Composition in the 21st Century

Composition in the 21st Century

Call For Papers


The Music Composition Centre (Music Department, Trinity College Dublin) in association with the New Music Dublin Festival 2014, invites composers, musicologists and practitioners to an International Conference & Festival entitled Composition in the 21st Century that will take place in Dublin in March 2014 (Conference 5-7 March & New Music Dublin Festival 7-9 March). The Conference will offer a forum to discuss aesthetic, technical, practical and economical issues affecting composers of different musical genres today.

Keynote speaker of the Conference & Festival will be distinctive, radical and uncompromising internationally acclaimed composer Sir Harrison Birtwistle.

Interested parties should email a proposal of 300 words max (for a paper or a performance of 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of discussion) that addresses one of the following aspects of composition:

Contemporary Composition

Contemporary Opera

Experimental Music Theatre


Sound Art

Mixed Media

Film Music

Electronic Music

Traditional Music

Popular Music

Writing for Amateurs


In addition, all proposals should include:


The full title of each paper

The full name, contact details and institutional affiliation (if any).

A short curriculum vitae for all proposed speakers (maximum 150 words per speaker)

For any further enquiries and for the submission of proposals please email Evangelia Rigaki (Director of Music Composition Centre) at

Deadline for the submission of proposals is Monday 9 September 2013 (the selected proposals will be announced within four weeks).

For further information please visit:

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