Category Archives: CMC News

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 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 […]

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 […]

CMC presents a four concerts performed throughout Temple Bar on 21 November

Four Solo Spaces takes place as part of the View – Temple Bar Arts and Politics Festival (19-22 November). The project presents four simultaneous concerts for soloist and ‘tape’ performed throughout Temple Bar on 21 November 2015, featuring clarinetists Paul Roe and Pablo Manjón-Cabezas Guzmán, saxophonist Gavin Brennan, and flautist Joe O’Farrell. With music by composers Ben […]

CMC presents its annual student New Music Marathon in Dundalk Institute of Technology

The annual marathon of new music by student composers and performers takes place on 5 November from 11.30am – 5.00pm at the music department in Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT). Two concerts programmed by Ciarán Hope, Composer and Lecturer at DKIT, will take place throughout the day, alongside a talk from him and a tour of the […]

CMC presents Musical Tales, two concerts in Dublin city libraries

The series is in association with the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama and takes place at 1pm on 26 November and 4 December. Funded by the Dublin City Council Arts Office and supported by the Dublin City Council Library Development Office, the series is curated by Dr. Mark Fitzgerald of DIT and celebrates the music […]

Sylvia O’Brien’s Top Five Pieces for Voice and Piano from the CMC Library

Last week, the Contemporary Music Centre hosted Sylvia O’Brien (soprano) for a week long residency. Sylvia O’Brien is a singer of contemporary repertoire and has collaborated with many Irish composers including Gerald Barry, Brian Irvine, Ian Wilson, Kevin O’Connell, Raymond Deane, and Seóirse Bodley, with whom she has performed on many occasions. Sylvia spent the week exploring our […]

CMC at the Derry Choral Festival

The Derry Choral Festival takes place this month from 21–25 October and this year CMC is involved in a number of events held as part of the festival. For the first time at the festival, CMC will present an award for the best performance of a piece by an Irish composer for competing choirs in […]

CMC’s Salon this month features Cassiopeia Winds

The 2015 Salon series continues on 29 October with a programme which includes a new work by John Buckley specially written for the group. Formed in 2010, Cassiopeia Winds is a wind quintet whose performances are marked by vivacity, panache and a dedication to the exploration of fine sound-worlds. The players are Catriona Ryan (flute), Matthew […]

CMC Library Update

This update from the library features some of the works added to its collection during a two month period. In July and August, works from 24 different composers were added to the CMC online library catalogue. Selected works include: Hugh Martin Boyle (1984-) colour copied cold carbon contents Premiered by Claire Duff (Baroque violin) on […]