The Next Best Sound to Silence: The ECM Story For over 30 years the Munich based record label ECM have issued a unique series of recordings which, says Tim Thurston, have not only redefined jazz, but have changed the face of contemporary music.
Live Reviews: Corcoran, Ligeti, Leyendecker, and Hamel Corcoran, Ligeti, Leyendecker, and Hamel – Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery, Dublin, 14 October 2001
'Bímse ag Seinnt Ceoil: A 1965 Interview with Seán Ó Riada As a student in UCC in the sixties, Nollaig Ó Gadhra gained a unique interview with Seán Ó Riada which was subsequently published in a college journal. On the thirtieth anniversary of his death on 3 October 1971 we republish the interview here.
Time to Kill off the Revival Irish traditional music still lives under the shadow of the folk revival myth of the 1960s and 1970s, but more and more we will find that our music today will make no sense to folk revival thinking or language.
Passage Work: A Path Towards Stillness? Raymond Deane previews the premier of his Passage Work at the Project Arts Centre, Dublin, on 20 December 2001.
25 Years of Concorde The director of the Irish new music ensemble Concorde looks back over the history of the group.
A Future for Irish Traditional Singing? New factors are affecting the silent spaces that singing used to fill – threatening the survival of popular singing.
The difference between a rebel and a revolutionary: an interview with Dick Gaughan This interview with Scottish singer-songwriter Dick Gaughan took place in Stornaway, Scotland, on 15 August 2001.
Tinnitus Raising awareness about the effect of loud music.
How to Survive a Murder: An Introduction to Music and Artistic Life in Yugoslavia A former musicology student of the Belgrade Faculty of Music, and now living in Co. Leitrim, Daniela Kulezich provides a tour of the new music scene in Belgrade, Zagreb and Ljubjana.