Music Network Funds Nine Recordings
Music Network has announced the results of its annual recording scheme, a fund intended to support the production of recordings by Irish or Ireland-based musicians and groups. This year, €71,500 was available for distribution.
There were sixty-five applications for the award, with a total ask of €520,713. The maximum an applicant can receive is €10,000 and the 2012 fund was allocated to nine applicants.
The succesful applicants were as follows:
– Seán Carpio and Mark McGarry, awarded €7,800 to document and extend a performance art project entitled Drift.
– The harpist Siobhán Armstrong, awarded €9,935 to record music heard in Ireland between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries.
– Mezzo-soprano Sharon Carty, awarded €9,999 to mark the Benjamin Britten centenary year with a recording of a selection of his folk song arrangements, among other songs.
– Matthew Jacobson, awarded €7,980 to record the second album with his quartet ReDiviDeR.
– Patrick O’Laoghaire, awarded €3,000 to record an EP of his own compositions under the name Calgary.
– Pianist Izumi Kimura, awarded €6,800 to record an album with Michael Buckley (bamboo flute, saxophones) that brings together Irish and Japanese musical cultures.
– Louth Contemporary Music Society, awarded €10,000 to produce the world premiére recording of Monk’s Music by Russian composer Alexander Rastakov with the Carducci String Quartet.
– Ergodos awarded €9,994 to produce an album entitled Songs with Ergodos Musicians.
– The singer Fiona Kelleher, awarded €5,670 to record an album of newly composed songs for, and inspired by, children.
Details about the next round of funding will be announced in early 2013.