Category Archives: Audio and video features

Raymond Deane on his new work ‘The Alma Fragments’

Ahead of its premiere by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra on 22 January 2016 at the National Concert Hall, Raymond Deane talks about working on his new RTÉ commission, ‘The Alma Fragments’.

Musical Tales series: interview with curator Mark Fitzgerald [audio]

Musicologist and DIT Music Lecturer Mark Fitzgerald talks about the idea and programme for CMC’s Musical Tales series of concerts which take place in Dublin City Libraries on 26 November and 4 December 2015. More information on the series here.

CMC Salon: John Buckley and Cassiopeia Winds [video]

Hughlights from CMC’s October Salon featuring Cassiopeia Winds performing John Buckley’s first wind quintet alongside a new quintet specially written for the ensemble.

Jurgen Simpson on his new opera, ‘Air India [redacted]’

Irish composer Jurgen Simpson talks about his work on the project, ‘Air India [redacted]’, a new opera based on the events around the bombing of Air India Flight 182 in 1985. The opera will be premiered in Canada on 6 November. Further details on the opera here.

New music group Decibel give concerts in Belfast and Birmingham featuring music by Ed Bennett

The 10-piece group, led by composer Ed Bennett, will perform a portrait concert of the London-based composer’s music on 7 November at Moving on Music’s Tempered weekend of new music in Belfast, and on 10 November in Birmingham as part of the Frontiers series. The programme for both concerts includes a new large-scale work specially written for […]

Karen Power has a number of performances taking place during November

Currently based in Berlin as artist in residence through a DAAD award, the performances taking place in Ireland include a number of premieres. Her work for flute and electronics, relocating elk…by train (2011), will be performed by Carin Levine on 5 November as part of lunchtime concert in SARC, Belfast. The work featured on CMC’s […]

John Buckley talks about writing for Wind Quintet

In advance of the performance of John Buckley’s new Wind Quintet No. 2 alongside his first quintet from 1976 by Cassiopeia Winds as part of CMC’s Salon series on 29 October 2015, John Buckley talks to CMC about the new work and writing for wind.

A new album of Kevin Volans’ chamber music will be launched on 4 October

The album, violin:piano, is released on the Ergodos label and features premiere recordings of three major duos by Kevin Volans from 2009 – violin:piano, Etude 9 for piano and electronics, and viola:piano – as well as his violin solo Passi leggieri, originally composed for Hardanger fiddle in 2003. The album features violinist/violist Waldo Alexander and pianist Jill Richards, who will […]

Seán Clancy talks about his new electronic work which he is working on for Culture Night in CMC

The work will be performed as part of CMC’s Culture Night programme of events on 18 September 2015 at 8.30pm. More on CMC’s Culture Night here

Anna Murray and Michelle O’Rourke on their collaborative piece ‘LIT

Composer Anna Murray and soprano Michelle O’Rourke talk about their collaboration on the large scale work ‘LIT’ for Culture Night 2015. An extract from the work will be performed in CMC along with other music by Irish composers for voice and electronics by Michelle O’Rourke and Anna Murray. More information on CMC’s Culture Night Event […]