The Art of Sound
The Art of Sound multi-media exhibition opened in Cork Public Museum on 4 May and ran until 31 May.
New Study of Broadcasting Published
A major study by Richard Pine, Music and Broadcasting in Ireland, has been published by Four Courts Press.
RTÉ lyric fm Commissions
During 2005 RTÉ lyric fm has commissioned a series of short pieces for broadcast.
New Music Programme on lyric fm
A new contemporary music series has begun on RTÉ lyric fm.
Waterford New Music Week 2006
The seventh Waterford New Music Week takes place in February.
Composer in the Classroom
Students from St Michael’s College in Dublin recently had a visit from composer Fergus Johnston.
Flute and Piano at Mostly Modern
Susan Doyle and Márta Erdei present works by four Irish composers at the Mostly Modern concert on 8 December.
Elizabeth Maconchy Centenary
The centenary of composer Elizabeth Maconchy occurs in 2007.
CMC Launches Latest CD
The latest CD in CMC's series, Contemporary Music from Ireland Volume Five, is now available.
Journal of Music in Ireland
The November-December issue of the Journal of Music in Ireland is now available.
CMC Links with Student Composers
CMC hosted an open evening for student composers in October.
Contemporary Choral Music in Schools
A workshop on new Irish choral music will be held in the Contemporary Music Centre in January.
CMC Award at Feis Ceoil
The deadline for entry for the CMC Award at Feis Ceoil 2006 is Wednesday 15 December.
Carols at CMC
All are welcome as CMC gets Christmas off to a festive start with carols in the courtyard on 8 December.
Public Art Commission for Ian Wilson
Ian Wilson’s music will be heard on the streets of Sligo in an innovative public art project.
Greg Caffrey in North Down Heritage Centre
Guitarist Craig Ogden recently presented the first performances of a work by composer Greg Caffrey.
Ireland Promoting New Music
A new promotion body, IPNM, gives its first concert in early December.
Ed Bennett Orchestral Premiere
The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra performs a new Irish work in Manchester this month.
Deane Premiere at the NCH
A new work by Raymond Deane is to be premiered by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra.
Contemporary Music for the Irish Baroque Orchestra
The Irish Baroque Orchestra will perform contemporary music as part of the Ardee Baroque Festival.
Crash Performance with Gavin Friday
A concert by the Crash Ensemble and special guest Gavin Friday features works by Frederick Rzewski and Gavin Bryars.
Cork Children's Chorus
Composer C.S.L. Parker has collaborated with Cork Children's Chorus on his most recent work.
Ensemble Nordlys on Tour
Composer John McLachlan is featured in Ensemble Nordlys’ tour of Ireland this month.
Welsh Opera in Waterford
A new opera by Welsh composer John Metcalf receives a performance in Waterford this month.
Irish Composers on BBC Radio 3
Irish works recorded in the summer series of BBC Invitation Concerts are to be broadcast on Radio 3 this week.
Arts Council Awards Announced
The Arts Council has announced details of recent awards under its Commissions and Projects schemes.
Sounds Electric '05
Sounds Electric '05, a three-day festival of electro-acoustic and instrumental music, takes place in NUI Maynooth in December.
Music in the Docklands
The National Concert Hall is working to bring music to children in Dublin’s Docklands.
CMC Autumn Salons
The first CMC Salon of the winter season will be given by William Dowdall (flute) and John Feeley (guitar) on 11 November in the Printing House, TCD.
McKay in New York
A work by Deirdre McKay received a very successful performance in New York recently.
A one-day symposium takes place as part of the Darklight Film Festival in Dublin shortly.
Crash Ensemble at the Sugar Club
The Crash Ensemble plays an international programme at Dublin’s Sugar Club as part of the DEAF festival this weekend.
Calling all Student Composers!
An open evening for composition students will be held at CMC on 19 October.
Soundscapes Music Textbook
A new Leaving Certificate music course book has been published.
Barry's Operas on CD
Two of Gerald Barry’s operas have been released on CD.
The Composer in Society
A new book has been published exploring the role of the composer in creative music-making.
