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For Immediate Release
Samuel Beckett and Music
23 March 2006
What influence has Samuel Beckett had on composers worldwide? What affect has he had on Irish composers? Did Beckett use music in his own works? Does he still affect contemporary music? These and other questions will be explored by three eminent speakers in a seminar on Samuel Beckett and Music at the Contemporary Music Centre, 8.00pm - 9.30pm on Tuesday 4 April 2006.
Part of the Beckett Centenary Festival 2006 this event is made possible through funding provided by the Beckett Centenary Committee. The speakers are: Dr Donnacha Dennehy, Composer and Lecturer, Trinity College, Dublin; Professor Linda Ben-Zwi, Senior Professor of Theatre Studies, Tel Aviv University; Dr Catherine Laws, Lecturer in Music, Musicologist, Pianist, Dartington University, UK.
'Beckett has been an enormous influence on a number of Irish composers', says Karen Hennessy, Promotion Manager, the Contemporary Music Centre, 'it is fascinating to be able to explore this in an international context during the Beckett Festival 2006'.
The Contemporary Music Centre is Ireland's national archive and resource centre for new music supporting and developing the work of composers throughout the Republic and Northern Ireland. It engages in a programme of development work to promote new Irish music at home and abroad. The Centre celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2006 and the Beckett and Music seminar is part of a wide-ranging programme of events. See www.cmc.ie for more details.
Admission is free. Further information and booking contact Karen Hennessy, Promotion Manager, The Contemporary Music Centre, 19 Fishamble Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 8.
For further details on the Beckett Centenary Festival see www.beckettcentenaryfestival.ie