Category Archives: Audio and video features

Maria Minguella talks about her work in CMC as part of its first summer residency for composers/performers

CMC’s summer residency involves a composer/performer using the Centre during working hours to compose and rehearse. The aim of the residency is to allow composers and performers the use of the space to carry. Taking place from 13 to 17 July following an open call, the residency was awarded to Cork-based composer Maria Minguella. Maria is based in […]

Kevin O’Connell on his new setting of the Latin Mass

Kevin O’Connell and Director of the Palestrina Choir Blánaid Murphy talk about his new setting of the Latin Mass for the choir. The Mass receives its first performance at 11am mass at St Mary’s Pro Cathedral, Dublin on 21 June 2015. More on the mass here.

A song cycle by Derek Ball will be performed by Elizabeth Hilliard and David Bremner on 26 June

Entitled The Way We Are, the 90 minute work is part of Derek Ball’s triptych of works commemorating the soprano Eileen Donlon. The cycle consists of 16 songs, each one a villanelle setting, which is a 19-line form with a pair of alternating refrain lines. The poems are by 7 contemporary poets known to the composer, […]

A new album featuring the music of Paul McGuire has been released

Sleep Spindles is the debut full-length album of Dublin-born, London-based composer Paul McGuire. Released on the Slip label, the album features three of the composer’s most recent works – cello work Tampered performerd by Céline Papion, a work for twelve guitars, Marshes, and the title track for percussion, performed by the composer. From the label’s press release: McGuire’s fastidious […]

Anne-Marie O’Farrell talks about her ‘Irish Composers on Irish Music’ concert on 31 May

Presented by the Association of Irish Composers in association with @The Drawing Room, the concert takes place at the Drawing Room, 12 Henrietta Street, Dublin on 31 May at 4.30pm. Harpist and composer Anne-Marie O’Farrell will perform a recital featuring music for pedal harp and the Irish harp from the last 50 years by a […]

Concorde performs Raymond Deane’s Seachanges (with Danse Macabre)

A performance by Concorde of Raymond Deane’s ‘Seachanges (with danse macabre)’, one of the prescribed works on the Leaving Certificate Music syllabus. Originally recorded in 2009 for the DVD ‘Order and Disorder’ by Arthur Sealy, the performance on the DVD features alongside an interview with the composer and an in-depth discussion of the work. Recording […]

Matthew Whiteside on his new debut album Dichroic Light

Scottish-based Northern Irish composer Matthew Whiteside talks about his latest project producing a new album of works. Funded by Creative Scotland, the album is released on 4 May and features the premiere recording of his Solo for Viola D’amore and live electronics, collaborations with clarinettist Joanna Nicholson and performances by Scottish new music group Red […]

CMC Salon: interview with Éamonn Cagney

Percussionist and composer Éamonn Cagney talks about the programme for CMC’s upcoming Salon on 28 April at the Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall. The programme features works by Éamonn Cagney, Niwel Tsumbu and Martin Tourish. More information here

CMC Salon: Neil O’Connor and Roy Carroll

Excerpts from CMC’s Salon, which took place on 24 March 2015 at the Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, Dublin, featuring electronic works by Neil O’Connor and Roy Carroll. See here for more information.

new music::new Ireland 2 launch video

Footage from the launch of CMC’s new promotional album, new music::new Ireland 2, at the Contemporary Music Centre on 5 March 2015. The album was launched by John Schaefer, presenter of WYNC New Sounds and Soundcheck, and featured a performance of Jonathan Nangle’s ‘where distant city lights flicker on half-frozen ponds’ by violinist Daragh Morgan, […]