Music Current 2023: Composing in Real-Time Workhop with Izumi Kimura and Cora Venus Lunny

14 April 2023 14:00

Project Arts Centre

This event is part of Music Current 2023, view the full programme here.

Composing in Real-Time - Workshop with Izumi Kimura and Cora Venus Lunny on Friday 14 April from 2-5pm at the Cube, Project Arts Centre. This event is part of Music Current 2023, view the full programme here.

This workshop is primarily designed for performers and composers. However, we welcome all participants, including teachers, listeners and people from any field or discipline.

Improvisation, or spontaneous composition, is a tool for obtaining higher musicianship, instrumental technique, communication, confidence, flexibility, imagination, and sensitivity, all while having fun.

What do I need to bring?

Just bring your own curiosity for exploring and practicing improvisation together in a judgement-free space; an open mind and ear; and an ambition to welcome the unknown.

What is the process? 

We practice improvisation by improvising. We explore listening, independent thinking, and how to make musical agreements in real-time. There are exercises that get the ball rolling but primarily we learn to improvise by exploring interaction with each other. All participants will contribute by bringing their presence. In the shared space we can find entrances to the playground of musical possibility from any sound and silence. We will learn together how to trust our impulses and intuitions. Sound is the teacher.

What will I get from the experience? 

The outcome is unique to each individual, everyone will learn whatever she or he needs to learn the most. The goal is not to create a ‘finished’ piece of music, but to nourish the environment for any seed of music to grow continuously. New music will emerge by the way of the process.


Tickets €5, includes refreshments. Booking via Project Arts Centre.

Music Current is produced in collaboration with the Contemporary Music Centre and supported by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon, and Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne.


Project Arts Centre

39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar
Dublin 2

Venue Contact Info

01-679 6622 / 1850 260027