CMC new music::new Ireland April features Kaleidoscope performers Kate Ellis and Cliodhna Ryan, and the launch of a two-track album by composer Enda Bates

The Contemporary Music Centre has joined forces with the ground breaking Kaleidoscope Night monthly salon series for its next new music::new Ireland salon. Kaleidoscope Night will present Kaleidoscope Premieres for the CMC new music::new Ireland salon. This will feature repeat performances of 3 premieres of contemporary music, which have taken place in Kaleidoscope Night to date.  Kaleidoscope Night co-curators and performers Cliodhna Ryan (violin) and Kate Ellis (cello) will perform. The new music::new Ireland salon takes place 6pm – 7pm, Wednesday 25 April 2012, in the Kevin Barry Room of the National Concert Hall.

The 3 works on the night are David Fennessy, REST, which was commissioned by Kaleidoscope with funds from the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon in 2011; David Stalling, Chrome, which was premiered at Kaleidoscope in 2009 and Enda Bates, Duo & Tape, which was commissioned by Kaleidoscope with funds from the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon in 2010.

All 3 composers are represented by the Contemporary Music Centre. David Stalling and Enda Bates will be present at the salon to talk about their work.

Together, Cliodhna Ryan and Kate Ellis are co-curators of the ground breaking monthly music salon, ‘Kaleidoscope’. Founded in 2009, Kaleidoscope Night has been described by the Irish Times as “one of those life-saving, spirit-lifting, pioneering Cultural Ventures we keep hearing about”.

The CMC new music::new Ireland salon series aims to encourage newcomers and enthusiasts alike to engage with the music of Irish composers. Each performance takes place in an informal atmosphere with dialogue encouraged between composers, performers and audience.

Following the Salon, CMC will host the launch of Enda Bates’ two-track digital release, Strings, Tension & Flight. The album includes one of the pieces performed during the Salon, Duo & Tape, recorded also by  Cliodhna Ryan and Kate Ellis, and an electroacoustic work, Flock, which is modelled on the flight of birds. The album is available to listen and download here.

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