dlr Musicians-In-Residence Ikigai
Tune in to Music Network's social media channels on Wednesday 3 March at 7pm for a new programme of music by Ikigai featuring world premieres and new arrangements.
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and Music Network announced the appointment of the chamber group Ikigai as the third Musicians-in-Residence for 2020 in September.
During their residency Ikigai are exploring material which has inspired them as a group, whilst also working on their own individual compositions. Their performance will showcase the trio’s diverse musical interests, and will feature exciting new work alongside unique interpretations of existing material.
Ikigai members Andrew Sheeran, Gabrielė Dikčiūtė and Maja Elliott’s musical careers have been inspired by a wide range of styles from classical and Baroque music to indie-rock, folk and experimental genres.
As members of the contemporary chamber ensemble Glasshouse, Andrew and Gabrielė have performed pieces by indie-folk artists such as Sufjan Stevens and Bon Iver as well as by minimalist composers such as Max Richter, Johann Johannson and Olafur Arnalds.
Influenced by the creative experiences of collaborating with musicians from a range of different musical genres, Andrew and Gabrielė came together with jazz pianist and European folk singer Maja Elliott to form Ikigai.
The dlr Musician-in-Residence scheme is jointly funded by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and the Arts Council and managed by Music Network.