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I spoke to the Hotter Than July Music Festival in advance of our gamelan performance (with only six members of our NCH Gamelan Orchestra performing, due to Covid restrictions).

Read my festival interview on their website.

Watch our concert performances on my videos page.
I wrote this article for the Journal of Music discussing my Composition Workbooks for schools, my year as Composer-in-Residence at Caragh National School, Kildare, and running the Music Educators Orchestra.

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CMC Article on my year as Composer-in-Residence in Caragh National School

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I am delighted to be a visiting composer with the Frederic Chopin Conservatoire in Paris for their Clavier Contemporain Weekend in February. I first visited the conservatoire in December to run a week of composition workshops with the students.

As well as working with individual students, I took one class of young solfege (music theory) students for a group composition workshop. Using a few exercises from a composition workbook I had produced especially for the conservatoire, the class worked together to create their very first compositions. We wrote and recorded these two pieces in just over an hour. La Pluie is a piece about the rain, while SCREWADMACT (an anagram of the children's initials) is made up of two 8-beat loops.
Peter Moran - Composer
New Music Alive! Book 2
As reported in the Journal of Music , the second in my series of composition workbooks for schools has been released by the Contemporary Music Centre.

The new workbook offers teachers a simple and accessible guide to using electronic music in the classroom in eight easy lesson plans with accompanying notes. The workbook also includes online games, and composition "sandbox" and a special "Chill Out Set" for listening in class, as well as recordings of compositions made by primary school students.

This is a free online resource supported by the Contemporary Music Centre and Dublin City Council. It is the follow-up to my earlier workbook New Music Alive! Book One.

Upcoming Events

Mar 5th 2022, 7.30pm

Work: Busted Sirens (World Premiere)
Performers: Anna Snow (sop), Kate Ledger (pno)
Event: York Late Music Festival
Venue: St. Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel, York, England

Apr 9th 2022, 8pm

Work: Benedictus (World Premiere)
Performers: UCD Philharmonic Choir
Venue: St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin

Apr 28th 2022, 3pm

Work: Mantra (World Premiere)
Performers: Chamber Choir Ireland
Event: New Music Dublin Festival
Venue: National Concert Hall, Dublin

May 1st 2022

Work: Sailendra (American Premiere)
Performers: Harvey Mudd College American Gamelan
Venue: Harvey Mudd College, California, USA

May 12th 2022

Performers: NCH Gamelan Orchestra
Venue: Phoenix Park Bandstand, Dublin
Event: Dublin MusicTown Festival

June 15th 2022

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Venue: Phoenix Park Bandstand, Dublin
Event: Dublin City Live

June 26th 2022

Performers: NCH Gamelan Orchestra
Venue: Russborough House, Wicklow
Event: Kaleidoscope Festival

June 26th 2022

Work: Beageens
Performers: Sound Scotland Youth Ensemble, Aberdeen

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