The launch will feature a live performance by violinist Darragh Morgan of one of the works included on the album, where distant city lights flicker on half-frozen ponds (2011) by Jonathan Nangle.
Launched in 2013, the new music::new Ireland series aims to showcase some of the current work of Irish composers, providing a snapshot of the range and diversity of new music in Ireland today.
The series is funded by Culture Ireland, the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and presents 11 works selected by an artistic panel from over 50 submissions in a smart design and layout.
Featured composers include David Bremner, Irene Buckley, Neil Burns, Raymond Deane, Benjamin Dwyer, Ronan Guilfoyle, Fergus Johnston, Gráinne Mulvey, Jonathan Nangle, Jane O’Leary, and Sam Perkin.
Performers on the album include, among others, Concorde, the Fidelio Trio, violinist Darragh Morgan, pianists Hugh Tinney and Therese Fahy, and the Vanbrugh Quartet.
Following the launch, the album will be distributed nationally and internationally to radio stations, festivals, concert promoters, performers and universities amongst other places.
The album will also be available from 5 March on CMC’s Bandcamp page.
For more information on the series, visit newmusicnewireland.ie
CMC would like to thank the Embassy of the United States in Dublin, Ireland, Belfast City Council and The GuestHouse Cork for their support of John Schaefer’s visit to Ireland.