Garrett Sholdice

Garrett Sholdice is a composer and a director of the record label and music production company Ergodos.

This is Curatorship
Since 2006, Louth Contemporary Music Society has been commissioning internationally renowned composers such as Arvo Pärt and Terry Riley, hosting ambitious concerts, and has issued several recordings. Garrett Sholdice listens to some of the promoter's most recent releases.
A Visibility Mission: The RTÉ Lyric FM Record Label
The RTÉ Lyric FM label, established over a decade ago, has now released over forty recordings. Garrett Sholdice listens to the latest six – and considers the 'visibility mission' for Irish music that the label is engaged in.
If You’re Not a Minimalist, What are You?
Philip Glass' recently published memoir is a new lens on the American composer, writes Garrett Sholdice.
Unswerving Endeavour
Garrett Sholdice attends a La Monte Young performance at Berlin's MaerzMusik, and reflects on past experiences with Young's magical sustained tones.
When Two Bricks Are Placed Carefully Together
Counterpoint in music – as much a concept as a technique – has been with us for centuries, from the twelfth-century vocal music of Léonin to the playlists on our iPods. But what is really at the heart of the idea?
Stoke the Fire
Performances at the 2011 Sligo New Music Festival were about total immersion and intense focus, hinging on the listeners' willingness to share in a slow, smouldering process.
No Strategies
Born in Dublin in 1976, Judith Ring is a composer for whom the physical experience of a sound will shape everything.
That's All There Is
Garrett Sholdice discovers an opera that finally feels like the best cinema.
Ives Ensemble
Ives Ensemble, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam
Yurodny
Evenset, Diatribe (DIACD008)
Maria de Alvear (voice), Songs of an Old Female Hippopotamus, Zwielicht, A trans Pavilion, Berlin, 25 July 2009
The Theory of Impossible MelodyNew World Records (80684-2)A scholar in medieval literature was talking to me recently about the Anglo-Saxon word for poet: scop (pronounced ‘shop’). It’s derived from the Anglo-Saxon verb scieppan – ‘to...
Harry Beckett (trumpet), Ian Smith (flugelhorn) Robert Jarvis, Alan Tomlinson (trombones), Andrew Robinson (recorders), Neil Metcalfe (flute), Terry Day (reed pipes & recorder), Lol Coxhill, Adrian Northover, Evan Parker (soprano saxes), Shabaka Hutchings,...
Kevin Volans (piano); Jennifer Walshe (vocals); Crash Ensemble: Emily Thyne (violin), Lisa Grosman (viola), Kate Ellis (cello), Malachy Robinson (double bass), John Godfrey (piano), Deirdre O’Leary (clarinet), Andrew Crowley (trumpet), Owen Gunnell (percussion)Project...
Frank Denyer
Silenced VoicesMode Records, Mode 198The Barton Workshop; Elisabeth Smalt (viola); Frank Denyer and James Fulkerson (musical directors) Silenced Voices is the second Mode Records disc devoted to the work of English composer Frank Denyer. Like its predecessor,...
Live Reviews: Anail Dé
Gavin Bryars (double bass), Iarla Ó Lionáird (voice), Leo Abrahams (guitar), Lisa Grosman (viola), Cian Ó Dúill (viola), Kate Ellis (cello)Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin14 November 2008Anáil Dé is an evening-length...
Live Reviews: Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival: James Tenney Retrospective
Quatuor Bozzini; Rick Sacks (percussion), Eve Egoyan (piano), Miriam Shalinsky (double bass), local instrumentalistsHuddersfield, Yorkshire24–26 November 2008Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival’s James Tenney retrospective was the largest...
Live Reviews: Folk From Here
Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, York, England7 May 2008Folk From Here is a programme of music composed for the specially-formed ensemble of Kuljit Bhamra (tabla/percussion) and Jonathan Mayer (sitar), both eminent performers of Indian classical music; Marie...