Author Archives: Anna Murray

New Music Digest: 25 – 31 January

Events This Week: A concert of film music titled Minimal Film will feature music and visuals by Philip Glass, Michael Nyman, and the premiere of a suite of music for a documentary composed by concert curator Natasa Paulberg. 29 Jan, 7.30pm, Beckett Theatre, Trinity College Dublin More ConTempo’s next 20/20 Experience Tour concert includes a […]

Santa Rita concert with pianist Michael McHale pairs Schubert with Irish composers

The next concert in the Ergodos Santa Rita series sees pianist Michael McHale perform music by Schubert alongside new works. The concert will be the premiere of the ‘Schubert Project’ – like many projects from Ergodos, this explores the relationship of new music to past music by pairing existing works with new works composed in […]

Jane O’Leary gives Composer’s Voice talk about her new string quartet

Composer Jane O’Leary will give a Composer’s Voice talk about her work, the passing sound of forever, at a concert with ConTempo String Quartet on 30 January. Composer’s Voice is an initiative from CMC presenting composers giving talks and presenting their own works at concerts; past composers include Massimo Davi and Dylan Rynhart, both of which spoke […]

Minimal Film concert features premiere of music by Natasa Paulberg

Composer Natasa Paulberg has curated a concert of film music by minimalist composers with visual accompaniment, called Minimal Film. Paulberg is an Australia-born and Dublin-based composer with an interest in audiovisual and film music. She completed the MPhil in Music and Media Technologies at Trinity College Dublin, and attended the University of California Los Angeles Film Scoring programme. […]

Gerald Barry nominated for a Grammy Award

Gerald Barry’s The Importance of Being Earnest opera recording has been nominated for a 2016 Grammy Award. The opera was written in 2011 and co-commissioned by the LA Philharmonic Orchestra and The Barbican in London. Since its premieres in LA and London, it has received performances across the world and high critical praise. The recording with Birmingham […]

New Music Digest: 30 Nov – 6 Dec

Events This Week: CMC present Musical Tales, a concert curated by Dr Mark Fitzgerald of DIT and celebrating the music of contemporary Irish composers in connection with four published books in the CMC Library 4 Dec, 1pm, Rathmines Library, Dublin More A Christmas Crackers concert by the St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Girls’ Choir features music by Jonathan Nangle, […]

New Music Digest: 14 – 20 September

Events This Week: Culture Night takes place this Friday, with free cultural events taking place across the country. CMC will host a concert of new music at Fishamble St 18 Sep, 6.30pm, The Contemporary Music Centre, Fishamble St, Dublin More Linda and Irene Buckley will have an installation with Ailbhe Ní Bhriain featured at the […]

Karen Power’s electronic music in UK and US

An electronic work by Karen Power was featured this week at a festival at London’s Café OTO. Forever ricefields, a stereo tape piece created in 2014, was played as part of the Full of Noises Festival, a weekend-long festival of new music and soundart run by the Octopus Collective. Also on the programme at Café OTO were multichannel […]

New Music Digest: 22 – 29 June

Events This Week: The Quiet Music Ensemble present an evening of music throughout all the rooms and spaces of Freemasons’ Hall on Molesworth St, including music by Pauline Oliveros, Jennifer Walshe and John Godfrey. 25 Jun, 6.30pm, Freemasons’ Hall, Molesworth St., Dublin More The RTÉ ConTempo Quartet with William Dowdall perform Donnacha Dennehy‘s pushpulling as part of […]

New Music Digest: 27 Apr – 3 May

Events this Week: A CMC Salon takes place on Tuesday, featuring Eamonn Cagney (perc), Niwel Tsumbu (gui), Martin Tourish (acc), Roger Doyle (pf) playing some of their own works 28 Apr, 6pm, Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, Dublin  More The Cork International Choral Festival begins this week with performances and competitions from Irish and international […]