It is lively in the *aerie so expect the unexpected: crazy flights, elegant sails, diligent hunting, always checking for limits.
A E R I E creates exciting contemporary music – connecting written material and improvisation with rock and jazz grooves. Structures are expanded and melted down, then brought together again in a fresh way. Live, A E R I E continues to catch the attention of audiences by constantly varying the contours of their flights.
*nest of an eagle or large bird of prey
Building on the success of previous tours in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and Estonia, this October sees the group’s debut Irish tour – supported by Arts Council Ireland’s touring award and Swiss funding body Pro Helvetia. A E R I E released their first album, ‘hatch and host’ on Neuklang Records in 2015 to great success and will be recording their second album in December 2016.
“… Hipp’s thoughtful compositions search out new spaces and new grooves. And, with the excellent rhythm section egging them on, Hipp and Comerford prove themselves capable of that elusive sound of surprise.“ -The Irish Times
“… there is a wildness contained in them that is always entertaining. A freedom that they can head in any direction and vary in speed or form… a bright and fast moving album that has many surprises along the way.” – Nomore Workhorse
• Wed 5th Oct 9:30pm – Dolan’s Pub, Limerick (presented by Limerick Jazz)
• Thurs 6th Oct 8:30pm – Wexford Arts Centre
• Sat 8th Oct 8pm – The Mick Lally Theatre (part of Galway Jazz Festival)
• Sun 9th Oct 8pm – JJ Smyth’s (presented by Improvised Music Company)
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