Contemporary Music.

D. E. McCarthy, Composer/Arranger

Ireland

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Music you can download and perform today.

Performance Art

Orchestra

Piano

String Orchestra

Concert Band

String Quartet


Performances

Ireland

89%

United Kingdom

11%


Press / Media Centre

Portrait Headshot

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

Necktie by Alistan Munroe


Artist Bio download here.



Concerts

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

ConTempo Quartet. National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland.

Supported by Louth and Meath County 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
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)
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.


"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.



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Commission suggestions: String Quartet, Violin Ensemble, Sound Sculpture, Orchestra, Opera, Solo Piano.



Download Music Scores

Piano Concerto
Current

Patron: Meath County Council Arts Office.

1.2.2.1.2.1.2.1-4.3.3.1-timp.pf-archi

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Symphony III
2020 CE

Patron: Meath County Council Arts Office.

DURATION: c. 20 min. NUMBER OF MOVEMENTS: five. STYLE: modernism. INFLUENCES: Giacinto Scelsi, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, minimalism, techno, Ensemble ICC composers. SOUNDS LIKE: Philip Glass, Donnacha Dennehy.

1.2.1.1.1.1.1.1-0.0.0.0-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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Performance VII
2009 CE
DURATION: variable. NUMBER OF MOVEMENTS: variable. STYLE: avant-garde, experimental music. INFLUENCES: electronic music. SOUNDS LIKE: Dutch techno.

Experimental music verbal score for Electronics and Stroboscopic light.

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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 CE
DURATION: c. 20 min. NUMBER OF MOVEMENTS: one. STYLE: modernism. INFLUENCES: Alfred Schnittke, serialism, jazz, dubstep. SOUNDS LIKE: 2nd Viennese School, French impressionist composers.

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

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"Piano Piece"
2008 CE
DURATION: c. 5 min. 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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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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Concerts

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

ConTempo Quartet. National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland.

Supported by Louth and Meath County 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
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)
27/01/2010 CE

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


"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.