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Music Composition Centre


Trinity's Music Composition Centre hosts cutting edge public events (lectures, recitals, lecture-recitals) by leading experts in Composition, Musicology and Music Technology. The Centre promotes contemporary composition and it creates an on-going debate about the future of ‘New Music’ throughout the academic year.

In 2014 the Music Composition Centre organized the International Composition Conference ‘Composition in the 21st Century’ that featured Sir Harrison Birtwistle and Raymond Deane as the keynote speakers, alongside 65 selected speakers from all over the world. Through consistent presence during the last couple of years, the Music Composition Centre has become a reference point for ‘New Music’ in Trinity as well as the cultural life in Dublin.

Many of our students and graduates are members of the Irish Composers Collective, the Association of Irish Composers and the Contemporary Music Centre.

The Music Composition Centre is curated by Evangelia Rigaki since the genesis of the Centre in 2012. For any further information please get in touch by contacting Dr Evangelia Rigaki

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Music Composition Centre Lectures 2018-19

Visiting speakers address a variety of topics relating to musicology, composition, performance, music technology, and the recording industry. Events are free and open to the public and to all students.

Music Composition Centre Lectures


Wednesday 19 September 19:00hrs


Inaugural Concert of Adjunct Professor Bill Dowdall


Bill Dowdall


Trinity Long Room Hub


An expert flautist, Bill Dowdall will perform works by Bach, Buckley, Takemitsu, Rigaki and Mozart. He will be accompanied by Aoife Dowdall (violin), Lisa Dowdall (viola) and Jenny Dowdall (cello).


For the archive of past events, please visit our archive.