New Music Dublin 2014 (NMD 2014) takes place from 6–9 March 2014 at the National Concert Hall. As well as concerts over 4 days, the festival also includes a number of other events and talks.
Bernard Clarke (RTÉ lyric fm Nova) and Donnacha Dennehy (Artistic Director NMD 2014) in collaboration with the Contemporary Music Centre host a series of short talks and discussions with composers, performers, musicologists and commentators active in new music.
- 6 March, 6.00pm: New Music NOW! – Bernard Clarke and Donnacha Dennehy discuss what’s “currently trending” on the world’s contemporary music stage with panelists Bob Gilmore, Hans Abrahamsen, Mary Dullea and John Godfrey
- 7 March, 4.30pm: Are Friends Electric? – Roger Doyle, Judith Ring and Karen Power join Bernard Clarke and Donnacha Dennehy to discuss Stockhausen and electronica: from Karlheinz to Kraftwerk, from Kraftwerk to Ikeda.
- 8 March, 1.30pm: The medium is the message and the message is? – How emerging composers engage with their public – hear the views of Breiffni O Byrne, Laurence Mackin, Evonne Ferguson and Toner Quinn.
- 8 March, 6.30pm: An audience with Hans Abrahamsen Meet the composer before the Irish premiere of his influencial work, Schnee.
- 9 March, 2.00pm: Lonely Child – Musicologist and performer Bob Gilmore explores Claude Vivier’s Lonely Child in advance of the Irish premiere with the RTÉ NSO and Sylvia O’ Brien. His biography of Vivier is forthcoming from the University of Rochester Press this June.
Also taking place on Saturday, 8 March from 10.00–1.00pm is the workshop with Hans Abrahamsen and RTÉ ConTempo Quartet with Irish composers Breffni O’Byrne, David Collier, Patrick Connolly, Seán Doherty, Deirdre McKay and Norah Walsh.
Composer and performer Jennifer Walshe gives a masterclass on Sunday, 9 March from 11.00am to 1.00pm on the integration of the body, movement and visual elements in music ranging from chamber works through to opera. She will also work with composers/performers David Bremner, Timothy Cape and Athena Corcoran-Tadd
As part of Trinity College Dublin’s Music Composition Centre, International Conference, Composition in the 21st Century, NMD 2014 will host a keynote discussion with composer Harrison Birtwistle and Evangelia Rigaki (Director of Music Composition Centre, TCD) on 7 March at 2.30pm in the Kevin Barry Room, NCH.
Further information: newmusicdublin.ie