Solo Flute w/Lina Andonovska
Dec
7
7:30 PM19:30

Solo Flute w/Lina Andonovska

Flautists Lina Andonovska and Meadhbh O’Rourke will perform six new works on 7 December 2018 at St Finian’s Church. New works for solo flute, flute duo, flute and electronics, and flute and kick drum have been written by ICC composers Kevin Free, Daniel McDermott, Elaine Nolan, Ben Mchugh, Bill McGrath, and Alan O’Raghallaigh. 

Lina Andonovska (flute) leads a diverse career as soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player, collaborator and educator. Quickly gaining recognition internationally as a fearless and versatile artist, she has collaborated and performed with Crash Ensemble (Ireland), Deutsches Kammerorchester (Germany), Australian Chamber Orchestra, Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond), s t a r g a z e, Southern Cross Soloists (Aus), Ulysses Ensemble (EU) and eighth blackbird (USA). She is critically acclaimed for her interpretation of new music, having worked with Louis Andriessen, Brett Dean, Ann Cleare, Donnacha Dennehy, Michael Gordon, David Lang, Bryce Dessner, Thomas Ades, Anthony Pateras and Nick Roth. Rolling Stone Magazine hailed her performance of Bun-Ching Lam’s piccolo concertino at the Bang On A Can Summer Festival as “superbly played, (ranging) from sustained ‘somebody-please-get-that-tea-kettle’ squeaks to the flit and flutter of its beautifully lilting trills...” 

In 2015/2016 she completed a two-month Asialink Residency bringing contemporary classical repertoire to audiences in Timor-Leste as well as collaborating with local musicians. Prior to this she was musician in residence with Crash Ensemble, Ireland’s foremost contemporary music ensemble. In 2013 she was awarded the prestigious Freedman Fellowship and with it commissioned a new work for flute and electronics by Australian composer Anthony Pateras.She has been artist in residence on three occasions at the Banff Centre (Canada). 

As an orchestral player she has worked with the BBC Symphony Orchestra (UK), Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria; Guest Principal Flute with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and in 2012 she was co-principal flute of the Southbank Sinfonia (UK). As soloist she has performed concerti with the Southbank Sinfonia, Orchestra Victoria, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and most recently the Deutsches Kammerorchester (Berlin).

Recent performance credits include the German premiere of Dean’s flute concerto ‘Siduri Dances’ with the Deutsches Kammerorchester, recitals at the Tokyo Experimental Festival, and guest appearances with s t a r g a z e at the Edinburgh International Festival. In the 2018/2019 season, she will be joining the Southern Cross Soloists (AU), performing the latest opera by Dennehy/Walsh with Crash Ensemble at the Barbican (London) and Dutch National Opera (Amsterdam), performances as Principal Piccolo with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and a solo recital as part of Berlin’s Unerhörte Musik series. In 2019, she will be giving the world premiere of a new solo work written for her by Donnacha Dennehy with the assistance of the Arts Council of Ireland Commission Award at Musica Nova, Helsinki.

The Irish Composers’ Collective is a non-profit collective of young and/or emerging Irish composers. ICC’s main aim is to further the professional development of composers by producing regular concerts of new music by its members. ICC members are given the opportunity to work closely with professional performers over a period of months in the lead up to a concert.

Meadhbh O’Rourke studied at DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama with Ciarán O’Connell for two years before completing her BMus degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, studying with Katherine Bryan (Principal RSNO), Helen Brew (Associate Principal RSNO), Janet Richardson (Principal Piccolo, RSNO) and Ruth Morley (Red Note Ensemble). She is a winner of both the Junior and Senior Flute competitions at the ESB Feis Ceoil. In 2015 she was chosen as one of four finalists from Ireland for the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Brass and Woodwind Scholarships. In both 2017 and 2018 she won the Hope Scott Trust Award to attend Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra 2017 and Grolloo Flute Summer School 2018 (Netherlands). Meadhbh has worked with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and participated in the RTE Symphony Orchestra Mentoring Scheme in the 2015/16 and 2016/17 seasons as well as the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s Side-by-Side scheme 2018. As soloist, Meadhbh has performed with the DIT Symphony Orchestra and the Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra.

