The Contemporary Music Centre launches the second CD in its new series entitled new music::new Ireland

For Immediate Release

5 March 2015

The Contemporary Music Centre releases its latest promotional CD, new music::new Ireland two, which features 11 tracks and includes composers: Benjamin Dwyer, Raymond Deane, Irene Buckley, Fergus Johnston, Ronan Guilfoyle, Grainne Mulvey, Sam Perkin, Jane O'Leary, David Bremner, Neil Burns and Jonathan Nangle. The CD presents a range of Irish composers with performances by international and Irish performers. The CD follows on from new music::new Ireland one released in June 2013.

The new music::new Ireland series aims to showcase the current work of Irish composers, and with an updated design takes a fresh look at the vibrant world of new Irish music, taking the listener on an exciting and stimulating journey. The collection includes music embraced by international ensembles, and a continued commitment to the highest standards of performance in contemporary music from leading Irish ensembles and performers.

"New music in Ireland has many sides and this album really shows the diversity of Irish composition in 2015. We're thrilled to be able to launch it and are especially grateful to all the composers, performers and funders for making it happen." Jonathan Grimes, Executive Producer.

The CD is distributed nationally and internationally to radio stations, festivals, concert promoters, performers, universities, libraries amongst other places. All the tracks may be broadcast and further information on all composers can be found on the Centre's web site at The tracks from the disc will be available to listen to

The CD is officially launched on 5 March 2015 by US Broadcaster John Schaefer, presenter of WNYC's New Sounds and SoundCheck. The launch includes a performance by violinist Darragh Morgan of Jonathan Nangle's where distant city lights flicker on half-frozen ponds, one of the 11 featured works.

Production of this promotional CD is made possible by generous funding from Culture Ireland, the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Special thanks are due to RTÉ lyric fm, Resonus Classics and all the performers and composers who so willingly supported the project.

The Centre has been producing CDs of Irish composers' work for over fifteen years. As well as producing the first volume of new music::new Ireland in 2013 and ten volumes of Contemporary Music from Ireland the Centre partnered with Diatribe Records in 2010 for the release of Solo Series I, a 4-CD box set. In 2012 the Centre produced the Choirland Anthology and CD with the Association of Irish Choirs, the National Chamber Choir and the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon.

The Contemporary Music Centre is Ireland's national archive, resource centre and promotional body for new music, supporting the work of Irish composers from the Republic and Northern Ireland. The Centre is supported by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

For further information on new music::new Ireland two, the composers and performers, featured contact Karen Hennessy, Promotion and Development Manager, The Contemporary Music Centre, 19 Fishamble Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 8. Tel: 01 673 1922 Email

Notes for Editors

new music::new Ireland two

Benjamin Dwyer: Eros

Raymond Deane: Minerva's Owl...

Irene Buckley: Choral

Fergus Johnston: Piano Trio (first movement)

Ronan Guilfoyle: ARC Gráinne Mulvey: Calorescence

Sam Perkin: String Quartet (fourth movement)

Jane O'Leary: the echo of all that's happened

David Bremner: Variations upon 'the usual reason'

Neil Burns: Bishop's Gate to Ferryquay Gate

Jonathan Nangle: where distant city lights flicker on half-frozen ponds

Executive Producer: Jonathan Grimes, Design: Philip Darling Mastering: Matthew Dilley

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