RTÉ and Contemporary Music Centre partner for Composer Lab 2019

A collaborative approach to developing and expanding composers’ creativity

The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and RTÉ Lyric FM, in partnership with the Contemporary Music Centre, are delighted to announce that the premier performance of the works composed as part of Composer Lab 2019 will be broadcast live on RTÉ Lyric FM. The premiere performances of these four new works will form part of a special episode of RTÉ Lyric FM’s popular late night programme, Blue of the Night presented by Bernard Clarke on Tuesday the 28th of May from 9pm, live from the RTÉ Radio Centre.

Now in its fourth year, Composer Lab is aimed at composers who wish to write for Symphony Orchestra and focuses on providing these composers with a creative and open environment to deepen their experience in writing for symphonic forces, under the mentorship of composer David Fennessy.

Alongside the opportunity to hear these new works live, Bernard Clarke will also host individual discussions regarding the process of the project with the mentor composer, David Fennessy and this year’s participating composers; Peter Fahey, Kerry Hagan, Daniel McDermott and Sam Perkin.

Find out more here.