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Stet Lab November 10th 2008 (update)

Next Stet Lab will be on Monday, November 10th 2008, upstairs @ The Roundy, Castle Street, Cork, Ireland [map…]. Up-to-date details…

Stet Lab celebrates its first birthday with saxophonist Franziska Schroeder

Monday, November 10th 2008

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

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

€10 (€5)

One year after the launch of Cork’s monthly improvisation event, Stet Lab returns on Monday, 10th November to its very first venue—upstairs at The Roundy. To celebrate this anniversary, Stet Lab will be inviting both regular participants and newcomers, and welcoming special guest, the Belfast-based extraordinary saxophonist-improviser-theorist Franziska Schroeder.

If real-time sonic deviance is something that you enjoy, then Franziska Schroeder’s saxophone prowess is definitely not to be missed. Her technique is quick and virtuosic: every second of the improvisation brings a new dimension to the performance (switch off for an instant and you will be left wondering how the sonic landscape changed). Having a sound and approach that sets her in a league of her own, it is unsurprising that Schroeder has a distinguished background that includes a fellowship at the Sonic Arts Research Centre in Belfast.

Schroeder is the founder of the digital media collective l a u t, and was the artistic director of the ICMC Roots Ensemble. She has released a double CD with her trio FAINT (with pianist Pedro Rebelo and drummer Steven Davis), and May There Be… (with Rebelo, ’cellist Guilherme Rodrigues and violist Ernesto Rodrigues), both on the Creative Source Recordings label.

“Over the past twelve month, Stet Lab has successfully presented ten events and welcomed a dozen guest artists,” said Stet Lab founder and curator Han-earl Park, who will also be performing with Schroeder. “I’m pleased and excited to launch our second year of onstage mutations and hybrids with an event featuring Franziska Schroeder; I cannot think of any better musician with whom to celebrate Stet Lab’s first birthday.”

Also performing at the event will be a group of Cork-based improvisers, Veronica Tadman (voice), Paul Dowling (bass) and Barry Twomey (guitar), appearing as The Real-Time Company (for the Ad-Hoc Association) of….

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

Stet Lab’s Winter 2008 season will continue at The Roundy on Monday, 8th 9th December featuring another saxophonist, Birmingham-based Bruce Coates.


12-05-08 change date of December Lab from 8th to 9th.

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