The Association of Irish Composers presents:  Other Directions:  Lina Andonovska + Matthew Jacobson

8.30pm (doors 8pm), Tuesday 12 December
The Grand Social
Tickets: €12/10 (students)
Available from and at the door

For the final event of 2017, the Association of Irish Composers presents two of the country’s finest new music performers, Lina Andonovska (flute) and Matthew Jacobson (drumkit).

Mixing the improvising virtuosity of Jacobson with the new music prowess of Andonovska, this is a duo of both brilliance and dexterity, easily moving between styles and sounds. It will be a night of improvisations, innovations, experimentations and celebrations, featuring music by Karen Power, Linda Buckley, Nick Roth and Anna Murray, as well as the duo themselves.

Part of the Other Directions concert series, exploring the many different forms and facets of music creation and composition in Ireland, and is supported by Arts Council Ireland. The AIC is supported by IMRO.

Listen to the artists online:
Lina Andonovska:
Matthew Jacobson:

In Conversation:

Also – join the AIC earlier in the evening for a special In Conversation event exploring improvisation in new music at First Draft Coffee in Filmbase, Temple Bar at 6pm. Share a coffee – or a mulled wine – and a chat with composers, performers and new music fans as the Christmas season kicks off. Speakers to be announced soon.

Matthew Jacobson is a drummer, composer, bandleader, educator and producer currently based Dublin. He completed his BA in Jazz Performance at Newpark Music Centre, Dublin in 2008 and in 2010 he received a Masters Degree in Music Performance from Lucerne University, Switzerland.

He has represented his country, touring with the European Jazz Orchestra in 2008 and performs regularly in Ireland and abroad. He is also a co-director of Diatribe Records, Ireland’s leading record label for new sounds and the Irish co-producer of European exchange tour network and annual festival Match&Fuse. Since 2010, Matthew has been a member of faculty on Newpark Music Centre’s BA in Jazz Performance program, as both a drum tutor and ensemble leader.

As well as performing, composing for and recording with his own quartet ReDiviDeR – winners of the Cork Jazz Festival 2011 ‘Best Young Artist Award’ – Matthew also co-leads German-based guitar trio Blowout Fracture, Swiss-based quintet A E R I E, New York-based trio FarJam and France-based Foluain Trio.

Lina Andonovska leads a diverse career as soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player, collaborator and educator. Quickly gaining recognition internationally as a fearless and versatile artist, she has collaborated and performed with Crash Ensemble (Ireland), Australian Chamber Orchestra, Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond), s t a r g a z e, Southern Cross Soloists (Aus) and eighth blackbird (USA). She is critically acclaimed for her interpretation of new music, having closely collaborated with Louis Andriessen, Brett Dean, Ann Cleare, Donnacha Dennehy, Michael Gordon, David Lang, Thomas Ades, Anthony Pateras and Nick Roth. Rolling Stone Magazine hailed her performance of Bun-Ching Lam’s piccolo concertino at the Bang On A Can Summer Festival as “superbly played, (ranging) from sustained ‘somebody-please-get-that-tea-kettle’ squeaks to the flit and flutter of its beautifully lilting trills…”

Recent performance credits include the European premiere of Dean’s flute concerto ‘Siduri Dances’ with the Deutsches Kammerorchester, recitals at the Tokyo Experimental Festival, and guest appearances with s t a r g a z e across Germany. In the 2017/2018 season, she will be joining the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Guest Principal Flautist, as associate artist with Southern Cross Soloists (AU) and perform the latest opera by Dennehy/Walsh with Crash Ensemble.


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