Roger Doyle, the ‘Godfather’ of Irish electronic music, has been composing for over thirty-five years. ‘I have a good two-way relationship with technology,’ he says, ‘and if I find a piece of technology that opens up a world I’m interested in exploring then I’ll jump right in.’ He talks to Jonathan Grimes.
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.