CMC welcomes newly represented composers

Composers Adam McCartney and Stephen McNeff gain Associate Representation with the Contemporary Music Centre

Following the latest application and review process for artist representation at the Contemporary Music Centre by an independent panel, the two composers were conferred with Associate Representation earlier this summer.

As a CMC composer with Associate Representation, composers’ works are documented and disseminated as part of CMC’s collection. In addition, active promotional support, online promotion and access to professional development opportunities are core benefits for all represented artists.

Read more about CMC’s updated application procedures and the levels of representation available here.

Adam McCartney

A native of Limerick, Adam McCartney studied music as an undergraduate at University College Cork before studying composition with Klaus Lang at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria. He has written a work for Klangforum Wien, and recent work includes collaborations with the piano trio Longleash, ensemble Platypus, and Aarhus Unge Tonkunstnere. He is currently based in Vienna where he works as a part-time lecturer in composition and electronic music at the Vienna Music Institute, and with NOW! contemporary opera.

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Stephen McNeff

Belfast born composer Stephen McNeff grew up in South Wales and studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. His career started by working in theatres throughout Britain, followed by a period in Canada as composer-in-residence at the Banff Centre. He has composed operas for the Royal Opera House and Welsh National Opera, and has also worked with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, among others. He teaches in the composition department of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London where he works with composers on the MA in Opera Making.

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