New Music Digest: 4 – 10 February

Events this Week

The first CMC new music::new Ireland salon takes place as part of Waterford New Music Week, with music by Linda BuckleyDeirdre McKayEmma O’HalloranJudith Ring and Eric Sweeney, played by Kate Ellis and Paul Roe.

  • 6 February, 1pm, Waterford Central Library
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The Waterford New Music Week features a number of showcases, workshops and concerts.

  • 4 February, 8pm, Waterford City Hall: Valerie Leahy, Marian Ingoldsby, Michael O’Toole and Jimmy O’Brien Moran play Linda Buckley’s Glimmer and a new song cycle by Ingoldsby.
  • 6 February, 8pm, Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford: RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet plays Raymond Deane‘s Embers and Deirdre McKay‘s mr shah stares to the heavens.
  • 7 Feburary, 1pm, WIT College Street Campus: Eric Sweeney performs his own music and that of his students, with poetry by Mark Roper.
  • 8 February, 1pm, WIT College Street Campus: Ruth Gallagher and Colin Harries perform student works
  • 9 February, 11am, Waterford Central Library: New Music Choir conducted by Anne Woodworth, playing a new work by Marian Ingoldsby.
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Jennifer Walshe performs her own new work, All the Many Peopls, alongside Dadaist sound poetry from 1920s Ireland.

  • 4 February, 8pm, King’s Place, London
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The RTÉ NSO Horizons series continues with a concert curated by composer Raymond Deane, who celebrates his 60th birthday this year. The concert will open with influential American composer Carl Ruggles’ Portals, as well as Deane’s works Epitomes and the RTÉ commissioned Ripieno.

  • 5 February, 1.05pm, National Concert Hall, Dublin
  • Preceded by a talk with the composer and CMC director Evonne Ferguson
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The February Kaleidoscope Night ‘celebrates the lyrical beauty and diversity of Irish music’ with a programme that includes two premieres and a performance of Bill Whelan‘s Inishlacken.

  • 6 February, 9pm, The Odessa Club, Dublin
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Kevin Volans will be the next guest to lecture at TCD’s Music Composition Centre‘s weekly events.

  • 7 February, 8pm, Boydell Room, Trinity College Dublin

The Crash Ensemble host an alternative fundraising event called Play As You Like, featuring ensemble members and associates showcasing what they play outside Crash. With Adrian Hart, Valerie Francis, Deirdre O’Leary, Malachy Robinson, Kate Ellis, Sean Carpio and Enda Bates.

  • 7 February, 8pm, Project Arts Centre, Dublin
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The Irish Composers’ Collective‘s first concert of 2013 is the beginning of their Solo Series, with seven new pieces by member composers played by Kate Ellis. With music by Anna Murray, Dylan Rynhart, Massimo Davi, Galen Mac Cába, Kian Geiselbrechtinger, Robert Coleman and Jenn Kirby.

  • 8 February, 8.30pm, Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall
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Fergal Carroll‘s Winter Dances will receive a number of performances in the US and Canada by the University of Minnesota Morris Symphonic Winds.

  • 7 February, 12.30pm, Kiehle Auditorium, Crookstown, USA
  • 8 February, 7.30pm, Jubilee Place, Winnipeg, Canada
  • 9 February, 12pm, Westwood Collegiate, Winnipeg, Canada

This week’s Sundays@Noon concert at the Hugh Lane sees Ensemble Avalon performing works by Beethoven, Elliot Murphy as well as Donnacha Dennehy‘s North Circular and Garrett Sholdice‘s Am Koppenplatz.

  • 10 February, 12pm, Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin


Composer Raymond Deane talks about the upcoming Horizons concert.


Deane’s concerto for violin, viola and string orchestra,  Concursus.

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