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A podcast from the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland on new music and composers from Ireland.

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A podcast from the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland on new music and composers from Ireland.

    amplify #33 - 2020 wrap up, CMC Salon, and Anne-Marie O'Farrell

    amplify #33 - 2020 wrap up, CMC Salon, and Anne-Marie O'Farrell

    The final episode of CMC’s podcast presented by Jonathan Grimes and CMC Director Evonne Ferguson includes a brief look back on CMC’s work during 2020, an excerpt from CMC’s last online Salon event for 2020, and Anne-Marie O’Farrell on her 2017 Beethoven-inspired work, ‘Der Abend’.

    Show Notes


    Anne-Marie O’Farrell


    CMC Composer Page
    Composer Web Site

    CMC Salon - Sebastian Adams, Lina Andonoskva, and Barry O’Halpin

    • 20 Min.
    amplify #32 - Gerald Barry, Seán Clancy, Raymond Deane, Eric Egan and Jane O'Leary on Beethoven

    amplify #32 - Gerald Barry, Seán Clancy, Raymond Deane, Eric Egan and Jane O'Leary on Beethoven

    To mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth, this week’s amplify podcast features composers Gerald Barry, Seán Clancy, Raymond Deane, Eric Egan and Jane O’Leary on Beethoven’s influence and inspiration behind some of their works. The episode also features extracts from Beethoven’s letters read by Bernard Clarke.

    Show Notes


    Gerald Barry


    CMC Composer Page
    Schott Music

    Seán Clancy


    CMC Composer Page
    Composer web site

    Raymond Deane


    CMC Composer Page
    Composer web site

    Eric Egan
    Jane O’Leary


    Music


    Beethoven - Emperor Concerto (Pittsburg Symphony Orchestra, Rudolf Firkusny)
    Gerald Barry - Beethoven (Stephen Richardson, Crash Ensemble)
    Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata (Daniel Barenboim)
    Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 26 (Emil Gilels)
    Raymond Deane - Noctuary: Minerva’s Owl (Hugh Tinney)
    Jane O’Leary - The Passing of Sound Forever (ConTempo Quartet)
    Beethoven - String Quartet No. 11 (Emerson String Quartet)
    Gerald Barry - Schott and Sons, Mainz (Stephen Richardson, Chamber Choir Ireland)
    Gerald Barry - Mrs Streicher (Gavan Ring, Stephen Irvine)
    Gerald Barry - Stockhausen (1928–2007) (Barbara Hannigan, Juoko Laivuori)
    Beethoven - String Quartet No. 15 in a minor, Op 132 (Alban Berg Quartet
    Eric Egan - … a thing glimpsed … (Trondheim Sinfonietta)
    Seán Clancy - Neue Kraft Fühlend (Bozzini Quartet)
    Raymond Deane - Noctuary: Minerva’s Owl (Hugh Tinney)
    Gerald Barry - Beethoven (Stephen Richardson, Crash Ensemble)


    Production and editing - Jonathan Grimes, Keith Fennell


    Thanks to Bernard Clarke for reading the letters, to Jane O’Leary for her help in selecting and sourcing the letters, CMC Library Coordinator Susan Brodigan for her research into

    • 33 Min.
    amplify #31 - Irish National Opera's 20 Shots of Opera

    amplify #31 - Irish National Opera's 20 Shots of Opera

    This week’s podcast features four of the composers whose works will be presented as part of Irish National Opera’s 20 Shots of Opera online event. Éna Brennan, Michael Gallen, Emma O’Halloran, and Evangelia Rigaki talk about their pieces alongside contributions from INO Artistic Director Fergus Sheil and soprano Orla Boylan.
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    Show Notes

    20 Shots of Opera
    Michael Gallen

    michaeljgallen.com
    CMC composer page


    Emma O’Halloran

    emma-ohalloran.com
    CMC composer page


    Evangelia Rigaki
    Éna Brennan

    Music

    Evangelia Rigaki - The Gift (Doreen Curran (mezzo-soprano), Sean McGinley (actor), RTÉ Concert Orchestra, conductor Fergus Sheil)
    Michael Gallen - At a Loss (Orla Boylan (soprano), RTÉ Concert Orchestra, conductor Fergus Sheil)
    Emma O’Halloran - The Wait (Naomi Louisa O’Connell (mezzo-soprano), RTÉ Concert Orchestra, conductor Elaine Kelly)
    Éna Brennan - Rupture (Rachel Goode (soprano), Sarah Richmond (mezzo-soprano), RTÉ Concert Orchestra, conductor Elaine Kelly)

    • 34 Min.
    amplify #30 - Library Ireland Week and Francis Heery on his project 'Animal Faith'

    amplify #30 - Library Ireland Week and Francis Heery on his project 'Animal Faith'

    This week’s podcast marks the Library Association of Ireland’s annual Library Ireland Week. CMC Library Coordinator Susan Brodigan talks about recent digitisation projects in CMC’s library and selects some of the recordings that have been digitised. Also featured is a conversation with composer Francis Heery about his project ‘Animal Faith’ which researches the intersections between bioacoustics and composition. Presented by Jonathan Grimes and Evonne Ferguson.

