Crash and Bang... The 2003 Crash Festival at the Project (Dublin) presented a wide range of formats and activities, from solo piano to video + electronics + percussion to interview. Responses too were varied. Reporting for the JMI, Barra Ó Seaghdha presents one set of variations on a festival theme.
Live Reviews: Raymond Deane – Violin Concerto Raymond Deane: Violin Concerto / RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra / Conductor Gerhard Markson / Soloist Christine Pryn / National Concert Hall, 24 October 2003
Pacto de Olvido? Benjamin Dwyer discusses the treatment of classical music in some recent books on Irish culture.
Preview: RTÉ Living Music 2004 Helix Arts Centre, Dublin, 20–22 February 2004The first RTÉ Living Music Festival was held in October 2002 and centred on the music of Berio. That festival presented a satisfying mix of orchestral and chamber music, brought to Ireland international...
RTÉ Living Music Festival: A Personal View A preview of RTÉ LMF 2004 from the Artistic Director.
A Tribute to Victor Jara Expression and subversion.
The Who, What, Why, Where and When of Music and Ideas Barra Ó Séaghdha looks back over the JMI's first three years and suggests possibilities for the future...
Must Schoenberg's Crisis be Ours Too? Contemporary music is still confined to a tiny elite and composing is largely buoyed up by arts council funding or the support of third-level institutions. Composer and pianist Patrick Zuk discusses some recently-published ideas on how we got here...
The Phonography of Roger Doyle An introduction to a culture-jamming composer.
Ireland, Modernity and the Question of Definition A reply to John Waters' article on the politics of debate which appeared in the last edition of JMI.