New Music Digest: 13 – 26 August

Events This Fortnight

The Kilkenny Arts Festival features Resound, a project from cellist and Crash Ensemble co-director Kate Ellis, which brings together a number of musicians and artists including Linda Buckley, Laura Sheeran, Francesco Turrisi, and Adrian Hart.

  • Tuesday, 9:00pm, 14 August, Set Theatre, Kilkenny
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The CMC four-part concert series features new music by Irish composers, taking place in the Exchange Dublin in August.

  • Thursday, 6.30pm, 16 August
  • Thursday, 6.30pm, 23 August
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David Bremner

The Open Rehearsals are an improvising musical theatre group, led by composer David Bremner, that combine text, dance, theatre and music. The group are putting on a concert at The Back Loft which sees the stage as a song, a free space in which unforeseen directions can be taken.

  • Wednesday, 8.00pm, 15 August, The Back Loft, Dublin
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  • Listen to an interview with David Bremner about the project.

Ergodos presents Two Operas, two new multimedia works by Benedict Schlepper-Connolly, Heimat, and Garrett Sholdice, Recueillement, at the Project Arts Centre.

  • 24 -25 August, Project Arts Centre, Dublin
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  • Listen to an interview with Benedict Schlepper-Connolly about the Two Operas project.

Composer and organist Eric Sweeney joins forces with poet Mark Roper for a joint performance called Music and Poetry in West Cork.

  • Wednesday, 15 August, Christchurch, Glendore, West Cork
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CMC August Concert Series

An extract from Brian Boydell’s A Pack of Fancies for a Travelling Harper, performed by Andreja Malir on 9 August at CMC’s August concert series at the Exchange Dublin, Temple Bar.

Interview with Neil Burns

Our ongoing series of short interviews with some of the composers who have recently registered with CMC.


Emma O’Halloran’s Junkyard Springar, performed by The Dublin Laptop Orchestra, Dan Trueman and Yurodny.

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