    Show Notes


    Through the Digital Door: Library Ireland Week 2020
    Heritage Council/An Chomhairle Oidhreachta Community Heritage grant has been awarded to CMC
    Francis Heery


    francisheery.com
    CMC composer page



    Music


    Francis Heery - Callows


    CMC Library Coordinator, Susan Brodigan


    Joan Trimble - Suite for Strings
    Eric Sweeney - Musique pour mes Amis (Danish Wind Quartet), Recorded at November 1997 in St. Patrick’s Hall, Dublin Castle
    Raymond Deane - Marche Oublieé (Schubert Ensemble),recorded in February 1997 at Skerries Community Centre, Co. Dublin,
    Donnacha Dennehy - Pluck, Stroke and Hammer (Hugh Tinney, Vanbrugh Quartet), recorded in 1997 at St Patrick’s Hall in Dublin Castle


    Francis Heery


    Francis Heery - Lebensraum
    Morton Feldman - String Quartet No. 1
    Francis Heery - Quinta
    Francis Heery - Callows
    Francis Heery - Uexkell

    • 35 Min.
    amplify #29 - Emma Coulthard

    amplify #29 - Emma Coulthard

    Episode 29 of CMC’s podcast on Irish composers and new music features a conversation with flautist Emma Coulthard about her career and work with Irish composers. The episode also includes contributions from two of the composers on their collaborations with Emma - Paul Hayes and Fergus Johnston.
    Show Notes
    Subscribe to the podcast here


    Emma Coulthard

    Soundcloud page
    For the Birds - online concert on 30 November



    Music

    Fergus Johnston - Planxty
    Anna Murray/Emma Coulthard - GLSS.RNDR
    John Buckley - Boireann (Emma Coulthard, David Adams)
    Michael Holohan - Leafy with Love Banks
    Paul Hayes - Mass Production (Emma Coulthard (voice), Jennifer Walshe (trumpet), RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra)
    Paul Hayes - Echo Chatterbox
    John McLachlan - Isola (Emma Coulthard, David Adams)
    Fergus Johnston - Opus Lepidopterae (Emma Coulthard, David Adams)
    Benjamin Dwyer - HAG (Emma Coulthard, Benjamin Dwyer)
    Fergus Johnston - Planxty
    Anna Murray/Emma Coulthard - GLSS.RNDR
    John McLachlan - Isola (Emma Coulthard, David Adams)

    • 35 Min.
    amplify #28 - Ed Bennett and Karen Power

    amplify #28 - Ed Bennett and Karen Power

    Episode 28 of CMC’s podcast features conversations with composers about two recent album releases. Ed Bennett’s ‘Psychedelia’ on NMC Recordings, and Karen Power’s ‘Human Nature’. Presented by Jonathan Grimes and Evonne Ferguson.

    Show Notes

    Subscribe to the podcast here



    Ed Bennett: Psychedelia (NMC Records)
    Karen Power: Human Nature
    Ed Bennett


    Composer web site
    CMC page

    Karen Power


    Composer web site
    CMC page

    CMC Salon - Ian Wilson ‘Wild is the wind’ album launch


    Wild is the wind - Diatribe Records



    Music

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    Opening


    Ed Bennett - Psychedelia (RTE National Symphony Orchestra)
    Karen Power - train to Machu Picchu


    Karen Power

    All tracks from Human Nature
    - loved bees (Anne-Marie O’Farrell)
    - underwater frogs of Angkor Wat (Thomas Buckner)
    - train to Machu Picchu (Johnny Chang)
    - Amazonian frogs (Seth Josel)
    - if trees had bellies (Jane Rigler)
    - seals off the Namibian shipwreck coast (Ute Wassermann)
    - monkeys + ‘waterbird’ of the Amazon (Loré Lixenberg)
    - bats of Namibia (John Godfrey)
    - beneath the living sand dunes @ Gobabeb (Rishin Singh)
    - sirens of New York (Samuel Stoll)


    Ed Bennett

    All tracks from Psychedelia
    - Organ Grinder (Orkest de Ereprijs)
    - Freefalling (RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra)
    - Song of the Books: III (Kate Ellis, Decibel)
    - Psychedelia (RTE National Symphony Orchestra)
    - Song of the Books: II (Kate Ellis, Decibel)
    - Magnetic (Jack McNeill, Eliza McCarthy)

    • 35 Min.

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