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

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
6:00pm 6:00pm

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
6:00pm 6:00pm

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
7:30pm 7:30pm

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
8:00pm 8:00pm

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
6:00pm 6:00pm

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
8:00pm 8:00pm

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
8:00pm 8:00pm

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
8:00pm 8:00pm

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
8:00pm 8:00pm

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
8:00pm 8:00pm

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

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
5:30pm 5:30pm

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
8:00pm 8:00pm

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
8:00pm 8:00pm

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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Strung Series w/Claire Duff // Baroque Violin
Mar
24
7:00pm 7:00pm

Strung Series w/Claire Duff // Baroque 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. 

Baroque Violinist Claire Duff will premiere 4 new works written by Ben Mc Hugh, Hugh Boyle, Seán Doherty & Eoghan Desmond
 as well as perform a work by past ICC member Karen Power.

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workshop w/Cue Saxophone Quartet
Jan
24
4:00pm 4:00pm

workshop w/Cue Saxophone Quartet

  • Boydell Room, Top of House 5 in Front Square (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Irish Composers Collective will be hosting a workshop with the fabulous Cue Saxophone Quartet this Saturday from 16:00 to 18:00 in the Boydell Room of the Trinity College Dublin Music Department in Front Square.

FREE ADMISSION

The Quartet will be working on pieces by Patrick ConnollyDaniel Mc DermottAnna MurrayBen Mc HughHugh Martin BoyleEoghan Desmond & Elis Czerniak

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valves w/Cormac Ó hAodáin
Oct
28
8:30pm 8:30pm

valves w/Cormac Ó hAodáin

The Irish Composers' Collective presents 7 new works written for solo horn performed by Cormac Ó hAodáin.

Cormac has been a member of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra since 2009 and has toured extensively throughout Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, North and South America, the Near and Far East, Australia and New Zealand with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra as well as the Philharmonia.

Read his full bio here 

Composers:

Eoghan Desmond
Anna Murray
Daniel Barkley
Brian Ingoldsby
Hugh Boyle
Robert Coleman

Tickets are available to purchase at nch.ie

Full Price: €10
Concessions: €5

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Culture Night with ICC
Sep
19
6:00pm 6:00pm

Culture Night with ICC

The Irish Composers Collective will be holding an event on Culture Night, Friday September 19th in the Oonagh Young Gallery! The concert will be an assortment of pieces involving electronics, from live performance and tape pieces to 8-channel spacial tape pieces. 

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