Elizabeth Maconchy Composition Fellowship
Composer Judith Ring has been awarded the Elizabeth Maconchy Composition Fellowship by the Arts Council.
Curator Announced for Critical Voices 3
Journalist and critic Helen Meany has been appointed curator of the Arts Council’s next Critical Voices programme.
Wilson on Horizons
A two-part tribute to the late James Wilson will be broadcast on RTÉ lyric fm’s Horizons programme in October.
Journal of Music in Ireland
The September-October issue of the JMI is now available.
Concorde at the National Gallery of Ireland
Contemporary ensemble Concorde premieres James Wilson’s last completed work in their concert on Sunday.
The Economic and Social Significance of Performing Arts
A one-day conference on lsquo;The Economic and Social Significance of Performing Arts’ takes place in DIT in October.
Wexford Work for Kennedy
Outdoor performances of a new work by Vincent Kennedy have been very well received.
Barry at English National Opera
Gerald Barry’s new opera opens in London on 16 September.
Roger Doyle at Mermaid Arts Centre
Composer Roger Doyle presents a mix of contemporary and traditional music at Bray’s Mermaid Arts Centre.
Lines on the Landscape
Composer Rhona Clarke and visual artist Marie Hanlon will present an illustrated lecture on the current White Stag exhibition at IMMA shortly.
Play with Music in CMC!
An interactive music event for children takes place in CMC on 24 and 25 September.
Linda Buckley at Gaudeamus
A work by young Irish composer Linda Buckley will feature in this year’s International Gaudeamus Music Week.
Ian Wilson at the NCH
Ian Wilson’s new work for orchestra is premiered this month.
Bang on a Can All-Stars at the Fringe
This lively new music ensemble from New York visits Dublin this month.
Two Residencies for Holstead
Rachel Holstead has been awarded two residencies, both of which are funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, to take place over the coming year.
RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet
String quartets by Piers Hellawell and Stephen Gardner are to be performed in the quartet’s 2005-2006 season.
Elastic Harmonic in 'The Symphony Sessions'
Join the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra behind the scenes for rehearsals of various works, including a Donnacha Dennehy premiere.
Tom Cullivan at Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe
CMC composer Tom Cullivan is to perform some of his own works in concert with the Oirbsen Chamber Trio in September.
Live Music and Visual Art Event
Richard Duckworth, lecturer in Music at Trinity College, who collaborated with CMC on a salon event earlier this year, is part of a live music and visual art project entitled: Dirt Blue Gene.
ReJoyce in Music Visits Portadown
The Animation 2 and Music Video programmes from Darklight 5, including CMC’s ReJoyce in Music, video, are to be screened at the Millenium Court Arts Centre for the Nosegrind2 Festival.
‘The Godfather’ of Irish electronic music Roger Doyle teams up with musicians at the cutting (h)edge of laptop and acoustic improvisation.
Composers’ Choice 2005
The National Concert Hall’s contemporary music festival takes place next month, and will feature a number of CMC composers.
Johnston’s New Works
Fergus Johnston has received a new commission from RTÉ LyricFM.
‘In Ireland’ in Belfast
In Ireland is the theme of this summer’s annual season of invitation concerts with the Ulster Orchestra.
Agnew and the ICO
The Irish Chamber Orchestra premieres a new work by Elaine Agnew this month.
Operating Theatre at Galway Arts Festival
Roger Doyle’s Operating Theatre company is staging a new performance in the Galway Arts Festival.
Landmark Podcast from CMC
The Contemporary Music Centre is the first Irish arts organization to podcast from its web site.
New Search Facility on this Site
A new Search facility has been added to this web site.
Arts Council Publishes Draft Strategy
The Arts Council has published its Partnership for the Arts draft strategy document, with responses invited by 1 July.
McKay in New York
A work by Deirdre McKay has been selected for a concert in New York in September as part of the annual IAMIC new music conference.
NCH Composers’ Choice
The National Concert Hall's contemporary music festival takes place this month.
International Rostrum of Composers
The Contemporary Music Centre and RTE LyricFM participated in the recent International Rostrum of Composers in Vienna.
