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 November 24th

Composer Avet Terterian was an important musical figure in 20th century Armenia, who experimented with electronics and atonality. He was also influenced by folk music and ancient liturgical music and tonight we hear a new recording of works including the Symphony No.3 scored for scored for orchestra with Armenian folk instruments, duduks and zurnas. We’ll also hear chamber works by Erno Dohnanyi in a new recording from pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin (pictured) with the Takacs Quartet.

Sunday December 1st

On the year of his 60th birthday Arthur Bliss composed 'The Enchantress' for Kathleen Ferrier, and tonight we’ll explore this and similar works for voice and orchestra, performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly and conductor Andrew Davis. We’ll also hear the award-winning Pavel Haas Quartet perform Shostakovich, new recordings of his String Quartets No 2, 7 and 8. (Pavel Haas Quartet - photo Marco Borggreve)

Watch Jennifer Walshe's The Site of an Investigation 

Dublin-born composer Jennifer Walshe was recently elected to the highly prestigious German Akademie der Kunste, the first Irish-born member. A unique voice in contemporary music composition and performance, tonight we’ll hear Walshe’s The Site of an Investigation, the world premiere performance recorded at New Music Dublin earlier this year. Featuring Walshe on vocals with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jean Deroyer, the piece considers our contemporary predicament and takes in microplastics, Facebook likes, grief, precarity, interplanetary colonisation, artificial intelligence and loss. 

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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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