SPECTRUM: Creative Music for Curious Ears

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Presented by Improvised Music Company in association with Note Productions and Homebeat, SPECTRUM is a new festival experience for fans of innovative music-making.

Set to present three days of stimulating music “at the creative intersection where jazz, contemporary, rock and electronic music collide”, the Dublin festival – which will run from March 10-12 at Whelans and The Opium Rooms on Wexford St, Dublin – will have a focus on the live and improvised, complimented by a compelling programme of talks.

From a debate on the excessive classifications of modern music led by Professor Matthew Causey from Trinity College Dublin, Paul G Smyth and jazz composer and bassist Ronan Guilfoyle being joined by two of New York’s most respected jazz musicians Tom Rainey and Dave Binney to Cian Nugent, the cinematic sounds of Belgian instrumental trio Dans Dans (pictured), the raw punk energy of Norway’s Hedvig Mollestad and world-class improvisers in Izumi Kimura and Barry Guy, the programme is full of acts “intent on creatively evolving and busting confines of genre for the germination of truly creative music”.

Limited amount of Festival Tickets at €30 on-sale until Sunday 5th February (or when they sell out). Standard Festival Pass is €40. Go here to buy and here for more info.

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