New Music Digest: 21 – 27 April


Events This Week:

CMC event Musical Tales, curated by Benjamin Dwyer as part of the One City One Book initiative, sees performances of music by a number of Irish composers

  • 22 Apr, 1pm, Pearse Street Library, Dublin 2
  • 23 Apr, 1pm, Cabra Library, Dublin 7
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Mezzo-soprano Michelle O’Rourke performs a programme of music for voice and electronics, presented by The Association of Irish Composers and the Cork Orchestral Society

  • 23 Apr, 8pm, CIT Cork School of Music, Cork
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Flautist Bill Dowdall performs at the Contemporary Music Centre’s Salon series, with music by John Buckley, Solfa Carlile, Patrick Connolly, Raymond Deane and Benjamin Dwyer

  • 24 Apr, 6pm, Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, Dublin
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Works by Brian Bridges and Adam Melvin (with a light installation by Mark Melvin) will be premiered by Carla Rees and Michael Oliva in an event by Rarescale

  • 24 Apr, 8.30pm, Ebrington Square, Derry, Northern Ireland
  • 26 Apr, 8.30pm, Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast
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Two works by Ian Wilson will be performed in Europe: Una Santa Oscura – Fragment in spain, and an arrangement of Erik Satie’s Relâche in Germany.

  • 25 Apr, 8pm, Llar de la Música, Valencia, Spain
  • 26 Apr, 10.30pm, Llar de la Música, Valencia, Spain
  • 25/26 Apr, 7.30pm, Heilbronn Theatre, Heilbronn, Germany

The Festival l’Europe en Musique features music from all member states of the European Union, including John Kinsella’s String Quartet No. 3.

  • 25 Apr, 8pm, Musée des Instruments de Musique, Brussels
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Matthew Whiteside‘s Volcano, a collaboration with artist Toshinobu Takamitsu and artist-blacksmith Eamonn Higgins, will be installed a the R-Space Gallery in Lisburn

  • 26 Apr, 2pm, R-Space Gallery, Lisburn, Northern Ireland
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Sundays@Noon features the Oriel Trio performing works by John Buckley, Aleksandra Vrebalov and Debussy

  • 27 Apr, 12pm, Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, Dublin
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Concorde’s Up Close with Music series a premiere of Rhona Clarke‘s The Small Hours, a collaboration with artist Marie Hanlon, and a documentary on Frank Corcoran produced by CMC and directed by Mark Linnane

  • 27 Apr, 2.30pm, RHA Gallery, Dublin
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The Quiet Music Ensemble present the premiere of a specially commissioned work by Pauline Oliveros in front of a studio audience on RTÉ lyric fm’s Nova with Bernard Clarke

  • 27 Apr, 8pm, RTÉ lyric fm
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Michelle O’Rourke’s Irish Canon set, which she will perform in Cork this week



The Quiet Music Ensemble at a CMC Salon



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