#3718: New Music from Ireland Part 4

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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 4, host John Schaefer speaks with Derry-based composer Neil Burns whose work bridges atmospheric pop and contemporary classical music. Burns discusses his piece "Walls of Sound," a kind of audio tour of Derry, Ireland's city walls that includes processed environmental recordings and spare accompaniment. Neil Burns also shares how his atmospheric pop work has informed his approach to his contemporary classical composition. Later in the hour, John Schaefer meets with Greg Caffrey in Belfast to discuss making music through tough times in Belfast and the Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble he founded.

Neil Burns

 PROGRAM #3718 New Music from Ireland Part 4 (First aired on 4/23/2015)  

ARTIST: Neil Burns
WORK: Things That Came After (1) [2:17]
RECORDING: Mood Music Vol. 1, 2006-2013
SOURCE: neilburnsmusic.bandcamp.com

ARTIST: Neil Burns
WORK: Bishop’s Gate to Ferryquay Gate [4:38]
RECORDING: new music::new Ireland two
SOURCE: Contemporary Music Centre
INFO: www.cmc.ie

ARTIST: Neil Burns
WORK: Ferryquay Gate to Foyle Street [4:25]
RECORDING: Walls of Sound
SOURCE: neilburnsmusic.bandcamp.com

ARTIST: Comrade Hat
WORK: The Path That Goes On [2:50]
RECORDING: Follow the Dawn
SOURCE: comradehat.bandcamp.com

ARTIST: Neil Burns
WORK: The Great White Osprey [5:30]
RECORDING: On Thin Ice
SOURCE: neilburnsmusic.bandcamp.com

ARTIST: Ireland String Quartet
WORK: Greg Caffrey: béal mouth beul mooth [2:24]
RECORDING: AHRC Irish and Scottish Poetry Project
SOURCE:  Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry

ARTIST: The Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble
WORK: Greg Caffrey: These are the clouds about the fallen Sun [:57]
RECORDING: Hard Rain Ensemble
SOURCE: hardrainensemble.com

ARTIST: The Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble
WORK: Morton Feldman: Duration I [1:23]
RECORDING: Hard Rain Ensemble
SOURCE: hardrainensemble.com

ARTIST: The Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble
WORK: Iain McCurdy: Philharmonie [1:09]
RECORDING: Hard Rain Ensemble
SOURCE: hardrainensemble.com

ARTIST: Craig Ogden
WORK: Greg Caffrey: Deluge [3:30]
RECORDING: First Construction in Nylon
SOURCE: Cactus Records 
INFO: cactusrecords.bandcamp.com

ARTIST: Craig Ogden
WORK: Greg Caffrey: First Construction in Nylon [3:42]
RECORDING: First Construction in Nylon
SOURCE: Cactus Records 
INFO: cactusrecords.bandcamp.com