Monday, 1 November 2021, 5.00pm

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY: DIALOGUES + EXCHANGES 2021 – a musical laboratory where experiments can happen!

This is a unique, exciting and in-person opportunity for emerging or early-career composers to try out new musical material, fragments and ideas with the renowned members of the Fidelio Trio. Have you ever wondered what it would sound like to hear the violin played at the top of its register in its stratosphere combined with rumbling of the lowest possible note on the keyboard? Or, the pulsating resonating effect of a violin, cello and piano all pounding out a low G at an almost out of control speed?

These musical insights will be shared by the members of the Fidelio Trio in the DIALOGUES + EXCHANGES 2021 workshop taking place as part of the Fidelio Trio’s annual Winter Chamber Music Festival in Drumcondra, Dublin.

DIALOGUES + EXCHANGES 2021 is an opportunity to explore new sounds and techniques on the violin, cello and piano. Selected participants in DIALOGUES + EXCHANGES 2021 will have the opportunity to hear Fidelio Trio (Darragh Morgan-violin, Tim Gill-cello, Mary Dullea-piano) play their new material, or try out new ideas and sounds in a collaborative format. DIALOGUES + EXCHANGES 2021 is a unique creative laboratory presented by Fidelio Trio in partnership with the Contemporary Music Centre and GlasDrum, at the Fidelio Trio Winter Chamber Music Festival 2021.

Participation in DIALOGUES + EXCHANGES 2021 is free and open to any composer born in or based on the island of Ireland. As a partner, Contemporary Music Centre will provide travel bursaries from within the island of Ireland for selected composers at this professional development workshop. Please outline in your application if you would like to avail of a travel bursary.

Take part in DIALOGUES + EXCHANGES 2021

To apply for this unique opportunity:

- Please submit an expression of interest including a recent CV and one past work in pdf format to [email protected] with DIALOGUES + EXCHANGES 2021 in the email subject line by 1st November 2021.
- 6 successful composers will be selected to participate in the workshops at the Winter Chamber Music Festival 2021 and will be notified shortly after the initial submission date. The 6 participant composers will be asked to submit their materials to be workshopped by 18th November 2021.
- In-person workshops will take place on 27th November 2021 3-5pm at Belvedere House, St. Patrick's College, Dublin City University for the composers that are selected. Each composer will receive 20 minutes workshop time with Fidelio Trio.

Those who submit an expression of interest but who are not selected as participants are welcome to attend the workshop as observers, and can also avail of the CMC travel bursary to attend in this capacity.

*NB - For any composers wishing to use preparation or scordatura in their pieces this must be clearly stated in your application*

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