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Winner of the Music Network's Young Musicwide Award for 2010-2013, Thought-Fox comprises some of the finest improvising musicians in Irish and UK jazz. Formed in 2008, this quintet is led by Lauren Kinsella, one of the freshest voices on the Irish and International jazz scene. The band members have collaborated with the likes of Louis Stewart, Dorothy Murphy, John Taylor, Michael Brecker and Julian Argüelles.
Thought-Fox takes its name from a Ted Hughes poem written in his 1957 collection ‘Hawk in the Rain’. As with other compositions in Thought-Fox’s repertoire, the poem is used as a springboard for approaching song and group interplay. Lauren’s use of text brings the listener closer to the music but also serves to explore extended vocal technique, odd-time grooves and traditional jazz harmony.