CMC announces the six works nominated by the Irish Section for the 2023 ISCM World New Music Days Festival

Following an open call for works to represent the Irish Section at the 2023 ISCM World New Music Days festival, the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland is delighted to announce the six nominated works which will be put forward for consideration by the festival organisers. Of these six works, one must be programmed for performance at the 2023 World New Music Days Festival in Cape Town / Johannesburg in December.

ISCM World New Music Days festival is an annual international showcase of new music representing contemporary work from across the globe. This year the festival takes place for the first time ever in South Africa from 24 November to 3 December. 

Following the winding up of the Association of Irish Composers in 2022 (the previous Irish Section of ISCM), CMC applied to become the new Irish Section and was elected to this position at the ISCM's General Assembly meeting in Auckland, New Zealand in 2022. For the 2023 Call for Works, former members of the AIC and CMC represented composers were invited to submit works under any of the 16 categories for performance presented at the World New Music Days festival.

The following 6 works were selected by an independent panel and have been put forward by the Irish Section (CMC) for consideration by the festival organisers:

ISCM Solos Category

Amanda Feery - The Scolds, for concert flute (2019)
Kevin Volans - Marula, for piano solo (2023)
Ian Wilson - Duda, for solo violin (2018)

ISCM Choir SATB Category

Deirdre McKay - sable qui glisse, for SATB divisi a cappella (2018/19)

ISCM Electronic and Fixed Media Category

Alex Dowling - Reality Rounds, video/audio playback of four AutoTune singers with synthesizer

ISCM Composer-Performer Category

Dave Flynn E-Bow, electric guitar and string quartet (2020/21)