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/ The Ebony Wind Quintet
Nov
19
to Nov 20

Open Workshop w/ The Ebony Wind Quintet

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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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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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a universe in a teardrop w/ Lisa Dowdall
May
7
8:00 PM20:00

a universe in a teardrop w/ Lisa Dowdall

a universe in a teardrop – a diverse range of new and old music for viola, baroque viola and viola d’amore.

In MART Gallery 1, the old fire station of Rathmines, Lisa Dowdall performs five new works written by ICC members for viola, baroque viola and viola d’amore, along with a number of works chosen in response by Dowdall. 
This is a BYOB event. 

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InSight #2 Tonnta
Apr
27
8:00 PM20:00

InSight #2 Tonnta

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. Tonnta present five new works written for voice and body in response to the concept of presence. 

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InSight #1 Adrian Mantu and Mihai Cucu
Mar
14
8:00 PM20:00

InSight #1 Adrian Mantu and Mihai Cucu

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. Adrian Mantu and Mihai Cucu present five new works for solo cello and electronics with responsive projection visuals.

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ICC at Quarter Block Party 2016: New Percussive Sounds w/ Alex Petcu
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

ICC at Quarter Block Party 2016: New Percussive Sounds w/ Alex Petcu

Percussionist, Alex Petcu performs several new pieces composed by ICC members:

Elliot Murphy

Aran O Grady

Elis Czerniak

Stephen Kavanagh

Stephen O’Brien

Hugh Martin Boyle

Kevin Free. 

Written for a large setup of instruments that includes a vibraphone, large gong, brake disks and household objects among others, these compositions explore some of the vast sounds, textures and possibilities of percussion.

Concert takes place Sunday 7th February at 6 pm in Samples Studios black box space. Former Government Buidings, Sullivan's Quay, Cork City.

€5 fee on the door! 

 

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Open workshop w/ Alex Petcu
Sep
22
5:30 PM17:30

Open workshop w/ Alex Petcu

An open workshop with percussionist Alex Petcu in anticipation of a concert in early 2016 that will feature new works by the following ICC composers:

Elliot Murphy
Elis Czerniak
Stephen O'Brien
Stephen Kavanagh
Kevin Free
Aran O'Grady
Hugh Martin Boyle

FREE ADMISSION, 

17.30 September 22nd

Katherine Brennan Hall, RIAM
36 - 38 Westland Row, Dublin 2

Find out more about Alex Petcu here: www.alexpetcu.com

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long sole sound w/ Leonie Bluett
Sep
10
8:00 PM20:00

long sole sound w/ Leonie Bluett

Following on from the success of the ‘Strung Series’ and in continuation of our 2015 programme, ICC are delighted to present ‘long sole sound w/ Léonie Bluett’. The concert will premiere 7 new works composed especially for clarinetist Leonie Bluett by ICC members, first workshopped in June 2015. The programme features a diverse range of styles in a mixture of acoustic and electronic material. 

Leonie Bluett is a multi-award winning clarinetist, including the Buffet Crampon Clarinet Prize 2014 and Flax Trust Bursary 2013, to name but a few! Bluett has performed with Camerata Ireland, Wide Open Opera & Britten-Pears Orchestra among others, and is a regular contemporary music performer both solo and with Kirkos Ensemble. Leonie is an impressive composer in her own right and has had pieces performed in the CMC and Kaleidoscope Night. Leonie graduated with a Masters in performance in July 2014 from the Royal Academy of Music. The concert will take place Thursday 10th September at 8pm in the beautifully resonant Lutheran Hall, 24 Adelaide Rd, Dublin 2. 

BYOB // wine glasses provided

Prebook your tickets with eventbrite here.

 

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Strung Series w/Oleg Ponomarev // Russian-Gypsy Violin
Jul
28
8:00 PM20:00

Strung Series w/Oleg Ponomarev // Russian-Gypsy Violin

The Strung Series is a 4-concert project exploring the varied role of the violin in 21st century music through the eyes of four contrasting and brilliant players. 

Russian-Gypsy violin player Oleg Ponomarev will premiere 4 new works written by Alan Ó RaghallaighAnna MurrayJohanne Heraty and Sean Gilleece.

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