The Contemporary Music Centre will be alive with sounds as it opens its doors to the public for Culture Night and hosts Live at Our Place, giving visitors the chance to hear what’s innovative and what’s vibrant in new music from Ireland.

This year’s event takes place from 5pm-10pm on Friday 21st September and has been curated by CMC composer Karen Power. Taking her cue from John Cage in his centenary year, she has devised a five hour ‘happening’ which will take place across all floors of the centre’s Georgian home in Fishamble Street in the Historic Quarter of Dublin.

Visitors are invited to drop in and sample live performances, improvisation and audiovisual works that will give a flavour of the diversity and creativity of Irish music today, as well as the range of composers represented by the Centre and the music that makes up its archive.

The Cork-based Quiet Music Ensemble and newly-founded Kirkos Ensemble will act as ensembles-in-residence for the evening, performing music by an array of young and established Irish composers. In addition, there will be solos and live electronic sets by guest performers and composers. CMC will also present live works and video screenings of collaborative image and sound works drawn from a call for submissions for the Culture Night event.

CMC’s Live at Our Place

Date: Friday 21 September 2012, 5pm – 10pm
Venue: Contemporary Music Centre, 19 Fishamble Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 8
Admission: FREE

Curated by CMC composer Karen Power
Performers include Kirkos (Sebastian Adams, director) and Quiet Music Ensemble (John Godfrey, electric guitar; Ilse DeZiah, cello; Sean Og, clarinets/saxophone; Dan Bodwell, double bass)

Composers performing live electronic sets: John Godfrey, Scott McLaughlin, Karen Power, Judith Ring

Featuring music by: Elaine Agnew, Michael Alcorn, Derek Ball, Enda Bates, Brian Bridges, Irene Buckley, Rob Canning, Sean Clancy, Rhona Clarke, Ann Cleare, Siobhán Cleary, Frank Corcoran, Raymond Deane, Fergal Dowling, Roger Doyle, Eilbhlis Farrell, Stephen Gardner, Piaras Hoban, Scott McLaughlin, Jonathan Nangle, Ailís Ní Ríain, Breffni O’ Byrne, Kevin O’ Connell, Garrett Sholdice, David Stalling, James Wilson, Paul Wilson. More information about all of these composers is available at

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