surrounds of The Coach House, Dublin Castle on Friday 20th September with an evening of free live music from some of Ireland’s most talented musicians and former recipients of Music Network's Young Musicwide Award.
Runaway winners of Music Network's Young Musicwide Award in 2012, the superlative Chatham Saxophone Quartet has repeatedly won plaudits for its bravura performances and versatility. With an eclectic repertoire that runs the gamut from Bach to Steve Reich, including contemporary Irish composers and the use of multi-media, this unique ensemble push the boundaries of what we know the saxophone quartet to be. For Culture Night they will perform Graham Fitkin’s Stub; Ian Wilson’s So Softly... ; Philip Glass’:0 Saxophone Quartet (I & IV) and Jacob TV’s Jesus is Coming!
Award-winning songwriter and improviser Lauren Kinsella, leads her group Thought-Fox in a new project with the acclaimed saxophonist Julian Siegel. Together they will explore folk melodies from different nations and a selected repertoire from legendary British jazz musicians Norma Winstone and John Taylor as well as material from Thought-Fox’s debut album "My Guess".
Kinsella, a Dublin-born, London-based singer is a star in the ascendant having made her BBC Proms début earlier this summer and has been awarded the Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize 2013. Fellow foxes include trombonist Colm O’Hara, who has performed with luminaries such as Kenny Wheeler and Michael Brecker, and pianist Tom Gibbs, a stalwart of the Scottish jazz scene. Rhythmic propulsion comes courtesy of seasoned bassist Mick Coady and drummer Simon Roth. Hailed as an "artist in the complete sense" (Kevin Le Gendre, Jazzwise), Kinsella blends poetry, extended vocal techniques, odd-time grooves and traditional jazz harmony with impressive results. “There’s a very approving whisper going around jazz circles – deservedly – and it’s about Lauren Kinsella” Max Reinhardt BBC Radio 3
One of the most highly regarded and in demand saxophonists on the UK and European jazz scene, Julian Siegel brings an exciting new dimension and texture to the Thought-Fox sound. He was awarded the 2007 BBC Jazz Award for Best Instrumentalist and in 2011 the London Festival Fringe London Jazz Award. His varied musical life has included performances with Hermeto Pascoal, Kenny Wheeler, Andrew Hill, Django Bates, Norma Winstone, Bill Frisell, Michael Gibbs, John Taylor, Steve Swallow, Steve Lacy, Jason Yarde and Laurie Anderson. "That lissome, free -wheeling saxophonist…Siegel's wailing, swerving lines burst with character" John Fordham, The Guardian
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Music Network Presents
Chatham Saxophone Quartet, 8pm
Daniel Dunne (soprano saxophone), Darren Hatch (alto saxophone), Ciaran Sutton (tenor saxophone), Ian Finlay (baritone saxophone)Programme: Fitkin Stub; Ian Wilson So Softly... ; Philip Glass:0 Saxophone Quartet (I & IV) and Jacob TV Jesus is Coming!
Thought-Fox with Special Guest Julian Siegel, 9pm
Lauren Kinsella (voice), Colm O’Hara (trombone), Tom Gibbs (piano), Mick Coady (double bass),Simon Roth (percussion) and special guest Julian Siegel (saxophone)
Friday 20th September Dublin
The Coach House, Dublin Castle, 8 – 10 pm
Free, but limited capacity (first come first served).
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