Works by Irene Buckley and Greg Caffrey selected for ISCM World Music Days 2021

The ISCM World Music Days 2021 was due to take place in Shanghai and Nanning, China this September, but due to the ongoing effects of the pandemic the festival was postponed until 2022, when it is hoped it can occur in late March.

Following submissions from the ISCM Irish Section (Association of Irish Composers) and the Contemporary Music Centre, which became an Associate Member of ISCM in 2020, the organisers have selected Irene Buckley’s Choral and Greg Caffrey’s …for peace comes dropping slow from the works submitted by both organisations following an open call for works.

Irene Buckley’s Choral was written in 2014 and features the voice of the composer alongside electronics. The work was included in CMC’s promotional release, new music::new Ireland 2.

Written in 2017 for the Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble, Greg Caffrey’s …for peace comes dropping slow takes its title from WB Yeats’ poem The Isle of Innisfree. The piece forms part of the composer’s A Terrible Beauty ,and is featured on the recent album of the same name on Diatribe Records.