|nurturing the composition and performance of new Irish music|
|Contemporary Music Centre
19 Fishamble Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 8, Ireland
Tel: +353-1-673 1922 Fax: +353-1-648 9100
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For Immediate Release
Making Music, Striking Sounds
The Contemporary Music Centre Celebrates Bealtaine
21 April 2008
The Contemporary Music Centre presents a workshop of music making on Friday 16 May 2008, 11am-1pm, to coincide with the nationwide festival, Bealtaine, celebrating creativity in older age.
Irish composer Kevin O'Connell will lead the group in a two-hour session exploring rhythm, timbre and other aspects of making music. Participants are invited to bring along any instruments they may have in their homes and use them during the workshop. Those without instruments will still be able to take part, as some will be available from CMC on the day. No previous musical knowledge or experience is required!
Kevin O'Connell is a Derry-born composer who studied music at Trinity College Dublin. He subsequently taught composition there and at Queen's University Belfast. Kevin now teaches composition at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. He was artistic director of the 2005 RTÉ Living Music Festival and is a member of Aosdána, Ireland's state-sponsored academy of creative artists.
The Contemporary Music Centre is Ireland's national archive and resource centre for new music, supporting the work of composers throughout the Republic and Northern Ireland. The Centre is supported by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
The workshop takes place in the library in The Contemporary Music Centre. Admission is free but places are limited so booking is essential. To find out more and to book a place please contact Aoife FitzPatrick, Promotion Officer, The Contemporary Music Centre, 19 Fishamble Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 8, phone 01 673 1922 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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