Stephen Graham discusses the phenomenon of internet releases, and listens to three recent internet singles.
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 on 14 June.
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 Ni
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 Ap
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.
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.
Cois Cladaigh will perform a programme of American music in Galway on 25 February.
A new festival of experimental music, film, art and ideas begins in Glasgow on 24 February.
Crash Ensemble digitally release Kevin Volans' piece Trumpet, Vibe, Cello and Piano.
The Fidelio Trio perform two concerts in London this month, with a special focus on the music of Robert Schumann as well as works by Simon Bainbridge, Morgan Hayes and John Woolrich.
Tributes to conductor, composer and musician Noel Kelehan, who died last week at the age of seventy-six, pour in.
Gloria, Dublin's lesbian and gay choir, are currently seeking to appoint a new Musical Director.
Stephen Graham attends the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group's premiere of Seán Clancy's Findetotenlieder and performances of Barry, Grisey and Weir.
Principal Conductor Alan Buribayev will make his debut outside Dublin with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, in a concert at the WIT College Street Chapel in Waterford on 23 February at 8pm.
The eleventh book in the Irish Musical Studies series is entitled Irish Musical Analysis.
On 9 February, the pianist Rolf Hind opens a new series of concerts hosted by the new Music Composition Centre in Trinity College, Dublin.
Madonna's new single seen in light of the tendency she has displayed throughout her career for obsessive pursuit of the new.
The Irish Chamber Orchestra (ICO) will give the premiere of John Kinsella’s tenth symphony in University Concert Hall, Limerick on 9 February.
The International Composer Pyramid (ICP), a joint initiative of the Sounds New contemporary music festival and Coups de Vents, seeks to give composers born after 1974 the opportunity to be mentored by senior composers and have their works p
NewSoundWorlds is a concert series presented by Ireland Promoting New Music, and curated by composer Siobhán Cleary.
The RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet begin their spring tour on 9 February at the Cork School of Music.
Dave Flynn and Aoife Ní Bhriain appear at the National Concert Hall for new music::new Ireland.
Stephen Graham talks to Irish composer Seán Clancy ahead of the premiere of the latter's Findetotenlieder by BCMG and Susan Narucki.
Stephen Graham rounds up classical news, including Resurgam celebrating Gabrieli, an exciting line-up for MaerzMusik 2012 in Berlin, Cara O'Sullivan in Sligo, the first EPTA Piano Festival and Concorde at the Contemporary Music Centre.
Stephen Graham's classical music news, including live opera from New York, the Quiet Music Ensemble celebrating John Cage, Linda Buckley performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Irish Composers' Collective and a John Kinsella
Stephen Graham profiles Irish independent record label Trensmat Records, who specialise in drone and psychedelic noise music.
Stephen Graham's round up of classical music news and events, including New Sound Worlds, contemporary opera in London, Winter Music Weekend in Clare, Maria McGarry and a call for participants for the Open Music project.
Three recent recordings of twentieth and twenty-first century Irish orchestral composition reveal a persistent ambition to fuse an Irish musical heritage with European styles of composition.
"The story of how Cowell came to love ‘Jedward’ is the story of how capital, given enough time, consumes even that which appears to be inconsumable." Despite its cheapness, music is the winner in The X Factor, argues Stephen Graha
ictus, Flagey, Brussels, 3 December 2009
As I Now Have Memoyre, Linda Hirst, Natasha Lohan, Tête à Tête Opera Festival, Riverside Studios, London, 13 August 2009
The Jonah, Camera Obscura (CAM084CD)
London Symphony Orchestra, Lang Lang (piano), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Tan Dun (conductor), Wu Man (pipa), Kronos Quartet, Mamer, Hanggai, FM3, Xiao He, Yan Jun, Wu Na, WhiteBarbican, LSO St Luke’s and Union Chapel; London21 March – 16 May 2
Café Oto, London9–11 March 2009Otomo Yoshihide and Sachiko M’s three-day residency at Café Oto featured them in solo and duo performances, in addition to group improvisations alongside musicians such as Eddie Prévost, Christian...
Tanya Tagaq Gillis (vocals), Michael Edwards (laptop), Kenton Loewen (percussion)Café Oto, London16 February 2009Tanya Tagaq Gillis works in a variety of vocal styles, from her native idiom of Inuit throat singing, to super-charged and loos