From: Journal of Music in Ireland [info_at_thejmi_dot_com]
Sent: 17 January 2008 15:54
Subject: Unlocked in JMI: Living Music / Music & Nationalism
Living Music / Music & Nationalism
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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 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.

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Free content in the JMI this month:

May-June 2006
Jürgen Simpson: Encore

Jan-Feb 2006
Bob Gilmore: Minimalism Schminimalism

Sep-Oct 2002
Raymond Deane: RTÉ's First RTÉ Living Music Festival

Nov-Dec 2002
Barra Ó Séaghdha/Roger Doyle/John McLachlan/Conor Kostick/Jürgen Simpson: Full reviews of the the first RTÉ Living Music Festival

Sep-Oct 2005
Séamas de Barra: Aloys Fleischmann and the Idea of an Irish Composer

Jan-Feb 2002
Patrick Zuk: Music and Nationalism: Part 1