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Solo Piano w/Isabelle O'Connell
Oct
11
7:30 PM19:30

Solo Piano w/Isabelle O'Connell

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New York based, Irish pianist Isabelle O’Connell will perform music by members of the Irish Composers’ Collective  on 11th October 2018 in Luther Haus, St Finian’s Church, Adelaide Rd. New works for solo piano, and piano and tape have been written by ICC composers Anselm McDonnell, Niall Tormey, Paul Scully, Martin Keary, Luke Smyth, and Lindsey Vincent.

Since her Carnegie Hall debut recital in 2002, pianist Isabelle O'Connell has developed an international career as soloist and chamber musician that has taken her around the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Europe, to venues such as Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Chicago Cultural Center, Cleveland Museum of Art, Detroit Art Institute, the Gilmore Keyboard Festival, St David’s Hall, Cardiff and the National Concert Hall, Ireland.

Isabelle is co-founder of Grand Band, a piano sextet described by the New York Times as: "six of the finest, busiest pianists active in New York's contemporary-classical scene”. Isabelle has performed as concerto soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland. She has also performed with Crash ensemble, Alarm Will Sound, Da Capo Chamber Players, the ConTempo and New Zealand String Quartets and is a member of the Friends of MATA ensemble.

Composers she has worked with include John Adams, John Luther Adams, Morton Subotnick, Meredith Monk, Julia Wolfe, Michael Gordon, Kevin Volans, Donnacha Dennehy, Dan Trueman, Bunita Marcus, amongst many others.

Isabelle has recorded for the Diatribe, Innova and Lyric fm labels. Her debut solo album RESERVOIR released in 2010 features solo piano music by nine contemporary Irish composers and for this The New Yorker hailed her as "the young Irish piano phenom". She recorded Kevin Volans' Concerto for Piano and Winds with the RTE NSO in 2014.

A Fulbright scholar, Isabelle holds degrees from the Manhattan School of Music and the Royal Irish Academy of Music. She is currently on the piano faculty at Bard College, NY.


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For the Voice w/Elizabeth Hilliard
Sep
26
8:00 PM20:00

For the Voice w/Elizabeth Hilliard

We are delighted to present the second concert of our For the Voice series with vocalists Elizabeth Hilliard and Melissa Murphy.

The concert will feature six new works for voice and electronics written by ICC composers/members Éna Brennan, Aran O’Grady, Rachael Lavelle, Darragh Kelly, Lindsey Vincent, and Paul Scully.

Elizabeth is a soprano from Dublin. She is passionate for performing music by living composers and brings her keen musical skills to a wide range of repertoire.She formed the music / text company Béal with David Bremner in 2010: In 2016 she conducted ensembÉal in a 2-day festival,Inappropriate Moments, featuring the vocal ensemble music of Jennifer Walshe. She released a critically-acclaimed CD Sea to the West in 2016, featuring works by Linda Buckley, Gráinne Mulvey, David Bremner and Christopher Fox. In 2018, The Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon awarded her a bursary to study improvisation with Jennifer Walshe and Karen Power, and conducting with Gregory Rose.

The For the Voice series also sees ICC’s first performer mentorship scheme in which emerging performers are paired with experienced performers who mentor them on how best to approach, learn and perform new music. Each mentee has two pieces written for them, one duet and one solo, which they then perform in the concert. Elizabeth’s mentee for this concert is Dublin-based soprano Melissa Murphy.  

Melissa is a graduate of DIT and has recently performed as Galatea, Donna Anna, and Nysa. She regularly performs in the National Concert Hall with Lyric Opera and has been a prize winner in the ESB Feis Ceoil. She has also enjoyed working both in choirs and conducting them throughout her degree. She is thrilled to be working with the composers and to be performing these new works.

