CMC invite applications for two research internships working on its music digitisation project (NB date extended to 21 April)

The Internships are made available with the help of St Patrick’s College Drumcondra (SPD) and Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT) and are aimed at supporting prospective doctoral proposals in the area of Irish composers’ music.

The Interns will work alongside the Centre’s major digitisation programme, the Irish Composers Project (ICP). This project is a research collaboration between the music departments of SPD, DKIT, NUI Maynooth and CMC. The project involves the digitisation of CMC’s unique collection of Irish composers’ scores, recordings and related collections in ways that enable music research and online access to the materials. The project operates within the framework of An Foras Feasa (AFF), the Institute for Research in Irish Historical and Cultural Traditions, and has also received funding from the the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, and the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon.

The Internships are open to any music/music technology graduates intending to carry out PhD research into Irish composers’ music and is supported by a research award. The internships include the following areas of work related to the project:

  • research and preparation of audio files for digitising
  • assisting in the preparation of materials such as scores for digitisation
  • assisting with inputting and cross-checking of metadata from digital files created through the project
  • working alongside the project team and developers who will build a new database system for managing the digitised content and metadata
  • undertaking research into original scores and materials (sketches, drafts etc.) by Irish composers with a view to future digitisation

Each intern will be required to work for an average of 12 hours per week from May 2011 and will be based in CMC.

Interested applicants with a relevant Masters degree, a high level of music literacy and experience in the field of digital humanities and/or contemporary music in Ireland should apply by email only to The Contemporary Music Centre (info@cmc.ie) with a CV and letter outlining the area of research they are interested in pursuing and its connection with the Irish Composers Project.

Applications should be returned no later than 21 April 2011 [NB date extended].

Further information [PDF download]

Information on the project along with access in beta form to sample pages and audio clips from a selection of digitised materials is available at www.cmc.ie/digitalarchive

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