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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

Apr 21st 2023, 7pm

Work: The Humours of Parov (Lunny arr. Moran)
Performers: UCD Gamelan Orchestra, with special guest Donal Lunny
Venue: Lutherhaus, Adelaide Road, Dublin

Apr 28th 2023, 8pm

Work: We Are Both Vast and Tiny (World Premiere)
Performer: Beth McNinch (viola)
Venue: National Concert Hall, Dublin

June 12th 2023, 7pm

Work: Three Mystic Love Songs (World Premiere)
Performers: NCH Gamelan Orchestra
Venue: National Concert Hall, Dublin

June 13th 2023, 7pm

Performers: NCH Tuesday Gamelan Class Concert
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June 18th 2023, 7pm

Performers: NCH Gamelan Orchestra
Venue: Beyond the Pale Festival, Glendalough

July 1st 2023, 7pm

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



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