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Soundings Concert & Spatial Music Collective

The Digital Hub: The Auditorium, Digital Exchange, The Digital Hub, Crane St, Dublin 8

Time: 6.30pm-9.00pm

Soundings presents Diffusion award concert


Spatial Music Collective Programme

Live recording by Lyric FM

Free Admission: to guarantee entry contact please to hold your place.

Soundings presents Diffusion 2008
This concert of electroacoustic works features the prizewinning compositions of the 2008 Diffusion Prize. Also featured will be the Lyric FM commissioned premiere of the 2006 Diffusion Prize winner Lucas Fagin and Real Time Tape Music 3 by composer Kerry Hagan. The concert is presented in surround sound at The Auditorium in The Digital Hub. Soundings is curated by Jürgen Simpson and Robin Parmar in association with the CCMCM and supported by the Dept. of Computer Science, University of Limerick. The Diffusion 2008 prize is supported by RTÉ Lyric FM, CCMCM and DEAF.
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The Spatial Music Collective
The Spatial Music Collective supports music performances with a dynamic and novel spatial component, incorporating both electronic and acoustic sounds. Founded in 2006 by a group of like-minded Dublin-based composers, it has since presented a number of new works by Irish and international composers. In concerts, the music is arranged for playback over multiple speakers placed at locations around the performance space, with any participating live players distributed throughout the audience. Following a successful series of electroacoustic concerts in 2007, this year has brought new developments, with Arts Council-supported performances (in collaboration with the New Dublin Voices) in the Chapel in Dublin’s Trinity College, and a performance by the Bridgewood Ensemble at SS Michael & John’s. The collaboration with the New Dublin Voices included the prize-winning Sea Swell by Enda Bates (Special Prize winner at the 37th Florilège Vocal de Tours), while the Bridgewood Ensemble concert was described by Michael Dungan in The Irish Times as “fresh and sincere and, in a way, utilitarian, taking the string quartet as just one more creative vehicle among many”. Their final concert of the 2008 series, featuring new works for the Dublin Guitar Quartet, is planned for November.

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