Journal of Music in Ireland [info_at_thejmi_dot_com]
Sent: 17 January 2008
in JMI: Living Music / Music & Nationalism
Living Music / Music &
With the 6th RTÉ Living Music Festival taking place in February,
the JMI: Journal of Music in Ireland has made a number of articles in
relation to past festivals free-to-view at www.thejmi.com. From 2006, read Bob Gilmore's 'Minimalism Schminimalism'
published in advance of Steve Reich's visit to Ireland. In his review of the
same festival, Jürgen Simpson wrote of the performance of Music for 18
Musicians at the National Concert Hall as "one of the finest musical
moments that venue has ever seen". Or rewind to Raymond Deane's introduction to
the very first Living Music Festival in 2002, which focussed on the music of
Luciano Berio, and read the reviews.
Coinciding with Una Hunt's article on Thomas Moore and his
Irish Melodies in our latest issue, we have also unlocked two major
articles on the the theme of music and nationalism. In "Aloys Fleischmann and
the Idea of the Irish Composer", Séamas de Barra discusses the Cork composer's
thinking on music and Irish identity, or read Patrick Zuk's ground-breaking
article on music and nationalism from 2002.
Nominated for a Golden Spiders award, the JMI website is a
rich resource for anyone interested in musical life in Ireland. Visit www.thejmi.com
For access to over 700 articles, subscribe for only €35. The
January-February issue of the JMI is now available in shops nation-wide,
online and by subscription.
Free content in the JMI this month:
Jürgen Simpson: Encore
Bob Gilmore: Minimalism Schminimalism
Raymond Deane: RTÉ's First RTÉ Living Music
Barra Ó Séaghdha/Roger Doyle/John McLachlan/Conor Kostick/Jürgen
Simpson: Full reviews of the the first RTÉ Living Music Festival
Séamas de Barra: Aloys Fleischmann and the Idea of an Irish
Patrick Zuk: Music and Nationalism: Part 1