CMC Publishes Recording Report
The Contemporary Music Centre has published a feasibility study looking at ways to develop the recording of music in Ireland.
US Tour for the Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra
The Dublin Philharmonic performs music by Irish composers as part of a 49-city tour of the United States during January-March 2009.
CMC Encourages New Notes for String Quartet
CMC's New Notes project sees two string quartets being written for the ConTempo Quartet.
New Music Alive Workshops
The first series of CMC's New Music Alive workshops has been completed.
Bennett Awarded Ireland Romania Scholarship
Composer Ed Bennett has been awarded the new Ireland Romania Cultural Foundation scholarship.
RTÉ Concert and CD Launch for Seóirse Bodley
A new CD of music by Seóirse Bodley will be launched at the first RTÉ NSO Horizons Concert of 2009.
New CD of Music by Benjamin Dwyer
A new CD of music by Benjamin Dwyer's music has been released.
Bodley Installed as Saoi of Aosdana
Composer Seóirse Bodley, on his installation as Saoi of Aosdana, spoke about the wider picture of music in Ireland.
Victor Lazzarini Premiere in County Clare
A new work by Victor Lazzarini is premiered at the Winter Music Weekend festival in Clare in January.
Swiss Award for John Wolf Brennan
John Wolf Brennan has become the first person to receive Switzerland's most prestigious arts award on two occasions.
Arts Council Award for Ian Wilson
Ian Wilson has received an Arts Council award to create a multi-media piece.
Fergal Dowling Performs in Berlin
Fergal Dowling has been invited to present two of his works in Berlin.
RTÉ lyric fm Composer-in-Residence
Elaine Agnew has completed two commissions as part of her year-long residency with RTÉ lyric fm.
RTÉ lyric fm Music Commissions
RTÉ lyric fm has commissioned a number of new works from Irish composers during 2008.
Opera Symposium in Derry
A recent symposium celebrated the growing profile of new music at the University of Ulster.
Concorde Performs Music from Mexico
Concorde brings the sounds of Mexican composers to Dublin this January and February.
The Contemporary Music Centre closes for Christmas on 23 December 2008, reopening on 5 January 2009.
World Premiere in Latvia for Ciaran Farrell
Radio Latvia is to broadcast the premiere of a new work for solo piano by Ciaran Farrell.
Irish Composers Feature in Amsterdam Concert
Music by seven Irish composers will be heard in a concert of microtonal music in Amsterdam.
Alight Exhibition Opens in Tallaght
A new exhibition involving composer Jennifer Walshe and Tallaght-based artist collective Grupat opens on 28 November.
New Commission and French Premiere for Ian Wilson
A work by composer Ian Wilson is performed in Paris in December.
US Exhibition and Publication for Eoin O'Keeffe and Jennifer Walshe
Graphic scores by Jennifer Walshe and Eoin O'Keeffe feature in a tribute to John Cage.
Ciaran Farrell has been commissioned to write a guitar concerto for Australian born guitarist Craig Ogden and the Ulster Orchestra.
University of Ulster Composition Symposium
A day-long event will examine the current conditions for composers and composing in Ireland.
CMC Salon Series
Ensemble ICC will perform at the third and final concert in the CMC Salon Series 2008.
Russian Chamber Orchestra Tours Ireland
Music by Michael Holohan features in a Russian orchestra's debut Irish tour during November.
Contemporary Organ Music From Dublin Sound Lab
Works for organ by Fergal Dowling and Karen Power are included in a concert by Dublin Sound Lab on 21 November.
University Residency Announced for Vocal Trio Juice
The University of Ulster has appointed experimental vocal trio Juice as its Ensemble-in-Residence.
CMC Brings New Irish Music to New York
CMC presented New Music - New Ireland, a concert of contemporary Irish music at the Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, New York on 17 October.
Two works by Gerald Barry receive their US premiere in November.
Composer Scholarship in Romania
An Irish composer will have the chance to travel to Romania through a newly-established scholarship.
Ronan Guilfoyle Premiere Features in October Concerts
Two works by Ronan Guilfoyle, one a world premiere, will be heard in concerts in Paris and Dublin during October.
Cork Orchestral Society Presents Rare Stockhausen Performance
The Pestova/Meyer Piano Duo will perform Stockhausen's Mantra in Cork in November.
Multi-media Tour for Ensemble Scratch the Surface
First performances of new Irish music to feature in Ensemble Scratch the Surface's three-date November tour.
CMC Open Evening for Students
CMC is hosting an open night for student composers and music teachers.
American Premieres for Paul Wilson and Ricardo Climent
Works by Paul Wilson and Ricardo Climent are to be performed in New York on 27 October.
Forum for Music in Ireland
Recession-proofing music is the subject for the Forum for Music in Ireland's forthcoming conference.
