Liam Cagney explores 'Umbilical', composer Benjamin Dwyer's retelling of Oedipus, recently released on Diatribe Records.
The Ergodos aesthetic has been remarkably consistent over the years, writes Liam Cagney, yet four recent albums by composers Benedict Schlepper-Connolly, David Collier and Simon O'Connor, and singer Michelle O'Rourke, are an undoubted maturation of the label's vision.
A new electroacoustic music festival debuted in Dublin in April. Featuring Jennifer Walshe, Lucy Railton, Fergal Dowling and more, it adds an important layer to the country's new music scene, writes Liam Cagney.
A performance of John Cage's Musicircus in London delights Liam Cagney, but he is less convinced by the deification of the composer.
Adebisi Shank's sound is dangerous, ill-mannered – and irrepressibly exciting. They take apart our expectations of what a three-piece rock band can do.
Oneohtrix Point Never's Dublin show was an immersive techno-utopia, where sound and visuals melted into one.
Ensemble ICC, Daniel Bodwell (double bass), Emmet Byrne (oboe, cor anglais), National Concert Hall, Dublin, 9 December 2009
Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques, Soloists of Ensemble Intercontemporain, Le Concert Français, Pierre Hantaï, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Susanna Mälkki Cité de la Musique, Paris 9–11 May 2009 The analogy between Jean-Philippe...