Criticism

Live Reviews: Roger Doyle & Friends Scott McLaughlin Roger Doyle & FriendsMermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow25th January 2003with Trevor Knight (piano/keyboards) and Tim Redfern (interactive video)Salome; Budawanny 2002; The Nightshow from Babel; The Idea and its Shadow; 3 Pieces; Passade; Improvisation;...
Live Reviews: Deirdre Gribbin's Empire States Scott McLaughlin National Symphony OrchestraWilliam Eddins, conductorNational Concert Hall, Dublin31st January 2003Deirdre Gribbin – Empire States (2003, RTÉ Music Commission, World Premiere)(Also performed: Milhaud’s Cello Concerto No. 1; Schubert’s...
Live Reviews: Horizons: John McLachlan Simon O'Connor National Symphony OrchestraWilliam Eddins, conductorNational Concert Hall, Dublin4th Feb 2003Horizons 1 – Featured Composer: John McLachlanMcLachlan – Concerto for Chamber OrchestraLutoslawski – Jeux vénitiensFoss – Ode for OrchestraMcLachlan...
Live Reviews: Horizons: Stephen Gardner Jürgen Simpson National Symphony OrchestraWilliam Eddins, conductorNational Concert Hall, Dublin28th January 2003Horizons 2 – Featured Composer: Stephen GardnerAdams – LollapaloozaGardner – Wanting, Not WantingLindberg – CantigasGardner – WallopI...
Live Reviews: Up North!: Festival Overview Barra Ó Séaghdha There may have been periods when little or nothing seemed to be happening in the contemporary/classical world, but 2002 was not a year for morose contemplation of the difference between nothingness and near-nothingness. Instead, it seemed a year of achievement:...
Live Reviews: Up North! Cicada String Quartet Review Jürgen Simpson Cicada String Quartet, The Coach House, Dublin Castle, Friday 6 December 2002. Hallgrimsson – String Quartet No. 2 (1990); Ore – Cirrus (2002); Sørenson – The Lady of Shalott (1993); Volans – String Quartet No.7 Similarity No.1...
Live Reviews: Up North! Avanti! Ensemble John McLachlan Avanti! Ensemble, Project – Space Upstairs, December 2002. Alcorn — Making a Song and Dance (1989); Edlund — Cose ballano i cinghiali (2000); Wilson — Eat, Sleep, Empire (2002); Adderly — Triologue (1987 rev. 2002); Rasmussen...
Live Reviews: Up North! Rilke Ensemble Choir Scott McLaughlin Chapel Royal, Dublin Castle, December 2002. Jennefelt – Tableau Vivantes (2002); Eiríksdóttir – Vetur (1991); Ungæ∂i (1991); Olafsson – Endar mér í vilbessi arga og ramma kynngi? (1986); Seig í...
Live Reviews: Up North! Contemporánea John McLachlan Contemporánea, Project– Space Upstairs, December 2002. Barrett – Liquid Crystal (2000); Alcorn – Crossing the Threshold (2001); Dennehy – Glamour Sleeper (2002); Nordin – calm like a bomb (2000); Siegel – Guernica;...

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