Criticism

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;...
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: RTÉ Living Music Festival: Overview Barra Ó Séaghdha The RTÉ Living Music FestivalFeaturing the music of Lucian Berio, October 25-27 @ The HelixDecision time. It’s after nine o’clock on a cold, bright, windy, leaf-strewn, post-gale Sunday morning and you have to decide whether to cross half...
Live Reviews: RTÉ Living Music Festival: 25th October concert Roger Doyle The Living Music Festival, 25th OctoberMahony Hall, The HelixThe RTÉ Concert OrchestraFriedrich Goldmann, conductorMaurizio Barbetti, violaStockhausen — Formel (1951)Berio — Chemins II (1967)Hamilton — MAP (2002)Berio — Requies...
Live Reviews: RTÉ Living Music Festival: 26th October concert John McLachlan The Living Music Festival, 26th October Mahony Hall, The HelixLondon Sinfonietta and London Sinfonietta VoicesBirtwistle — Nenia: the Death of Orpheus (1970)Mauricio Kagel — Match (1965)Rob Canning — The Garden of Forking Paths (2002)Luciano...
Live Reviews: RTÉ Living Music Festival: 26th October late concert Conor Kostick RTÉ Living Music Festival, 26th October The Theatre, The HelixCrash EnsembleCond. Fergus SheilBerio — Sequenza III (voice) (1966)Andriessen — Dubbelspoor (1994)Berio — Thema (Omaggio a Joyce) (1958)McKay — Ice Etchings (2002)Berio...
Live Reviews: RTÉ Living Music Festival: 27th October concert Jürgen Simpson RTÉ Living Music Festival, 27 OctoberMahony Hall, The HelixNational Symphony OrchestraZsolt Nagy, conductorChritian Lindberg, tromboneBodley — Configurations (1967) L. Mozart — Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra (1755)Berio —...

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