Presented by Bernard Clarke of RTÉ lyric fm, this lively introduction to CMC's latest CD release, Contemporary Music from Ireland, Volume Five includes interviews and audio clips with some of the composers featured on the CD.
Does the media under-represent Irish composers? Is new music too difficult, too abstract for the media and their audiences? These and other questions were explored at a seminar held at the Contemporary Music Centre on 28 January. John McLachlan, a composer and executive director of the Association of Irish Composers, reports.
Raymond Deane talks to Michael Dungan about the ideas behind his chamber work, Seachanges (with Danse Macabre), and his development as a composer. This article is a transcript of a video interview and also includes accompanying video excerpts.