New Music Digest: 26 November – 2 December

Events this Week

The RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet embark on a national tour with acclaimed Japanese violist Noboku Imai, who performs John Kinsella’s Dialogue along with Quintets by Beethoven and Brahms.

  • 25 November – 6 December
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The Drogheda 600 Collective present an evening of new music by composers of the Louth/Meath area, performed by the ConTempo Quartet, including music by Michael Holohan, David McCarthy, Breifne Holohan and Patrick Connolly.

  • 26 November, 8pm, Droichead Arts Centre, Stockwell St., Drogheda
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The DIT Composers’ Society present a concert of works by student composers Eilis Ni Mhaolfhabhaoil, Jaime Gonzalez, Stefan French and Norah Walshe

  • 27 November, 8.30pm, Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, Dublin
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A seminar on Arts and Alzheimers at the Royal College of Physicians will include a premiere performance of Ian Wilson’s ….therefore I am, for alto sax (Cathal Roche) and string trio (from Irish Chamber Orchestra). The piece is the result of a project on Dementia at the Tallaght Hospital.

  • 28 November, 4pm, Royal College of Physicians Ireland, Dublin

The Irish Composers’ Collective present a programme of new works for organ, performed by David Bremner on the organ at Christ Church. All works by member composers Galen Mac Cába, Anna Murray, Ryan Molloy, Ben McHugh, Peter Leavy, Conal Ryan and Marc Balbirnie.

  • 28 November, 8pm, Christ Church, Dublin
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The Music Composition Centre present a talk by British film composer Brian Lock at Trinity College Dublin.

  • 29 November, 6pm, Boydell Room, Trinity College Dublin
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CMC’s new music::new Ireland Salon will feature the RIAM student ensemble Kirkos, with premieres of new pieces from Kevin O’Connell (Strike) and Garrett Sholdice (The Grass of Yen is Growing Green and Long). Also on the programme are works by Linda Buckley, Raymond Deane, Jonathan Nangle, and Breffni O’Byrne.

  • 29 November, 6pm, Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, Dublin
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A new choral work by Garrett Sholdice, titled Four Madrigals, will appear on a programme alongside Monteverdi’s madrigals in a concert by Cór Mhaigh Eo.

  • 29 November, 8pm, Holy Trinity Church, Westport, Co. Mayo
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Composer/curator Peter Moran presents a concert exploring 100 years of experimental piano composition, called Tickling the Ivories.

  • 29 November, 8pm, The Back Loft, Dublin
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where distant city lights flicker on half frozen ponds by Jonathan Nangle, which will be performed by Kirkos at this Thursday’s CMC new music::new Ireland Salon


John Wolf Brennan has uploaded a selection of his works for piano and piano duet from the Sonic Roots series to watch on YouTube, including this piece for prepared piano, All the Strings You Are

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