Music: Matthew Berrill
Visuals: Mark Linnane
This concert is a collaboration between the Cortisol ensemble and video artist Mark Linnane and was funded by the Arts Council of Ireland.
Cortisol is an Irish jazz quintet based in Dublin that consists of Matt Berril (Alto/clarinet), Colm O'Hara (Trombone), Justin Carroll (Piano), Andrew Csibi (Double Bass) and Phil MacMullan (Drums).
The quintet draw on a diverse range of influences in their original compositions, taking their cue from contemporary band leaders like Nils Wogram, Ben Allison and Steve Coleman. Individually they have recorded or performed with many artists, including Michael Brecker, The National Youth Orchestra, Van Morrison, Yurodny, Tudo Bem, Ronan Guilfoyle, Phil Ware, Isotope and Michael Buckley.
Mark Linnane is a video artist, creative technologist and researcher, based in Dublin, who creates systems and content for interactive music and visual performance. His work focuses on the relationship between physical gesture, embodied cognition and perception and is realised using conventional image processing tools alongside programming in Max/MSP. He has been awarded the IRCSET Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship (2008) and is currently pursuing PhD research at Trinity College, Dublin. Previous work includes Splitzo, a cycle of video pieces made in collaboration with the improvised music ensemble, Cortisol (2010), funded by the Arts Council; Walk Don’t Run (2008), a dance film in association with Catapult Dance Company, commissioned by Project Arts Centre and funded by the Arts Council; Art of Decision (2005-2006), feature documentary commissioned by the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Trinity College, funded by the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform and premiered at the Darklight Film Festival, Dublin and The Weathering (2004), a concert film for Donnacha Dennehy’s music which was premiered at Lincoln Centre, New York in 2004.
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