New Music Digest: 8 – 14 September

artworks-000089908076-jnwkk9-t500x500Events This Week:

The Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival continues this week, with performances of new music including Tardigrade with music by Michael Gallen.

  • 5 – 20 Sep, Venues across Dublin
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Composer Eoin O’Keeffe will have a few works and arrangements played at the All-Ireland Marching Band Finals

  • 13 Sep, 2–6pm, Dalymount Park
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Relevant Tones, on Chicago-based radio station 98.7wfmt, broadcast a show about the work of the Contemporary Music Centre last month

Composer Emma O’Halloran recently added some new works to her SoundCloud page, including Physical Geography, performed by Loadbang with Quinn Collins.


The Irish Times and both review Tom Lane’s HARP: A River Cantata, performed on the Samuel Beckett Bridge as part of the Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival.

A new Dublin-based music company, Ensemble Music, who will represent a number of artists working in contemporary music such as Kirkos Ensemble, launched this week.

Linda Buckley speaks about her recent artistic residency in Iceland.

Meet The Composer: Matthew Rowan

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

Matthew Rowan completed a PhD in Contemporary Composition at Newcastle University in 2009. He has received an AHRC-funded commission for the Northumbrian Exchanges project, and submitted winning entries to the John Armitage Memorial call for music, the Red Note Ensemble Noisy Nights call for scores and the duoDorT Maché call for scores.

His work Reverberations (2006) for chamber orchestra was premiered by the Northern Sinfonia with conductor Baldur Brönnimann at The Sage Gateshead, England on 15 November 2006.

Listen to a sample of this work on the composer’s website here:

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