RTÉ: Arena: Mathilde 253 with Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith

Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith, Han-earl Park, Charles Hayward and Ian Smith (photos copyright 2011 Julia Healy)
Photos © 2011 Julia Healy

An exclusive audio clip of Mathilde 253 (Charles Hayward: drums, percussion and melodica; Han-earl Park: guitar; and Ian Smith: trumpet) with Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith (trumpet) was broadcast on Arena, RTÉ Radio 1, 30 March 2011. You can catch the two minute twenty-seven second improvisation recorded by Alex Fiennes during the soundcheck prior the performance at the Half Moon Theatre (Cork Opera House, Emmet Place, Cork, Ireland) via Arena’s listen again feature (it appears at around the 39–40 minute mark). [Listen again…]

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Presented with funding from the Music Network Performance and Touring Award, and support from UCC School of Music and the Cork Opera House.