Music Current Commission 2022

MUSIC CURRENT FESTIVAL invites composers to propose a new work for DUBLIN SOUND LAB to be performed in Dublin, April 2023. The proposal may be for any combination of flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano, harpsichord, MIDI keyboard, guitar, electric guitar, electronics, or video.

Dublin Sound Lab directors will review proposals according to flexible criteria, including consideration of who might benefit or contribute most through engagement with the festival over an extended period. One applicant will be offered an award of €3,500. The awardee will work closely with Dublin Sound Lab until April 2023, or later with agreement, and may be invited to give public presentations on their work or to contribute to outreach, mentoring, or other professional development programmes in collaboration with our production partners.

Previous Music Current commissioned composers include: Anna Murray, Panayiotis Kokoras, Seán O'Dálaigh, Silvia Rosani, Brona Martin, and Patricia Martinez.

Commissioned composers

You can apply using the link below where you will be asked to supply contact details, biographic information, compositional examples, and a description of your proposal.

Applications close 11:59pm (GMT), Sunday 24 April 2022. The winning proposal will be announced on 27 May 2022.

For more information about MUSIC CURRENT FESTIVAL and DUBLIN SOUND LAB please visit and Questions concerning the commission programme should be addressed to