Stephen Graham is a lecturer in music at Goldsmiths, University of London. He blogs at www.robotsdancingalone.wordpress.com.
In The Jimmy Cake's fourth album, what's always at stake is 'compulsion', writes Stephen Graham, of the musicians, the material and the listeners.
Stephen Graham listens to Roger Doyle's Chalant — Memento Mori, in which answer phone messages from the late-1980s serve as the basis for music of great poignance.
Stephen Graham talks to Irish composer Jennifer Walshe ahead of the world premiere of her opera Die Taktik, which will take place at Staatstheater Stuttgart.
Stephen Graham listens to a range of new pop singles from artists such as Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen, and considers whether it makes sense to think of there being a traditional form of pop music.
David Adams will perform music by Irish Composers' Collective members in the National Concert Hall on 20 April.
As Kate Ellis takes on the role of Co-Artistic Director of Crash Ensemble, Stephen Graham talks to her about her many exciting musical projects, from her residency at Cork Opera House, to her monthly 'music salon', Kaleidoscope Night.
Waterford New Music Week 2012 runs from 16 to 20 April and features an array of events based on the theme of improvisation.
Cellist and curator Kate Ellis has been announced as the new Co-Artistic Director of Crash Ensemble, a position she will hold alongside current Artistic Director, Donnacha Dennehy.
Musicologist Wolfgang Marx will give a talk on the Hungarian composer's late music at Trinity College, Dublin, on 5 April.
Julie Feeney will perform in an off-Broadway music and theatre production in late-April and early-May.
The RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet will perform a programme of contemporary music at the National Concert Hall on 25 April.
Stephen Graham reflects on the nature of musicology as a discipline, particularly on its failure to gain a foothold in public debate, and considers the state of musicology in Ireland ahead of the symposium on the same subject at UCD on 4 April.
Concorde Ensemble have issued a call for scores from composers currently registered as students in Ireland for performance in July.
The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra will tour Galway, Limerick and Cork with Barry Douglas, and Dublin and Sligo with Gautier Capuçon and Paul McCreesh, in April.
Gitika Partington will lead adults and children in a group singing experience at the Ark on 24 March.
Music in Drumcliffe will take place from 5 to 7 May in Sligo and features a range of music centred on the Vogler Quartet.
The Irish Composers' Collective will present Kimura and Bremner at the NCH on 29 March.
Maja S.K. Ratkje will be Composer in Residence at this year's Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.
World Carnival, featuring two hundred children singing a collection of music from around the world with support from members of the Irish Chamber Orchestra, takes place on 21 March.
The violinist Hugo Ticciati performs as part of NewSoundWorlds on 21 March at the National Concert Hall in Dublin.
The Callino Quartet and clarinettist Sarah Beaty play four dates around Ireland in late-March.
The contemporary music ensemble Concorde is celebrating its thirty-fifth year in existence. Stephen Graham talks to the ensemble's founding Artistic Director and pianist, Jane O'Leary, about the ways in which life has changed for the group in the last three and a half decades.
Charles Bryant's 1923 film of Salomé is to be performed with live musical accompaniment in Newbridge on 8 March.
The CMC's Annual Student New Music Marathon will take place at DIT in March, and feature new music composed by students from across Ireland.
Dublin Orchestral Players and Mornington Singers Perform Mozart’s Requiem in Dublin on 10 March.
The RTÉ and Ulster Concert Orchestras collaborate in Belfast on 4 March as part of Music Nation.
Donnacha Dennehy's song cycle If He Died, What Then is based on a first hand account of the Irish famine of the 1840s, and features Dawn Upshaw as soloist.
American jazz trio the Bad Plus will perform Stravinsky's Rite of Spring in Dublin.
Stephen Graham talks to composer and jazz musician Dylan Rynhart ahead of his Fuzzy Logic 3D Audio concert at Dublin's Centre for Creative Practices on 29 February.
Fidelio Trio and Carol McGonnell tour Brahms, Messiaen and Bartok in March and April.
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