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 conversations with mathematical biologists, astrophysicists, canopy ecologists, geneticists and hydrologists, his compositions interrogate the inherence of meaning in form, whilst simultaneously subsumed by an insatiable appetite for literature, his work explores the symbiotic resonance of language as sound and symbol.

For 2019 he is composer-in-residence at the Centre Culturel Irlandais (CCI), Paris. In 2017 he was artist-in-residence at the European Space Agency (ESTECand dlr LexIconand in 2015 at the California Academy of Sciences and the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA).

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.


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