Carole Nelson Trio x MJF

  • Sunday | 26.05.24
  • 3.00pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • Free

Carole Nelson – “a rare, undervalued talent” (The Irish Times) – presents the premiere of The Last Song, the third artist commissioned by the BAN BAM scheme for Irish gender-minority composers run by Improvised Music Company in Dublin. The three-part suite is based on the story of the Hawiian Kauaʻi ʻōʻō bird, which became extinct in the 1980s. A recording was made of the mating call of what was possibly the last of its species.

Carole performs with her two integral collaborators, Cormac O’Brien and Dominic Mullan, striking a balance between composed and improvised pieces, exploring through sound the moving story of this extinction as one amongst the thousands now happening every day.

BAN BAM is a biennial commission and development opportunity for female and gender-minority artists from across Ireland from Improvised Music Company (IMC) Dublin and Moving On Music (MoM) Belfast.

Bar open: 12.00pm
Artists on stage: 3.00pm
Curfew: 4.00pm
Stage: The Bar