Acclaimed musician, songwriter and producer David Lyttle has been appointed as Musician-in-Residence at the Nerve Centre in Derry.
The residency, which will run throughout 2015, is funded by the PRS for Music Foundation, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Derry City and Strabane District Council through the City of Culture Legacy fund and the National Lottery via the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
Lyttle will follow in the footsteps of award-winning jazz pianist, Neil Cowley, after his hugely successful year as Musician-in-Residence during City of Culture in 2013.
Throughout his tenure, Lyttle will work and collaborate with a range of musicians, songwriters, bands and producers from across the city and local area to create and perform original pieces of new music. Through its links with the burgeoning music community in the North West, the Nerve Centre will bring together a network that Lyttle will engage and collaborate with, from young emerging artists to well established musicians.
“I’ve been performing in Derry for almost ten years and have always been impressed and heartened by the city’s love of music and high level of creativity. Every time I play in Derry I leave feeling great about being a musician. I’m very happy to be appointed as the Nerve Centre’s Musician In Residence and I’m looking forward to collaborating with some of the city’s musicians, writers and industry up-and-comers, as well as basing some of my international collaborations there.”