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|Contemporary Music Centre
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'Lost in Bar 20' with Paul Roe
Dublin, 21 October 2003
The Contemporary Music Centre’s next new music ‘Salon’ takes place at 3.00pm on Saturday, 8 November. Paul Roe, clarinet, will play works by Jane O’ Leary and Rob Canning with electro-acoustic works by Grainne Mulvey also featured.
The first Salon presented works by Rhona Clarke, Eibhlis Farrell and Roger Doyle. Clarke’s Jagged Edge and Farrell’s Conversation II were played by Alan Smale (violin) and Annette Cleary (cello) and discussed by listeners, composers and performers with a repeat performance following the discussion. Doyle presented two sections of his major ongoing electro-acoustic work, Passades, and this led to an interesting debate on the methods electro-acoustic composers use to develop their ideas. Participants then adjourned to the upstairs bar to continue the debate.
The idea for the Salon arose from a growing awareness in CMC that there is no forum in which new work can be heard outside the pressure of a formal concert situation with paying audiences and critics. Working in collaboration with Dublin’s Project arts centre (a partner in the project), and with the generous co-operation of professional musicians who are working on an expenses-only basis, works will receive informal read-throughs (hence the somewhat flippant series title of ‘Lost in Bar 20’) followed by an open discussion with the composers, performers and audience.
Just as, in the nineteenth century, composers, writers and artists would gather informally to discuss one another’s work and explore the ideas of the day, this initiative aims to offer a platform to experiment with new work, listen to some of those rare second performances of recent compositions, and generally discuss and debate issues in contemporary music.
These events are made possible through the continued support of The Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon.
The Contemporary Music Centre and Project arts centre are 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.