#3718: New Music from Ireland Part 4

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New Sounds returns to Ireland for the fourth part of our series on the country's contemporary music sceneJohn Schaefer sits down 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.

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

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Neil Burns

Mood Music Vol. 1, 2006-2013

Things That Came After (1) [2:17]

Self-released Bandcamp

Neil Burns

new music::new Ireland two

Bishop’s Gate to Ferryquay Gate [4:38]

Contemporary Music Centre

Neil Burns

Walls of Sound

Ferryquay Gate to Foyle Street [4:25]

Self-released

Bandcamp

Comrade Hat

Follow the Dawn

The Path That Goes On [2:50]

Self-Released Bandcamp

Neil Burns

On Thin Ice

The Great White Osprey [5:30]

Self-Released Bandcamp

Ireland String Quartet

AHRC Irish and Scottish Poetry Project

Greg Caffrey: béal mouth beul mooth [2:24]

Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry

The Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble

Hard Rain Ensemble

Greg Caffrey: These are the clouds about the fallen Sun [:57]

Hard Rain Ensemble

The Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble

Hard Rain Ensemble

Morton Feldman: Duration I [1:23]

Hard Rain Ensemble

The Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble

Hard Rain Ensemble

Iain McCurdy: Philharmonie [1:09]

Hard Rain Ensemble

Craig Ogden

First Construction in Nylon

Greg Caffrey: Deluge [3:30]

Cactus Records - Bandcamp

Craig Ogden

First Construction in Nylon

Greg Caffrey: First Construction in Nylon [3:42]

Cactus Records - Bandcamp