Handmade Music

Handmade Music

Thursday, 7 December 2023, 8.00pm

Handmade Music is a brand-new experimental music night specially curated to feature an amazing mix of well-known artists, lesser-known artists, and surprise guests! All performing music from the edges of their craft.

You’ll hear ‘never-before-heard’ music, and music that may never be heard again.

Join the Handmade Music community in-person or online on the first Thursday of each month as we create this space for experimental/improvised music to exist…and seeing what comes out the other side.

Hope to see you there!



Bianca Gannon (20-25 min set approx)

Bianca Gannon is an Irish interdisciplinary art music composer and improviser. Her spontaneous compositions are unfiltered – an authentic expression in real time.

A CMC represented composer, Bianca has been awarded the King House Piano Commission, BAN BAM Award, Pythia Prize and Percy Grainger Award. She is an Improvised Music Company 30/30 Artist (one of Ireland’s outstanding improvisers) and was Artist in Residence with the City of Greater Dandenong. She has lived, worked and played across the archipelago, conducting DIY field research with custodians of endangered food-centric instruments and creating immersive multidisciplinary concert experiences.



QUB Ensemble (10-15min set approx)

QUBe members will form the house band for the Handmade Music series. QUBe is a music collective based in Belfast involving students, staff, and musicians from inside and outside Queen’s University Belfast. QUBe brings together performers from diverse artistic backgrounds and musical interests.


Córas Trio (25 min set approx)

Córas Trio (formerly mcauley/mckeown/mccullagh) are questioning what it means to be an Irish person playing improvised music today. The answer lies in their emergent sounds which skirts the borders of Irish traditional music, free improvisation, and human-computer interaction. Conor McAuley (drums) Paddy McKeown (guitar/electronics), Kevin McCullagh (fiddle/electronics)


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Published by Accidental Theatre M on 14 November 2023

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