No Movement Without Rhythm Rian is a collaboration between the musician Liam Ó Maonlaí and the choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan. For Jack Talty at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin, the lines between music and dance began to disappear.
I Wanna Riot of My Own A new collection of essays suggests that Punk is best described as a cultural movement that doesn't move: it is a moment, a punctuation mark, an animal urge, occurring without unity of purpose or logic.
Laptops, Activated The Dublin Laptop Orchestra crouched, bent, stretched, circled and swooped, making each piece as much a work of performance art as music. Here, Anna Murray found the physicality and energy of acoustic music translated to electronic performance.
Golden Syrup The barriers between electronica and rock are being dismantled in Irish music, writes Anna Murray. Patrick Kelleher's new album is part of this, and yet at odds with its contemporaries.
Máirtín O’Connor, Cathal Hayden and Seamie O’Dowd Crossroads (MCSCD001)
Jennifer Walshe XXX_Live_Nude_Girls!!!, Mere Recordings (Mere002)
Liam Kelly – Sweetwood Liam Kelly – Sweetwood (Cló Iar-Chonnachta CICD 179)
Live Reviews: Dublin Electronic Arts Festival Various venues, Dublin23–26 October 2008Electronic noise: either you view it as an irritating addendum to the intended functions of analogue technologies, or you take your lead from today’s sound artists and technophiles and celebrate it as equal...
Live Reviews: Stephen Garner's Hallelujah RTÉ National Symphony orchestra, Gerhard Markson (conductor) NCH, Dublin, 31 October 2008Stephen Gardner is fifty this year, which is an anniversary worth celebrating, and RTÉ sensibly commissioned a substantial orchestral work to mark the occasion....
Live Reviews: For You, Only You Alamire, Mikhail KarikisVarious venues, Sligo 1–2 November 2008For you, only you is a music project conceived by British artist Sonia Boyce. It lasts about forty-five minutes and was performed over two days in three different venues around Sligo...