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Ireland's Contemporary Music Centre autumn season starts 17 September

The Contemporary Music Centre's autumn season of informal Salon performances commences on 17 September.

The first event, with a new slot on Friday night at 6.30 pm, also visits a new venue for CMC, the Printing House in Trinity College Dublin.

Harpist Cliona Doris will give informal performances of Ian Wilson's In Blue Sea or Sky, Donnacha Dennehy's Curves and Philip Hammond's A Question of Angels?, the latter a recent RTÉ LyricFM commission.

Clíona Doris is one of Ireland's leading harpists and has extensive experience as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. She has performed throughout Ireland, Britain, Europe and the United States. Her broadcasts include performances on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio Ulster, UTV, RTÉ LyricFM and National Public Radio USA. She is chairwoman of the Ninth World Harp Congress which Dublin will host in July 2005, and a member of the string faculty of the Royal Irish Academy of Music.

For the October Salon, which returns to our regular venue and partners, the Project arts centre, Irish composer and guitarist Ben Dwyer and flautist Susan Doyle head the bill. Their programme of solo and duo works by composers Paul Hayes, Raymond Deane, and Dwyer himself takes place at 3.00 pm on Saturday 30 October.

On 13 November, once again at Project, Donnacha Dennehy, composer and lecturer in music technology and composition at Trinity College, curates a programme of music by graduate and undergraduate composers of the College.

The CMC Salon series, initiated experimentally last autumn in conjunction with Project arts centre, is proving very successful both with composers as a platform for gaining informal feedback on their music, and with performers as an opportunity to try out new repertoire in a relaxed atmosphere. For the growing audience, one of the most stimulating aspects is the opportunity to ask questions – whether technical or philosophical -- and be drawn into debate around the music.

Admission is free and all are welcome. Discussions continue informally after the performances.

Further information: Karen Hennessy, Promotion Manager,


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