Launch Event for the Music Composition Centre, Trinity College Dublin

Samuel Beckett Theatre,
Trinity College, Dublin 2

Saturday, 21 January 2012

The recently established Centre for Composition and Contemporary Practice at Trinity College is providing a new platform to consolidate Trinity's position at the cutting edge of contemporary music. Its focus is on bridging the gap between the normal acoustic environment of concert music and the cutting-edge developments in music technology.

To launch this exciting new venture, Crash Ensemble performed a programme by a selection of Ireland's most unique musical voices of recent times, including pieces by Linda Buckley, Bill Whelan, Gerald Barry, Kevin Volans, Evangelia Rigaki, Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Bates. 

The Composition Centre will host concert series, provide a creative platform for PhD students, facilitate the work of internationally recognised composers in Trinity's Department of Music and house Ensemble Avalon as ensemble-in-residence.

This is truly a landmark event for Irish contemporary music and we were delighted to be a part of it! 

The evening featured an inaugural address by Bill Whelan and a performance by the Dublin Laptop Orchestra.

For a full press release click here