September/October 2006

Live Reviews: Iarla Ó Lionáird / Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill

Live Reviews: Iarla Ó Lionáird / Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill

ESB Beo Celtic Music Festival, NCH, Dublin5 August 2006It is not difficult to see the thinking behind the pairing of Iarla Ó Lionáird with Martin Hayes for one evening of the ESB Beo Celtic Music Festival.

Published on 1 September 2006

Barra Ó Séaghdha is a writer on cultural politics, literature and music.

Letters: Sonorities '06

Letters: Sonorities '06

Bob Gilmore, Dartington, England, writes:I hardly recognised the 2006 Sonorities Festival from Michael Quinn’s review of it (‘(Hard)core Values’, July-August).

Published on 1 September 2006

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.

His books include Harry Partch: a biography (Yale University Press, 1998) and Ben Johnston: Maximum Clarityand 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. 

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

Notes

Notes

TRADITIONAL MUSIC ARCHIVE MOVESIn the course of a week in mid-July, the Irish Traditional Music Archive moved from its long-time home in 63 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, to new premises at 73 Merrion Square.

Published on 1 September 2006

Editorial: Another America

Editorial: Another America

For reasons that perhaps have more to do with Zeitgeist than design, this issue is punctuated by thoughts, comments and comparisons that consider the music and culture of Ireland in the context of the wider world.

Published on 1 September 2006

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