New Music Digest: 12 – 18 May

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Events This Week

The Irish Composers’ Collective present Wind, a concert of new music for flute and clarinet performed by Bill Dowdall and Paul Roe.

  • 14 May, 8.30pm, Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall
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The Vale of Glamorgan Festival takes place this week, featuring a number of works by Irish composers, including Stephen Gardner, Eric Sweeney and David Fennessy.

  • 8 – 17 May, venues in Glamorgan, Wales
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Pianist Matthew Schellhorn continues his tour of Ian Wilson‘s new work, Stations

  • 16 May, 6.30pm, Robinson College, Cambridge, UK
  • 18 May, 4pm, St. Augustine’s Church, Thorpe Bay, Essex, UK
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A new Music Generation Wicklow/Contemporary Music Centre commissioned work by George Higgs called Up on the Downbeat will be premiered by a youth group from The Vaults, Arklow and St. Mary’s School Orchestra, directed by Christine Steele.

  • 16 May, 7pm, St. Mary’s School, Arklow, Co. Wicklow
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The Dublin Laptop Orchestra perform at Gregory the Asshole’s EP launch, in an event of sound, art and philosophy.

  • 16 May, 7pm, Centre for Creative Practices, Dublin
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Crash Ensemble perform at the Barbican Centre’s marathon weekend exploring the music of Nonesuch Records, including a performance of Donnacha Dennehy‘s One Hundred Goodbyes (Céad Slán) and Grá agus Bás

  • 17 May, 1pm, LSO St. Luke’s Centre, London, UK
  • 18 May, 2pm, Milton Court Concert Hall, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, UK
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Meet the Composer

Over the next number of weeks we profile the composers who have been accepted for representation over the last year.

Solfa Carlile is a Cork-born composer currently based in Oxford. In 2013 she won the Seán Ó Ríada prize for her Upon the Rose, which was performed by the National Chamber Choir of Ireland at the Cork International Choral Festival 2013. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate at the University of Oxford.

Her work Dystopia (2010) for solo flute was premiered by Christine Hankin at the National Flute Association Convention, Annaheim, California, USA on 14 August 2010 and also performed by William Dowdall at the CMC Salon on 24 April 2014.

Listen to some of her works on her SoundCloud page

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