CMC's Salon Series 2008
The Contemporary Music Centre continues its Salon Series with a performance by Mary Dullea on 5 November.
Seóirse Bodley Elected Saoi of Aosdána
Composer Seóirse Bodley has been elected a Saoi of Aosdána.
CMC's Salon Series 2008
The Contemporary Music Centre celebrates the fifth anniversary of its Salon Series with a fresh line-up for Autumn 2008.
Jennifer Walse at the Issue Project Room, New York
Jennifer Walshe performed a concert at the Issue Project Room, New York on 26 October 2008 as part of CMC's New Music - New Ireland promotional initiative.
New Music Alive
CMC is running a series of music workshops in Dublin city schools across this autumn and winter.
New Music - New Ireland Launch
The Contemporary Music Centre launched a promotional initiative, New Music - New Ireland, this September.
David Flynn Premiere in Kerry
A new work by David Flynn for musicians and actors is to receive its first performances at the Kerry International Chamber Music Festival in October.
Concorde at The National Gallery
New music ensemble Concorde is to play three concerts in the National Gallery on Sunday 28 September.
Nationwide Irish-Chinese Tour Marks Release of CD
Guitarist Michael O'Toole and pipa player Liu Fang's eight-date national tour is to include a new work by Ian Wilson.
Association of Irish Composers in Portugal
Crash Ensemble is to perform new Irish music in AIC's latest international concert exchange.
Music 21 Series 2008
The 2008 Music 21 series takes place during September and October.
Queen's Festival Sees Two World Premieres by Northern Irish Composers
Brian Irvine and Peter Rosser will have pieces premiered at the forthcoming Queens Festival in Belfast by New York-based Irish pianist Isabelle O'Connell on Friday 24th October.
Ulster Orchestra to Perform New Brian Irvine Work
The Ulster Orchestra along with several schools from Belfast and beyond will perform The Pied Piper at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast, on Sunday, 14th March, 2009.
Sir John Tavener Celebrated in Louth
Louth Contemporary Music Society is to pay to tribute to the music of Sir John Tavener in October.
David Flynn Premiere in Kerry
Two new versions of works by David Flynn will be premiered during the Trad Connections tour in September.
Sligo New Music Festival 2008
World and Irish premieres are to feature in Sligo New Music Festival's celebration of maverick Dutch composer Jacob TV.
World Premiere of Tundra
A new work by Ian Wilson is premiered on 7 September in Dublin.
Enhanced Archival Storage in the Contemporary Music Centre
The Contemporary Music Centre has reorganised its basement archival area.
CMC in Liverpool
The Contemporary Music Centre's exhibition, The Art of Sound, travels to Liverpool as part of this year's European Capital of Culture programme.
European Premieres for Jennifer Walshe
Three new works by Jennifer Walshe will receive their first performances across Europe in August and September.
Ulster Orchestra Summer Invitation Concert Series
Music from Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England is to be the focus of the Ulster Orchestra's free summer concert season.
New Notes: Two Music Commissions for String Quartet
CMC is awarding two commissions for string quartet.
CMC Celebrates Culture Night 2008
CMC is taking part in Culture Night on Friday 19 September with a number of interactive sound installations from young Irish composers.
Film Scoring Opportunity for Composers
The best emerging Irish film makers and composers are being brought together to work on a collaborative project.
Northside Music Festival, Dublin
The Contemporary Music Centre regrets to announce that its concert at the Red Stables in St Anne's Park, Clontarf, on Sunday has had to be cancelled.
Arts Council Vacancy
The Arts Council is seeking a temporary Head of Music and Opera from October 2008.
First Performance for New Donal Sarsfield Work
The Scottish Ensemble is to premiere Donal Sarsfield’s Between Wood and Water in Aberdeen in November.
ICMA Conference to Include Performances of New Irish Music
Six Irish composers are to have works played at the International Computer Music Association Conference in Belfast in August.
City of Derry Guitar Festival Launches New Wilson Work
The City of Derry Guitar Festival will see composition workshops with two Irish composers.
New Organ Work from Gerry Murphy
A new piece for organ by Gerry Murphy is premiered on 31 August.
Stephen Gardner and the Ulster Orchestra
The Ulster Orchestra performs works by Irish composers on 1 August as part of their Invitation Concerts series.
Maynooth Guitar Orchestra Summer Tour
The Maynooth Guitar Orchestra premieres music by Victor Lazzarini in a nationwide tour in August.
Hilltown New Music Festival
A one-day new music festival takes place in Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath on 20 July.
International Computer Music Conference Registration Extended
'Early-bird' registration for this year's International Computer Music Conference has been extended until 11 July.
Public Art Commission for Ian Wilson
Ian Wilson is to write a new large-scale work for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.
Diffusion 2008 Competition Announced
Details of this year's International Competition for Electroacoustic Music Composition have been released.
