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Stet Lab April 14th 2009 (update)

Next Stet Lab will be on Tuesday, April 14th 2009, upstairs @ The Roundy, Castle Street, Cork, Ireland [map…]. Up-to-date details…

Stet Lab featuring Katie O’Looney plus OPKA

Tuesday, April 14th 2009

9:00 pm (doors: 8:45 pm)

Upstairs @ The Roundy [map…]
Castle Street
Cork, Ireland

€10 (€5)

Stet Lab returns this April at its regular venue The Roundy, Castle Street, and features a compelling improviser (with a taste for the dramatic) who emerged from the downtown New York scene: percussionist Katie O’Looney.

A self-described “one woman multi-instrumentalist searching the inner avenues and remote natural boundaries of exploration with a sense of enjoyment,” Katie O’Looney is set to keep the audience engaged and awestruck. Her playing originates from a hard-rock, psychedelic background which was then the launch pad for her venture into an ever explorative improvisation scene. Her numerous collaborators include many of the best known names in latter-day improvised music—Zeena Parkins, Elliott Sharp and Fred Frith. She has performed and toured extensively as part of ensembles such as Steppin’ Razor, Carbon, Details At Eleven, Bite Like A Kitty, Better than Death, Raeo and Zar. In addition to her career as a drummer, she is also a visual artist, and has provided music for Rose Lowder’s experimental films.

Warming up April’s activities, Stet Lab welcomes back the the performers who introduced themselves as John, Paul, George and Ringo of Cork improvisation: OPKA. Their public debut in January was a triumph of dynamic real-time music, and Stet Lab is excited to be showcasing them again. The band—Owen Sutton (drums), Paul Dowling (bass), Kevin Terry and Andrea Bonino (guitars)—hail from vastly differing backgrounds and traditions, and have recently been expanding on open form improvisation with on-the-fly, top-down methods of (re)organization.

The event will begin at 9:00 pm (doors open at 8:45 pm) and entry is €10 (€5).

Stet Lab will be back on Monday, May 11th with Birmingham-based saxophonist Bruce Coates.