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For the Voice w/ Michelle O'Rourke
Jul
5
7:00 PM19:00

For the Voice w/ Michelle O'Rourke

We are delighted to present the second concert of our For the Voice series with vocalists Michelle O'Rourke and Siobhra Quinlan and, pianist/harpsichordist David Adams.

The concert will feature six new works by ICC composers/members Sinéad Finegan, Anselm McDonnell, Alan Perrin, Rachel Thomas, Lindsey Vincent and Luke Smyth. In addition to the new works, Michelle and Siobhra will perform the duet ‘Pur ti miro, pur ti godo’ from Claudio Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea. 

Michelle O’Rourke is an Irish singer currently based in Dublin. Her natural sound, unaffected expressivity and technical ability make for an interpreter of rare dynamism. Michelle combines her classical training and background in Baroque music with an adventurous eclecticism and a passion for collaboration. She has worked regularly with Ergodos, a Dublin-based music company, since its inception in 2006. She has performed for Ergodos, both as a soloist, and as part of their flexible performing group Ergodos Musicians, in Ireland, UK, USA and Germany.

David Adams is active as a harpsichordist and organist both as a teacher and a performer. A former organ scholar of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Trinity College Dublin, David Adams studied in Freiburg (with Ludwig Doerr) and Amsterdam (with Piet Kee and Ewald Kooiman), winning prizes at international competitions in Speyer, Lüneburg, Dublin and Bruges. He regularly appears with all the Irish orchestras and is much in demand as an ensemble player in the fields of early and contemporary music. He has premiered many new works including numerous compositions written specially for him.

Síobhra Quinlan is an Irish vocalist, composer and producer. Síobhra is currently based in Ireland where she has just completed an M.Phil in Music Composition at Trinity College Dublin, while also coaching with vocalist Michelle O'Rourke and harpsichordist David Adams on baroque repertoire gleaned from her research on the forgotten female singer-composers of 17C Italy. Síobhra is a current participant on the 2017/2018 Female Conductor Programme at The National Concert Hall. Siobhra is a participant in the ICC’s performer mentorship scheme.

The For the Voice series sees ICC’s first performer mentorship scheme in which emerging performers are paired with experienced performers who mentor them on the intricacies of performing new music and working with composers.

Tickets: €10/8 available here: https://michelleorourke-davidadams.eventbrite.ie/

Supported by the Arts Council Ireland.

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For the Voice w/ Andrew Gavin
Jun
14
8:00 PM20:00

For the Voice w/ Andrew Gavin

Irish tenor Andrew Gavin will perform five new works on 14 June 2018 by ICC composers/members Elaine Nolan, Philip Parker, Kevin Free, Rachael Lavelle, Luke Smyth and Lizzy O'Brien in the opening concert of our For the Voice series.

The For the Voice series sees ICC’s first performer mentorship scheme in which emerging performers are paired with experienced performers who mentor them on the intricacies of performing new music and working with composers. Three of the works will be performed by Andrew, two works are duets written for Andrew and his mentee Sofiia Kravets, and one work is a solo for Sofiia.

Andrew Gavin is a graduate of the Royal Irish Academy of Music where he studied under Mary Brennan. His career has seen him involved in many opera and cantata performances across Ireland and the UK. 

This concert will be the first in the For the Voice Series which will also include performances from mezzo-soprano Michelle O’Rourke and soprano Elizabeth Hilliard. This series will explore various modes of vocal writing including music for solo unaccompanied voice, duets, voice and electronics and, voice and instrumental accompaniment. The second concert of the series with Michelle O’Rourke will take place on 5 July and the final concert, with Elizabeth Hilliard, takes place in September.

