CMC is closed for Christmas from 21 December until 2 January 2008.
International Computer Music Association Calls For Papers
The Queen’s University, Belfast-based Sonorities Festival is to host the International Computer Music Conference in 2008.
Arvo Pärt World Premiere: Baltic Voices in Ireland
Louth Contemporary Music Society is to present first performances of sacred music by Baltic composers alongside a new work by Deirdre McKay.
Young European Strings Chamber Orchestra
The Dublin-based Young European Strings Chamber Orchestra has released its second recording.
Jane O’Leary Launches New CD
A new recording of chamber music by Jane O’Leary is to be launched in Galway and Dublin.
John Kinsella Premiere to Mark Orchestra’s 40th Anniversary
The Dublin Symphony Orchestra is to conclude its year of birthday celebrations with a new work by John Kinsella.
Michael Finnissy World Premiere in Derry
A new Violin Sonata by Michael Finnissy is to receive its first performance in Derry in December.
Crash Ensemble Tour
The Crash Ensemble continues its tenth anniversary celebrations with a three-date national tour with guest vocalist Iarla Ó Lionáird.
Christmas Carols at CMC
CMC will host a performance of Christmas carols on Thursday 13 December from 6.30pm to 7.00pm.
The Cutting Edge
Premieres by Ed Bennett and Andrew Hamilton feature in the final concerts of BMIC's Cutting Edge concert series.
Life After Feldman
The influence of American new music pioneer Morton Feldman is to be explored in a two-day festival in Dublin on 15-16 December.
RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet Anniversary Concerts
The RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet is celebrating its 21st Anniversary with a national tour of premiere performances.
Running Beast Performances at the National Gallery
Michael Holohan and Donal O'Kelly's music-theatre portrait of Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone, is to be performed at the National Gallery of Ireland.
Sounds Electric '07
Contemporary Irish and international music is to be the focus of the four-day Dundalk-based Sounds Festival.
It is with regret that CMC has to announce that tomorrow's new music Salon event featuring pianist Ivan Ilic is cancelled.
Composing Degree Launched at RIAM
A BA in Composition course develops a new generation of composers.
CMC Staff News
The Contemporary Music Centre has appointed a new assistant in its library department.
Irish Composer Honoured in America and France
Frank Corcoran is to speak to Princeton and New York Universities.
György Ligeti is the focus of a three-day event in Dublin this November.
Ireland Promoting New Music's (IPNM) new concert series begins on 30 October.
New Music Connects Concerts
ConTempo String Quartet will perform three new pieces by Irish composers in concerts in Dublin and Galway in December.
CMC Open Evening for Teachers
CMC will host an open evening for Music teachers on 8 November.
Jane O'Leary Theatre Score to be Revived in Galway
Popular demand prompts the return of a critically acclaimed show featuring music by Jane O'Leary.
Concorde to Celebrate Irish Composers in Spain
Concorde performs at the Sincronic Festival, Spain on 28 October.
National Symphony Orchestra Celebrates Philip Martin at 60
The 60th birthdays of Philip Martin and Alexander Anissimov are to be marked by the RTÉ NSO.
Next CMC Salon
The Contemporary Music Centre's next Salon on 25 October features the EAR New Music Ensemble.
Student Open Evening in CMC
An open evening for composition students takes place at CMC on Thursday 18 October.
CMC Library Hours
The Contemporary Music Centre's library is now open late on Thursday evenings.
First Performances for New Work by Raymond Deane
A new work for flute and piano by Raymond Deane is to receive four performances in November.
Composers Take Part in Sibelius Workshop
Three composers took part in a Sibelius music software workshop organised by the Contemporary Music Centre.
CMC Salon Series 2007
The Contemporary Music Centre's new music Salon series returns in September with a performance from cellist Kate Ellis.
New Music Connects
The second workshop in the New Music Connects project will take place on Friday 28 September in the Galway Education Centre, Monivea Road in Galway.
