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Match&Fuse Festival: Dublin 2017

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Diatribe presents

Match&Fuse Festival, Dublin

September 16th (2 - 5PM), 2017

NINE visiting EUROPEAN musicians



THREE of Ireland’s leading music makers


THREE days


ONE-OFF Irish performance


In the spirit of reunifying Europe at a time of unrest and disparity, this September, Match & Fuse are placing an even greater emphasis on the 'fused' side of things.

After hugely successful festivals in London, Oslo, Rome, Warsaw and Toulouse, this year, nine leading lights in the new European wave of music making including Julien Desprez (Charlie Haden, Mats Gustafsson), Heidi Heidelberg ("Heidelberg’s quasi-operatic vocals are entrancing"), Maxime Delporte (Tzadik), Lynn Cassiers (Sub Rosa label), Hilde Marie Holsen (Norway), among others, are coming to Dublin to collaborate and create new music with some of Ireland's most exciting artists including Chris Guilfoyle, Brendan Doherty and Sam Comerford.

After three days of collaborative workshops, the newly formed ensembles will perform at dlr LexIcon on Saturday 16th September at 2pm. Tickets available from Match & Fuse Dublin eventbrite

Witness freshly minted sounds - featuring some of Europe’s most adventurous music makers - that weave, dip and swerve around any kind of textbook categorisation. Match & Fuse says oui, ja, tá, goed, guet to composition, improv, drone, noise, jazz, contemporary classical, free rock, sounds back-to-front, upside-down, all rolled into something new.

Strike a Match, light the Fuse, & duck for cover at Match & Fuse ‘17 (Dublin edition)!

These groups will then go on to perform at other M&F events around Europe at later dates, including Match & Fuse Festival Zürich 2017 at the end of September.

Featured Musicians include:

(FR) Julien Desprez (guitar/electronics)

Member of Mats Gustafsson’s NU Ensemble with Ken Vandermark & Nate Wooley; other collaborators inc Mette Rasmussen, Noel Akchoté, Tortoise, Charlie Haden and EMC recording artist Louis Sclavis. His own bands include Parquet and solo project Acapulco Redux. Past performances have included Jazz Em Agosto (Portugal), Meteo Mulhouse Music Festival, Nuits Sonores http://www.juliendesprez.com/

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Video Desprez with Mettte Rasmussen

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(FR) Carla Gaudre (sax)

Carla Guadre studied at the College de Marciac where she worked with Wynton Marsalis, Stéphane Belmondo, Herbie Hancock and Diane Reeves. In 2009 she founded Wen Quartet group after meeting pianist Andy Emler. She later worked with Markit Zero, XXELLES, Kongo Square, SOFIA (Support of Female Improvising Artists), Dooley and the Dogs (Bristol pop quartet -UK), HøST (and her orchestral version HøST'Chestra).

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(FR) Maxime Delporte (bass)

As a composer, the first album by his band, Stabat Akish, was released on John Zorn’s label Tzadik in 2009. Born in Johannesburg, Maxime Delporte (double bass) is currently a member of Remi Panossian Trio. A key member of the Toulouse scene for many years he has played in several projects with different musicians including Abdu Salim, Christian TonTon Salut, Pierre Dayraud, Jean-Marc Padovani. He has previously performed at Nancy Jazz Pulsations, Jazz in Marciac, Millau en Jazz and many more festivals across the world. http://www.remipanossian.com/en/maxime-delporte/

(CH) Nils Fischer (saxophone)

Nils Fischer is a saxophone and bass clarinet player with a favour for low frequencies. Nils cites Frank Möbus as a key influence. His band The Great Harry Hillman“ (Cuneiform Records) has toured Europe extensively. He also performs with other groups including Laurent Méteau’s ‘Metabolism’; Marena Whitcher’s ‘Shady Midnight Orchestra’, Blaer, Raphael Jost and lots of horns and Zurich Jazz Orchestra. http://nilsfischer.ch/

