Roger Doyle, Bray, Co. Wicklow, writes:‘Those who produce only acousmatic music, i.e. music for projection through speakers only, are somewhere else again – they have truly transcended nuance by transcending performance.
Dear Editor,The more the Head of RTÉ lyric fm Aodán Ó Dubhghaill defends that station’s position on its broadcasting of Irish music in the last issue of the JMI, the more he exposes the weaknesses of his arguments. Five per cent...
A recent book argues that Britain is in the grip of a ‘philistine agenda’ which treats the public like children who need to be protected from cultural and intellectual challenges. Composer Roger Doyle finds parallels in Irish broadcasting.
In light of the arts council embarking on a consultation process in order to replace the Arts Plan 2002-2006, composer Roger Doyle offers his suggestions for improving and expanding current structures for music.
Dear Editor,I knew a man years ago starting an Irish yogurt company. ‘It’s amazing,’ he said. ‘the more sugar we put in it the more it sells.’Reading in the Irish Times recently that the new head of RTÉ radio, Adrian Moynes,...
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The huge cost of old operas limits funding for every other music activity in this country, argues composer Roger Doyle.
Dear Editor,As a great supporter of the JMI may I suggest an area of musical discourse that still needs to be more thoroughly addressed, now that you have established the magazine and have the space that the newspapers don't have for i
On the imperialist attitude taken by many classical musicians to music that is not notated.
Composer Roger Doyle on the death of a beautiful art form.