Programme on Computer Music in Ireland

Dr Victor Lazzarini

Programme on Computer Music in Ireland

A recent RTÉ Lyric FM feature focussed on the history of computer music in Ireland. Why Music Can’t Stay Still was written and presented by Brian Connolly and ‘explores computer music in Ireland from its inception in the hands of composers like Roger Doyle to its current standing in the electroacoustic compositions of some of Ireland’s foremost composers’.

The development is traced from the primordial American computer labs of the 1960s to the cutting edge programming being carried out in dedicated electroacoustic centres around Ireland today. Brian and guests explore the realm of possibilities this technology offers to composers — and to listeners. From voice synthesis to Auto-Tune, the proliferation of personal computing equipment has made it possible for more people than ever before to be engaged in the exploration of modern technology and music. Why Music Can’t Stay Still investigates this beguiling technology. Contributors include Dublin Sound Lab, Linda Buckley, Ian Wilson, Dr Victor Lazzarini and David Stalling.

You can listen back to the programme here.

rte.ie/lyricfm

Published on 4 December 2012

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