Composer Lab 2019 live broadcast performance

The final stage of the 2019 edition of CMC’s partnership project with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and RTÉ lyric fm took place on 28 May 2019

The event, which was broadcast live on RTÉ lyric fm’s Blue of the Night programme, featured premiere performances of the four works composed for the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra by Peter Fahey, Kerry Hagan, Daniel McDermott and Sam Perkin.

Composer Lab is an initiative aimed at composers who wish to write for symphony orchestra and focuses on providing these composers with a creative and open environment to deepen their experience in writing for symphonic forces, under the mentorship of composer David Fennessy.

Now in its fourth year, the project began in November 2018 with the four composers, selected from an open call, beginning work on their pieces. There followed an orchestral workshop with section principal players of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in February 2019, with a workshop session with the full orchestra taking place in early April.

The project concluded on 28 May with the live broadcast from Studio 1 at the RTÉ Radio Centre, presented by Bernard Clarke. The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra was conducted by Gavin Maloney.

Watch a video stream of the broadcast below.