My piece Irreversible written for Orkest de Ereprijs has been selected by RTÉ as part of the Irish submission to the International Rostrum of Composers. The International Rostrum of Composers (IRC) is organized by the International Music Council with the financial assistance of participating radio networks. It is an international forum of representatives of broadcasting organizations who come together for the purpose of exchanging and broadcasting contemporary art music. After the listening sessions, the assembly of delegates selects and recommends the most important works in two categories: general and “young composers”. These and other works will be presented in concerts and broadcast after the Rostrum by the participating and other interested radio stations. IRC 2011, will be held next week from June 7 until June 10. Delegates, including RTÉ lyric fm’s Bernard Clarke will gather in Vienna, Austria where the event will be hosted by ORF, Austrian Radio. All works presented at the IRC are made available by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) to its wide network of members and associate members via satellite. These dissemination schemes ensure excellent international coverage for the composers. The other Irish entries are Jonathan Nangle’s Now Is Night Come Quietly, Judith Ring’s Within An Egg Of Space and Enda Bates’ String Quartet No 1.