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Sligo International Chamber Music Festival

Nick Roth (Saxophonist) IRL/UK

Nick Roth

Nick Roth is a saxophonist, composer, producer and educator.

His work seeks the liberation of improvisation from composition, the poetic syntax of philosophical enquiry, and the function of music as translative epistemology.

A curious predisposition and a steadfast refusal to accept the existence of boundaries between the real and the imaginary has led to collaborations with an array of international performers, composers, choreographers, visual artists, poets, sculptors, directors, festivals and ensembles.

Engaging in conversation with mathematical biologists, astrophysicists, canopy ecologists and hydrologists, his compositions interrogate the inherence of meaning in form, whilst simultaneously subsumed by an insatiable appetite for literature and exploring the symbiotic resonance of language as sound and text.

In 2017 he was artist-in-residence at the European Space Agency (ESTEC) and dlr LexIcon, in 2015 at the California Academy of Sciences and the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) and in 2014 at the Centre Culturel Irlandais (CCI), Paris

He is artistic director of the Yurodny Ensemble, a founding member of the Water Project, and a partner at Diatribe Records, Ireland’s leading independent record label for new music.

His work is represented by the Contemporary Music Centre and the Association of Irish Composers.