Ronan Guifoyle, Artistic Director of the 2007 RTÉ Living Music Festival, writes:I would like to respond to a couple of points about the RTÉ LMF made in the last issue of the JMI. First off, with regard to Barra Ó Séaghdha’s...
If pulse-based music is the norm in our society, are most contemporary composers hopelessly out of touch? Does choosing to create pulse-based music mean one is succumbing to American cultural imperialism?
Jazz may be challenging and complex, but, rooted in the rhythm, pulse and groove of Western society, it attracts a large and loyal audience.
Dear Editor,With regard to Declan O’Driscoll’s piece in the last JMI, it really is getting tiresome to read Declan’s little hobby horse being taken out for an airing yet again.
Ronan Guilfoyle previews his Piano Concerto at the National Concert Hall on Friday 16th August, 2002, with Conor Linehan (piano) and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra (Laurent Wagner, conductor).
Dear Editor,Sean O’Broin's article in the last issue of JMI, concerning the possibility of a third-level degree in jazz through the Open University, is very welcome.
A reply to Barra Boydell's article in the last issue of JMI on music education at third level.
Ronan Guilfoyle makes the case for third-level jazz education in Ireland.