New Music Digest: 23 – 29 June

willis_1_aEvents This Week

Trio Scordatura play this week’s CMC Salon, with music by Linda Buckley and Scott McLaughlin.

  • 25 Jun, 6pm, Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, Dublin
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Thérese Fahy performs the final Handprint concert, with commissioned work by Siobhán Cleary and Michael Holohan alongside Debussy, Ravel, and poetry readings.

  • 29 Jun, 12pm, Sundays@Noon, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin
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The NDR Choir Hamburg and Rascher Saxophone Quartet will play three works by Ian Wilson in Germany

  • 27 Jun, 8pm, Rolf-LIebermann-Studio, Hamburg, Germany
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Pianist Matthew Schellhorn will also perform music by Ian Wilson, continuing his tour of piano cycle Stations.

  • 29 Jun, 6pm, Wymondham Abbey, Norfolk, England
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The West Cork Chamber Music Festival (WCCMF) takes place this week, and includes a Young Composers’ Forum led by Deirdre Gribbin featuring presentations of works by the winners of the WCCMF / CMC Composition Competition.

  • 27 Jun – 5 Jul, Bantry, Co Cork
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A new work for tenor and piano by Ed Bennett will be premiered as part of the Bromsgrove Festival

  • 29 Jun, 3pm, Tardebigge Church, Tardebigge, UK
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The Pipeworks organ festival continues, with concerts and composition/performance workshops

  • 18 – 27 Jun, Dublin, Dundalk, Maynooth, Belfast
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Meet the composer: Finola Merivale

We profile some of the composers who have been accepted for CMC representation over the last year.

Finola Merivale’s music focuses on intercultural composition, improvisation and person-specific pieces. Awards include Travel and Training Awards from the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon, the Fusion Arts Award which was funded by the US State Department, the Staf Gebruers’ Scholarship for Excellence in Music in UCC (2009) and the Irish Student Drama Association’s Award for Sound Design (2008).

Her work The Language of Mountains is Rain – Three Miniatures for String Quartet (2013) was premiered by Adrianne Pope (vn), Min Park (vn), Gabriel Taubman (va) and Doublas Machiz (vc) at Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival, USA on 29 July 2013.

Listen to this and other works on Finola Merivale’s SoundCloud page:






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