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Music Generation Sligo’s Performance Programme in association with Sligo County Council

Brian irving

Belfast-born Brian Irvine has been appointed as Composer in Residence for Music Generation Sligo Performance Programme 2012-2013.

Composer Brian Irvine will lead the Composition and Performance Programme 2012-2013 for Music Generation Sligo in association with Sligo County Council Public Art Programme.

The composer, who has collaborated with everyone from Seamus Heaney to Snow Patrol and was associate composer with the Ulster Orchestra for four years, will play an integral role in the Performance Programme.

The Performance Programme 2012-2013 comprises of a number of core elements:

1. Composition Commission: a new commission by Brian Irvine to be performed by children and young people in Sligo

2. Young Composer Mentoring Programme: providing six young local composers (aged 12+) with the opportunity to participate in a series of workshops about the process and art of composition.

3. Performance Groups: a choral group will be established to join Sligo Academy of Music Senior Orchestra for the performance of the new compositions.

4. Performance: MGS will stage a performance to premiere the new compositions by Brian Irvine and Sligo’s young composers on November 10th during the Sligo International Choral Festival 2013.

The Music Generation Sligo Composition Programme is commissioned by Sligo County Council and funded by the Department of Environment, Heritage and Gaeltacht Per Cent for Art Scheme.

For full details see here.