|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
A Marathon of New Music by Student Composers from Around Ireland
7 April 2008
The Contemporary Music Centre presents a marathon of new music at Riverstown Hall, NUI Maynooth, Kildare, 2-6pm, Saturday 19 April 2008. A number of performances of new music by student composers, programmed by Dr Martin O'Leary, composer and music lecturer at NUI Maynooth, will take place throughout the day.
Composition and performance students from University College Cork (UCC,) Trinity College Dublin (TCD), University of Limerick (UL), Queen's University Belfast (QUB), Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT), Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) and the Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM) are all participating.
The programme for the day promises to be a diverse assortment of new instrumental, electro-acoustic and electronic music. There will also be an opportunity for discussion and interaction throughout the day. The forum provides students with a valuable opportunity to have their work performed, as well as the chance to meet their peers and discover the trends in new music in different institutions around the country.
"It should be very exciting and beneficial for all who are involved," says Dr Martin O'Leary, composer and music lecturer at NUI Maynooth.
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. It is supported by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. The Contemporary Music Centre would like to acknowledge the support of the Music Department at NUI Maynooth for hosting this year's new music marathon.
Admission to all events during the day is free. For more information and details of the programme please contact Aoife FitzPatrick, Promotion Officer, The Contemporary Music Centre, 19 Fishamble Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 8. Tel. 01 673 1922, email email@example.com, web site www.cmc.ie