July/August 2003

Letters: Radio Yogurt

Letters: Radio Yogurt

Dear Editor,I knew a man years ago starting an Irish yogurt company. ‘It’s amazing,’ he said. ‘the more sugar we put in it the more it sells.’Reading in the Irish Times recently that the new head of RTÉ radio, Adrian Moynes,...

Published on 1 July 2003

Roger Doyle is a Dublin-based Irish composer working in electronic music.

Letters: Jazz Views

Letters: Jazz Views

Dear Editor,With regard to Declan O’Driscoll’s piece in the last JMI, it really is getting tiresome to read Declan’s little hobby horse being taken out for an airing yet again.

Published on 1 July 2003

Bass-guitarist Ronan Guilfoyle is a performer and composer and head of the Jazz Degree program at Newpark Music Centre, Dublin.

Identity on Parade

Identity on Parade

A conference held in Virginia, USA, on ‘Re-imagining Ireland’ invited an array of Irish artists and intellectuals to discuss the modern Irish identity – but entirely omitted classical music. Raymond Deane explores why.

Published on 1 July 2003

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...'.

Live Reviews: Concorde

Live Reviews: Concorde

Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, 15 June 2003Erkki-Sven Tuur – Architectonics VII (1993)Rob Canning – Room full of Mirrors (2001) Sofia Gubaidulina – Silenzio (1991)Ed Bennett – No Attachment to Dust (2001)This concert brought...

Published on 1 July 2003

Scott McLaughlin is an Irish composer.