NCH Creative Lab

NCH Creative Lab

Friday, 1 October 2021, 6.00pm

NCH Creative Lab, supported by the RTÉ Toy Show Appeal and Accenture, and in partnership with New Music Dublin, is an eight-month programme for young people (ages 12-18) from traditionally underrepresented groups who are passionate about music.

The composition programme will consist of one-on-one tuition, mentorship, professional development, performance opportunities, and high-quality recordings of the young composers’ work. Thanks to the generous support of the RTÉ Toy Show Appeal and Accenture, the programme is offered at no cost to the participants.

Beginning in September, the composers will commence fortnightly online lessons with their mentors and will each develop a new piece that will premiere at Ireland’s foremost contemporary music festival, New Music Dublin, in Spring 2022.

The initial phase of the programme will focus on exploration; the composers will learn about traditional and non-traditional methods of composition and will be introduced to a wide range of music through conversations, listening sessions, and score exploration. With the guidance of their mentors, the composers will learn how to communicate their ideas to other musicians.

Following this, they will develop sketches of their new work and will hear these sketches brought to life through a workshop with some of Ireland’s top musicians. The final phase of the programme will culminate in the spring at the New Music Dublin Festival.

Informational Webinar on zoom 6pm, 27th September 2021
Deadline: 1st October 2021


Creative Lab

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