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Online Resource Breaks New Ground for Ireland’s Contemporary Music
Contemporary Music Centre to Launch New Web Site, 8 April 2003
Dublin, 8 April 2003
Ireland’s Contemporary Music Centre is to re-launch its web site on 8 April with an array of new features to showcase Irish contemporary music. The new site is to be officially launched by pianist Joanna McGregor at an event in Dublin.
The web site is a groundbreaking resource for Irish music. It aims to deliver the Irish new music scene to the world and demonstrate that Irish artists excel not just in rock and pop, but in contemporary music as well.
From 8 April 2003 the new resource will replace the current site at www.cmc.ie and will feature:
Eve O’Kelly, director of the Contemporary Music Centre, said ‘This is the only specialised collection of 20th and 21st Century Irish music anywhere in the world, and cmc.ie makes it accessible worldwide. Until now, Ireland's contemporary music has remained largely unknown because there hasn't been an information resource like this. We expect the new site to have a major impact on the way the world views and accesses new Irish music.’
Ireland’s Contemporary Music Centre has supported and promoted the work of Irish composers since its foundation in 1986. It represents composers from both the Republic and Northern Ireland and is funded by the Arts Councils of both jurisdictions. CMC’s web site was one of the first Irish arts-based sites when it originally went live in 1995 and it has been used extensively ever since.
This major redevelopment project has been made possible with funding from the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon. The Contemporary Music Centre has worked with New York web design company Some Pig Information Design on its development.
The new site is to be officially launched by acclaimed virtuoso pianist and contemporary music specialist Joanna MacGregor at a function in the Contemporary Music Centre’s Dublin premises on April 8, 2003 at 11.30am.
Further information: Karen Hennessy, Promotion Manager, Contemporary Music Centre, tel: +353-1–673 1922, email mailto:email@example.com
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Ireland’s Contemporary Music Centre
The Contemporary Music Centre is based in Dublin’s Cultural Quarter, Temple Bar. Located in the heart of the capital city, Temple Bar is home to more than fifty arts and cultural organizations. To find out more, check out the Temple Bar Cultural Calendar.