Multimedia Collaboration Comes to Cork
A multimedia exhibition on the theme of Morse code, in which the Contemporary Music Centre was a collaborator, comes to Cork this month.
Dwyer in the Green
A new work by Benjamin Dwyer will be performed outdoors in Dublin’s St Stephen’s Green in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the gardens.
Where Birds and Angels Dwell
The Irish Youth Choir is collaborating with two Waterford children’s choirs in a new work by Marian Ingoldsby.
FIRE! CD Launch
A CD of Elaine Agnew’s latest education project has been launched in Dublin.
Townsend’s Aisling On Tour
Declan Townsend's orchestral piece, Aisling, will receive six performances from the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland during July.
Spaarnay Plays in Dublin
Outstanding Dutch performer Harry Spaarnay plays in Dún Laoghaire on his Irish visit this July.
Techne at TCD
An end-of-year showcase of work by the students of the Music and Media Technology Programme at Trinity College Dublin took place recently.
Brian Boydell and the White Stag Group
The Contemporary Music Centre is presenting a concert of music by Brian Boydell on 17 July at IMMA.
Music from the Edge
Concorde presents a programme of new music from around the world in Galway on 16 and 17 July.
Sound Installation for Open Day
The Contemporary Music Centre will be wired for sound in an interactive installation for the Temple Bar Open Day on 19 June.
CMC Exhibition in London
CMC’s exhibition, Finding our Voice: Music in Ireland Today, is on show in London this month as part of the Spitalfields Festival.
Composers Elected to Aosdána
Congratulations to composers Rhona Clarke, Donnacha Dennehy and Benjamin Dwyer who have been elected to Aosdána.
Ian Wilson Performance
Ian Wilson will be the featured composer at this year's Presteigne Festival in Wales (25-30 August).
Ninth World Harp Congress Takes Place in Dublin
The Ninth World Harp Congress takes place in Dublin from 17-24 July 2005.
Brian Boydell and the White Stag Group
The Contemporary Music Centre is producing a CD recording and concert of music by Brian Boydell in conjunction with an exhibition at the Irish Museum of Modern Art this summer.
CMC Choral Trophy Goes to Dundalk
The Clermont Chorale, Dundalk, were the winners of the Contemporary Music Centre’s special trophy at the recent Cork International Choral Festival.
SKIN at Project
A multimedia event in Dublin's Project in May involves composer Ian Wilson as one of the collaborators.
Ireland and Paris: Musical Connections
New music ensemble Concorde is joined by Garth Knox (viola and viola d’amore) for a concert in the Irish Cultural Centre in Paris on May 17.
Walshe’s Bed of Soft
Composer and performance artist Jennifer Walshe’s music installation Bed of Soft can be experienced over four days in May.
Barry Opera Premiere
The premiere of Gerald Barry’s new opera, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, takes place in Dublin this month.
Irish Music Broadcast Internationally
More contemporary Irish music has been heard on international radio stations recently.
Northern Irish Funding to CMC
The Contemporary Music Centre is very pleased to report a successful outcome to two funding applications to support its work in Northern Ireland.
Concorde and SPNM Collaborate
New music ensemble, Concorde, is participating in a project with the London-based new music organisation spnm.
Arts Council Mentoring Project
The Arts Council has announced a new Mentoring Development Project.
CMC Contemporary Irish Music Cup
The winners of the Contemporary Irish Music Cup at this year’s Feis Ceoil in Dublin have been announced.
Irish Museum of Modern Art Hosts Kevin Volans
The Irish Museum of Modern Art hosts a series of lectures by composer Kevin Volans in the coming weeks.
Gibson Opera Staged
John Gibson’s opera, Judith and Holofernes, receives its first staged performance in Cork on 30 April.
World Music Days 2005
This year’s ISCM World Music Days in Zagreb includes strong Irish representation.
Apocalyptic Prophesies for Cork
The award-winning Scottish music theatre company, Theatre Cryptic, visits Cork this month.
Journal of Music in Ireland
The March-April issue of The JMI is now available.
