New Music Digest: 14 – 20 January

Events This Fortnight

Concorde present the first of their new series of Up Close With Music, featuring a special commission by Judith Ring, alongside works by Derek Ball, Malcolm Dedman, Sofia Gubaidulina, Ada Gentile, Berio and Ariel Hernandez.

  • 20 January, 2.30pm, RHA Gallery, Dublin
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Violinist Ioana Petcu-Colan will perform Bach’s Partita in Dminor at a concert at the Little Museum of Dublin on St. Stephen’s Green, with movements of the work interspersed with newly composed interludes by Benedict Schlepper-Connolly, Garrett Sholdice, Simon O’Connor and Andrew Hamilton. Presented by Ergodos.

  • 16 January, 8pm, Little Museum of Dublin, St. Stephen’s Green
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Fractal, a music company set up by composer Anna Murray and guitarist Philip Lawson, will put on the second date of their multimedia Fractal Tour, featuring new works by Murray, Garrett Sholdice, Sebastian Adams, Francis Heery and Conal Ryan as well as music by Benjamin Dwyer and Fergal Dowling.

  • 16 January, 8pm, The Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar
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The TCD Composition Centre presents a seminar by composer Kevin O’Connell.

  • 17 January, 6pm, The Boydell Lecture Theatre, House 5, TCD
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 Ailís Ní Ríain is touring North England with a trio called Delia Darlings, playing music inspired by Delia Derbyshire, the composer best known for the Dr. Who theme tune, including a new commissioned piece by Ní Ríain herself.

  • 16 January, 6.30pm, FACT, Liverpool
  • 18 January, 7.30pm, Queens Social Club, Sheffield
  • 20 January, 8pm, Star and Shadow, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
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A performance of Gráinne Mulvey‘s Soundscape III at the CMC Christmas Event.


An extract from the BBC Radio 4 Today programme featuring an interview with composer Ailís Ní Riaín about her involvement in the recent Delia Derbyshire Day.

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