D. E. McCarthy (Composer)

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Orchestra

String Quartet

Piano

String Orchestra

Concert Band


Performances

Ireland

92%

United Kingdom

8%


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CC-BY-SA-4.0 attribution licence. Licensor: D E McCarthy.

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Past Concerts

String Quartet
26/11/2012 CE

ConTempo Quartet. Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Ireland.

Supported by Drogheda Arts Collective.


String Quartet (World Premiere)
05/06/2012 CE

ConTempo Quartet. National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland.

Supported by Meath County Council and Drogheda Borough Council Arts Offices.


"Piano Piece"
20/05/2011 CE

David Bremner (pf). Áras na nGael, Galway, Ireland.

Supported by Galway City Council Arts Office.


Performance IV
31/08/2010 CE

Yurodni Ensemble (perc. x4) [Nick Roth, Adrian Hart, Claire Fitch, Denise Doyle]. National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland.


Performance VII (Withdrawn)
27/07/2010 CE

Ensemble ICC (elec). National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland. Read review


Performance IV (World Premiere)
31/05/2010 CE

RIAM Percussion Ensemble (perc. x4) [Richard O Donnell, Roberto Oliviero, Ronan Dikker, Ronan Scarlett]. National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland.


Performance V (World Premiere)
22/03/2010 CE

D. E. McCarthy (actor). National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland. Read review


Performance VII (World Premiere) (Withdrawn)
27/01/2010 CE

Ensemble ICC (elec). National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland.

The screen at the back functioned as a stroboscope. Speakers are to left and right outside image. Picture: copyright © Frances Marshall 2010 CE.


Electronics Sonata (World Premiere) (Withdrawn)
22/09/2009 CE

David Bremner (elec). National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland. Read review


"Piano Piece" (UK Premiere)
04/07/2009 CE

James Whittle (pf). Rymer Auditorium, University of York, England.


"Piano Piece" (World Premiere)
14/04/2009 CE

D. E. McCarthy (pf). Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Monaghan, Ireland.


"SomeTime" Modern Dance Show (World Premiere) (Withdrawn)
11/07/2007, 12/07/2007 CE

D. E. McCarthy (tape/electronics), Olwen Grindley (dance), Tim Redfern (real-time video processing). Meeting House Square Auditorium, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland.

Supported by Temple Bar Cultural Trust and funded by An Chomhairle Ealaíonn.




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Piano Sonata
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Solo Pianoforte.

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Performance VIII
2021 CE

Patrons: Meath County Council Arts Office, Creative Ireland.

DURATION: c. 7 min. NUMBER OF MOVEMENTS: one. STYLE: minimalism, performance art. INFLUENCES: Samuel Beckett, Steve Reich. SOUNDS LIKE: Philip Glass, Aphex Twin.

Spatial Music For Nine Violinists.

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Piano Concerto
2021 CE

Patrons: Meath County Council Arts Office, Creative Ireland.

DURATION: c. 22 min. NUMBER OF MOVEMENTS: three. STYLE: modernism. INFLUENCES: geometrical symmetry, traditional Irish music (reels), techno. SOUNDS LIKE: Carl Czerny, Charles Hanon, dark film music.

3.3.3.3-4.3.3.1-timp.pf-archi

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String Quartet II
2021 CE
DURATION: c. 21 min. NUMBER OF MOVEMENTS: three. STYLE: tonal music, minimalism. INFLUENCES: Ed Rush and Optical, Nine Inch Nails, traditional Irish music (airs), Sufi music. SOUNDS LIKE: dark film music.

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Symphony III
2020 CE

Patron: Meath County Council Arts Office.

DURATION: c. 21 min. NUMBER OF MOVEMENTS: five. STYLE: modernism. INFLUENCES: Giacinto Scelsi, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, minimalism, techno, Ensemble ICC composers. SOUNDS LIKE: Philip Glass, industrial music, late romantic music. Reduced Forces: Potentially Suitable For Socially-Distanced Orchestral Performance.

2.2.2.2-0.0.0.0-timp.arpa.pf-[12.10.8.6.4]*
*reduced numbers string forces acceptable and possible.

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String Quartet
2012 CE
DURATION: c. 20 min. NUMBER OF MOVEMENTS: three. STYLE: modernism. INFLUENCES: spectral music, minimalism. SOUNDS LIKE: Morton Feldman.

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Symphony II
2009 CE
DURATION: variable. NUMBER OF MOVEMENTS: two. STYLE: avant-garde, minimalism. INFLUENCES: spectral music, experimental music. SOUNDS LIKE: drone music.

