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Album Review: Wrekmeister Harmonies - Then It All Came Down

Without any expectations, the opening of JR Robinson’s new, one-track album as Wrekmeister HarmoniesThen It All Came Down, might sound comforting. The spectral chorus, chiming bells, fingerpicked acoustic, and resonant strings should cozy up to anyone who’s fond of avant-garde composition or expressive post-rock in the vein of Godspeed You! 271 more words

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Solo in Red

Based on the writings of Cormac McCarthy, Solo in Red is a composition work by prominent Melbourne composer Kynan Robinson which was developed into a live art show in 2012 for the Melbourne Writers Festival. 175 more words

Contemporary Classical

longer fixed idea

The fixed idea (see Fixed Idea) is not presented in its whole until bars 10-14, and is manipulated not only by exact transposition and early ending, but also by inversion. 63 more words


Composer Profile: Gráinne Mulvey


Gráinne Mulvey’s music has been performed and broadcast across the globe. She has been the recipient of many awards, commissions and honours, including the “RTE Young musician of the Future Competition”, Ireland (Composers Class) in 1994, the Macaulay Fellowship (Arts Council Of Ireland), Arklow Music Festival, New Music for Sligo in 1999 and St. 987 more words


Guest post for The Sampler blog

The Sampler is the blog of Sound and Music, the national agency for new music. I was delighted to contribute an article on new music, or rather the lack of it, as I perceive it, in mainstream concert venues.

Read my article here