'I want to hear something I haven’t heard before.'

'I want to hear something I haven’t heard before.'

'I want to hear something I haven’t heard before.'

Crash Ensemble New Volans Release

Crash Ensemble New Volans Release

Crash Ensemble New Volans Release

Crash Ensemble digitally release Kevin Volans' piece Trumpet, Vibe, Cello and Piano.

'Our challenge is to reclaim intimacy.'

'Our challenge is to reclaim intimacy.'

'Our challenge is to reclaim intimacy.'

The composer Bill Whelan spoke of the challenges facing composers at the launch of the Music Composition Centre at Trinity College, Dublin. Here, we reprint his speech in full.

Repeat with Caution

Repeat with Caution

Repeat with Caution

After the rejection of repetition by many modernist composers in the mid twentieth century, the extreme repetition of minimalism seemed inevitable. But, writes John McLachlan, composers don't always know when to stop.

Free of Baggage

Free of Baggage

Free of Baggage

Who is Kevin Volans? George Rafael goes looking for an answer after hearing the composer's latest piano concerto at the BBC Proms.