Crash Concert in Cork
The Crash Ensemble performs in Cork’s Half Moon Club on 7 May 2005.
Ronan Guilfoyle Commission at The Mermaid
A new work by Ronan Guilfoyle will be premiered by guitar legend John Abercrombie and the Callino Quartet at The Mermaid.
CMC April Salon
The Contemporary Music Centre's April Salon focuses on instrumental and electro-acoustic music, together with short films, by composition students of the PhD and MA in Computer Music programmes at the National University of Ireland (NUI), Maynooth as well as Dublin-based composer/musicians David Stalling and Rory Walsh.
CMC’s Contemporary Irish Music Cup
Performers will compete for CMC’s prizes in the Contemporary Irish Music Cup at Dublin’s Feis Ceoil.
Saxophone Quartet in Galway
The Amstel Saxophone Quartet includes a work by Ian Wilson in their Galway concert.
Celebrating Irish Women Composers
To mark International Women’s Day on 8 March 2005, the Contemporary Music Centre features the work of Irish women composers during March.
Crash Ensemble Concert
The next Crash Ensemble concert takes place in Dublin on 31 March.
CMC's March Salon
The Contemporary Music Centre's March Salon focuses on instrumental and electro-acoustic music by undergraduate students of Trinity College Dublin.
Irish Association of Music Schools Conference
The first national conference of music schools in Ireland takes place on 13 March.
Easier Shopping with CMC
It is now even easier to use the Shop on this web site to purchase CDs and scores.
Cork Sounds Out
Sound Out, an innovative sound installation project, takes place as part of the Cork 2005 programme.
CMC CD4 Goes Worldwide!
In the first weeks of 2005, over 1,500 copies of CMC’s latest CD have been distributed worldwide.
Find Music Teachers Online
Music Network has launched an online directory of music teachers and schools of music in Ireland.
New Chamber Work by Deane
Ice Flowers, a new work by Raymond Deane, will be premiered in Rhodes in April.
51st Cork International Choral Festival
The Cork International Choral Festival celebrates its 51st anniversary this year.
CMC and The Art of Sound
The Contemporary Music Centre is devising a new exhibition focussing on composers and their working methods, to open in Cork in May.
RTÉ Horizons Series Continues
The RTÉ Horizons series continues on 11 April featuring two Irish Irish composers.
Composer Deirdre Gribbin makes a theatrical on-stage appearance in her violin concerto, Venus Blazing.
Irish Students Receive Bill Whelan International Music Bursary
Five young Irish composers received Bill Whelan International Bursaries recently.
Journal of Music in Ireland
The January-February issue of the JMI is now available.
Traditional Arts Specialist Appointed at the Arts Council
The Arts Council has announced the appointment of Liz Doherty as Traditional Arts Specialist.
CMC and RTÉ Living Music Workshops
The Contemporary Music Centre has been facilitating schools workshops in the run-up to this year’s RTÉ Living Music Festival.
Sligo Premiere for Agnew
Elaine Agnew’s new piece for violinist Catherine Leonard will be premiered in Sligo shortly.
Mostly Modern Guitar Concert
The next lunchtime recital in this year’s Mostly Modern series features the Dublin Guitar Quartet.
Ó Riada Archive goes to UCC
University College Cork has recently announced the acquisition of the Seán Ó Riada Archive.
Northern Ireland Funding to CMC
The Contemporary Music Centre is awaiting the outcome of two grant applications to Northern Ireland for funding to support its cross-border activities.
Walshe in Stockholm and Hamburg
The 2005 Stockholm New Music festival features the music of Irish composer Jennifer Walshe.
CMC’S February Salon
CMC’s February Salon is linked to the upcoming RTÉ Living Music Festival.
Daniel Figgis’s The Gates
Composer Daniel Figgis presents his work, The Gates, in an open-air setting in Dún Laoghaire on 23 January.
Teaching the Unteachable
Teaching composition may indeed be impossible, or so Seóirse Bodley will say in a conference in Waterford on 29 January.
Concorde Joined by International Soloists
Concorde is to perform at the National Gallery of Ireland on Sunday 16 January.