Deirdre McKay's work selected for the ISCM World New Music Days Festival in South Africa

Sable qui glisse by CMC Composer Deirdre McKay has been selected by the ISCM South Africa Section (NewMusicSA) for performance at the 2023 ISCM World New Music Days festival.

Following an international call for works to represent the national sections of the ISCM, the Contemporary Music Centre  - the Irish section of the ISCM - put forward six nominated works to the organizers of the 2023 festival. Deirdre McKay's work sable qui glisse (2018/19) for choir was selected by the organizers and will be performed during the 2023 ISCM World New Music Days in South Africa (24 November – 3 December 2023).

Of this work the composer has said:

This piece was conceived as a partner work to an earlier commission from [Chamber Choir Ireland], setting Beckett’s ‘Dieppe’. There’s a handful of Beckett’s poems from this period which catch the breath. The shifting sands, a direct address to the transience of the passing moment ‘cher instant je te vois’, all shot through the prism of a damp, natural world of sea and rain, shingle and mist: an outward-looking lens staring back into the internal

Sable qui glisse was commissioned by New Music Dublin and premiered by Chamber Choir Ireland, this performance is featured in CMC's fourth promotional release new music::new Ireland four, listen by clicking the play button below.