Photos from CMC's NMDX and 'On the radar' events at New Music Dublin

CMC partnered with this year’s New Music Dublin to present NMDX, an international delegate programme supported by Culture Ireland. Several invited music presenters and broadcasters attended the festival, and met with a number of Irish composers and new music presenters, with the aim of making introductions and discussing and sharing their work.

An opening reception was held for delegates, during which a number of composers and festival promoters and ensembles were in attendance, and a speed-networking session also took place where each of the delegates met with a selection of local promoters with a view to exploring future collaborations and exchanges.

Left to right: Liam Herb (Other Minds, USA) and Jane O'Leary; Anne-Marie O'Farrell with Maria Minguella; High Tinney and Raymond Deane; Ian Wilson and Christian Christiansen (Klang, Denmark)

Left to right: Lawrence Cherney, (Soundstreams, Canada) and David Bremner; John Godfrey and Graham McKenzie (Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, UK); Christian Christiansen (Klang, Denmark) with Greg Caffrey

Jane O'Leary with Lawrence Cherney, (Soundstreams, Canada)

On the radar

A panel discussion presented by CMC in partnership with NMD was hosted by NMD Artistic Director John Harris on the final day of the festival. The event discussed how composers and performers working in the field of contemporary music, can get ‘On the radar’ of commissioners, festivals, the airwaves, print media and others, and a number of the invited NMDX delegates took part in the discussion.

These included Gretchen Amussen - independent consultant / former Director of External Affairs & International Relations; Paris Conservatoire, Lawrence Cherney - Soundstreams, Canada, Liam Herb – Other Minds, USA; Kate Molleson – Hear & Now, BBC Radio 3, UK; and Sam Wilcock - Creative Manager (Orchestral), Music Sales Limited.

Left to right: Sam Wilcock, Liam Herb, John Harris, Lawrence Cherney; Kate Molleson; Gretchen Amussen