Presented by SlapBang
Lina Andonovska (flutes) and Matthew Jacobson’s (drum kit) worlds collided in Ireland’s experimental music scene – Andonovska from a contemporary music background and Jacobson from the world of improvised sounds. Their collaboration blurs the boundaries and distinctions between genres. Together they subdivide, recite semiotic quotes, and bring new sounds into the ether.
This is the bass flute and drum kit duo of your dreams! Hear what sonic exploits are possible when you bring together two genre-defying musicians exploring heard and unheard timbres of their instruments. A musical match made in heaven, Andonovska and Jacobson explore the horizons of contemporary music, embarking upon a mission to place this instrument combination at the front and centre of your standard concert platform. A sonic combination that you never knew you needed to experience.
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Running Time: 70 mins
SlapBang are Lina Andonovska and Matthew Jacobson. Flautist Lina Andonovska leads an intrepid career that spans across continents. She is flautist of 4 time Grammy Award-winning ensemble Eighth Blackbird. She has also performed with some of the most important ensembles of the 21st Century including Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Recherche, Australia Chamber Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra and was musician I residence with Ireland’s Crash Ensemble in 2015. Since relocating to Ireland, she has premiered over 150 new works.
Matthew Jacobson is one of Ireland’s most in-demand drummers, performing in jazz, contemporary and improvised idioms. He is co-director of Diatribe, Ireland’s leading experimental music label. He is lecturer of Jazz studies at Dublin City University.
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.
“From this point of view, the album is a tour de force, and well worth a serious listen.”
– The Journal of Music Ireland
– All About Jazz
“Techno meets Boulez”
– Loud Mouth, Australia
“Not necessarily for the faint of heart, but for the curious of ear”
– The Irish Times