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The Contemporary Music Centre ‘Off the Rails’ Sound Gallery
The Contemporary Music Centre launches a new outdoor Sound Gallery as part of love:live music – National Music Day, 16 April 2010.

The CMC ‘Off the Rails’ Sound Gallery exists outdoors at the front railings of The Centre on 19 Fishamble Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 8. On National Music Day the Gallery will operate from 12:00pm to 6:00pm and will play works from the Centre’s Contemporary Music from Ireland promotional CD series, volumes one to eight.

Composers featured include Rob Canning, Kevin Volans, Ed Bennett, Andrew Hamilton, Deirdre McKay, Donnacha Dennehy, Jennifer Walshe, Ian Wilson, Jürgen Simpson, Roger Doyle, Piers Hellawell and Linda Buckley.
The idea behind the Gallery is to bring music from inside the Centre out onto the street for all to experience at no cost. It is the Centre’s new shop window and with over 5,500 works in the Centre’s collection the exhibits are endless!
‘Over the years we have organised projects which have involved playing music outdoors and we have always found a very positive response to these initiatives. This has now led us to developing our very own outdoor Sound Gallery and we are delighted to launch this as part of love:live music – National Music Day 2010.’ says Karen Hennessy, Promotion Manager, The Contemporary Music Centre.
Fishamble Street, where the Contemporary Music Centre is located, has a long tradition of outdoor music. The annual ‘Messiah on the Street’ each Easter commemorates the first performance in 1742 of Handel’s Messiah – the most high profile concert of new music by the most famous contemporary composer of the time. The CMC ‘Off the Rails’ Sound Gallery is the modern-day equivalent!

The Contemporary Music Centre is Ireland's national archive and resource centre for new music, supporting and developing the work of composers throughout the Republic and Northern Ireland. It is used on a national and international basis by performers, composers, promoters and members of the public interested in finding out more about music in Ireland.

The CMC ‘Off the Rails’ Sound Gallery
16 April 2010 12:00 – 6:00pm
Playlist One 12:00 – 1:00pm        
Rob Canning – Myriorama (Penelope Sleeps)
Kevin Volans – Four Guitars
Ed Bennett – Monster (excerpt)
Playlist Two 1:00 – 2:30pm    
Andrew Hamilton – Ich fahr dahin
Deirdre McKay – Dieppe
Donnacha Dennehy – To Herbert Brün (excerpt)
Playlist Three 2:30 – 3:30pm    
Jennifer Walshe – My Extensive Relationship with Mr Stephen Patrick M. (excerpt)
Ian Wilson – Atlantica
Playlist Four 3:30 – 5:00pm        
Jürgen Simpson – Rotation Patterns
Roger Doyle – The Ninth Set (sector 1)
Playlist Five 5:00 – 6:00pm   
Piers Hellawell – Weaver of Grass
Linda Buckley – do you remember the planets?
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