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Flotations series with Laurel Halo, Elaine Howley, Eiko Ishibashi, Jim O’Rourke, Ichiko Aoba & more for NCH

Flotations series with Laurel Halo, Elaine Howley, Eiko Ishibashi, Jim O’Rourke, Ichiko Aoba & more for NCH

Japanese songwriter & composer Ichiko Aoba

Flotations is the name of Foggy Notions’ live gig series, showcasing contemporary and ambient performance artists in a unique context.

Established by Foggy Notions in late 2021, Flotations is a performance experience for ambient, minimalist, instrumental, soundtrack, abstract and experimental composers from across the globe.

National Concert Hall will host the series is announced with a run of gigs for Flotations, in partnership with Imbibe Coffee Roasters.

The 2023 series includes performances from acclaimed Japanese songwriter & composer Ichiko Aoba, a duo show by award-winning composer Eiko Ishibashi and underground legend Jim O’Rourke, Irish avant-garde legend Roger Doyle, renowned Detroit electronic artist Laurel Halo, Cork polymath Elaine Howley and Irish debuts by Indian Modular synthesist/vocalist Arushi Jain and rising Guatemalan cellist/vocalist Mabe Fratti.


Friday 14th April – Elaine Howley

Thursday 27th April – Eiko Ishibashi & Jim O’Rourke

Monday 8th May – Ichiko Aoba with guest Aoife Wolf

Saturday 3rd June – Roger Doyle

Wednesday 16th August – Arushi Jain

Friday 1st September – Mabe Fratti

Friday 8th September – Laurel Halo

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Full show information.

Principal of Imbibe Coffee Roasters Gary Grant states:

“It was both a thrill and a compliment to have Foggy Notions invite us to be part of these shows. Over the years they’ve brought some of my favourite acts to Ireland and are the promoter responsible for providing some of my very favourite music memories.”

In tandem with Foggy Notions and Flotations remit musically, Imbibe seeks to bring the finest of produce to Irish shores via coffee and have a strong focus on transformative ethics with a model that donates a percentage of all revenue to Women’s Aid, projects at coffee origins, Staff Share along with supplies to local Hospitals.

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