The Contemporary Music Centre's Salon series opens with an eclectic electro-acoustic program

For Immediate Release

27 February 2015

The Contemporary Music Centre is delighted to open its Spring 2015 Salon series with an exciting electro-acoustic programme at the Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, 6pm, Tuesday, 24 March 2015. The salon features music by three very different electro-acoustic composers: Roy Carroll, Stephen Roddy and Neil O'Connor. All three composers will present their own work and talk about it with Salon curator Siobhan Cleary.

The CMC Salon series involves a panel of independent curators and the Spring 2015 season is curated by Irish composer Siobhan Cleary. Siobhan has curated an international mix of solo and ensemble performers playing works by a wide variety of composers from around the Island of Ireland and living overseas.

Roy Carroll is an Irish musician/composer based in Berlin making performances, recordings and compositions with electro-acoustic media. His work explores the physicality of music through provoking kinetic interactions between materials such as denuded loudspeakers, resonant objects, textured materials, feedback loops, the moving body, acoustic spaces.

Stephen Roddy is an Irish composer and sound artist exploring musical meaning making and narrative in various electronic, contemporary and minimalist styles. He regularly composes for dance and visual arts projects.

Neil O'Connor began his career as a filmmaker and has been involved with a diverse range of musical activities including folk, jazz, rock, contemporary, experimental, electronic and electro-acoustic music and has toured extensively in Ireland, Europe, Australia, Asia and the US.

The Contemporary Music Centre's Salon series aims to encourage newcomers and enthusiasts alike to engage with the music of Irish composers. Each performance takes place in an informal atmosphere with dialogue encouraged between composers, performers and audience.

The Contemporary Music Centre is Ireland's national archive and resource centre for new music. The Centre is supported by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. The Centre would like to thank the National Concert Hall for the use of the Kevin Barry Room for the Salon series.

Admission is free for the Salon series but booking is strongly recommended. To book please contact the National Concert Hall on tel: 01 417 0000 For further information on the performers and composers involved contact Karen Hennessy, Promotion and Development Manager, The Contemporary Music Centre, 19 Fishamble Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 8. tel: 01-673 1922 or email:, web site:

Notes for Editors

The Contemporary Music Centre Salon

6pm - 7pm, 24 March 2014, FREE ADMISSION Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, Dublin 2

Stephen Roddy The Human Cost
Doom & Gloom
Extensive Structure No.1

Roy Carroll un, un, un, un, un

Neil O'Connor Fex Valley

Admission Free | Booking Recommended | tel: 01 417 0000 |

Information from The Contemporary Music Centre, 19 Fishamble Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 8 |
web site:

Coming Up...

28 April 2015 | Eamonn Cagney (percussion), Niwel Tsumba (acoustic guitar), Martin Tourish (piano accordion ) and Roger Doyle (electronics)

20 May 2015 | Emma Lloyd (viola/viola d'amore) and Matthew Whiteside (electronics)