New Music Dublin 2021
New Music Dublin 2021 presents the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Paul Herriott presents from the stage of the National Concert Hall where the musicians of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra perform two new RTÉ NSO commissions by Anne-Marie O’Farrell and Irene Buckley at New Music Dublin 2021. The programme will also include a performance of Caroline Shaw's 'Entr'acte' in the version for string orchestra. Visit the New Music Dublin website for more information https://www.newmusicdublin.ie/rte-nso Irene Buckley: Awakening Caroline Shaw: Entr'acte Anne-Marie O'Farrell: Eitilt David Brophy (conductor) RTE National Symphony Orchestra Paul Herriott (presenter)
NMD 2021: Gaia
Ruth Morley, flute Laura Bowler, vocalist Deirdre McKay Postcards from a Fragile Planet Ellie Cherry Unearthing your Emotions in Four Phases Carmel Smickersgill More Laura Bowler Wicked Problems Gaia is the Greek Mother Earth goddess. New works celebrating our natural world by Laura Bowler, Deirdre McKay and Carmel Smickersgill. Deirdre McKay's Postcards from a Fragile Planet responds to the current climate emergency. Carmel Smickersgill's More explores the relationship between a dependent and the person or thing on which they depend. Wicked Problems sets text from Timothy Morton’s Dark Ecology. The flute and voice find themselves entangled in loops, gasping for air and incessantly thrown forward into the uncertainly interminable. Many thanks to Timothy Morton for his permission to set this extract of text. Co-commissioned by sound, New Music Dublin, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Royal Northern College of Music. Supported by PRS Foundation's Beyond Borders programme.
Sonic Adventures for Brass
Join us for six World Premieres of Brass Quintets live from the Organ Room of the RIAM, part of New Music Dublin 2021. William Chester Turas Laoich Conor Cuffe Mr. Mulligan Sigrid Anita Haugen The Trickster Jack Mahony Juno Anselm McDonnell Rasp Aran O'Grady Fanfare for Precedented Times Dublin based brass quintet Earlsfort Brass will present six "nuggets" for Brass Quintet. The six pieces performed will return to New Music Dublin 2022 expanded and re-imagined as accessible works for Brass Band. The selected composers will work alongside Andy Duncan and members of The Wallace Collection in developing these compositions over 12 months and work with five youth bands across the island of Ireland. Earlsfort Brass Quintet Colm Byrne and David Collins, Trumpets Cormac Ó hAodáin, French horn Gavin Roche, trombone Francis Magee, tuba
NMD 2021: Crash Ensemble - Wingform
Crash Ensemble Larissa O'Grady, violin Lisa Dowdall, viola Kate Ellis, cello Caimin Gilmore, double bass Susan Doyle, flutes Macdara Ó Seireadáin, clarinet Deirdre O'Leary, bass clarinet Colm O'Hara, trombone Alex Petcu, percussion Barry O'Halpin, guitar Maire Carroll, piano Ryan McAdams, Conductor Jack Phelan, visuals ‘Wingform’ (2017–2020) is an hour-length work in four movements, with solo electric guitar passages as connective tissue. It serves as the culmination of Barry O’Halpin’s period as Crash Ensemble’s composer-in-residence, alongside his first few years as Crash guitarist. Further Information https://www.newmusicdublin.ie/crash-ensemble-wingform
NMD21: Fresh Start - New Music from Australia
The ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Fresh Start Fund was initiated as a response to the COVID shutdown of live arts and TV production activities, as part of which the Classic and Jazz Music strand of the Fresh Start Fund commissioned 25 new works/collections of works, including projects from Australian First Nations artists. New Music Dublin is delighted to present four of these works as part of our 2021 programme, as the first step in what we hope will become a long-term collaborative artistic relationship with new music-makers in Australia over the coming years. Even though we are unable to journey to each others' places, we can still travel together with them through our music-making. The four works presented are: William Barton and Veronique Serret: Kalkani (Eagle) (2020) Nardi Simpson: Of Stars and Birds (2020) Andrew Batterham: Trumpet Concerto (2020) (2nd Mvmnt) Natalie Nicolas: The Shift (2020) This presentation is made possible with the generous help and support of ABC Classic. We are very grateful indeed for the assistance and guidance of Stephen Adams, Janine Marshman, Gail Henry, Ian McGlynn, Genevieve Lacey, Paul Mason and Patricia Flynn.