NewSoundWorlds Festival in Paris


Irish composers feature prominently in a three-day festival at the Center Culturel Irlandais, Paris during October. The festival, which takes place from 25–27 October 2012, is organised by NewSoundWorlds and curated by composer Siobhán Cleary.

Supported by Culture Ireland, the festival includes concerts given by the Vanbrugh Quartet and pianist Hugh Tinney (25 October); violinist Catherine and Hugh Tinney (26 October); and the NewSoundWorlds Ensemble (27 October).

Featured composers include Elaine Agnew, Gerald Barry, Enda Bates, Raymond Deane, Donnacha Dennehy, Benjamin Dwyer, David Fennessy, Dave Flynn, Andrew Hamilton, Gráinne Mulvey, Garrett Sholdice, Jennifer Walshe, and Ian Wilson.

Listen to an interview with Siobhán Cleary about the festival, recorded on 11 October 2012.

Further information:

Thursday, 25 October
Center Culturel Irlandais
Vanbrugh Quartet with Hugh Tinney
Raymond Deane: Embers
Frederick May: String Quartet
David Flynn: The Cranning
Siobhan Cleary : Scenes from a Dongba Script
Aloys Fleishmann; Quintet
Dennehy Pluck: stroke and hammer

Friday, 26 October
Irish Embassy
Catherine Leonard and Hugh Tinney
Ravel: Ondine
Ian Wilson: From the Book of Longing
Raymond Deane : Parthenia Violata
Siobhán Cleary : The Whitening
Ravel: Sonata in G major

Saturday, 27 October
Center Culturel Irlandais
NewSoundWorlds Ensemble
Enda Bates: duo for Violin and ‘cello
Grainne Mulvey: shifting colours flute and tape Garrett Sholdice: after Thomas Tallis (piano) Gerald Barry: In the asylum
Andrew Hamilton: music for losers
Ben Dwyer: Tiento for soprano sax and piano
Elaine Agnew :hmmm bass clarinet
David Fennessy: The room is the resonator the room is a resonator
Siobhán Cleary: Psychopomp (revised)

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