New Music Digest: 28 April – 4 May


Events This Week:

The Cork International Choral Festival takes place this week, with many performances of new works, including music by David Fennessy, Ian Wilson and competition-winner Donal MacErlaine

  • 30 Apr – 4 May, venues in Cork
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Cora Venus Lunny also travels to Cork this week for a performance of solo violin music as part of the Quarter multidisciplinary event, and as part of The Association of Irish Composers’ Irish Canon series

  • 3 May, 7.30pm, TDC, Triskel Arts Centre
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The next phase of Thérese Fahy’s Handprint project, called Handprint: Before and Beyond, begins at the Hugh Lane Gallery Sundays@Noon, with commissioned works performed beside ‘companion pieces’

  • 4 May, 12pm, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin
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Sonic Vigil 8, a festival of improvised music, sound art and performance, takes place in Cork, with music, visual works and performances by over thirty Irish artists and composers

  • 2-4 May, venues in Cork
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The Contact ensemble will perform a feature concert of the music of Donnacha Dennehy in Canada, including the premiere of the commissioned work Turn

  • 2 May, 8pm, The Music Gallery, Toronto
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Ensemble Resonabilis in Estonia will premiere Victor Lazzarini‘s Peeglid

    29 Apr, 7pm, Kumu Art Museum, Talinn, Estonia

Belfast contemporary music festival Sonorities takes place, this year opening at London’s King’s Place before returning to Queen’s University, with a theme of ‘Remembering & Forgetting’

  • 27 Apr – 4 May, Sonic Arts Research Lab, Queen’s University Belfast
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The UK-based festival Sounds New also takes place this week, featuring the premiere of Ed Bennett‘s Suspect Device by Icebreaker

  • 2 – 9 May, Canterbury, England
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The Vogler Quartet with Michael McHale perform Ian Wilson‘s Spillaert’s Beach n Drumcliffe alongside Schubert, Brahms and Smetana

  • 3 Apr, 3pm, St. Columba’s Church, Drumcliffe, Co. Sligo
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The Louth Contemporary Music Society reawaken their 2013 programme Monk’s Music, with works by Russian composer Aleksander Raskatov

  • 3 May, 8pm, St. Peter’s Church of Ireland, Drogheda
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Listen back to the live premiere performance of Pauline Oliveros’ The Mystery Beyond Matter by the Quiet Music Ensemble on lyric fm’s Nova with Bernard Clarke

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