Criticism

Live Reviews: Remote Viewing Workshop #9 Paul Watts The Boom Boom Room, Dublin28 January 2006The Remote Viewing Workshops are a series of monthly nights organised by Wire Horizon, a Dublin-based collective of musicians and promoters (www.wirehorizon.com). They take place in the Boom Boom Room, one of the better...
Live Reviews: Mike Nielsen and Louis Winsberg Stephen McFarlane Alliance Française, Dublin, 3 February 2006 As part of a drive to promote leading figures in Irish jazz, 2006 sees the Improvised Music Company running a series of concerts that feature an Irish musician performing in a complimentary international setting....
Live Reviews: Horizons – Kevin Volans Barra Ó Séaghdha NCH, Dublin, 31 January 2006 Andrew Hamilton – Map; Volans – Cello Concerto; Stravinsky – Four Études for Orchestra; Volans – Strip-weaveRTÉ National Symphony Orchestra;Gavriel Lipkind, cello; Robert Houlihan, conductorThe...
Live Reviews: Dublin Electronic Arts Festival 4 Paul Watts Various Locations, Dublin, 27 – 31 October 2005 The annual Dublin Electronic Arts Festival has tried in its four years of existence to appeal to both the punters who just want to go out and dance and those of a more sedentary disposition. For its first...
Live Reviews: INTRO 05 Derek Cremin Firkin Crane, Cork, 30 Oct 2005Rick Peckham, musical director; Aoife Doyle, voice; Simone Mendonca, violin; Matt Berrill, alto sax, clarinet; Bill Blackmore, trumpet; Colm O’Hara, trombone; Julie Cruickshank, piano; Stephen McFarlane, guitar; Andrew...
Live Reviews: ECM Autumn Cycle – Jon Balke's Magnetic North Orchestra Barra Ó Séaghdha Whelan’s, Dublin, 17 November 2005The appearance of Jon Balke’s Magnetic North Orchestra at Whelan’s on 17 November was one of the last in a year-long series of concerts presented by the Improvised Music Company and the Jazz Architects and...
Live Reviews: Rachid Taha Barra Ó Séaghdha Vicar Street, Dublin, 24 November 2005Rachid Taha is a leading figure among the new French-Algerian musicians who blend techno-trance/dance influences with rai and other North African sounds. If this suggests that his following in Paris would be predominantly...
Live Reviews: Musical Migrations – Irish Voices Pat Ahern (Paddy in the Smoke – Irish traditional music from England; Iarla Ó Lionáird & Band; Donal Lunny & Friends)Various venues, Cork , 23–26 November 2005Irish Voices, the third and final instalment in the Musical Migrations series,...
Live Reviews: Ian Wilson – Winter Finding Fergal Dowling Friday 16 September saw the world premier of Ian Wilson’s Winter Finding by the National Symphony Orchestra in their usual Friday night NCH slot, under the direction of Gerhard Markson. The performance had been postponed from earlier in the year due...

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