Walled City Music Festival, 2-5 June

April 27, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers by mwhiteside

Walled City Music Festival, 2-5 June

Composers Workshop

Friday 3 June

Foyle Arts Building, Ulster University Magee, Derry

10am – 6pm

The Walled City Music Festival presents an outstanding opportunity for composers to work with two of the USA’s leading percussionists, festival guest artists Andy Akiho (composer/steel pan) and Ian David Rosenbaum (vibraphone, marimba).

Up to 6 places are available for composers to submit compositions for steel pan, marimba and/or vibraphone. The new compositions, which should be no longer than 5 minutes in length, will be workshopped by the artists, followed by an informal public performance of all the works on the afternoon of Friday 3 June.

For more information on Andy and Ian, please visit their websites at:



Expressions of interest in participating should be submitted no later than 5pm on Monday 9th May. Composers should include a short CV along with a paragraph (200 words maximum) on why they would like to take part in this workshop. Please send information to fiona@walledcitymusic.com. Selection decisions will be announced by 12th May.

Composers will then be asked to submit their composition by Tuesday 24th May. Electronics and/or tape playback may be available to composers, if requested in advance and available. Compositions can be written for one, two or all three instruments, as outlined above.

Accommodation for one night is available for each composer, upon request, and travel bursaries are available with thanks to the Contemporary Music Centre Ireland, for travel to and from Derry.