New Music Digest: 21 – 27 October

Events This Week

The Irish Composers’ Collective present Kirkos Ensemble, playing music for viola, clarinet, horn and percussion

  • 24 Oct, 8.30pm, Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall
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Northern Irish electroacoustic group Edit-Point will perform with the Gildas Quartet in Belfast, with works by Ed Bennett, Matthew Whiteside, George Crumb and others.

  • 26 Oct, 7.30pm, Belfast Festival at Queens, Crescent Arts Centre
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Ian Wilson’s Matter, with texts by Leontia Flynn, will be performed by members of the Irish Chamber Orchestra and Ingrid Craigie at the Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Tallaght.

  • 23 Oct, 1pm, Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Tallaght
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Gerald Barry’s award-winning opera The Importance of Being Earnest begins its Irish tour.

  • 26 Oct, 7.30pm, Milennium Forum, Derry
  • 30 Oct, 7.30pm, Grand Opera House, Belfast
  • 2 Nov, 8pm, Cork Opera House
  • 8/9 Nov, 8pm, Gaiety Theatre, Dublin
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This week’s event at the Music Composition Centre in TCD is a lecture-recital on writing for cello by Pierre Strauch, with music by Xenakis, Kagel and Strauch himself.

  • 23 Oct, 6.30pm, Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin


Kirkos Ensemble performing Fergal Mulloy’s The Invading Sun.


Anna Murray‘s Rndr1, the first track of a four-track EP released last week and available on Bandcamp.

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