New Music Digest: 7 – 13 October


Events This Week

The ConTempo Quartet embark on their Galway Music Residency Autumn Tour, with music by Jane O’Leary, Karen Power, Reich and Beethoven, and visuals by Mihai Cucu.

  • 8 Oct, 8pm, Nun’s Island Theatre, Galway
  • 9 Oct, 7.30pm, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin
  • 10 Oct, 8pm, University of Ulster at Magee, Derry
  • 16 Oct, 8pm, Solstice Arts Centre, Navan
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Roger Doyle presents a lecture/recital on his new opera The Death by Fire of Giordano Bruno as part of TCD Music Composition Centre’s Agora Series.

  • 8 Oct, 6.30pm, Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall
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Ensemble Mise-en will perform Jane O’Leary‘s in a flurry of whispering at the Annual Concert of the International Alliance of Women in Music, alongside premieres by Yuko Ohara, Santa Bušs, Ming-Hsiu Yen and Lina Järnegard.

  • 11 Oct, 8pm, University Settlement, New York
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Elements, a collaboration between composer Matthew Whiteside and sculptor Andrew Cooke, will be performed in Lisburn.

  • 12 Oct, R-Space Gallery, Lisburn
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The Centre for Creative Practices, in association with the New York Foundation for the Arts will run a 3-day Profitable Artist: Artist as Entrepreneur bootcamp, for musicians and artists to examine the business side of their practice.

  • 10–12 Oct, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
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Clarinettist Sean Mac Erlaine and visual artist Donal Dineen present a concert of improvised music and visuals

  • 11 Oct, 8pm, Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Wicklow
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Matthew Whiteside’s Elements, using sounds from ceramic sculptor Andrew Cooke’s practice and from around the R-Space Gallery in Lisburn.


A preview of ConTempo Quartet’s National Tour, with interviews and performance extracts.

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