John Zorn

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So much of Cory Finley’s theatrical debut is so delicious it feels churlish to yearn for a little more. Effortlessly adopting the bored drawl of Conne(...)

Eamonn Quinn, co-founder and artistic director of the Louth Contemporary Music Society and winner of the prestigious Belmont Prize.

The list of winners of the €20,000 Forberg-Schneider-Stiftung’s Belmont Prize for contemporary music is an interesting one. It begins in 1999 with the(...)

Duo Gazzana feature at the ECM Weekend. Photograph: Stefano Borghi

Sunday, November 19 Edel Meade Arthurs, Dublin. 4pm, €10. arthurspub.ie Inventive Dublin singer Edel Meade performs songs from her new album, Blue Fa(...)

John O’Conor and Veronica McSwiney at the NCH

It’s a remarkable fact that John O’Conor and Veronica McSwiney never gave a concert together before last Wednesday. These two Irish pianists have know(...)

This year’s star attraction of Great Music in Irish Houses is American pianist Richard Goode. Photograph: Hiroyuki Ito/Getty Images

News is out on the National Concert Hall’s next International Concert Series. The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra will open the series on Saturday, Aug(...)

Tim Berne

Cutting-edge US saxophonist Tim Berne is preparing for a trip to Ireland on a six-date tour with Dublin electro-jazz quartet Oko. But maybe “preparin(...)

David Lang: the line-up of his festival featured composers with an average age of 54 and a range of works with an average year of composition around 2000

For two days last weekend the National Concert Hall was taken over by What? . . . Wow, David Lang’s Festival of Music 2015. Lang is the Los Angeles(...)

The Necks are, from left, Chris Abrahams, Tony Buck and Lloyd Swanton

Of the many things cult Australian piano trio The Necks can be accused of, “easy to describe” isn’t one of them. In desperation, most critics break(...)

Francesco Turrisi: Grigio
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  • November 8, 2013, 00:00

European jazz musicians of recent generations have been keen to forge identities of their own, distinct from the blues-based American form . One of th(...)

PAT METHENY Tap: John Zorn’s Book of Angels, Vol. 20 Nonesuch HHHH Influential composer John Zorn began writing tunes inspired by his Jewish (...)

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