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Guitar Duo w/ Freddy Walsh and James McDonald
May
31
8:00 PM20:00

Guitar Duo w/ Freddy Walsh and James McDonald

Tickets €10/8.
Limited number of €7 early bird tickets available online only!
https://guitar-duo.eventbrite.ie/
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We are delighted to present a concert of new music for guitar duo. Taking place in the beautiful and resonant surroundings of the exhibition room in the Irish Georgian Society’s City Assembly House on South William Street, this concert will feature six new works by ICC members Chris McAteer, Sinead Finnegan, Kilian O'Kelly, Daniel Reid and Susan Geaney.

Freddy Walsh is a guitarist currently based in Dublin. He holds a Master’s degree in Performance & Musicology from NUI Maynooth, and a BA in Music from Waterford I.T. In 2014, he won first place in the senior classical guitar competition in the Feis Ceoil, becoming the first WIT student to do so. He has performed throughout Ireland in such venues as the Unitarian Church, St Anne’s Church, Castalia Hall, Garter Lane, and Crescent Arts Centre Belfast. He studied under the tuition of classical guitarist Michael O’Toole and jazz guitarist Tommy Halferty.

James McDonald is a classical guitarist who graduated from Waterford Institute of Technology with a BA in Music. Under the tutelage of Michael O’Toole he was the second Waterford I.T student to be awarded first place in the Féis Ceoil Senior Classical Guitar Competition (imitation is the highest form of flattery), and was also awarded the Bridget Doolan award, both in 2017. Solo and chamber performance venues include the National Concert Hall, St Mary’s Cathedral in Limerick, and
Black Abbey Church in Kilkenny.

Freddy and James have noted a dearth of guitar duo music from Ireland, and, as well as performing works by international composers, have sought exciting new works by Irish composers for two guitars. The duo recently performed in Belfast as part of Moving on Music and Contemporary Music Centre’s “Emerging Artist Programme.” They feel that the amount of guitars onstage at the moment is adequate, but not yet ideal, and as such welcome submissions from interested composers.

Funded by the Arts Council.

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Open Workshop w/ Andrew Gavin
May
14
5:00 PM17:00

Open Workshop w/ Andrew Gavin

Tenor Andrew Gavin presents an open workshop on writing for solo male voice.

Five new works will be workshopped by ICC members:

Elaine Nolan, 

Philip Parker

Kevin Free

Rachael Lavelle

Luke Smyth

Lizzy O'Brien

 

Andrew completed his Masters in Music Performance at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin in 2016, achieving First Class Honours under the tutelage of Mary Brennan. He is also a graduate of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, where he attained First Class Honours in English Literature, and he also holds an M. Phil in Children’s Literature from Trinity College Dublin. 

In October 2017 he created the roles of Alleyne, O’Halloran and Bob in  Andrew Synnott’s Dubliners at Wexford Festival Opera, and later performed the work with Opera Theatre Company in Dublin. Earlier in 2017 he sang the role of Damon in Opera Theatre Company’s national tour of Handel’s Acis and Galatea with the Irish Baroque Orchestra. 

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Open Workshop w/ Michelle O'Rourke
Apr
1
11:30 AM11:30

Open Workshop w/ Michelle O'Rourke

Mezzo-soprano Michelle O'Rourke presents an open workshop on writing for solo female voice and duets.

Five new works will be workshopped by ICC members:

Anselm McDonnell

Luke Smyth

Alan Barclay

Lindsey Vincent

Rachel Thomas

Sínéad Finegan

Michelle is an Irish singer currently based in Dublin. Her natural sound, unaffected expressivity and technical ability make for an interpreter of rare dynamism. Michelle combines her classical training and background in Baroque music with an adventurous eclecticism and a passion for collaboration.

Michelle has worked regularly with Ergodos, a Dublin-based music company, since its inception in 2006. She has performed for Ergodos, both as a soloist, and as part of their flexible performing group Ergodos Musicians, in Ireland, UK, USA and Germany

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Bass Flute w/ Bill Dowdall
Feb
26
8:00 PM20:00

Bass Flute w/ Bill Dowdall

We are delighted to return to the Lutheran Hall to present a concert of new works for bass flute with Bill Dowdall on Monday 26th of February in the Lutheran Hall. 

