Sound Out with Ian McGlynn

Sound Out with Ian McGlynn

Sunday, 9-10pm

Sound Out Sunday 22 September 2019

Sound Out with Ian McGlynn

Tonight we hear the world premiere of Jennifer Walshe's The Site of an Investigation, with Walshe on vocals and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jean Deroyer

Sunday July 12th

Mozart left his Mass in C Minor unfinished, but tonight we'll explore a new complete recording with Marc Minkowski and Les Musiciens du Louvre of a 1985 edition scored for a chamber-like setting. We’ll also hear a new album of Spanish works from conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto with pianist Jorge Federico Osorio and contemporary works by George Walker (pictured), the first African-American to win the Pulitzer for music.

Sunday July 19th

Mahler said that 'a symphony must be like the world. It must embrace everything.' He applied this dictum to his own seventh symphony which includes cowbells and whips, a glockenspiel and mandolin, and tonight we hear a new recording performed by the Minnesota Orchestra under Osmo Vänskä. We’ll also explore the music of Francis Pott, who composes works with a personal harmonic style, as the Commotio chamber choir perform world premiere recordings.

Download/Stream - Jennifer Walshe's lockdown diaries 

Watch Improvised Music Company and Triskel Arts Centre present Piece by Piece

Watch (below) 'String Ogham' trailer from Caimin Gilmore

Listen - Sound Out on Spotify

You can now hear our playlists each week on Spotify, and where possible we'll include all the music featured on the programme.  

Watch - RTÉ Concert Orchestra perform Gerald Barry and Julia Wolfe with Bang on a Can

The RTÉ Concert Orchestra conducted by Ilan Volkov performs Gerald Barry's Viola Concerto with the violist for whom it was written, Lawrence Power. A commission by Britten Sinfonia and RTÉ, it was recorded live at New Music Dublin 2020. We’ll also hear Julia Wolfe’s Flower Power composed for orchestra and the eclectic Bang on a Can All-Stars, a work inspired by a radical revolutionary moment - the late 1960's - a time when experimental ideas and questions permeated all parts of the political, social, and artistic landscapes.

Watch - Cleary, O'Leary and Guðmundsson with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

Watch and listen below to diverse music by Irish and Icelandic composers, performed by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and recorded live in the National Concert Hall at New Music Dublin 2020.

Siobhán Cleary's Hum! is a musical theatre piece for two actors and string orchestra, a work of humour, conflict and tragedy with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ryan McAdams acting as greek chorus. They're all joined by the Ligeti Quartet for the world premiere of Jane O'Leary's Triptych in which four solo instruments act as a unit, layered with the incredibly soft sounds of the orchestra. And we'll hear Hugi Guðmundsson Box, a concerto for accordion, symphony orchestra and barrel organ performed with soloist Andreas Borregaard and conducted by Daniel Bjarnsson.

Music Played on the Show


Title: The Procedure For Smoothing Air

Composer: Walshe, Jennifer

Performer(s): Crash Ensemble

Album: RTE Lyric FM Commissions / RTE

Duration: 14:59


Title: The Site Of An Investigation (World Premiere)

Composer: Walshe, Jennifer

Performer(s): Jennifer Walshe (Vocalist)

Album: Recorded at New Music Dublin, NCH, 280219 / RTE

Duration: 32:15



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Presenter: Ian McGlynn

Producer: Áine Fay


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