The Contemporary Music Centre at Waterford New Music Week 2013

Paul Roe

Paul Roe

The Contemporary Music Centre takes its new music::new Ireland Salon on the road to Waterford to present a free lunchtime concert of new Irish music featuring Paul Roe (clarinet) and Kate Ellis (cello) as part of Waterford New Music Week.

The concert will take place in the Central Library, Lady Lane, from 1–2pm on Wednesday 6 February. The programme will include solos and duos by Linda Buckley, Deirdre McKay, Emma O’Halloran, Eric Sweeney, and Judith Ring.

Paul Roe and Kate Ellis, two of the country’s leading contemporary music performers, will informally introduce the works. Several of the composers will also be present to talk about their music.

Kate Ellis

In addition, CMC’s audiovisual exhibition The Art of Sound will be on display at the Central Library for the duration of the festival (4–11 February). The exhibition, which features photography by Eugene Langan and an audio guide with music and narration, explores the creative process from initial idea to first performance, focussing on some of Ireland’s most distinctive musical voices.

A number of other events taking place at Waterford New Music Week also feature Irish composers represented by the Contemporary Music Centre. They include:

  • A new song cycle by Marian Ingoldsby and a work for guitar by Linda Buckley in the lunchtime concert on Monday 4 February
  • The RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet’s evening concert on Wednesday 5 February includes Raymond Deane’s Embers and Deirdre McKay’s Mr Shah stares to the Heavens.
  • Linda Buckley will lead a day-long workshop exploring the similarities in creating music for different forces; from electronics and electroacoustic works, to writing for symphony orchestra or the human voice (Monday 4 Feb)
  • Other workshop events will be led by Eric Sweeney (Thursday 7 Feb), Ben Hanlon (Friday 8 Feb) and Marian Ingoldsby (Saturday 9 Feb)

CMC new music::new Ireland Salon
with Paul Roe (clarinet) and Kate Ellis (cello)

Linda Buckley: Moonsick
Deirdre McKay: Between
Emma O’ Halloran: Truth and Beauty
Eric Sweeney: Comhrá (new arrangement for clarinet and cello)
Judith Ring: Up to my f-holes

The Central Library, Lady Lane, Waterford; Wednesday 6 February, 1–2pm (admission free)

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