Lee + Waters + McCoubrey trio
Double Bill: Max Eilbacher / Lee + Waters + McCoubrey trio
Una Lee is an artist working with sounds, stories and sensations, in perpetual pursuit of alternative storytelling. She seeks innovation in the contemporary marriage between performance and poetry, exploring human condition, memory, time, and our relationship with art and ecology, often drawing from her autobiographical events and her present identity as non-native in her habitat. She is an Ivor Novello Composers Award 2022 nominee, and has gained support from ACNI, ACE, PRS Foundation, and New BBC Radiophonic Workshop. She has performed and exhibited across the Northern hemisphere, and been featured on BBC Radio 3 & Ulster and RTÉ lyric fm. www.unalee.org
Simon Waters is a composer, improvisor, performer, instrument maker, and researcher of the social lives of musical instruments. He initially established a reputation as an electroacoustic composer, with awards and commissions and broadcasts in the UK and abroad, working with many contemporary dance and physical theatre companies and visual artists including Ballet Rambert, Adventures in Motion Pictures and the Royal Opera House Garden Venture, and with pioneering multimedia theatre practitioners Moving Being. He’s a current staff member of the Sonic Arts Research Centre at Queen’s University Belfast, having moved from his previous role as Director of Studios at the University of East Anglia (1994 – 2012).
Andrew McCoubrey is a jazz drummer and improviser based in Derry. Since graduating from a Bachelor’s of Music at Queen’s University Belfast, he has become a vital component of the Irish Jazz scene, playing regularly with musicians including Meilana Gillard, Scott Flannigan, and Dr. Linley Hamilton. In 2022 he was sideman to many touring jazz musicians including Phil Robson, Rob Luft, Paul Booth. He is a recipient of the BBC NI & Arts Council NI Young Musicians’ Platform Award 2023.