Author Archives: cmcireland

Ann Cleare’s phôsphors (… of ether) to receive UK premiere

A work by Ann Cleare will be given its UK premiere by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra this month. The work, titled phôsphors (… of ether) was originally written for the RTÉ Symphony Orchestra, and premiered by them in 2013. It will be featured on a Hear and Now programme with two other UK premieres (Franck Bedrossian’s […]

Awards and nominations for Brian Irvine

Belfast-based composer Brian Irvine has recently received a number of awards and nominations for his work. Irvine is the current, and first, Music Laureate for Belfast, and is best known for his theatre works and participatory works for children. He was recently announced as one of three composers to win the prestigious Paul Hamlyn Foundation […]

New Music Digest: 16 – 22 November

Events This Week CMC’s Four Solo Spaces concert sees works by Ed Bennett, Ann Cleare, Ben McHugh and Grainne Mulvey performed in different spaces in Temple Bar 21 Nov, 3pm, View – Temple Bar Arts and Politics Festival, Contemporary Music Centre More The Association of Irish Composers presents Piano Counterpoint, a concert of piano and electronics […]

Contemporary musicians and composers in residence in Dún Laoghaire

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council have announced a number of musicians in residence for 2015/16, which provides the selected composers and performers opportunity to work in the recently-built dlr LexIcon building, as well as opportunities for public performance. The selected musicians are Matthew Jacobson, Grainne Mulvey with singer Elizabeth Hilliard, The Eidola Trio, and Sebastian Adams. […]

Cork Film Festival features music and performances from Irish composers and musicians

The Cork Film Festival, taking place all this week, features a number of performances and films with music by Irish composers. Earlier in the festival, Cloud of Skin a new experimental documentary film by Maximilian Le Cain was premiered at Triskel Christchurch. The film explores the bond between a man and his deceased partner, a blind visionary, […]

CMC will hold an exhibition as part of the Musical Tales series of concerts in the library this month

The exhibition takes place in CMC’s library from 16 November-4 December 2015 and marks the Library Association of Ireland’s Library Ireland Week (16-22 November) and the Archives & Records Association’s Explore Your Archives Campaign (14-22 November). Complimenting the Centre’s Musical Tales series of concerts, the exhibition focuses on four books from the library’s collection written by […]

Irish Composers present a night of installations and music this Friday

The Irish Composers’ Collective present an unusual and unique event this week in association with music producers Ensemble Music. ICC TAKEOVER sees the Collective occupy a Georgian building on Merrion Square for a day, with installations and performances taking place in each room. Installations include: a song cycle by Siobhra Quinlan; an exploration of film […]

New book and concert celebrating the work of Frank Corcoran at 70

A new Festschrift or celebratory book about the life and work of composer Frank Corcoran, written by Hans Dieter Gruenefeld, will be released on 24 November. The book marks the composer’s 70th birthday, and will be launched by CMC director Evonne Ferguson at a Salon Series event at the RIAM which will feature Corcoran’s work Trauerfelder performed by […]

Choral group Voci Nuove perform a concert featuring works by Irish composers in Cork

The concert, entitled ‘Specturm’, takes place at St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork on 12 November at 8pm, and features a programme of pieces by a range of Irish composers inspired by language, culture and history. Voci Nuove is a Cork-based chamber choir conducted by Lynsey Callaghen. The choir was recently awarded the Contemporary Music Centre Award for the […]

Dulciana present a concert of music by female composers

Dulciana is a female-voice choir based in Dublin and directed by composer/singer Eoghan Desmond. Having launched earlier in 2015, they have performed two concerts of mixed repertoire, from early choral music to new pieces written for them. Their third concert is simply titled ♀, and features a programme of works by female composers. Alongside rarely-played works by […]