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Open Workshop – Thursday 20 September 2012

Open Workshop

Thurs 20 September, 4.30pm – 10pm

Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, Dublin

The Quiet Music Ensemble will host an Open Workshop in the Kevin Barry Room of the National Concert Hall on 20 September. The workshop is the second stage in the recent Call for Scores, which aims at expanding the repertoire of experimental music in Ireland. The workshop will allow members of the public access to the unique working processes of artists working in contemporary and experimental music.

The works of eight composers were chosen by the ensemble for a performance in late 2012. During the workshop, each composer will go through their especially written work, and explore the possibilites within that work with the ensemble. This is an opportunity to observe the background workings of often complex music.

The composers involved in this workshop are Charlie Sdraulig, Robin Parmer, Francis Heery , Conal Ryan, Andrea Bonino, Alexander Hunter , Rachel Ni Chuinn and Donal MacErlaine.

Members of the public will be welcome in the Kevin Barry Room from 4.30pm and may come and go as they please until 10pm

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CMC Salon Series featuring QME, Wed 30 Nov

This coming Wednesday, 30 Nov, the Quiet Music Ensemble will be guests of the Contemporary Music Centre’s monthly Salon Series in a performance of works in the National Concert Hall.

The salon will feature four members of the QME performing works by Susan Geaney and John Godfrey as well as a group improvisation.

Vacuum by Susan Geaney was written especially for the ensemble in response to a call for works from the Irish Composers’ Collective in April 2011. Washing Yourself With Food by QME’s Artistic Director John Godfrey was written for QME’s appearance at this year’s Hilltown New Music Festival, and involves spatially-distributed CD players, improvising musicians and the audience strolling around the performance space. Get there early to gain the full benefit of the ambulatory experience!

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Nights of New Music

As a part of the ongoing series Nights of New Music, the QME will be performing at the National Concert Hall on Wed 27 April at 8.30pm.

The ensemble are guests of the Irish Composers Collective and will perform new works by Alyson Barber, Solfa Carlile, Patrick Connolly, Susan Geaney, Aristides Llaneza and Adam McCartney.

The performance is a part of a whole evening of events, kicking off at 6pm with a Contemporary Music Centre Salon event. QME Artistic Director John Godfrey will give a talk at 8.15, before the performance starts, so get there early to join in the conversation.

6-7pm CMC Salon

8.15pm Talk by John Godfrey

8.30pm Performance by Quiet Music Ensemble

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