5 new works by ICC composers Darragh Kelly, Alan Barclay, Jenn Kirby, Daniel Reid and Sinéad Finegan and pieces by Ian Wilson, Toru Takemitsu, John Buckley and Solfa Carlisle.

Dublin born William Dowdall, one of Ireland’s leading musicians, combines a busy career as a soloist, chamber musician, and teacher.

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Open Workshop w/ Bill Dowdall
Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

Open Workshop w/ Bill Dowdall

Bill Dowdall presents an open workshop on new pieces written for Bass flute ahead of his solo concert on the 26th of February in the Lutheran Hall. 

5 new works by ICC composers Darragh Kelly, Alan Barclay, Jenn Kirby, Daniel Reid and Sinéad Finegan will be workshopped.

This event is free and open to all, taking place in the Royal Irish Academy of Music 6-8pm.
 

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In Dialogue w/ ConTempo Quartet + Stravinsky
Jan
26
7:00 PM19:00

In Dialogue w/ ConTempo Quartet + Stravinsky

Join ICC and the RTÉ ConTempo Quartet for the final installment of the In Dialogue series in the Wood Quay Venue on the 26th January at 7pm where they will perform Igor Stravinsky's Three Pieces for Quartet along with 6 new works by ICC members in response. 

Violin I - Bogdan Sofei
Violin II - Ingrid Nicola
Viola - Andrea Banciu
Cello - Adrian Mantu

Composers: Robbie Blake, Luke Smyth, Rachael Lavelle, Daniel Mc Dermott, Seán Ó Dálaigh and Kevin Free.

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In Dialogue w/ Samuel Barber's Summer Music
Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

In Dialogue w/ Samuel Barber's Summer Music

The ICC is excited to welcome The Ebony Wind Quintet to the Woodquay Venue on the 13th December for the penultimate concert of the In Dialogue series, where they will also perform Samuel Barber's seminal Summer Music for Wind quintet and 6 new works in response. 

Flute - Alice Nolan
Oboe - Tom Burke
Clarinet - John Doyle
Horn - Fergal Lynch
Bassoon - Keith Sutherland

New works by: Chris McAteer, Aran O'Grady, Shell Dooley, Elaine Nolan, Richard Hughes and Stephen O'Brien.

In Dialogue is a unique series which takes place from July to January. 5 concerts with a central work from an established composer along with premieres of new works written in response. Corresponding talks and workshops explore the instrumentation of the central works and the composers behind them. These events serve to enhance the musical discourse between the composers of now and then. Grant aid from Arts Council Ireland.

More info:
http://irishcomposerscollective.com/in-dialogue/

Tickets €12/8 available here: 
https://indialoguewindquintet.eventbrite.ie/

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Open Workshop w/ The Ebony Wind Quintet
Nov
28
6:30 PM18:30

Open Workshop w/ The Ebony Wind Quintet

The Ebony Wind Quintet workshop new pieces by ICC composers ahead of their concert in the Woodquay venue on the 13th December where they will also perform Samuel Barbers seminal Summer Music for Wind quintet. This as part of our concert series; In Dialogue.

The workshop will take place in room 6 of the Royal Irish Academy of Music from 6:30- 8:30 pm on the 28th November and is open to all to attend.

 

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In Dialogue: Brass Quintet
Nov
21
7:00 PM19:00

In Dialogue: Brass Quintet

The ICC is delighted to announce the 3rd concert of the In Dialogue series. The Earlsfort Brass Quintet will perform Michael Kamen's Quintet ( specially written for Canadian Brass) along with 6 new pieces by ICC composers written in response. This will be the first brass quintet concert the collective has hosted in over 5 years. 

New works by: Natasa Paulberg, Maria Minguella,
Kilian O'Kelly, Richard Gill, Mark Daniel Kerry, Aran O' Grady.

