iPhones/Droids at the ready: CMC’s Music Trail in our fair city

Three cheers for the Contemporary Music Centre’s innovative new Music Trail, which will be launched in a few days’ time, and run from 21 August-1 September!

The Outdoor Music Trail features works by different Irish composers playing in five outdoor locations; an inner trail with three locations playing music outdoors daily from 1pm to 4pm and an extended trail incorporating the first three locations, plus two additional locations which can be followed and listened to with a smartphone. The extended trail employs the very latest in location-based, augmented reality technology and is available by downloading the free Layar app for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and Android devices.

Sounds intriguing, especially the ability to stream the music at any point during the Trail’s run… will have to go check out the ‘live’ versions between 1-4 as well.

The Music Trail is also the first event to be launched under the leadership of the CMC’s new director Evonne Ferguson, who no doubt will continue the CMC’s tradition of fine programming and commitment to contemporary music.