The 10th edition of Bottlenote, an artist-led annual festival of improvised music in Dublin.
10, 10 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2.
available from billetto.ie/e/bottlenote-10-tickets-331736/
year Bottlenote celebrate the 10th
edition of their annual festival of improvised music in Dublin.
Bottlenote once again proudly present a selection of improvising
musicians from Ireland alongside their international counterparts for
three days and nights of bold, challenging and innovative music.
Each concert will feature two performances by both well established
and new projects along with a smattering of ad-hoc ensembles made up
of the festival participants devised over the course of the weekend.
is a group of Dublin based musicians working in the field of
improvised music. Over the past decade we have hosted events in alternative arts spaces and buildings
of architectural, cultural and historical significance. This
year Bottlenote will set up camp in Studio
on Wicklow St.
in the heart of Dublin's city centre. Lighting
designer John Crudden will again join our production team to animate
offers a unique musical experience for audiences in Ireland and
functions as a developmental hothouse for Irish improvising
musicians. Over the past decade our shows have received acclaim for
framing music improvisation in a manner that captures the
Bottlenote festival is curated by Shane Latimer and Justin Carroll
and is supported by the Arts Council.
no-holds-barred celebration of beautiful noise. It’s a defiant
stand against the “safeness” of mainstream commercial music,
providing musicians and audiences with the space (literally and
figuratively) to get past their preconceptions in an environment that
buzzes with creative energy. [...] In fact, no-one knows what to
expect – that’s the idea."-
Andonovska, Matthew Bourne, Justin Carroll, Fionnuala Conway, Stephen
Davis, Tobias Delius, Lenka Dobai, Matthew Jacobson, Shane Latimer,
Cora Venus Lunny, Aonghus McEvoy, Judith
- Cora Venus Lunny
Venus Lunny is an improvising violinist, violist, vocalist and
composer with a strong classical background and extensive experience
in many genres especially contemporary classical, improvised and folk
musics. A fascination with consciousness and groove drives her
passion for music and performance. Cora has a special fondness for
bringing new music to diverse audiences, and she has premiered many
contemporary works as a soloist, with her string quartet, with the
Crash Ensemble, and as a collaborator.
- Orgone Accumulator
Delius (tenor saxophone) Shane Latimer (guitar) Justin Carroll
(organ) Steve Davis (drums)
at Bottlenote's landmark show BLEED at Dublin Fringe in 2016, Orgone
Accumulator wildly reinterprets that classic ensemble – the organ
quartet. Bringing together musicians based in Dublin, Belfast, Berlin
and New York this group redraws the lines for what an organ combo can
mastery of the tenor is sprawling, but the deep, warm richness of his
tone is a constant, recalling the breathy sensuality of Ben Webster,
the agile gravity of Sonny Rollins, and the pinched phrasing of
Archie Shepp ..." Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader
- Lina Andonovska/Matthew Jacobson
Andonovska (flutes) and Matthew Jacobson (drum kit) come together
occasionally to subdivide, recite semiotic quotes, and bring new
sounds into the ether. Independently, both are internationally
respected soundmakers in the fields of composed score and
improvisation. Collectively, they are embarking upon a quest to
commission new work and improvisational scenarios for their
combination of amplified low flutes and drum kit. So far the duo have
presented offerings for the Association of Irish Composers and
performed as part of composer/performer Nick Roth’s residency at
the Dun Laoghaire Lexicon. Upcoming projects include an appearance at
the much-acclaimed improv and contemporary music ‘Bottlenote’
festival in Dublin and world domination.
- Matthew Bourne's moogmemory
a nod to the pioneering work of Annette Peacock and Paul Bley, Bourne
has turned his considerable talents to the world of analogue
synthesisers. Growing from improvised live performances, these
compositions took shape in the studio as Bourne explored and moulded
the vast sonic possibilities of voltage-controlled oscillators. The
seed for this project was planted when he acquired an uncooperative
1982 Memorymoog, having it painstakingly modified and upgraded by
in Germany. Created without the use of computers or sequencers,
is the first album to be recorded using only the Lintronics Advanced
24th February (please note earlier times)
- Aonghus McEvoy
McEvoy is a composer, improviser and guitar player based in Dublin.
He explores the intersections between composition and improvisation,
oblique restraint and histrionic rock excess. Aonghus' work moves
between collaborations with improvisers, indeterminate scores for
small ensembles and skewed takes on folk idioms. Aonghus has
performed alongside musicians such as Rhodri Davies, Annette
Krebs, Jon Collin, Ludo Mich, Damo Suzuki, David Maranha, Ailbhe Nic
Oireachtaigh, Tristan Clutterbuck, Adam Pultz Melbye, Ricardo
Jacinto, David Lacey and has realised scores by composers such
as Conal Ryan, Jorge Boehringer and Eva-Maria Houben. He is also a
member of fabricated folk troupe Woven Skull.
- Silver Kites
Conway, Lenka Dobai, Judith Ring
Kites is a Dublin-based vocal ensemble that write and perform new and
experimental music. Their repertoire is diverse and includes
experimental vocal and art-based projects that aim to bring choral
music into new performance contexts. Musicians, artists and composers
in their own right, the members have considerable experience in
performance, music technology and multimedia exhibition, giving this
group an eclectic mix of talents and skills with which to create and
perform exciting and varied work.