Trumpets - Colm Byrne and David Collins
Horn - Peter Ryan
Trombone - Gavin Roche
Tuba - Francis Magee

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Open Workshop w/ Earlsfort Brass Quintet
Nov
4
1:00 PM13:00

Open Workshop w/ Earlsfort Brass Quintet

The Earlsfort Brass Quintet workshop workshop new pieces by ICC composers ahead of their concert in the Woodquay venue on the 21st November where they will also perform Michael Kamen's Brass Quintet ( specially written for Canadian Brass). This as part of our concert series; In Dialogue. 

The workshop will take place in the Katherine Brennan Hall, Royal Irish Academy of Music from 1-3 pm on the 4th November and is open to all to attend.

Trumpets - Colm Byrne and David Collins
Horn - Peter Ryan
Trombone - Gavin Roche
Tuba - Francis Magee

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Clarinet + Cello w/ Chris Moriarty and Yseult Cooper Stockdale
Nov
2
8:00 PM20:00

Clarinet + Cello w/ Chris Moriarty and Yseult Cooper Stockdale

The ICC is delighted to feature award winning musicians Chris Moriarty Pearson and Yseult Cooper Stockdale in a unique concert of new works for clarinet and cello in the Lutheran Hall, Adelaide Road on the 2nd November at 8pm.

New works by Katie Bamford, Sinead Finegan, Peter Leavy, Ben McHugh, Susan Geaney and Alan Perrin will be premiered.

Chris and Yseult will also perform solo pieces on their respective instruments.

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Stravinsky Now w/ Kevin O' Connell
Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

Stravinsky Now w/ Kevin O' Connell

Dr. Kevin O' Connell, head of the composition department at the RIAM, will present a free talk on writing for stringed instruments in the Boydell Room (top floor) of House 5, Trinity College Dublin on Tuesday 24th October from 6–7pm.

Kevin will discuss various compositional techniques for string quartet writing ahead of our concert with the Contempo Quartet next January 30th 2018.

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In Dialogue w/ Steve Reich's Nagoya Marimbas
Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

In Dialogue w/ Steve Reich's Nagoya Marimbas

Alex Petcu and Brian Dungan perform Steve Reich's Nagoya Marimbas and 6 newly written works in response. The concert takes place in Woodquay venue on the 23rd October at 7pm. 

New works by Maria Minguella, Sinéad Finegan, Johanne Heraty, Paul Scully, Raeghnya Zutshi, Kilian O'Kelly

In Dialogue is a unique series which takes place from July to January. 5 concerts with a central work from an established composer along with premieres of new works written in response. Corresponding talks and workshops explore the instrumentation of the central works and the composers behind them. These events serve to enhance the musical discourse between the composers of now and then. Grant aid from Arts Council Ireland.

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Writing for Wind w/ Lina Andonovska
Sep
11
6:00 PM18:00

Writing for Wind w/ Lina Andonovska

Flautist Lina Andonovska will present a free talk on writing for woodwind instruments in the Boydell Room (top floor) of House 5, Trinity College Dublin on Monday 11th September from 6–8pm.

Workshop Outline: This is an interactive workshop with a focus on composition for a wind instrument and composer/performer collaboration.

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Writing for Brass w/ David Collins
Sep
4
6:00 PM18:00

Writing for Brass w/ David Collins

Trumpeter David Collins will present a free talk on writing for brass instruments in the Boydell Room (top floor) of House 5, Trinity College Dublin on Monday 4th September from 6–8pm.

Workshop Outline: This is an interactive workshop with a focus on composition for a brass instrument and composer/performer collaboration. David will perform practical demonstrations on the trumpet and also field questions on any writing issues concerning Trombone, Horn and Tuba.
 

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 In Dialogue w/ Gamelan Nua
Jul
31
6:00 PM18:00

In Dialogue w/ Gamelan Nua

The Irish Composer's Collective is delighted to announce our next concert with Gamelan Nua on the 31st July in The Studio, National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland as part of our brand new concert series: In Dialogue. Gamelan Nua will perform 5 new works presented in dialogue with Peter Moran's Bonang Quartet No.1. New works by Sinéad Finegan, Alan Perrin, Kevin Free, Elaine Nolan, and Jake Morgan.