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(BE) Anneleen Boehme (double bass; voice)

Recognised as one of the best female double bass players in Belgium, Anneleen Boehme studied at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague (The Netherlands). She is the bass player of the well-known Belgian jazz trio LABtrio (with Lander Gyselinck on drums and Bram De Looze on piano). They have performed at festivals inc Ghent Jazz Festival (Belgium), the Theatre Festival in Avignon (France), Twelve Points Festival (Sweden), Jazz Middelheim (Belgium), Umea Jazz Festival (Sweden), Nattjazz (Norway), Maijazz (Norway) and many more. https://anneleenboehme.com/

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(BE) Lynn Cassiers (voice, piano, electronics)

Cassiers performs in the jazz and improv scene in Belgium and across Europe and has released albums on Rough Trade and Belgium’s famed Sub Rosa label. She performs with Jozef Dumoulin’s ‘Lidlboj’, Riccardo Luppi’s Mure Mure, Tape Cuts Tape, The Crappy Mini Band, The Fish and The Ball (solo), Lilly Joel among others. Other collaborators have included Mira Calix, Marshall Allen (Sun Ra Arkestra), Jack Van Poll, Leon Parker, Alexandra Grimal, Eric Thielemans, Joao Lobo and many others. https://lynncassiers.com/

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part Eno, part electroacoustic chill, part 4AD Chiaroscuro’ (The Wire)

(UK) Heidi Heidelberg (vocals/ guitar)

Heidi Heidelberg is an anarchic soprano, an improviser, musician and a composer, bringing together classical coloratura, jazz scat, beatbox and rock vocal influences. A gutsy electric guitarist and master of the loop pedal she has written music for award-winning films and theatre, and collaborated with a number of innovative artists. Her current projects include 'Bitch 'n' Monk' - an experimental/jazz duo project with Colombian flautist Mauricio Velasierra. Bitch 'n' Monk have played at London's Royal Festival Hall, Paris' La Cigale, the London Jazz Festival and have performed live on BBC Radio 3 Late Junction. Heidelberg's other collaborations include 'Female Athletes' a free improvisation ensemble with Velasierra and Berlin-based saxophonist Peter Ehwald, work with celebrated composer Lina Lapelyte on 'Candy Shop' which has toured the UK, including performances at Glasgow Counterflows festival and the Queen Elizabeth Hall. http://www.heidiheidelberg.co.uk/

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"Like Portishead's Beth Gibbons, Heidelberg dishes out dark-hued affairs of the heart with stinging, deadpan poise" (The Quietus)

"Heidelberg’s quasi-operatic vocals are entrancing, and her control of volume and tone, especially at the delicate end of her range, is breath-taking. The echoes span John Lydon to Thomas Adès" (The Arts Desk)

(NO) Hilde Marie Holsen (trumpet/ electronics)

Hilde Marie Holsen’s debut album «Ask» was released on the Norwegian label «Hubro» to critical acclaim. Since then, she’s gone on to perform on a number of world stages, both as a solo artist and in collaboration with other musicians inc Magnus Bugge, Silent Fires, Maja Ratkje, Food (Thomas Strønen/Iain Ballamy), Morten Qvenild, James Welburn. Processing her trumpet in the electronic realm, she blends the mournful tone of the brass instrument with the explorative field of electronic music to make music that lists somewhere between jazz, the contemporary and drone music. Holsen’s music has unpicked the frayed boundaries of traditions. http://www.hildeholsen.com/

Vist Hilde Holsen music

Holsen’s wandering melody is utterly wondrous, and met halfway through by an electronic tone that mirrors it exactly, then strays on its own course – eventually both are caught in an apocalyptic smudge of noise. Exceptional” – The Guardian

(IE) Chris Guilfoyle (guitar)

