New Music Digest: 1 – 7 September

HARP: a River Cantata

HARP: a River Cantata

Events This Week:

The National Concert Hall host a two-day Open Weekend for its new gamelan orchestra, with free workshops and performances, as well as the naming ceremony by Sultan Gamengkubuwono X and a performance from the Yogyakarta court musicians.

  • 6-7 Sept all day, National Concert Hall, Dublin
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Visiting pianist Svetlana Rudenko will perform a programme of mixed Irish and Russian piano works, including music by John Buckley and Ian Wilson

  • 3 Sep, 8pm, John Field Room, National Concert Hall, Dublin
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The RTÉ Concert Orchestra will be joined by a number of soloists for a tribute concert to the music of Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, including his works Phoenix Rising and Termon.

  • 4 Sep, 8pm, National Concert Hall, Dublin
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Kaleidoscope Night celebrate five years since their first concert with a special event at the Sugar Club, with performances from Ergodos Musicians, Gregory Walkers and The Robinson Panoramic Quartet, and a world premiere of a new piece by Brian Irvine.

  • 4 Sep, 8.30pm, Sugar Club, Leeson St, Dublin
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A Galway Music Residency series titled From Wigs to iTunes will feature string quartets from classical and contemporary composers performed by ConTempo, the first including a work by the USA’s Terry Riley.

  • 2 Sep, 1.10pm, Galway City Library
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The Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival begins this weekend, with a number of performances featuring new music, including Tom Lane’s outdoor work HARP, and Michael Gallen’s music for Philip Connaughton’s dance work Tardigrade.

  • 5-2- Sep, various times, venues across Dublin
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Meet The Composer: Kerry Hagan

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

Kerry Hagan is a composer and researcher working in both acoustic and computer media. She develops real-time methods for spatialization and stochastic algorithms, and studies the aesthetics and history of electronic music. She holds a Ph.D. in Composition from the University of California, San Diego. Currently, she is a Lecturer at the University of Limerick in the Digital Media and Arts Research Centre.

Her work (bass) (2011) for double bass solo was premiered by Christopher Williams at the Irish Chamber Orchestra Studio, Limerick on 13 February 2013.

Listen to this and other works on the composer’s SoundCloud page here: https://soundcloud.com/kerryhagan/

 

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