November/December 2002

Silenced by Sound

Silenced by Sound

Silenced by Sound

As the volume of our society increases, with almost every public space saturated by music, what are we blocking out? asks Michael Cronin

Published on 1 November 2002

Michael Cronin holds a Personal Chair in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Dublin City University. His latest book is Translation goes to the Movies, published by Routledge.

Live Reviews: The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

Live Reviews: The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

Gerald BarryThe Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant(Friday 27 September 2002, world premiere, RTÉ Music Commission)National Symphony OrchestraGerard Markson, conductorOrla Boylan, sopranoMary Plazas, sopranoOn Friday 27th September the National

Published on 1 November 2002

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

Live Reviews: RTÉ Living Music Festival: 26th October late concert

Live Reviews: RTÉ Living Music Festival: 26th October late concert

RTÉ Living Music Festival, 26th October The Theatre, The HelixCrash EnsembleCond. Fergus SheilBerio — Sequenza III (voice) (1966)Andriessen — Dubbelspoor (1994)Berio — Thema (Omaggio a Joyce) (1958)McKay — Ice Etchings (2002)Berio...

Published on 1 November 2002

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

Live Reviews: RTÉ Living Music Festival: 26th October concert

Live Reviews: RTÉ Living Music Festival: 26th October concert

The Living Music Festival, 26th October Mahony Hall, The HelixLondon Sinfonietta and London Sinfonietta VoicesBirtwistle — Nenia: the Death of Orpheus (1970)Mauricio Kagel — Match (1965)Rob Canning — The Garden of Forking Paths (2002)Lucian

Published on 1 November 2002

John McLachlan is a composer and member of Aosdána. www.johnmclachlan.info

Live Reviews: RTÉ Living Music Festival: 25th October concert

Live Reviews: RTÉ Living Music Festival: 25th October concert

The Living Music Festival, 25th OctoberMahony Hall, The HelixThe RTÉ Concert OrchestraFriedrich Goldmann, conductorMaurizio Barbetti, violaStockhausen — Formel (1951)Berio — Chemins II (1967)Hamilton — MAP (2002)Berio — Requies...

Published on 1 November 2002

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

A Voice for Music in Ireland

A Voice for Music in Ireland

The Forum for Music in Ireland – An Introduction to its Activities.

Published on 1 November 2002

  Ian Fox wrote his first criticism for the Irish Times in 1969 and has been music critic of the Sunday Tribune since 1988. He is Irish correspondent for Opera (London) and Opera Canada, and is a member of the Critics' Circle, London. He founded and edited the first Irish classical music magazine, Counterpoint, in 1969. He is a Governor of the Royal Irish Academy of Music and a Council member of the Wexford Festival.

The Other Side of Euro-Paddy Land

The Other Side of Euro-Paddy Land

Traditional musicians abroad in pursuit of a social context.

Published on 1 November 2002

Margaret (Meg) Farrell is a singer and guitar player. She is in her second year of the PhD program in ethnomusicology at CUNY (City University of New York) Graduate Center. Trans-cultural musical participation is one of her major research interests along with the international movie musical.

The Piper's Dream

The Piper's Dream

An Interview with Pat McNulty.

Published on 1 November 2002

Steve McGrail was a singer, musician and writer from Scotland. He wrote several articles for The Journal of Music and was a great supporter of the magazine from its very first issue. Steve sadly died on 11 May 2016, aged 69.