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Alarmist | Magnetica Orkesteria SPECTRUM

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The Grand Social

35 Liffey Street Lower

D01 C3N0 Dublin

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Saturday night at SPECTRUM is an double header of two thrilling live bands, one from Ireland, one from Finland, but both whose musicians have trod the the 12 Points stage, with all the freshness and originality that the festival programme imbibes.

As the name implies, intense musical magnetism is the driving force for multi award winning Finnish saxophonist Pauli Lyytinen’s quartet Magnetica Orkesteria. Lyytinen is THE current Finnish jazz musician to follow if woodwinds are your penchant, and even if they are not.

With his Magnetia Orkesteri he has assembled four of the best Finnish jazz musicians working today. Three of them have performed at 12 Points with their own equally impressive ensembles. Celebrated trumpeter, Verneri Pohjola with Ilmiliekki, bassist Eero Tikkanen with crowd favourites Mopo and Lyytinen with avant pop trio Elifantree. Pohjola himself has been described as one of the most original artists of his generation, while Lyytinen is a recent winner of the Ted Curson prize at the Pori Jazz Festival.

With a sound that could be described as Art Ensemble of Chicago meets Henry Threadgill, this is a fierce and controlled cornucopia of 21st century free jazz meets western chamber music, with Lyytinen’s tightly woven compositions creating a framework for these four equally strong free spirits to perform intensely personal music.

"There’s definitely something that connects Chicago to Northern Europe in terms of this particular blend, and it’s a damn good one" - The Wire

Alarmist are one of Dublin's most exciting live acts, and their blend of experimental rock, jazz, math and electronic elements has found them an international fanbase. Currently in the midst of recording their second full-length album, Alarmist present a quasi orchestral approach that allows their music to hover in its own instrumental space, gravitationally pulled toward a rock aesthetic but constantly implying other philosophies.

Their music contains both frenetic energy, playful melodicism and constant experimentation blending a sophisticated palette of sounds.

"they use their instruments of rock in ways that incorporate jazz, electronic and truly experimental textures to create something unlike the standard. Alarmist’s music spins and pivots in motion and colour.” - Nialler9.com

SPECTRUM Creative Music for Curious Ears

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IMC present 3 nights of diverse programming at SPECTRUM 2019 with an eclectic mix of acts at the intersection where jazz and creative music collide, with focus on the live and the improvised.




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35 Liffey Street Lower

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