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A new festival experience for fans of innovative music-making, SPECTRUM presents an intriguing line-up of acts at the creative intersection where jazz, contemporary, rock and electronic music collide. Presented by Improvised Music Company (IMC) in association with Note Productions and Homebeat, SPECTRUM is 3 nights of music, both Live and Alive from 10-12th March in Whelans and The Opium Rooms on Wexford St, Dublin
Paul G Smyth & Evan Parker (IRL & US)
Acclaimed Irish pianist Paul G. Smyth will perform at SPECTRUM in a thrilling duo collaboration with one of the greatest saxophonists alive, Evan Parker. Parker's legacy to the world of improvised music can never be overstated, and this collaboration with one of Ireland’s finest creative forces is a truly exciting prospect for any fan of progressive music.
Jazz music is and always has been an attitude more than a fixed genre, with improvisation and evolution at its core. SPECTRUM presents a programme of acts intent on creatively evolving and busting confines of genre for the germination of truly creative music.
Support Act: Cian Nugent (solo)
Cian Nugent has by common consent proved himself a master of sinewy textured guitar playing and immersive instrumentation on a par with avant-folk heroes John Fahey, Jim O’Rourke and Jack Rose. Early last year the accomplished folk guitarist, who is well known for his intricate extended compositions, released his third album Night Fiction. Featuring a collection of songs with a new emphasis on vocals, the album builds on Nugent’s previous work, nodding to his diverse influences, with the strong support of his long-standing band members.
Over the years he has toured with people such as Jack Rose, Glenn Jones, Micah Blue Smaldone, Ben Reynolds, Nalle, The Family Elan, George Stavis, Jozef van Wissem, C Joynes, Peter Delaney, Thinguma*jigSaw and James Blackshaw throughout Europe and the United States.