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|Contemporary Music Centre
19 Fishamble Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 8, Ireland
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For Immediate Release
The Contemporary Music Centre Opens a New Platform for Performance with the Launch of Latest Concorde CD
17 November 2010
The Contemporary Music Centre is delighted to announce a new platform for performance on the downstairs floor of its building in Fishamble Street. This platform for performance space is intended to support the active and vibrant new music sector by facilitating performances of new works as well as showcasing works in progress and allowing experimentation across the many new music genres.
To mark the opening of this new platform for performance the Contemporary Music Centre is launching the latest CD from Concorde, entitled Reflections, 6pm – 730pm on 8 Dec 2010. Reflections is an enhanced content CD and is released on the Navona Label. Bernard Clarke, RTÉ lyric fm Broadcaster, Presenter of Nova will officially launch the CD.
For the CD launch Concorde will perform live Stephen Gardner's Klezmeria as well as a new work written especially for the occasion by Jane O'Leary. Judith Ring's electronic work within an egg of space will also be played.
Reflections features works by Irish composers: Judith Ring, Stephen Gardner and Jane O'Leary alongside works by Korean, Si-Hyun Yi and Mexican, Alejandro Castanos. All of the works were commissioned by Concorde and represent a vast range of colourful styles and influences.
Concorde, New Music Ensemble, founded in 1976 promotes new music on a regular basis. Concorde are currently ensemble-in-residence at the Conservatory of Music and Drama at the Dublin Institute of Technology.
The enhanced content CD which includes scores, photos, programme notes and biographies is available to order online via Navona Records on www.navonarecords.com and will be available to order online or in person from the Contemporary Music Centre as of 1 Dec. 2010
The Contemporary Music Centre's platform for performance aims to have monthly events across 2011. The performance space also includes a selection of panels from the Centre's multi-media Art of Sound exhibition. These exhibition panels come complete with audio-guide narrated by Eamon Lawlor, RTÉ lyric fm. The striking composer photos included on the panels are by Eugene Langan, photographer. This exhibition is open for members of the public to visit, 11am – 4pm, Monday to Friday. Admission is free and no booking is required.
The Contemporary Music Centre is Ireland's national archive, resource centre and promotional body for new music, supporting the work of Irish composers from the Republic and Northern Ireland. The Centre is supported by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
For further information on the Concorde CD launch, the Contemporary Music Centre’s new Platform for Performance and the Art of Sound exhibition contact Karen Hennessy, Promotion Manager, The Contemporary Music Centre, 19 Fishamble Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 8. Tel: 01 6731922
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