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2020_The Contemporary Music Centre Ireland 


Annual Report

  • Year: 
  • Please describe your organization’s activities over the past year, including concerts, commissions, collaborations, publications: 

    2020 was a challenging year for the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland. Following the shutdown of all non-essential services and travel on 12 March as a result of the pandemic, CMC had to quickly adapt its services and programmes for online as all staff worked from home. The Centre's library closed and all enquiries were dealt with remotely.

    During the first few months of the pandemic, CMC's podcast, 'amplify', served an important communication tool for the organisation in supporting and documenting the effects and challenges of the pandemic on the new music community.

    We also produced an online programme continuing professional development events, addressing a wide range of topics and subjects relevant to composers and musicians.

    Given the near total collapse of live concerts during this period, CMC held a number of events in its Salon series - a mix of performances and discussion between composers and performers. Produced as an online event, these Salons featured a number of solo performers and duos performing works by Irish composers.

    CMC also began holding a series of fortnightly coffee catch-up meetings on Zoom for the new music community. These events proved very popular with composers and musicians, and remain very important in allowing discussion and sharing and exchange of information.

    CMC also launched the programme ‘Contemporary Artists Network of CMC Colleagues’ in December 2020. The programme facilitates collaboration between composers and performers in exploring possibilities to create collaborative work for mutual professional benefit and development of their artistic practice,

  • Please describe your organization's research activities over the past year: 
    CMC was first to assess the impacts of the Covid 19 crisis on the new music community in Ireland with a survey in the early weeks of the crisis. The responses were conveyed to the head of music at the Arts Council Ireland and Arts Council Northern Ireland to inform supports for the community. The responses informed CMC’s delivery of dynamic new programmes in support of artists and engagement of audiences at this critical time.


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