StreetSong (2007)

StreetSong was commissioned in 2006 by the Contemporary Music Centre of Ireland to celebrate their 20th Anniversary. It was played outside the Centre throughout the month of June 2006.

Inspired by the old city of Temple Bar in Dublin,  StreetSong combines Sean-Nos – traditional Irish singing, children’s choirs and traditional Irish flute. StreetSong won First Prize in the 2006 ISCM World Music Days Short Cuts: Beauty Competition in Stuttgart.

‘Captivating with its icon-like sounds and musical form. Like a movie by Fellini the sounds evoke an aura of associations. The material is declined in the course of the piece to be eventually concentrated in a contrapuntal way and to be juxtaposed in ever-new combinations. Simplicity and intensity are married in a congenial way.’  -The ISCM Jury response to StreetSong.