Caitríona Ní Dhubhghaill Features in Music for Galway
A performance of Caitríona Ní Dhubhghaill’s Sub umbra ilius takes place in Galway in October.
CD First for Irish Duo Softday
German association invites Softday to contribute to its new CD release.
Irish Chamber Orchestra Concerts
Works by John Kinsella and Peteris Vasks will feature in ICO concerts during October.
Carnegie Hall Showcase to Include World Premiere Performances
First performances to be highlight of New York spotlight on Irish composers.
Crash Ensemble Celebrate First Decade with New Works and Premieres
Crash Ensemble to mark its 10th year with a 'mammoth weekend' of concerts.
Ian Wilson Premiere at the National Gallery of Ireland
The premiere of Ian Wilson's new work The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World takes place on 4 October.
Elaine Agnew Leads Major Arts School Project in Donegal
A new work by Elaine Agnew is to mark a pivotal Irish anniversary.
Three young Irish composers will have their music performed as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival.
Irish Composers to Launch US Ensemble's 26th Season
New Irish music is to be celebrated in Milwaukee in September.
Field Day Book Launch
CMC will host the launch of two books on Irish composers on 21 September.
German Focus on Young Contemporary Music to Include Jennifer Walshe
A work by Jennifer Walshe will be performed at the second Hamburger Klangwerktage in November.
Sales Success for Michael McGlynn in America
Michael McGlynn’s choir Anúna has become the biggest-selling world music act in the United States with its latest CD and DVD release, Anúna: Celtic Origins.
New Premiere Sees Return to Carnegie Hall for Ian Wilson
A new work by Ian Wilson receives its premiere in Carnegie Hall, New York in October.
Premiere of New Work by David Flynn Pays Tribute to Seán Ó Riada
A new work by David Flynn paying tribute to Seán Ó Riada is to receive its first public performance at the recently re-opened Cork School of Music on 31 August.
Portuguese Premieres for Four Irish Composers
This year’s Música Viva Festival in Lisbon and Porto is to include first performances in Portugal of four works by Irish composers in a concert given by the Fidelio Trio.
Second Performances for Four New Works
Four new compositions will receive premieres by Concorde in Galway on 16 September.
Eighth String Quartet by Ian Wilson to Get First Irish Performance
Ian Wilson's eight string quartet is to be performed at the official opening of the Cork School of Music in September.
Music for Galway Concerts
Music for Galway presents two concerts at the Norman Villa Gallery, Salthill, Galway in September.
CMC Celebrates Culture Night 2007
The Contemporary Music Centre takes part in Culture Night on 14 September.
Recording Label Study
CMC is commissioning a study on the feasibility of setting up an Irish recording label and/or download platform and invites responses through an online survey.
Pluck Blow II
A new work by Greg Caffrey for flute and guitar is to receive its premiere in Dublin on 25 August.
Free Scores Available for Collection
CMC has a selection of scores by Irish composers for various instrumentations available to the public free of charge.
Irish Premieres for London’s Wigmore Hall
New works for soprano saxophone and string quartet by Ciarán Farrell and Greg Caffrey are to be heard for the first time at Wigmore Hall in London on September 15.
Four New Works to be Premiered by the Ulster Orchestra
The Ulster Orchestra is to premiere four new works by Irish composers as part of its summer series of BBC-funded Invitation Concerts in venues across Northern Ireland.
New Installation by George Higgs at the Project
The Electro Acoustic Exchange, a new site-specific installation created by George Higgs for the Project Arts Centre, Dublin is to be revealed on 24 July.
New Works from Ian Wilson and Greg Caffrey for Dartington
Saxophonist Gerard McChrystal and pianist Stephen de Pledge will give the first performances of new works by Ian Wilson and Greg Caffrey during the Dartington Summer School on 13 August.
RTÉ to Screen Donnacha Dennehy Film
A film featuring composer Donnacha Dennehy is to be screened by RTÉ.
