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A Visibility Mission: The RTÉ Lyric FM Record Label

A Visibility Mission: The RTÉ Lyric FM Record Label

A Visibility Mission: The RTÉ Lyric FM Record Label

The RTÉ Lyric FM label, established over a decade ago, has now released over forty recordings. Garrett Sholdice listens to the latest six – and considers the 'visibility mission' for Irish music that the label is engaged in.

Published on 21 July 2015

Garrett Sholdice is a composer and a director of the record label and music production company Ergodos.

Irish Composers in Paris

Irish Composers in Paris

Irish Composers in Paris

Raymond Deane recounts a weekend on which music from Ireland flooded the French capital at the Centre Culturel Irlandais.

Published on 9 November 2012

Raymond Deane is a composer, pianist, author and activist. Together with the violinist Nigel Kennedy, he is a cultural ambassador of Music Harvest, an organisation seeking to create 'a platform for cultural events and dialogue between internationals and Palestinians...'.

New Donnacha Dennehy Song Cycle Premieres to Acclaim in Minnesota

New Donnacha Dennehy Song Cycle Premieres to Acclaim in Minnesota

New Donnacha Dennehy Song Cycle Premieres to Acclaim in Minnesota

Donnacha Dennehy's song cycle If He Died, What Then is based on a first hand account of the Irish famine of the 1840s, and features Dawn Upshaw as soloist.

Published on 28 February 2012

Stephen Graham is a lecturer in music at Goldsmiths, University of London. He blogs at www.robotsdancingalone.wordpress.com.

No Anxiety

No Anxiety

No Anxiety

Stephen Graham talks to Irish composer Seán Clancy ahead of the premiere of the latter's Findetotenlieder by BCMG and Susan Narucki.

Published on 26 January 2012

Stephen Graham is a lecturer in music at Goldsmiths, University of London. He blogs at www.robotsdancingalone.wordpress.com.

CD Reviews: Donnacha Dennehy

CD Reviews: Donnacha Dennehy

Elastic Harmonic NMC D133 Joanna MacGregor, Tatiana Koleva, Crash Ensemble, ensemble Intégrales, Darragh Morgan, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra/Gavin Maloney The direction at the beginning of the score for Glamour Sleeper, the track that

Published on 1 July 2007

Michael Quinn is a freelance music and theatre journalist based in Co. Down.

Live Reviews: Horizons: Donnacha Dennehy / Strange Folk!: Crash Ensemble and Iarla Ó Lionáird

Live Reviews: Horizons: Donnacha Dennehy / Strange Folk!: Crash Ensemble and Iarla Ó Lionáird

Horizons: Featured composer – Donnacha DennehyRTÉ NSO, Darragh Morgan (violin), National Chamber Choir (David Darcy, chorus master), Gavin Maloney (cond.)NCH, Dublin, 30 January 2007Strange Folk!: Crash Ensemble & Iarla Ó LionáirdSamuel

Published on 1 March 2007

Barra Ó Séaghdha is a writer on cultural politics, literature and music and was previously co-editor of Graph cultural review

Composition as Vandalism

Composition as Vandalism

The music of Donnacha Dennehy.

Published on 1 November 2005

Bob Gilmore (1961–2015) was a musicologist, educator and keyboard player. Born in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, he studied at York University, Queen's University Belfast, and at the University of California.

Between 2005 and 2012, Bob Gilmore published several articles in The Journal of Music, including seven significant profiles of Irish composers.

His books include Harry Partch: a biography (Yale University Press, 1998) and Ben Johnston: Maximum Clarity and other writings on music (University of Illinois Press, 2006), both of which were recipients of the Deems Taylor Award from ASCAP. He wrote extensively on the American experimental tradition, microtonal music and spectral music, including the work of such figures as James Tenney, Horațiu Rădulescu, Claude Vivier, and Frank Denyer. 

Bob Gilmore taught at Queens University, Belfast, Dartington College of Arts, Brunel University in London, and was a Research Fellow at the Orpheus Institute in Ghent. He was the founder, director and keyboard player of Trio Scordatura, an Amsterdam-based ensemble dedicated to the performance of microtonal music, and for the year 2014 was the Editor of Tempo, a quarterly journal of new music. His biography of French-Canadian composer Claude Vivier was published by University of Rochester Press in June 2014.