#3715: New Music from Ireland Part 3

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New Sounds presents a whole week of programs surveying the Irish new music landscape to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising in Ireland on Sunday, April 24.

For Part 3 of New Music of Ireland, John Schaefer talks with Jonathan Nangle at the Contemporary Music Centre in Dublin. Nangle relates how Donnacha Dennehy influenced him to explore more experimental music, and then shares how electronics and silence factor into his compositions. Listen to how Nangle uses electronics to subtly augment conventional instrumentation on "Where distant city lights flicker on half-frozen ponds." Hear Nangle explain how his piece "Then Falls by Shadow" takes the inspiration of Irish weather to combine shuffle mode with a choral performance. Plus, hear works by composer David Bremner and his reflections on playing the pipe organ at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin. Listen to Bremner's piercing organ compositions, "Variations upon 'the usual reason'" and "Amhrán na Leabhar."

PROGRAM #3715 New Music from Ireland: Part 3 (First aired on 4/17/2015)  

ARTIST: Kate Ellis
WORK: Donnacha Dennehy: Aisling Gheal [2:09]
RECORDING: Jump
SOURCE: Diatribe Records

ARTIST: Jonathan Nangle
WORK: DIY Aeolian Harp [:39]
RECORDING: Self-released
SOURCE: Soundcloud

ARTIST: Jonathan Nangle
WORK: Where distant city lights flicker on half-frozen ponds [excerpt 1] [2:14]
RECORDING: new music::new Ireland 2
SOURCE: CMC Ireland

ARTIST: Jonathan Nangle
WORK: Where distant city lights flicker on half-frozen ponds  [excerpt 2] [4:47]
RECORDING: new music::new Ireland 2
SOURCE: CMC Ireland

ARTIST: Ergodos Musicians
WORK:  Jonathan Nangle: Ich ruf' zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ  [2:22]
RECORDING: I Call To You
SOURCE: Ergodos Records

ARTIST: Jonathan Nangle
WORK: untitled (after Dan Flavin) [1:42]
SOURCE: Soundcloud
INFO: Commissioned for Dublin SoundLab

ARTIST: Jonathan Nangle
WORK: Then Falls thy Shadow [:51]
SOURCE: Soundcloud
INFO: Commisioned by David Bremner and Elizabeth Hilliard

ARTIST: Jonathan Nangle
WORK: Our headlights blew softly into the black illuminating very little [5:21]
RECORDING: Contermporary Music from Ireland, Volume Nine
SOURCE: CMC Ireland – CMC CD09
INFO: www.cmc.ie

ARTIST: Jonathan Nangle & David Bremner
WORK: Untitled improvisation [1:25]
RECORDING: Ergodos 2009 'Off-Grid' Festival
SOURCE: Soundcloud

ARTIST: David Bremner
WORK: Variations upon ‘the usual reason’ [4:40]
RECORDING: Contemporary Music from Ireland, Volume 2
SOURCE: CMC Ireland – CMC CD02
INFO: www.cmc.ie

ARTIST: David Bremner
WORK: Amhrán na Leabhar [2:49]
RECORDING:  L’Air Du Temps
SOURCE: Soundcloud