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  • Fri

    Spectrum Festival: Brian Irvine Ensemble

    The Button Factory



    As part of Dublin's Spectrum Festival by the Improvised Music Company, The Button Factory hosts a show from Northern Irish avant-garde composer Brian Irvine on March 8.

    His 13 piece ensemble mutates elements of contemporary classical, improvisation, theatre, thrash, cartoonary and ensemble playing in manner that screams irreverence, joy and virtuosity. Think a mutant cocktail of Zappa and Icebreaker, Han Bennink and the Instant Composers Pool, with a heavy dollop of Beefheart, Ornette Coleman and John Zorn. They have performed all over the world to widespread critical acclaim headlining at some of the world’s leading festivals.

    Brian Irvine was born in Belfast. His huge body of work includes operas, orchestral works, large-scale participatory work, films, multi-media installations, dance works as well as ensemble, solo, and chamber pieces. He has won two BSACA British Composers Awards as well as the Radio 3 Jazz Award for best new work.

    Tickets are available from Eventbrite, priced from €15 early bird to €49 for the entire festival. Doors open at 8pm.

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