New Music Dublin Composer Anna Murray reflects on New Music Dublin, a major new festival of contemporary music held at the National Concert Hall, Dublin on 1–3 March 2013.
Where Electronic Music Began In this excerpt from The Sound of Tomorrow: How Electronic Music Was Smuggled Into The Mainstream, Mark Brend explains how the appearance of the first electronic musical instrument in 1906 set the tone for discussions about electronic music that continued through much the twentieth century.
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Bringing Composing Into Schools Peter Moran recounts how composing music with school children builds their confidence, self-awareness and ability to express themselves. Recent projects in schools have shown him we need to be more ambitious about what children can achieve.
Irish Composers in Paris Raymond Deane recounts a weekend on which music from Ireland flooded the French capital at the Centre Culturel Irlandais.
You Kept Your Promise In an extract from a new book on Rory Gallagher, film director Tony Palmer recalls the making of 'Irish Tour '74'.
Whisper City Ahead of the premiere of a new work for singer Eimear Quinn, the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and the Dublin Laptop Orchestra, composer Emma O'Halloran talks about the holy grail of composing, city life and where to begin when writing for orchestra.
After the Jailbreak In an extract from a new biography of Phil Lynott, Alan Byrne explores the difficulties that followed the success of Jailbreak.
Life After Death Over half a decade since Nas proclaimed its death, Peter Rosser asks if hip-hop could, in fact, be the only music able to present an honest picture of our time.
The Jaundiced Ear The overwhelming technology and commercialism of Leonard Cohen's concerts diminish even the great minstrel himself, writes Bob Quinn.
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