Sparky Conversations - Autumn/Winter 2023

1 September 2023 12:00 - 1 December 2023 12:00

CMC is delighted to announce the return of our online conversation series Sparky Conversations.

Sparky Conversations are monthly online community conversation events that bring composers, performers and contemporary music practitioners together to explore big topics, dive deep and spark ideas!

All are welcome to ask questions, share experiences and engage with a broad range of issues affecting the music community, and our world at large. 

The first Sparky Conversation of the Autumn/Winter season is led by Lewis Jamieson of Music Declares Emergency, who will discuss artists' role in cultural change in the face of crisis, and the tension between personal responsibility and collective action. Upcoming events will be led by Ailís Ní Ríain, Stephen Graham & Robert Coleman and focus on the intersection of new music with accessibility, ecology and politics.

The Sparky Conversations Autumn/Winter Schedule

Friday 1 September, 12 noon | Making Art in the face of the Climate Crisis with Lewis Jamieson (Music Declares Emergency)

Friday 6 October, 12 noon | Accessing the Concert Experience with Ailís Ní Ríain

Friday 10 November, 12 noon | The Ecological Soundwalk: Balancing Advocacy and Abstraction, with Robert Coleman

Friday 1 December, 12 noon | New Music and the (Experience) Economy with Dr Stephen Graham


Registration for each event is by google form, see each individual listing to register your attendance. A zoom link will be emailed to you on the morning of the event.