The Fidelio Trio performs a concert of new Irish music in London in July.
New Music Alive
CMC is inviting applications from composers to facilitate workshops in two schools in Dublin.
New Deirdre Gribbin Opera
A new opera by Deirdre Gribbin is to be performed in London in July.
CMC Library Closure
CMC's library closes for a 10-day period due to archive reorganisation.
Crash Ensemble Ticket Competition
Congratulations to the 10 winners of the Crash Competition.
Spatial Music Collective Concert
Seven new works for string quartet and multi-channel electronics are to be premiered by the Bridgewood Ensemble in Dublin on 26 June.
Crash Ensemble Ticket Competition
There was a phenomenal response to the competition to win tickets to the Crash Ensemble gig on Tuesday 10 May and all ten tickets have been won.
Irish Composers: a Directory
The Fifteenth Edition of the directory, Irish Composers, is now available from the Contemporary Music Centre.
Siobhán Cleary Elected to Aosdána
Siobhán Cleary has been elected to Aosdána, the government-funded affiliation of creative artists in Ireland.
RTÉ lyric fm’s First Composer in Residence Appointed
Elaine Agnew has been announced as RTÉ lyric fm’s first Composer in Residence.
Frank Corcoran Revisited in France and England
Two significant works by Frank Corcoran are to be heard in France and London this summer.
Cork International Choral Festival
CMC’s award for the performance of an original choral work by an Irish composer at the Cork International Choral Festival has been won by the PfizerPfonics Choir.
San Francisco Performance for Donnacha Dennehy
Donnacha Dennehy's Reservoir is to receive its second American performance in June.
Philip Glass Solo Piano Concert
A concert dedicated to the solo piano music of Philip Glass will take place in Dundalk in July.
Kerry Residency for Siobhán Cleary
Siobhán Cleary continues as Composer- in -Residence with Kerry County Council.
Dublin Performance for New Gerald Barry Opera
A new one-act opera by Gerald Barry is to get its first public performance in Dublin in June.
Art of Sound in Carlow
CMC’s exhibition The Art of Sound features in Carlow’s Éigse Festival in June.
International Rostrum of Composers
CMC hosts an open evening for delegates attending the UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers in June.
Benjamin Dwyer Performs Benjamin Dwyer
Benjamin Dwyer is to perform his own Études for solo guitar in Dublin in June.
New Zealand Premiere for Jennifer Walshe
A leading chamber group is to give a first performance in New Zealand of music by Jennifer Walshe in June.
Wexford World Premiere For New Work By Ian Wilson
A new work for orchestra and chorus by Ian Wilson is to get its first public performance in Wexford in June.
Irish Composers in Brighton
Music by Irish composers features at the Soundwaves festival in Brighton in June.
30 Years of Concorde at the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin
Contemporary music group Concorde marks three decades of concerts at the Hugh Lane Gallery.
Crash Ensemble Premieres Pulitzer Prize-Winner’s New Work
A new work by 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lang receives its first performance in Dublin in June.
RTÉ to Host International Rostrum of Composers
RTÉ lyric fm is to host an historic international five-day forum promoting new music.
Young Composers Collective May Concert
Six new works for solo violin are to receive their first public performances on Thursday 29 May in Dublin.
Concorde Celebrates Irish and Catalan Composers
Works by Ciarán Farrell and Judith Ring are to feature in concerts in Dublin and Barcelona in May.
York Spring Festival of New Music
Young composers from Ireland are taking part in the York Spring Festival of New Music.
Italian Concerts for Karen Power
A new work for trumpet and tape by Karen Power is to receive its first performance in Italy in May.
First Irish Performance For New Opera
Brian Irvine's Postcards from Dumbworld is to receive a public showcase in Dun Laoghaire on 31 May.
Crash Ensemble Concerts
The Crash Ensemble is to give a number of Australian and world premiere performances in Australia in May.
First Performance for New Work by Linda Buckley
The Rothko String Trio is to premiere a newly commissioned work by Linda Buckley in Dublin.
2008 ISCM World Music Days Festival
Gráinne Mulvey's Akanos has been selected for performance at the 2008 ISCM World Music Days Festival.
AMP – Cross-Arts Interactive Evenings
CMC presents a series of informal discussion evenings exploring collaboration between musicians and other artists.
UK Performances and New Web Site for Peter Moran
New and existing works by Peter Moran are to be featured in a series of concerts in the UK.
The Contemporary Music Centre is once again taking part in the Bealtaine Festival.
Michael Holohan's Running Beast, a music-theatre portrait of Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone, is performed on 11 May.
Concorde in Slovenia
Contemporary music group Concorde travels to Slovenia in May as part of an ensemble exchange.
New Sound Worlds
Two free concerts take place in the Printing House, Dublin, during May as part of the New Sound World series.
Cork International Choral Festival 2008
This year's Cork International Choral Festival takes place from 30 April-4 May.