In Dialogue is a series of talks, workshops, and concerts which takes place from July to January. Five talks, five workshops, and five concerts. Each concert features a central, seminal work a with new works presented in dialogue. Corresponding talks and workshops explore the instrumentation of the central works and the composers behind them. These events serve to enhance the musical discourse between the composers of now and then.

Tickets are €12/8 + booking fee.
Book here: www.nch.ie/Online/Gamelan-Nua-31Jul17
More Info: www.irishcomposerscollective.org/in-dialogue

This event is supported generously by Arts Council and Irish Music Rights Organisation.

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Ensemble ICC - 'Chordophones'
Apr
29
7:30 PM19:30

Ensemble ICC - 'Chordophones'

The Irish Composers' Collective are delighted to return with our first concert of 2017! Join us on 29th April when we present 'Ensemble ICC - Cordophones' in the Copyright House on Pembroke Street.

Ensemble ICC is an ensemble of performers and composers made up of members from the collective. For this concert they take the form of a string (chordophone) quartet of sorts: two violins, cello and classical/electric guitar. 

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Collider - featuring Peter Brötzmann
Dec
2
8:00 PM20:00

Collider - featuring Peter Brötzmann

Collider -  featuring Peter Brötzmann

Friday 2nd December 2016
Unitarian Church, St Stephen’s Green
Doors: 7.30pm Show 8pm
Tickets: €15/ €10 (concession)

http://collider2016.eventbrite.ie/

Collider: Six composers, three musicians, one evening of experimental music...

From formal composition to improvisation, from the most delicate of acoustic whispers to the wilder discord, Collider brings together local artists and guests from around the globe to explore how music, in all its sonic manifestations, has the power to move us.

The Irish Composers Collective in collaboration with Note Productions present a unique musical offering. Six Ireland based composers will invite an audience on a sonic adventure with the legendary, free improviser, Peter Brötzmann. Our aim is to present a musical collision, where formal composition is met by visceral counterpoint.

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ICC Speak
Nov
4
6:00 PM18:00

ICC Speak

The Irish Composers’ Collective presents ICC Speak, an interdisciplinary festival of 8 installations in the Irish Architectural Archives.

The festival explores communication through music in the 21st Century. The installations are presented and curated by 8 ICC composers, with each installation exploring this theme in a unique and innovative way.

Audience members will be invited to engage, respond and interact with the installations throughout the night before a wine and canapés reception.

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VOX - solo voice works w/ Michelle O' Rourke
Oct
13
8:00 PM20:00

VOX - solo voice works w/ Michelle O' Rourke

The ICC presents an eclectic concert of new and existing works for solo voice by the renowned Michelle O'Rourke
in the beautiful Lutheran Hall on Adelaide Road. 

Members of the Irish Composer's Collective have worked with Michelle over the last several months to produce a set of new pieces that explore the abilities and extremities of the human voice. Expect everything from folk ballads to vocal frys and glottal stops. 

Composers:

Robert Connell
Barry O' Halpin
Roisin Hayes
Aran O' Grady
Ross Prendergast

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InSight #4 Taquin and Jessie Keenan Dance
Jul
18
8:00 PM20:00

InSight #4 Taquin and Jessie Keenan Dance

InSight is a four part concert series showcasing 20 new musical works presented with visual interpretations, including dance, animation, projection, and simply, the body in physical space. Instrumental ensemble, Taquin, join forces with three dancers to present exciting performances of five new musical works and five new choreographies by Jessie Keenan.

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InSight #3 Slipdraft
Jun
4
8:00 PM20:00

InSight #3 Slipdraft

InSIght is a four part concert series showcasing 20 new musical works presented with visual interpretations, including dance, animation, projection, and simply, the body in physical space. 
Visual artists Slipdraft
 create a live immersive installation in the cavernous surrounding of The Boys' School in response to five new electric works.

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