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Kit Downes’ Dreamlife of Debris

Ireland, Laois Ireland, Laois Church Street Port Laoise - Dunamaise Arts Centre

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An unmissable opportunity to hear Kit Downes’ highly anticipated and critically acclaimed album Dreamlife of Debris in concert.

Kit Downes piano, organ
Tom Challenger tenor saxophone
Lucy Railton cello
Sebastian Rochford drums

The wandering mind is a curious thing, and Kit Downes’ Dreamlife of Debris explores its tangents and threads, subtleties and secrets in this stunning project inspired by W. G. Sebald’s The Rings of Saturn novel. There is a suitably zero gravity feel to this music, buoyant, orbital, full of whorls and tendrils and utterly bewitching.

Kit’s playing is highly original and personal, his solo church organ album Obsidian being one of the most remarkable ECM albums of recent years. His three co-navigators on this voyage of discovery are all world-class improvising musicians and their in-flight conversation invites us into a world of restless melody, crisp rhythmic jousting, and a luminous palette of sonic colour and texture. Garnering major attention worldwide, this is an inspired, highly anticipated and critically acclaimed album, already a must-have on the shelves of anyone who is curious about or in love with intelligent, beautiful music.

"Other-worldly beauty – it is jazz, but not as we know it"BBC Music Magazine [on Dreamlife of Debris]
"World-class"The Guardian [on Downes]
"One of the finest pianists of his generation"Jazzwise [on Downes]

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Venue Information - Dunamaise Arts Centre

A multi-disciplinary arts centre comprising of a 240 seat theatre, gallery and restaurant in the heart of Portlaoise. We are proud to play host to the best of local, national and international arts events.