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How Sounding the Feminists Put Music and Gender in the Spotlight

How Sounding the Feminists Put Music and Gender in the Spotlight

How Sounding the Feminists Put Music and Gender in the Spotlight

In less than two years, the Sounding the Feminists movement has changed the conversation in the Irish contemporary music scene and put the issue of gender equality and composers firmly on the musical map, but, asks Adrian Smith, can it have

Published on 11 April 2019

Adrian Smith is Lecturer in Musicology at TU Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama.

When Concertina Meets Concerto

When Concertina Meets Concerto

When Concertina Meets Concerto

The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra marked St Patrick's Day with a performance of a new concerto for concertina by Niall Vallely, a set by the group Moxie, and Seán Ó Riada's 'Mise Éire'.

Published on 20 March 2019

Tim Diovanni is a music journalist from New York and a graduate student in musicology at the TU Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama.

An Orchestra Out of Step?

An Orchestra Out of Step?

An Orchestra Out of Step?

An orchestra playing less new music, writes Adrian Smith, is out of step with contemporary culture. Has the amount of contemporary music being played by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra been in decline in recent years?

Published on 16 October 2017

Adrian Smith is Lecturer in Musicology at TU Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama.

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra to perform in Waterford

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra to perform in Waterford

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra to perform in Waterford

Principal Conductor Alan Buribayev will make his debut outside Dublin with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, in a concert at the WIT College Street Chapel in Waterford on 23 February at 8pm.

Published on 9 February 2012

Stephen Graham is a lecturer in music at Goldsmiths, University of London. He blogs at www.robotsdancingalone.wordpress.com.

Composition as Vandalism

Composition as Vandalism

Composition as Vandalism

The music of Donnacha Dennehy.

Published on 1 November 2005

Bob Gilmore (1961–2015) was a musicologist, educator and keyboard player. Born in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, he studied at York University, Queen's University Belfast, and at the University of California. His books include Harry Partch: a biography (Yale University Press, 1998) and Ben Johnston: Maximum Clarity and other writings on music (University of Illinois Press, 2006), both of which were recipients of the Deems Taylor Award from ASCAP. He wrote extensively on the American experimental tradition, microtonal music and spectral music, including the work of such figures as James Tenney, Horațiu Rădulescu, Claude Vivier, and Frank Denyer. Bob Gilmore taught at Queens University, Belfast, Dartington College of Arts, Brunel University in London, and was a Research Fellow at the Orpheus Institute in Ghent. He was the founder, director and keyboard player of Trio Scordatura, an Amsterdam-based ensemble dedicated to the performance of microtonal music, and for the year 2014 was the Editor of Tempo, a quarterly journal of new music. His biography of French-Canadian composer Claude Vivier was published by University of Rochester Press in June 2014. Between 2005 and 2012, Bob Gilmore published several articles in The Journal of Music.

My Music is A Four-Letter Word ('Ceol')

My Music is A Four-Letter Word ('Ceol')

My Music is A Four-Letter Word ('Ceol')

Composer Frank Corcoran's 'Borrisokane Transcendental Theory of Truth' in music.

Published on 1 March 2001

Since 1983 Frank Corcoran has been Professor of Composition and Theory in the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Hamburg. His CDs include Mad Sweeney (BBM 1026) and Symphonies Nos. 2, 3, & 4 (Marco Polo 8.225107).Frank Corcoran is guest composer and artistic director at the Sligo Contemporary Music Festival, full details of which appear on the back cover of The JMI. Since 1983 Frank Corcoran has been professor of composition and theory in the Staatliche Hochschule fur Musik und darstellende Kunst, Hamburg. His CDs include Mad Sweeney (BBM 1026) and Symphonies Nos. 2,3 & 4 (Marco Polo 8.225107)