Improvised Music Company (IMC) have kicked off their Incubator artists programme with two musicians Jennifer McMahon and Patrick Stefan.
Incubator is a match-funding initiative from IMC which aims to show support, both financial and resource, to the artists in question over a year period.
The matched investment subscription programme allows patrons to support both artists from €5 a month for 1 year, which IMC match so that €5 becomes €10, enabling Jennifer and Patrick to devote time into their respective projects and further develop their promising careers.
For their subscription, patrons will get exclusive access to new content, new music, behind the scenes process and real-life experiences and private performances with every monthly drop. There will be podcasts, videos of the processes and first listens among the benefits.
As an example, Patrick will be writing, recording and collaborating on a new song every month, which patrons will get access to. Jennifer will be using places in the Phoenix Park, where she goes running as inspiration for song creation, using co-ordinates, sounds and the nature of the park.
Both artists were selected following an open-call.
Patrick Stefan is an Irish-Dutch singer and guitarist. Originally from Co. Clare, Patrick painted a unique musical background developing his craft in Brazil, the United States, Finland, Mali and beyond. He has collaborated with some of the top musicians in Ireland and has just released his exceptional album Wayfarer. Patrick’s Incubator project will be an adventure in collaboration and the connection we find in improvisation.
Jennifer McMahon is a rising songwriter from Dublin who began studying music at the age of 7. Her lyrics are the keystone of her work, and her music illustrates the power of song, exploring personal and collective themes of love, loss, belonging, sensuality, and compassion. Following on from Masters in Contemporary Performance from Berklee College of Music, and BA in Jazz Performance, Jennifer has been releasing powerful compositions over the past few years. Jeni’s Incubator project explores senses of place and space, and how our art interacts with the world around us.