A Stockhausen festival is being held at the University of Birmingham to accompany the staged premiere of Mittwoch aus Licht.
The weekend festival of new Irish and international music features a host of experimental and innovative acts, and a number of works from the festival's calls for work.
Stephen Graham listens to Roger Doyle's Chalant — Memento Mori, in which answer phone messages from the late-1980s serve as the basis for music of great poignance.
Anna Murray talks to the director of new student-run contemporary music ensemble Kirkos after Blackout, their final performance of the season.
Stephen Graham talks to Irish composer Jennifer Walshe ahead of the world premiere of her opera Die Taktik, which will take place at Staatstheater Stuttgart on 14 June.
The Royal Irish Academy of Music's first student-led ensemble, aims to provide young performers with opportunities to get involved in playing contemporary music.
Vox Novus have issued a call for works of one minute in length or shorter, for composers of all ages and nationalities.
The ninth annual festival exploring guitar music features a range of styles and genres, and Irish and international performers and ensembles in a series of concerts and seminars in Dublin.
PhD student Susan Gill is looking for participants for her research into the DIY approach in Irish contemporary music.
Cellist and curator Kate Ellis has been announced as the new Co-Artistic Director of Crash Ensemble, a position she will hold alongside current Artistic Director, Donnacha Dennehy.
Soloists Georgia Cusack and Deborah Landolt will join the Diversus Guitar Ensemble for the ensemble's only concert in 2012.
Musicologist Wolfgang Marx will give a talk on the Hungarian composer's late music at Trinity College, Dublin, on 5 April.
The RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet will perform a programme of contemporary music at the National Concert Hall on 25 April.
Concorde Ensemble have issued a call for scores from composers currently registered as students in Ireland for performance in July.
The Irish Composers' Collective will present Kimura and Bremner at the NCH on 29 March.
Maja S.K. Ratkje will be Composer in Residence at this year's Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.
Crash Ensemble's Free State VII, featuring the work of eleven young composers, will take place on 5 April at the National Concert Hall, Dublin.
Donnacha Dennehy's song cycle If He Died, What Then is based on a first hand account of the Irish famine of the 1840s, and features Dawn Upshaw as soloist.
Stephen Graham talks to composer and jazz musician Dylan Rynhart ahead of his Fuzzy Logic 3D Audio concert at Dublin's Centre for Creative Practices on 29 February.
Cois Cladaigh will perform a programme of American music in Galway on 25 February.
Crash Ensemble digitally release Kevin Volans' piece Trumpet, Vibe, Cello and Piano.
The Fidelio Trio perform two concerts in London this month, with a special focus on the music of Robert Schumann as well as works by Simon Bainbridge, Morgan Hayes and John Woolrich.
Stephen Graham attends the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group's premiere of Seán Clancy's Findetotenlieder and performances of Barry, Grisey and Weir.
On 9 February, the pianist Rolf Hind opens a new series of concerts hosted by the new Music Composition Centre in Trinity College, Dublin.
The International Composer Pyramid (ICP), a joint initiative of the Sounds New contemporary music festival and Coups de Vents, seeks to give composers born after 1974 the opportunity to be mentored by senior composers and have their works p
NewSoundWorlds is a concert series presented by Ireland Promoting New Music, and curated by composer Siobhán Cleary.
Dave Flynn and Aoife Ní Bhriain appear at the National Concert Hall for new music::new Ireland.