I am a composer living in Limerick and am raising funds to record my first album of works for solo piano and to publish a book of the same pieces.
The pianist for the album is Aoife Chawke, a former student of mine whose playing I greatly admire. Aoife and I have previously collaborated through CoMA Limerick, a contemporary music ensemble which I founded in 2008.
The compilation will include some works from my existing portfolio, including a reworking of an orchestral piece (which I feel has a life beyond its current instrumentation!) and a number of new pieces.
I will include three lullabies I wrote in 2012 to mark the arrival of three baby girls (in rather quick succession, all to different sets of parents!) and 'Magic', a relatively early work of mine based on the twelve tone scale (something I only tried once!).
I am very excited about this project as I would love for more people to hear Aoife Chawke's wonderful interpretations of these pieces. I am equally excited about publishing the book and sharing these pieces with other musicians!
We aim to have the album recorded and mastered in time for International Music Day on the 21st June 2014. All donors will invited to a lovely launch featuring a performance of some of the pieces at a location soon to be announced!