New Music Connects Concert

New Music Connects Premiere Concert

A video extract of the ConTempo String Quartet performing three new pieces by Irish composers in a concert given at the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin on 2 December 2007.

Premieres of works by Ed BennettRob Canning and David Flynntook place as part of New Music Connects, CMC's year-long project with the Galway Ensemble-in-Residence.

The performances marked the culmination of a project during which the composers and performers worked closely together in a series of workshops to develop their pieces. The first workshop, which took place in Galway in March, allowed the composers to present their ideas to the quartet. The subsequent workshop in September was open to the public and gave the three composers an opportunity to hear their pieces played by the quartet in a number of different ways, as well as giving the composers the chance to work out any technical difficulties with their pieces.

For further information on how the project progressed throughout the year, please see our New Music Connects blog.

New Music Connects is a collaborative project between the Contemporary Music Centre and the Galway Ensemble-in-Residence. It was funded by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon’s Project: New Work Award Scheme 2006.