New Music Dublin 2018

New Music Dublin 2018

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 11.00am

NEW MUSIC DUBLIN is a partnership initiative of the National Concert Hall, RTÉ Orchestras, Quartets and Choirs, and the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon.

Taking place at the National Concert Hall and beyond, the festival programme includes concerts, world premieres, talks, walking tours, films, all-ages events and late night shows focused on new music: from classical to electronica, alt-rock to sound art, choral to experimental and much more in-between.

Now in its fifth outing, New Music Dublin 2018 has been curated by composer John Harris, who is also chief executive and artistic co-director of the Red Note Ensemble in Scotland. Speaking about the festival, Harris says:

New Music Dublin is all about escaping boundaries, whether boundaries set by musical genres, or boundaries set by bricks and mortar, or the boundaries of our own musical expectations. It’s about the journey as much as it is about the destination, it’s about leaving home and finding treasure along the way.


Crashlands: Projected, various locations and times around Dublin City, beginning early February
Sounds Like Art, Various Spaces, National Concert Hall, throughout the festival

Thursday 1 March:
6.02pm: Crash On the Steps, National Concert Hall Front Steps,
7.30pm: Monumental: Credo + Goliath, National Concert Hall 
10.30pm: Garth Knox + Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Studio Stage, National Concert Hall

Friday 2 March:
12.30pm: Fidelio Trio: Commissions, Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall 
2.00pm: Composers in the Classroom Gala Concert, National Concert Hall Studio
6.00pm: Composers at the Bar, Pop-up Bar, National Concert Hall foyer
7.30pm: James MacMillan: Stabat Mater, St Ann’s Church, Dawson St.
9.00pm: Continental Drift: Chin, Wu, Volans, Power, National Concert Hall
10.30pm: Live Screening: The Informer, National Concert Hall Studio

Saturday 3 March:
10.30am/2.30pm: New, Music, Go!, National Concert Hall
1.00pm: All Aboard Concorde, Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall
6.00pm: Stockhausen: Natural Durations, Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall
7.30pm: Composers at the Bar, Pop-up Bar, National Concert Hall foyer
8.30pm: This Is Not This Heat, National Concert Hall
10.30pm: Double Take: Grisey + Dennehy, National Concert Hall Studio

 Sunday 4 March:
11.00am/11.30am/12.00pm: The Secret Music Trail, locations around Dublin city (meeting at National Concert Hall)
3.00pm: RTÉ Contempo Quartet with Dave Kerr: From There to Hear, Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall
5.00pm: The Totally Made-Up Orchestra, Medical Library, National Concert Hall
6.00pm: Composers At the Bar, Pop-Up Bar, National Concert Hall foyer
7.30pm: David Fennessy: Conquest of the Useless, National Concert Hall
9.00pm: Out With A Crash, National Concert Hall Studio 


Published on 31 January 2018

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