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Nick Roth

Nick Roth is a saxophonist, composer, educator and producer based in Dublin, Ireland. His work explores the liberation of improvisation from composition, the impact of natural form on technology and the contemporary interpretatio n of traditional music. A curious predisposition and a constant refusal to accept the existence of boundaries between the real and the imaginary has led to collaborations with many of the world's leading performers, composers, choreographers, visual artist s and ensembles. Similarly, a deep fascination with emergent pattern has led to on - going conversations with key scientific institutions in the interwoven fields of mathematical biology, forest canopy ecology and hydrology

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Ian Patterson's Best Releases Of 2020

Read "Ian Patterson's Best Releases Of 2020" reviewed by Ian Patterson

A year like no other produced a terrific amount of great music, much of inspired by--or in spite of—the surreal circumstances. Here, in no particular order, are some of my favorite releases of the year. A huge thank you to all the musicians, record labels, studios, agents, promotors and virtual technicians who helped keep us relatively ...

Mere Nation

Label: Diatribe Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: I’m Benter; Cicaplast; Tricky; Opener; Grove Park; Haiku.

Unrealtime

Label: Diatribe Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: He Piccoli Man; Nausea; Just Hypogamy; Gum; Azoman; Toxic Pregum; Unphonem Ypsik.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Panos Ghikas: Unrealtime

Read "Unrealtime" reviewed by Ian Patterson

The cover of Greek composer/improvisor Panos Ghikas' Unrealtime certainly piques the curiosity regarding the musical content within the grooves. The title provides just a whiff of a clue. The plot thickens with a perusal of the personnel, which reveals, that alongside Nick Roth on alto and soprano saxophones and Luis Tabuenca on percussion, the leader handles ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Matthew Jacobson: Rituals Of Sound And Time

Read "Matthew Jacobson: Rituals Of Sound And Time" reviewed by Ian Patterson

For someone whose livelihood and lifeblood are all about rhythms, the COVID-19 lockdown, with its very different rhythms, must be extremely frustrating. Especially when, as is the case with Matthew Jacobson, renowned drummer, composer, promotor and record label manager, there is no drum kit in his Dublin apartment. “I've been doing more work on ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Lina Andonovska: A Way A Lone A Last

Read "A Way A Lone A Last" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Solo flute albums rarely clog up the world's second-hand vinyl bins. More's the pity, for the flute's sounds are timeless. In prehistoric times people played flutes made from bones and mammoth ivory--making the connection between the air inhaled and exhaled to produce music. Or sounds, for there is, and always has been, a fine line between ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

ReDiviDeR: Mere Nation

Read "Mere Nation" reviewed by Ian Patterson

It may be disappointing to enigmatologists that there are no palindromes or obvious anagrams from ReDiviDeR on its third Diatribe Records release, following Never Odd Or Even (2011) and I Dig Monk, Tuned (2013). Musicophiles, however, should be delighted, for like its predecessors, Mere Nation is a colorful box of delights. Rambunctious, brooding and tender in ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Brilliant Corners 2020

Read "Brilliant Corners 2020" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Brilliant Corners 2020 Various Venues jny:Belfast, N. Ireland February 27 to March 7, 2020 Maybe it's global warming, for just as the first bloom of spring in these strange times appears in February, so too, Brilliant Corners starts ever earlier. From its first, modest edition over three days ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Galway Jazz Festival 2018: Day 3

Read "Galway Jazz Festival 2018: Day 3" reviewed by James Fleming

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 Various Bands Various Venues Galway Jazz Festival Galway, Ireland October 6, 2018 On Saturday morning in The Mick Lally Theatre's lobby, Galway Jazz Festival's Pop Up Record Shop sold the works and wares of the festival's many ...


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