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Monster Music Improv 18 Apr 2015

Join acclaimed vocalist and improviser Lauren Kinsella, outstanding guitarist and technology-whizz Shane Latimer and inventive cartoonist Patrick Sanders for a music performance with a difference. For ages 5+.

The musicians will instantly create funky jazzy melodies on-the-spot, while Patrick draws cool cartoons of the music that are projected live! Expect lots of spontaneous music fun, some well-known tunes, fantastic cartoons and strange spooky sounds thrown in for good measure.

Monster Music Improv is a music improvisation and visual adventure presented by The Ark and Improvised Music Company.

Part of Music Town 2015.

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About the Performers...

Lauren Kinsella is a contemporary vocalist, composer, bandleader. Winner of the 2013 Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize, her work has been reviewed in several countries including the USA, Germany, the UK, France, Norway, Switzerland and Ireland and she regularly appears on many international radio stations.

Belfast-based performer and illustrator, Patrick Sanders specialises in using cartoons and live drawing in performance as well as to document conferences, discussions and events. Most of his performance work has been devised for young audiences and involves elements of interactivity and improvisation.

Shane Latimer is a guitarist, composer and teacher based in Dublin. He plays 6 and 8 string guitars using not only conventional techniques but also preparations/manipulations and other extended techniques. He also works with sampling, analogue and digital synthesis and electronic processing and is a keen percussionist.

About Improvised Music Company...

Improvised Music Company is a not-for-profit organisation specialising in jazz, improvised and ethnic music. IMC produces 2 annual festivals, regular monthly concerts and support music education and audience development in Ireland. Find out more at

About MusicTown...

MusicTown is a brand new music festival organised by Dublin City Council which will showcase the immense musical talent, heritage and vibrancy of Dublin from April 10th — 19th. It will be a celebration of all types of music, created and enjoyed throughout the city, as its eclectic programme taps into our lyrical, musical and storytelling culture to excite audiences from all ages and interests. Find out more at