Film Premiere for Ciaran Hope
Screw Cupid, a new film with a soundtrack composed by Ciarán Hope is to be screened for the first time on 12 July.
Maconchy Centenary Celebrated by National Chamber Choir
The National Chamber Choir marks the centenary of Elizabeth Maconchy's birth as part of The Eternal Feminine, its summer series of concerts celebrating the contribution of women to 20th Century music.
Performances of New Work by Trevor Knight in Galway
Slat, a new multi-disciplinary, site-specific work by composer-director Trevor Knight, will receive its premiere on 16 July as part of this year's Galway Arts Festival.
CMC on MySpace
CMC now has a profile on the social networking site, MySpace.
CMC Funding News
The Contemporary Music Centre has received funding from The Heritage Council.
Honorary Doctorate for Jane O'Leary
Jane O’Leary has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the National University of Ireland, Galway in recognition of her contribution to music in Ireland.
Roger Doyle Wins Magisterium Award
Roger Doyle has won the prestigious Magisterium Award at the Bourges International Electro-acoustic Music Competition in France.
CMC Summer Opening Hours
The Contemporary Music Centre will open from 10.00-5.30pm, Monday to Friday, during July and August.
Critical Success for Michael McGlynn
Michael Glynn has been widely applauded for his contribution to And on Earth Peace: A Chanticleer Mass.
CMC Staff News
The Contemporary Music Centre has made some new appointments to its staff.
Frank Corcoran Premiere in Limerick
The fourth and final part of Frank Corcoran's Quasi series will receive its premiere in July.
Premieres at the 2007 WASBE Conference in Killarney
New works by Ian Wilson and John Kinsella feature during the 13th International WASBE conference in July.
The Errigal Suite
A premiere of a new work by David Flynn takes place on 1 July.
Two Premieres in Three Days from Linda Buckley
New works by Linda Buckley will be premiered in Wexford and London in the last week of June.
New Collaborative Project for Jane O'Leary
Jane O'Leary will write a new work for the Chicago-based organisation Accessible Contemporary Music (AGM).
New Music by Ciarán Farrell
New works by Ciarán Farrell will be premiered by Codetta, the Smith Quartet and Gerard McChrystal later this year.
West Cork Chamber Music Festival
The 2007 West Cork Chamber Music Festival features premieres by Ian Wilson and John Kinsella.
CMC's 'Art of Sound' Exhibition at the Kilkenny Arts Festival 2007
The Contemporary Music Centre presents The Art of Sound, a photographic and multi-media exhibition, at the Kilkenny Arts Festival this August.
WASBE Workshop at CMC
The Contemporary Music Centre hosted a workshop on composition for wind and brass ensembles in early May.
CMC Board Changes
CMC is very pleased to welcome Clíona Doris as a new member of the CMC board of directors.
Commercial Recordings for David Fennessy
A work by David Fennessy has been released for download from Seven Things.
CoMA Summer School 2007
The CoMA Contemporary Music Festival Summer School is for musicians of all abilities.
New Music Connects
The first of two workshops for the Contemporary Music Centre and Galway Ensemble-in-Residence’s joint project New Music Connects took place in Galway on 30 March 2007.
Young Musicwide 2007
Music Network invites applications for Young Musicwide award 2007.
New Composers at CMC
Peter Moran and Neil O'Connor have been accepted for representation at the Contemporary Music Centre.
JMI May-June 2007
The May-June edition of the Journal of Music in Ireland is now available.
Carlow Young Artists Choir
The Carlow Young Artists Choir has commissioned two works by Irish composers for their tenth anniversary tour.
New Music at the National Gallery
Concorde will present a concert of new Irish music in the National Gallery this May.
Ní Dhubhghaill Premiere in May
Caitríona Ní Dhubhghaill's Sanctus receives its premiere this May.
Ealaín ar Oileán 2007
Rachel Holstead will participate in an Irish language arts conference in the Aran Islands this May.
