SPECTRUM Festival: Creative Music For Curious Ears

Posted 2 months ago in Festival Features

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With SPECTRUM, Improvised Music Company, Note and Homebeat have joined forces to create a new festival experience for fans of innovative music-making.

A quick scan of the three day programme reveals a widely diverse programme of music that flows through the prism of the jazz approach.  There is, as you would expect, a strong focus on improvisation and the live experience, covering quite literally a full spectrum through jazz, progressive, rock, alt-folk to electronica.


Programme highlights include Ronan Guilfoyle, jazz composer and bassist, teaming up with New Yorkers Tom Rainey and Dave Binney to perform Guilfoyle’s Hands (March 10) and the double-bill of Belgian instrumental trio Dans Dans and the Norway’s Hedvig Mollestad with her unrefined punk sensibilities (March 11).

The programme is complemented by SPECTRUM Speaks, a series of compelling, thought provoking talks including this head scratcher: “Is Music Genre Dead or does it just smell funny?”, a public seminar led by Professor Matthew Causey of Trinity College Dublin featuring Úna Molloy, Nicholas Brown and Laura Hyland.

Full programme info HERE

Spectrum Festival

Friday 10th – Sunday 12th March

Various venues

For more see: improvisedmusic.ie

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