Darragh Morgan, violinist with the Fidelio Trio, is a staunch proponent of new music, and has worked with many composers at many levels, including Arvo Part, members of the Spatial Music Collective and others.
On 12 May, he will perform a lunchtime concert as part of the SoundsNew Contemporary Music Centre in Canterbury, bringing a programme of contemporary Irish violin works to a festival with an otherwise complete ‘Theme GB’, celebrating British music. Morgan’s programme will include Donnacha Dennehy’s Overstrung, Linda Buckley’s Exploding Stars and Frank Lyons’ Rush. Each of the three works are for solo violin and electronics, with more retuned violins on Dennehy’s work, and Rush featuring live electronics. Also on the programme is Stringscape by Simon Emmerson, and a world premiere of Some of its Parts by Jonty Harrison.
Earlier that same day, Northern Irish composer Frank Lyons will give a composition workshop in association with the University of Ulster. The workshop is a free event, also taking place in Canterbury, in which Lyons will discuss forging the many influential styles and music that inform every composers’ work into a unified language.
Published on 2 May 2012