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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


Frances Wilson - Where has all the (new) music gone?

A view from the stalls

There was a time, back in the 1970s when, as a Proms ingénue, just reading the words “new commission” or “world premiere” in the programme would make my heart sink for these dread words heralded what was surely going to be a vile cacophony of atonality, crashing dissonances and weird soundscapes of which an albeit musical child of 7 or 8 could make neither head nor tail.  1,347 more words