Sparky Conversations returns for a new season from 1st September 2023

CMC is delighted to announce the return of our online conversation series Sparky Conversations.

Sparky Conversations are monthly online community conversation events that bring composers, performers and contemporary music practitioners together to explore big topics, dive deep and spark ideas!

All are welcome to ask questions, share experiences and engage with a broad range of issues affecting the music community, and our world at large. 

The first Sparky Conversation of the Autumn/Winter season is led by Lewis Jamieson of Music Declares Emergency, who will discuss artists' role in cultural change in the face of crisis, and the tension between personal responsibility and collective action. 

Upcoming events will be led by Ailís Ní Ríain, Stephen Graham & Robert Coleman and focus on the intersection of new music with accessibility, ecology and politics.

Register now for Sparky Conversations #6: Making Art in the face of the Climate Crisis with Lewis Jamieson (Music Declares Emergency), on Friday 1 September at 12 noon.

The Sparky Conversations Autumn/Winter Schedule

Friday 6 October, 12 noon | Accessing the Concert Experience with Ailís Ní Ríain

Friday 2 November, 12 noon | The Ecological Soundwalk: Balancing Advocacy and Abstraction, with Robert Coleman

Friday 1 December, 12 noon | Music, Politics and Debate, with Stephen Graham

More information and registration links for each of the above will be shared closer to the time.