American Premiere and a Commission for Vincent Kennedy
Vincent Kennedy conducts three of his own works in the United States in March and April.
April Composers' Choice Concert
The National Concert Hall's Composers' Choice series concludes on 30 April with a concert of music by Ian Wilson.
Dublin Handel Festival 2008
The 2008 Dublin Handel Festival takes place from 13-18 April.
NUI Maynooth Composer's Society Concert
NUI Maynooth Composers' society hosts its annual concert on 16 April.
Smith Quartet Irish Tour
The Smith Quartet performs works by a number of Irish composers in an Irish tour from 9-16 April.
Japanese Showcase for David Fennessy
A month-long residency in Tokyo will culminate in a concert dedicated to the music of David Fennessy.
CMC Launches New CD
The seventh volume in CMC's CD series, Contemporary Music from Ireland, was released on 29 February.
New Innovative Commission for Ciarán Farrell
Ciarán Farrell has received a commission to compose a new work for piano to accompany an exhibition of new paintings.
CMC Contemporary Music Cup at the Feis Ceoil, Dublin
The Contemporary Music Centre’s award for the best performance of an Irish work at the Feis Ceoil has been won by a guitarist from Dublin.
New Music Marathon in Maynooth
CMC in conjunction with NUI Maynooth Music Department presents a marathon of new music by student composers in Maynooth on 19 April.
Spring Premieres for Ian Wilson
New works by Ian Wilson will receive first performances during April and May in Ireland and the UK.
Sundays at Noon Series
The Sundays at Noon concert series at the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin includes concerts of Raymond Deane and Seóirse Bodley's music during April.
John Kinsella Premiere
The premiere of a new work by John Kinsella takes place in the National Concert Hall, Dublin on 4 April.
Roger Doyle in St. Patrick's Festival
Roger Doyle's music is featured at a St. Patrick's Day festival in New York.
The Art of Sound Exhibition on Display in Tallaght
CMC's multimedia exhibition, The Art of Sound, is on display in the Civic Theatre in Tallaght from 6 March-4 April.
Greg Caffrey Premieres
Two pieces by Greg Caffrey receive their premieres in March.
CMC in New York
CMC was part of a delegation attending the prestigious Association of Performing Arts Presenters annual meeting in New York recently.
The Quiet Music Festival
A new experimental music festival takes place in Cork from 29 June to 6 July.
Dennehy Concerts in York
Two concerts featuring Donnacha Dennehy's music take place at the University of York on 29 February.
RTÉ Launch New CD Series With Music by Raymond Deane
A new CD featuring recordings of three works by Raymond Deane has been released by RTÉ.
Dublin International Film Festival -- Music on Film
This year's Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (DIFF) will explore, among others, the relationship between music and film.
Three Premiere Performances From Ronan Guilfoyle in February
A new concerto by Ronan Guilfoyle will receive its first performance in Dublin on 8 February.
Vincent Kennedy at the National Concert Hall
A concert of music by Vincent Kennedy will take place on 5 February in the National Concert Hall.
Art of Sound Exhibition at Waterford New Music Week
CMC's exhibition, The Art of Sound, is on show at the Garter Lane Gallery, Waterford from 23 January to 29 February.
Composers' Choice Concert Series
The music of Linda Buckley, John Gibson and Ian Wilson forms the focus of the National Concert Hall’s 2008 series of Composers' Choice concerts.
Concorde at the Hugh Lane Gallery
New music ensemble Concorde premieres works by Jane O’Leary and Christopher Norby in Dublin.
An innovative collaboration between composers and visual artists on two simultaneous sites in Limerick and Belfast will be launched on 26 January.
RTÉ Living Music Festival
Arvo Pärt makes his first visit to Ireland to take part in the RTÉ Living Music Festival.
Waterford New Music Week Festival
The ninth annual Waterford New Music festival takes place from 3-8 February.
Spatial Music Collective Choral Concert
The New Dublin Voices chamber choir is to give the first Spatial Music Collective-hosted concert of 2008 on 30 January in Dublin.
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Horizons Series
Four composers feature in the the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra's 2008 Horizons concert series.
Peters Edition Acquires Piers Hellawell Catalogue
Publishing house Peters Edition Ltd has acquired the international sales rights for works by Piers Hellawell.
Music from Poland
Concorde is to celebrate the music of two contemporary Polish composers at the National Gallery of Ireland.
London Premiere for Award-Winning Work by Ed Bennett
The BBC Symphony Orchestra performs Ed Bennett's Ausland in London on 1 February.
Fidelio Trio Launch Debut Album
CMC will host the launch of the Fidelio Trio's new CD, Bulb, on 1 February.
Forum for Music in Ireland
Music, Enterprise and the Knowledge Economy is the subject for the Forum for Music in Ireland's forthcoming conference.