Rob Casey

Rob Casey is a Dublin-based musician and composer of electronic and acoustic music.

Gamelan Sekar Petak, Neil Sorrell (director); The Gong Agenda; Michelle O’Rourke (soprano); Salil Sachdev (metal bowl, djembe, hang); Joe Browning (shakuhachi), Jonathan Sage (clarinet); Linda Buckley (voice)National Concert Hall, Dublin, 18–19...
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra; Robert Houlihan (conductor); Matthew Jones (viola) National Concert Hall, Dublin3 February 2009Letterkenny-born composer Derek Ball’s dalliance with composition was interrupted by a thirty-five year stint as a...
Live Reviews: Dublin Electronic Arts Festival
Various venues, Dublin23–26 October 2008Electronic noise: either you view it as an irritating addendum to the intended functions of analogue technologies, or you take your lead from today’s sound artists and technophiles and celebrate it as equal...
Live Reviews: Benjamin Dwyer: Twelve Études
Benjamin Dwyer, (guitar)Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin8 June 2008Despite the supreme efforts of Chopin and Ligeti, the term ‘étude’ may still put the reader in mind of the Czerny and Hanon piano exercises that have, since their inception,...
Live Reviews: Spatial Music Collective
Bridgewood Ensemble: Leonie Curtin (violin), Joanne Quigley (violin) Cora Venus Lunny (viola), Kate Ellis (cello)SS Michael & John, Dublin26 June 2008This concert, the second of three the Spatial Music Collective has programmed for 2008, matched...
Fidelio Trio: Darragh Morgan (violin), Robin Michael (cello) & Mary Dullea (piano); Natasha Lohan (voice)John Field Room, NCH25 March 2008Although the works curated by Linda Buckley had unique voices, they were united by a sense of perpetual motion. Kinetic...
X, Y and Z
Rob Casey says critics are right to pigeonhole.
Live Reviews: Horizons: John McLachlan
John McLachlan (Photo: Lucy Clarke) National Concert Hall, Dublin15 January 2008Although the trends that populate the landscape of contemporary music are many and varied, there is a tacit understanding that ‘line’ in music, as Bach might have...
CD Reviews: Zoid
Zoid vs. the Jazz Musicians of IrelandDiatribe Recordings DIACD001When asked to comment in 1971 on the growing presence of electronic instruments in jazz, the pianist Bill Evans remarked that the means of production were of rather less importance than...
The launch of Lakker’s debut album Ruido combined performances from Lakker’s Ian McDonnell, who performed solo in Dara Smith’s enforced absence, and longstanding electronica fixture Alan O’Boyle a.k.a. Decal....
Grand Canal Dock, Docklands, Dublin15 July 2007Glenn Branca’s heavyweight Symphony No. 13: Hallucination City rounded off the ambitious Analog Festival, a weekend of free music staged in the open at Dublin’s redeveloped Grand Canal Square. The...