Irish composers represented at the soundScape festival in Italy

2013 Poster | soundSCAPEAimed at facilitating the exchange of new music, ideas, and culture between musicians of tomorrow’s generation, the soundScape festival takes place in Maccagno, Italy from 30 June to 13 July. Now in its 9th year, the festival brings together composers and performers from around the world for two weeks of concerts, lectures, masterclasses, and workshops.

Composer Siobhán Cleary will attend the festival as first Irish Artist-in-Residence. This annual residency is supported by the Association of Irish Composers (AIC) and the Contemporary Music Centre (CMC), and will feature a concert on 4 July curated by the composer as well as a seminar on recent electronic music from Ireland on 3 July.

Composers programmed in the concert include John McLachlan, Alyson Barber, Ann Cleare, Fergus Johnston, Stephen Gardner, and Siobhán Cleary.

Siobhán Cleary writes about the concert and seminar:

’The pieces selected represent a wide range of approaches to writing for these particular instruments which I feel is an appropriate showcase of the array of styles that exist in the Irish new music scene today.

The seminar is a survey of 41 years of Electronic Music in Ireland and includes works by 17 different composers from Roger Doyles Obstinato, composed in 1971 to Gordon Delap’s Sympathetic Magic which was composed in 2012.’

Full details of the concert and seminar are available in CMC’s calendar

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