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Workshops

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Gamelan workshops for schools, universities and families are taking place regularly in the National Concert Hall Gamelan Room. E-mail education@nch.ie for details.

The performing ensemble also run day-time workshops at festivals and other events when bringing the instruments on tour. To book the ensemble directly, e-mail petermoranmusic@hotmail.com.
This year in St. Molaga's National School we returned to the technique of composing 'Themes and Variations'. The students created their rhythms and melodes, later arranging them for different instruments including percussion, chime bars, piano and organ.

Students of St. Molaga's can download their recordings by right-clicking on the name of their composition below and selecting "Save Link As..."

Ding Dong
The Best
Sugar Is Sweet, Lemon Is Sour
Unipig
This year in St. Molaga's National School we have been composing 'Theme and Variations'. Once the students had composed their themes, they then explored a variety of classic compositional techniques including retrograde, augmentation, oblique motion and even orchestration, using voices, chime bars, percussion, harpsichord and organ in their compositions.

Students of St. Molaga's can download their recordings by right-clicking on the name of their composition below and selecting "Save Link As..."

One Class Many Nations
Future Sounds
MC 6th Class
The Boss Track
In St. Molaga's Arts Week this year we explored audio processing and movie soundtracks - a tall order for a one-hour workshop! With a halloween theme in mind, each group created their own interpretation of an old silent cartoon about a scary snowman...!

I returned to St. Molaga's National School in Balbriggan for this year's Arts Week. The five 6th-class groups each had just one hour to compose and rehearse their own original composition before giving a final performance in the school hall. The students chose all their own rhythms and pitches and devised their own structures for the finished compositions.

Peter Moran - Composer
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
Gamelan Residency with the Halle
In February I was invited to work with the Halle's Gamelan Orchestra for a short residency running workshops and performances with local primary and secondary school children.

Peter Moran - Composer

Upcoming Events

July 17th 2019

Performers: NCH Gamelan Orchestra
Event: Outdoor Concert in the Gardens
Venue: National Botanic Gardens, Glanevin

June 30th 2019

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

June 12th 2019

Performers: Gamelan Jam Delapan, Gamelan Sore Sore
Venue: National Concert Hall, Dublin

June 8th 2019

Performers: NCH Gamelan
Venue: National Concert Hall, Dublin

April 26th 2019

Performers: UCD Gamelan, NCH Gamelan
Venue: St. Finian's Church, 23 Adelaide Road, Dublin

March 26th 2019

Performers: NCH Gamelan
Work: Embat
Venue: National Concert Hall, Dublin

January 26th 2019

Performers: Gamelan Jam Delapan
Work: Team Gamelan
Venue: Chester Beatty Library, Dublin

January 25th 2019

Performers: Prof. Benjamin Dwyer (guitar)
Work:Anois 's Aris
Event: Benjamin Dwyer CD Launch
Venue: Dance House, Foley Street, Dublin

January 17th 2019

Performers: Prof. Benjamin Dwyer (guitar)
Work: Anois 's Aris
Event: Benjamin Dwyer CD Launch
Venue: Middlesex University

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