String Orchestra [1.1.6.12.12]

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Performance V
2009 CE
DURATION: variable. NUMBER OF MOVEMENTS: one. STYLE: experimental music. INFLUENCES: performance art. SOUNDS LIKE: drone music.

Experimental music verbal score for Performer with Hairdryer.

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Performance IV
2009 CE
DURATION: variable between 1 and 30 min. NUMBER OF MOVEMENTS: one. STYLE: experimental music. INFLUENCES: arte povera. SOUNDS LIKE: drone music.

Experimental music verbal/graphic score for Four Large Wine Glasses.

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Study for Woodwind, Brass and Percussion
2008, Rev. 2021 CE

Patron: An Chomhairle Ealaíonn. Awarded 3rd Prize At The Vienna Franz Schubert Conservatory World Championship In Composition 2021. Awarded 1st Prize At The Richard Wagner Conservatory (Vienna) Academia Musica International Competition 2021.

DURATION: c. 16 min. NUMBER OF MOVEMENTS: one/three. STYLE: modernism. INFLUENCES: Alfred Schnittke, serialism, jazz. SOUNDS LIKE: Second Viennese School, French impressionist composers.

1.2.2.1.3.1.2.1.3sas(alt/ten/bar)-4.3.2.1.euf.2-2perc(piatti.tamMil)-0.0.0.0.0

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"Piano Piece"
2008 CE
DURATION: variable. NUMBER OF MOVEMENTS: one. STYLE: avant-garde, minimalism. INFLUENCES: Wolf Eyes, spectral music, experimental music, industrial music. SOUNDS LIKE: industrial music.

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Performed By James Whittle (Pianoforte), Recorded Live In Concert At The University of York (UK Premiere)


Performance II "Accelerator Quartet"
2007 CE
DURATION: c. 10 min. NUMBER OF MOVEMENTS: one. STYLE: modernism, experimental music. INFLUENCES: Karlheinz Stockhausen, futurism, BBC TV programme Top Gear episode with Formula 1 Renault playing the British National Anthem. SOUNDS LIKE: revving engines with experimental-music chords.

Experimental music graphic score for Four Motorcars.

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Symphony
2006 CE
DURATION: c. 30 min. NUMBER OF MOVEMENTS: two/three. STYLE: avant-garde, minimalism, spectral music. INFLUENCES: Irish mythology. SOUNDS LIKE: drone music.

7.4.4.8.8.8-16.8.8.6.8-1.4(piatti.gong.tamMil.GC)-16.14.12.10.8

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Past Concerts

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String Quartet
26/11/2012 CE

ConTempo Quartet. Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Ireland.

Supported by Drogheda Arts Collective.


String Quartet (World Premiere)
05/06/2012 CE

ConTempo Quartet. National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland.

Supported by Meath County Council and Drogheda Borough Council Arts Offices.


"Piano Piece"
20/05/2011 CE

David Bremner (pf). Áras na nGael, Galway, Ireland.

Supported by Galway City Council Arts Office.


Performance IV
31/08/2010 CE

Yurodni Ensemble (perc. x4) [Nick Roth, Adrian Hart, Claire Fitch, Denise Doyle]. National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland.


Performance VII (Withdrawn)
27/07/2010 CE

Ensemble ICC (elec). National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland. Read review


Performance IV (World Premiere)
31/05/2010 CE

RIAM Percussion Ensemble (perc. x4) [Richard O Donnell, Roberto Oliviero, Ronan Dikker, Ronan Scarlett]. National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland.


Performance V (World Premiere)
22/03/2010 CE

D. E. McCarthy (actor). National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland. Read review


Performance VII (World Premiere) (Withdrawn)
27/01/2010 CE

Ensemble ICC (elec). National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland. Show photo


Electronics Sonata (World Premiere) (Withdrawn)
22/09/2009 CE

David Bremner (elec). National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland. Read review


"Piano Piece" (UK Premiere)
04/07/2009 CE

James Whittle (pf). Rymer Auditorium, University of York, England.


"Piano Piece" (World Premiere)
14/04/2009 CE

D. E. McCarthy (pf). Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Monaghan, Ireland.


"SomeTime" Modern Dance Show (World Premiere) (Withdrawn)
11/07/2007, 12/07/2007 CE

D. E. McCarthy (tape/electronics), Olwen Grindley (dance), Tim Redfern (real-time video processing). Meeting House Square Auditorium, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland.

Supported by Temple Bar Cultural Trust and funded by An Chomhairle Ealaíonn.


D. E. McCarthy (Tel: +353864061111)