Chris Guilfoyle is an established guitar player on the Dublin jazz scene. He grew up in a musical family where his father Ronan Guilfoyle and uncle Conor Guilfoyle are household names in the Irish jazz scene. He has studied at Berklee College of Music - where he was awarded a scholarship from Fender Guitars. Chris has performed in Paris with Ronan Guilfoyle’s Lingua Franca as part of the Festival Jazzy Colours and with Dave Liebman. He leads his own group Umbra, a quintet featuring some of the most promising musicians in the country who play all original compositions. Currently, Chris is part of the guitar and ensemble teaching faculty of Newpark Music Centre’s jazz performance degree. https://www.chrisguilfoyle.com/

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(IE) Sam Comerford (saxophone)

Born in the US but raised in Dublin, Sam’s love of oCharles Mingus made led him to pick up the saxophone at 15. Sam completed his BA in Jazz Performance in Newpark Music Centre, Dublin. Moving to Brussels for his masters, he studied saxophone at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel. He was awarded the "Toots Thielemans Award 2015", given to their most exceptional masters student. As a saxophonist, he represented Ireland in the European Saxophone Ensemble from 2012-2014 and performed twice in the 12 Points Festival, in 2015 and 2016. Current projects include his own trio Thunderblender, Insufficient Funs ((a bass saxophone/drums duo with Matthew Jacobson), Aerie (an avant-garde jazz quintet led by Ingo Hipp (DE), Umbra (Chris Guilfoyle's contemporary jazz quintet), Heptatomic, a Belgian septet led by Eve Beuvens, and Brilliant Corners, a free jazz quartet founded by Manolo Cabras (IT). https://samcomerford.com/

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(IE) Brendan Doherty (drums)

Brendan Doherty is a drummer from Dublin, Ireland. He began his BA in Jazz Performance at Newpark Music Centre at the age of 16, and since then been making a name for himself as one of the most promising emerging talents on the Dublin jazz scene, playing with some of Ireland’s leading jazz musicians such as Mike Nielsen, Ronan Guilfoye and Michael Buckley. In 2015 Brendan was selected to represent his college at the IASJ meeting in Lisbon, Portugal. He currently plays in two up and coming bands, “Cloud Castle Lake” and “Nova Collective” who have played some of the best festivals in Ireland. Brendan graduated from Newpark Music Centre with a BA in jazz Performance in 2015.

About Match&FUSE

Match & Fuse - It’s all in the name: we match bands from different countries then they ‘fuse’ (play) together to create new works. Run by a genuine network of supportive producers, we commission collaborations and are building a reputation for events in imaginative contexts.

Bands get the chance to play outside their homeland, and audiences the opportunity to see the most exciting instrumental and vocal music from the European underground. You may not have heard all the artists we programme but you’ll always have an exciting time.


Diatribe is Ireland's leading record label for new sounds. Founded in 2007, they have released over 20 critically-acclaimed albums from the most innovative and boundary-pushing artists working in Ireland.


Match & Fuse Press

"an energising festival, a rich smorgasbord of talent" The Guardian

“An eclectic set of international artists coming together” The Telegraph

Previous M&F Festivals:
London 2012 | 13 bands | 8 countries | 2000 people attending |http://youtu.be/93X1IqfMYaQ
Oslo 2013 | 24 bands | 10 countries | 2500 people attending | http://youtu.be/XQfNy43PV8E
Rome 2014 | 23 bands | 9 countries | 3500 people attending
Warsaw 2015 | 10 bands | 8 countries | 1000 people attending |http://youtu.be/RpyPkq_gpUw
Toulouse 2016 | 16 bands | 8 countries | 2000 people attending |http://youtu.be/pAhra06sERE

Support from:
Pro Helvetia, Music Norway, Les Productions du Vendredi, Newpark Music Centre, dlr LexIcon, Bureau Export France, Aubergine Artist Management,Arts Council Ireland

www.matchandfuse.com | e: matt@matchandfuse.com | t: +353-86-8641108 | www.diatribe.ie

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