Dr Deirdre Gribbin is a Northern Irish composer who lives in London. Her cello concerto 'Mná' will be premiered by Natalie Clein and the Ulster Orchestra in January 2024 for BBC Radio 3. Dr Gribbin is a Professor in Composition at the Royal College of Music.
Composer Benjamin Dwyer's new book, 'Music Autopsies: Essays and Interviews (1999–2022)' is a collection of sixteen essays exploring many aspects of creativity, from the impact of Ireland's historical traumas to the work of Beckett, Volans, Crumb, Ligeti and Bernstein. Deirdre Gribbin reviews.