Category Archives: Other News

CMC’s news has moved …

Please note, that following the launch of a new CMC web site, our news section is now available at

4 Things Your Choir Should Know About Before You Enter the City Of Derry International Choral Festival

Applications for the City of Derry International Choral Festival 2016 are opening this month – With so many things to consider before you sign your choir up for this exciting competition, here are four things you should know about before you apply to CODI Choral Festival (…or to any choral competition for that matter!) The Contemporary […]

Composers Amanda Feery, Eric Skytterholm Egan and Scott McLaughlin selected to participate in the first Composer Lab

The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and the Contemporary Music Centre are pleased to announce Amanda Feery, Eric Skytterholm Egan and Scott McLaughlin as the composers selected to participate in the first Composer Lab. Composer Lab is a new pilot initiative aimed at composers registered with the Contemporary Music Centre who have had their work performed […]

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. […]

Best Practice Session – Working with Children and Young People in Performance Music Education

Music Generation and the Contemporary Music Centre are working together to develop a mutual understanding of best practice in relation to composers engaging with children and young people in a performance music education context. Composers, Music Generation musicians and those interested in working with composers in the context of performance music education across Ireland are […]

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’.

CMC Library Update for November and December 2015

This update from the library features some of the works added to its collection during a two month period. In November and December, works from 26 different composers were added to the CMC online library catalogue. Selected works include: John Buckley (1951-) Wind Quintet No. 2 Commissioned by Cassiopeia Winds with funding provided by the […]