Irish Composers Collective Ten-Year Anniversary Festival

19th – 20th November 2014
Project Arts Centre

November 2014 marked ICC's ten-year anniversary and we celebrated the milestone with ICC10, a two-day festival right in the heart of Dublin City.

ICC10 comprised of eight concerts from performers closely associated with the ICC, spread across two days in the Project Arts Centre Upstairs Space and including new works from well over half our seventy current members. As well as this, we acknowledged past and founding members who returned to celebrate with us.

// promo video

// programme

filmed & edited by Sophie Murphy

// launch

ICC10's  opening party, supported by the The Contemporary Music Centre
Tuesday the 18th of November in the wonderful Irish Museum of Dublin on Stephen's Green

We opened in style with a short acoustic set from our members, washed down with complimentary drinks and ice cream kindly provided by O’Haras, John Lemon and Murphy’s, our magnificent sponsors.

This beautiful museum, devoted to the stranger side of Dublin’s history and curated by a founding member of the ICC, Simon O'Connor, was the perfect location to launch a festival celebrating the tenth birthday of a collective which is possibly the only one of its kind in the world.

Photography by Ben McHugh

DAY 1 // 19th November

David Adams
Kirkos Ensemble
RTE ConTempo Quartet
Rhombus Quintet

DAY 2 // 20th November

David Bremner & Elizabeth Hilliard
Máire Carroll
Ergodos Musicians
Dublin Laptop Orchestra

// concerts

click on the relevant concert poster to view photos, recordings, videos and reviews

// interviews

// reviews & features

Engagement and the breaking-down of conventional barriers is clearly high on their [ConTempo] agenda.
— Michael Devan, Irish Times
For ten years the Irish Composers Collective has been working to not only ensure that new Irish music has an outlet, but that its members and affiliates have a sustainable support system and a thriving community of like-minded enthusiasts.
— Darragh Kelly, TN2


project supported by the Arts Council