The New Music Dublin Festival returns this year from February 28th to March 3rd after last year’s cancellation due to the snow storm.
All events take place in the National Concert Hall’s various spaces and among the highlights of interest to us are:
Saturday March 2nd
- Music For Small Ensemble And Electronics
- Crash Ensemble – Free State 11
Six commissions by emerging composers, mentored by Irish composer Graínne Mulvey, as part of New Music Dublin and Crash Ensemble’s commitment to encourage and support the next generation of
composers in Ireland. The Free State composers for 2019 are Anselm McDonnell, David Bremner, Chris McCormack, Guillaume Auvray, Elis Czerniak and Maria Minguella
- Ensemble Musicfabrik performing Frank Zappa’s Black Page.
Sunday March 3rd
- Ergodos: Morning RitualsMorning Rituals brings together performances and new work by seven individual and clear-voiced artists from around the world: cellist Kate Ellis, Australian-Dutch composer Kate Moore, Egyptian musician Nadah El Shazly, Australian flautist Lina Andonovska, vocalist Michelle O’Rourke, composer Anna Murray, and musician-filmmaker Laura Sheeran.
- All Comers Closing Party
To mark the end of the festival Crash Ensemble, with an invited band of festival musicians, join in a joyous rendition of Louis Andriessen’s Workers Union; a symphonic movement for loud sounding instruments… with the emphasis on LOUD.