A con­certed Col­lec­tive action

EN­SEM­BLE ICC Uni­tar­ian Church, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin Thurs 8pm ¤12/¤8 085-1430591; St Ni­cholas Col­le­giate Church, Gal­way Fri Sep 5 8pm €12 085-1430591

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Listings - MICHAEL DERVAN

The Young Com­posers’ Col­lec­tive, formed four years ago, has trans­formed it­self into the Ir­ish Com­posers Col­lec­tive. The ob­jec­tives of the new or­gan­i­sa­tion are to or­gan­ise con­certs of its mem­bers’ mu­sic, and to pro­vide its mem­bers with “sup­port struc­tures and in­for­ma­tion re­sources”. In keep­ing with the ideals of the YCC, the ICC “places a par­tic­u­lar em­pha­sis on the pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment of its mem­bers as com­posers, par­tic­u­larly those at the ear­lier stages of their ca­reers”. In the process of change the new or­gan­i­sa­tion has spawned its own per­form­ing group, En­sem­ble ICC, whose di­rec­tor is cel­list Kate El­lis, with Cora Venus Lunny (vi­ola), Daniel Bod­well (bass), Karl Rooney (sax­o­phone), and Roger Mof­fatt (per­cus­sion). The group makes its de­but this week at the Uni­tar­ian Church, St Stephen’s Green, in Dublin, with a pro­gramme of pre­mieres fea­tur­ing pieces by Scott McLaugh­lin, Brian Bol­ger, Dónal Adams, Bene­dict Sch­lep­per-Con­nolly, Si­mon O’Con­nor, Laura Kitty, Fran­cis Heery and Amanda Feery. And there’s a re­peat of the whole pro­gramme in Gal­way the fol­low­ing night.

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