Beyond Pitch: Perspectives on New Music Composition Methods

Panel Discussion

Wednesday 12/4/23, 6pm
Duration: 60 mins

Alessandro Massobrio, composer (Italy/Germany)
Francis Heery, composer (Ireland)
Izumi Kimura, pianist (Japan/Ireland)
Jaki Irvine, visual artist (Ireland)
Michael Maierhof, composer (Germany)
Natacha Diels, composer (USA)

Each year at Music Current Festival we invite music audiences and the wider public to engage in debates and discussions concerning how music making is affected by technology, social changes and the political environment.

In the current New Media and post-digital environment composers are increasingly using new techniques and strategies to organise sound. Here, six composers and musicians share insights into their personal working methods, compositional techniques, rationale, and the strategies they use to approach compositional problems.

The discussion is open and accessible to public participation, and contributions are welcome from the audience. Attendance is free and all are welcome, but booking is advised.

This event is hosted in collaboration with the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland's archive and resource centre for new music. The discussion will be moderated by CMC Director, Evonne Ferguson, and will be recorded for the 'amplify' podcast (see