New Music Online -- A Seminar on Music and the Internet
The Contemporary Music Centre holds a seminar on music and the Internet on Tuesday, 22 May in the National Concert Hall, Dublin.
CMC Strategic Review
The Contemporary Music Centre takes to the road during April and May to seek the views of composers, musicians and music lovers throughout the country on a new mission for the next five years.
Music Network is organising a course for performers on how to progress their performance career.
CMC is again participating in the Bealtaine Festival, which celebrates creativity in older age.
Composers Elected to Aosdana
Congratulations to composers John McLachlan and Trevor Knight who have been elected to Aosdana.
A number of Irish composers feature in a day of music and research as part of the University of York Spring Festival 2007.
Gerald Barry in Focus
The London Sinfonietta will focus on the work of composer Gerald Barry in a BBC Radio 3 Studio Concert in May.
New Music at the Feis Ceoil
The Contemporary Music Centre has recognized excellence in the performance of contemporary Irish music with special awards given to young instrumentalists recently.
CMC Awards at the Fintan O'Carroll Feis
First and second-level students competed in the Waterford Institute of Technology's Fintan O'Carroll Feis earlier this month.
A debut play by composer Ailis Ni Riain will be premiered in Liverpool this April.
Recording Label Study
The Contemporary Music Centre is commissioning a report on the feasibility of setting up an Irish recording label and/or download platform for specialist/non-commercial musics.
World Music Days 2007
Music by Scott McLaughlin will be performed at the World Music Days in Hong Kong this year.
New Music Connects
CMC and Galway Ensemble in Residence commission new music from three Irish composers [Ed Bennett, Rob Canning, David Flynn] for the ConTempo String Quartet.
Gaudeamus Music Week 2007
A work by Andrew Hamilton has been selected for performance in the 2007 Gaudeamus Music Week in September.
Music Funding Research
Research Fellow Ailbhe Kenny is currently researching local authorities' contribution to music development in Ireland.
Shaun Davey Spectacular
Composer Shaun Davey features in the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Summer Evening series in June.
Composer Jennifer Walshe is featured at the SPOR Festival 2007 in Denmark this May.
Waltons Commission for David Flynn
Composer David Flynn has been commissioned to write a piece for the Waltons Guitar Festival.
The Hook Launched on CD
A Vincent Kennedy work commissioned by Wexford County Council is now available on CD.
News from Michael McGlynn
Music by Michael McGlynn will be performed in New York in April.
Secluded Orchids and Wild Gardens...
Concorde's next concert at the Hugh Lane Gallery includes music by Elaine Agnew.
JMI March-April 2007
The March-April edition of the Journal of Music in Ireland is now available.
Festival of World Cultures 2007
The Festival of World Cultures is currently programming its 2007 event.
The 2007 Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music takes place in Belfast this April.
Handel Festival 2007
The premiere of a new work by Benjamin Dwyer is one of the many highlights taking place during this year's Handel Festival in April.
Broadcasts in Brazil
A Brazilian radio station will broadcast works from CMC's Contemporary Music from Ireland CD series during March for a series of programmes about music in Ireland.
CMC Staff News
The Contemporary Music Centre has appointed a new part-time assistant in its promotion department.
Judith Ring will perform at the i-and-e festival at the end of March.
42nd National Band Championships of Ireland
Music by Vincent Kennedy and Fergal Carroll features in the National Band Championships this April.
Node at the Project Arts Centre
Ian Lahiffe will conduct the Node Ensemble in a concert of new music from Trinity College, Dublin in April.
Nocturnes Project 2007
French photographer Carl Cordonnier is planning a collaborative project linking music and photography.
Fresh Meat at the Black Box
A new avant-garde open mic night begins in Belfast in March.
New Music Marathon in Cork
The Contemporary Music Centre in conjunction with University College Cork presents a marathon of new music by student composers in Cork on 14 April.
