CMC presents its New Music Marathon in the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama

The annual event of new music by student composers and performers takes place in the theatre of the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, Rathmines, Dublin 6, from 10:30am – 6:30pm, on Friday 9 March 2012.

An eclectic mix of new instrumental, electroacoustic/acousmatic, mixed-media and live electronic pieces will feature in several concerts programmed throughout the day. The concerts are programmed by Glen Austin, composer and PhD candidate at DIT and Dr Kerry Houston, Head of Department of Academic Studies, DIT, and will feature composition and performance students from, among others, the University of Ulster, Magee (Derry); Trinity College Dublin (TCD); NUI Maynooth; University of Limerick (UL); and the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama. A panel discussion on developing relationships between composers and performers will also take place as part of the day.

CMC has been organising the annual student new music marathon since 2006 and it is now firmly established as an important day in the calendar of composition and performance students, not only for the performance opportunity that it offers but also for the opportunity for students from all around the Island of Ireland to meet and discuss their work.

CMC will document the marathon throughout the day with video coverage, and a special video feature will be available on the Centre’s web site shortly after the event.

Admission to all concerts during the day is free and open to the public.

CMC would like to acknowledge the support of the Dublin Institute of Technology Conservatory of Music and Drama for hosting this year’s marathon.

Further information
– Karen Hennessy, Promotion Manager, CMC, tel 01 673 1922, email khennessy@cmc.ie
– Glen Austin, DIT, mobile: 087 298 7706, email glenaustin1@hotmail.com

New Music Marathon Schedule
Please note that this is subject to change

9 March 2012

10:30am – 11:00am:       Registration and Coffee/Tea
11:00pm – 1:00pm:        Concert Programmes
1:00pm – 2:00pm:         Lunch
2:00pm – 3:00pm:         Panel discussion
3:00pm – 5:30pm:         Concert Programmes with coffee break
5:30pm – 6:30pm:         Concluding remarks and wine reception

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