November/December 2001

The Next Best Sound to Silence: The ECM Story

The Next Best Sound to Silence: The ECM Story

The Next Best Sound to Silence: The ECM Story

For over 30 years the Munich based record label ECM have issued a unique series of recordings which, says Tim Thurston, have not only redefined jazz, but have changed the face of contemporary music.

Published on 1 November 2001

Tim Thurston is a writer, broadcaster and lecturer on music. He presents Gloria, a weekly programme of sacred music on Lyric FM.

'Bímse ag Seinnt Ceoil: A 1965 Interview with Seán Ó Riada

'Bímse ag Seinnt Ceoil: A 1965 Interview with Seán Ó Riada

'Bímse ag Seinnt Ceoil: A 1965 Interview with Seán Ó Riada

As a student in UCC in the sixties, Nollaig Ó Gadhra gained a unique interview with Seán Ó Riada which was subsequently published in a college journal.

Published on 1 November 2001

Nollaig Ó Gadhra lives in Conamara. He taught in Galway RTC for 25 years and regularly contributes to newspapers and magazines.

Passage Work: A Path Towards Stillness?

Passage Work: A Path Towards Stillness?

Raymond Deane previews the premier of his Passage Work at the Project Arts Centre, Dublin, on 20 December 2001.

Published on 1 November 2001

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...'.

Time to Kill off the Revival

Time to Kill off the Revival

Irish traditional music still lives under the shadow of the folk revival myth of the 1960s and 1970s, but more and more we will find that our music today will make no sense to folk revival thinking or language.

Published on 1 November 2001

Toner Quinn is Editor of The Journal of Music. His website is www.tonerquinn.com.

Letters: Sept-Oct Editorial

Letters: Sept-Oct Editorial

Dear Editor, I admire greatly and utterly support JMI as a badly needed and interesting medium within music in Ireland. Its cross-genre platform is hugely informative, and long may it develop.

Published on 1 November 2001

Fintan Vallely lectures in traditional music at Dundalk Institute of Technology. He is author of several biographical and ethnographic books on the music, and is editor of the A-Z reference work Companion to Irish Traditional Music.

Letters: Third-Level Jazz

Letters: Third-Level Jazz

Dear Editor,Sean O’Broin's article in the last issue of JMI, concerning the possibility of a third-level degree in jazz through the Open University, is very welcome.

Published on 1 November 2001

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

Notes

Notes

ChairChair by Operating Theatre, written and performed by actress Olwen Fouere and composer Roger Doyle, explores the nature of fame and ritual violence and creates a visceral experience that challenges many assumptions about music and the

Published on 1 November 2001

Live Reviews: Corcoran, Ligeti, Leyendecker, and Hamel

Live Reviews: Corcoran, Ligeti, Leyendecker, and Hamel

Corcoran, Ligeti, Leyendecker, and Hamel – Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery, Dublin, 14 October 2001The ‘Sundays at noon’ concert series at the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art provide a rare and very welcome opportunity to hear contemp

Published on 1 November 2001

Conor Kostick is a writer and journalist. He is the author of Revolution in Ireland (1996) and, with Lorcan Collins, The Easter Rising (2000).

Do Dolmen's Lament?

Do Dolmen's Lament?

All good things are three – behold 'Corcoran's Law of Musical Thermodynamics'.

Published on 1 November 2001

Since 1983 Frank Corcoran has been Professor of Composition and Theory in the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Hamburg. His CDs include Mad Sweeney (BBM 1026) and Symphonies Nos. 2, 3, & 4 (Marco Polo 8.225107).Frank Corcoran is guest composer and artistic director at the Sligo Contemporary Music Festival, full details of which appear on the back cover of The JMI. Since 1983 Frank Corcoran has been professor of composition and theory in the Staatliche Hochschule fur Musik und darstellende Kunst, Hamburg. His CDs include Mad Sweeney (BBM 1026) and Symphonies Nos. 2,3 & 4 (Marco Polo 8.225107)

Introducing FACÉ

Introducing FACÉ

A new affiliation of traditional musicians, singers and poets has just had two of its members – Dónal Lunny and Liam Ó Maonlaí – elected to the board of IMRO.

Published on 1 November 2001

Steve Cooney is a guitarist and producer.