Sligo New Music Festival 2007
The 2007 Sligo New Music Festival presents a weekend of contemporary Spanish Music this April.
A week-long festival of electroacoustic music takes place at the Project Arts Centre this March.
Isabelle O'Connell Performs Irish Piano Music
Pianist Isabelle O'Connell will perform piano music by contemporary Irish composers in a series of concerts during March.
New Sounds Live at the Kaufman Centre, New York
The Crash Ensemble will perform music by Donnacha Dennehy in New York this month.
St Patrick's Day at CMC
CMC is participating in the Denny Treasure Hunt as part of the St Patrick's Day Festival this year.
Mass of Saint Patrick
Eric Sweeney's new Mass of Saint Patrick will be premiered this month.
The Irish Connection
The next concert in the Sundays @ Noon series features music by Irish composers.
NCC at the Hugh Lane
The National Chamber Choir of Ireland perform music by Brian Boydell at their 'Sundays @ Noon' concert.
Artlinks are running a workshop on how and where to apply for funding this March.
Arts Council Awards 2007
The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon has announced the details of their 2007 award schemes.
WASBE Conference 2007
CMC is part of a project for young composers for the WASBE Conference this July.
Three Music Commissions for the ConTempo String Quartet
CMC is involved with three new music commissions for the ConTempo String Quartet.
Brent Parker in Laois
Brent Parker has been appointed Composer in Residence in Co. Laois.
Spirals of Ragtime and Raga
Works by Terry Riley will be performed as part of the Drogheda Arts Festival.
Foundation for Contemporary Arts
Jennifer Walshe has been awarded a grant by the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York.
An Dealbh Mor (The Big Picture)
Piers Hellawell is currently collaborating with dancer Claire Pencak and the children of Bun Sgoil Shleite, Isle of Skye.
Farid Allawerdi (1927-2007)
The Contemporary Music Centre regrets the passing of Iraqi-born composer Farid Allawerdi, who died unexpectedly in Dublin on 1 February 2007.
Arts and Education: Call for Submissions
The Special Committee on Arts and Education has called for submissions on issues relating to arts education.
The Music21 series of concerts continues at the Hugh Lane Gallery on 18 February with a performance from the a.m.m. trio.
UCD Musicology Prize
The Musicology Review has announced the inaugural UCD Musicology Prize.
ArtLinks is currently seeking a fulltime Director.
Commissions for Ian Wilson
Composer Ian Wilson has a number of important performances and commissions lined up for 2007.
New Music Commissions for Gráinne Mulvey
Gráinne Mulvey is currently working on a number of commissions for performance in 2007.
Contemporary Youth Orchestra
A new youth orchestra is seeking tutors to provide young musicians the opportunity to perform contemporary music.
New Algorithmic Music: 'Garry Kasparov vs. Deep Blue'
'Garry Kasparov vs. Deep Blue' is a new electro-acoustic algorithmic composition by Dublin based composer Francis Heery.
Composition Prize for Opera
Composer Ailís Ní Ríain has won a prize in a recent international opera competition.
Journal of Music in Ireland
The January - February issue of the Journal of Music in Ireland is now available.
Seán Taylor has been working on a piece for performance at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks.
Greg Felton at the RTÉ Living Music Festival
Greg Felton is a young composer, performer and teacher on the Jazz Performance Degree course in Newpark Music Centre.
The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra’s (RTÉ NSO) series of new music concerts begins in January.
Ninth Waterford New Music Week
The ninth Waterford New Music Week focuses on an opera by Marian Ingoldsby.
Concorde: Encore Performances
Works by James Wilson and Stephen Gardner are among Concorde's selected pieces for an encore performance.
Derek Ball at the Hugh Lane Gallery
Music by Derek Ball will be performed as part of the Sundays@Noon Series on 14 January.
12th Festival of Youth Orchestras
Music by Bernard Geary will be performed at the Twelfth Annual Festival of Youth Orchestras.