Adams and Nangle: Improvisations [live]
Live improvisations from the dlr LexIcon in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, on April 20th 2016.
Sebastian Adams on viola, Jonathan Nangle on electronics and guitar.
Electronics involve Max patches, electromagnetic pickups, sequencers and all sorts of other gizmos.
This project was presented with the kind and generous support of the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Musician in Residence scheme 2016.
Committed to commissioning and performing works by Irish composers, Chatham Saxophone Quartet’s debut album comprises of new works by five Irish composers, including a Music Network commission by Golden Globe nominated composer Brian Byrne, Saxophone Quartet No 1.
Young bodhrán player Aimee Farrell-Courtney joins the group for a new arrangement of Ian Wilson’s 2009 work, heaven lay close… replacing the original tabla.
Another Belfast-born composer, Brian Irvine, contributes a multimedia work to New Irish Music with Just a little lighter cut of the same girls, written for Chatham Saxophone Quartet with tape.
Jonathan Nangle’s iridescent cobalt glow, commissioned by the group, is a minimalist work in three short movements.
Completing the album is Dublin saxophonist and composer Kenneth Edge’s Three Études – programmatic pieces, each with a very distinct character.
New Music::New Ireland vol. 2
The second CD in CMC’s new promotional series presents 11 works by a range of Irish composers performed by a diverse range of international and Irish performers. It presents a snapshot of the aesthetic choices taken by those bravely exploring the diverse paths of Irish composition, with all its history and possibilities.
A choir at the top of its game is a wondrous thing to hear and latest CD from the lyric label New Dublin Voices: Music From Ireland, reveals a choir in tremendous voice. Featuring fourteen tracks written or arranged by Irish composers, this is collection of new music that is as accessible as it is beautiful.
With a mix of spiritual and secular music New Dublin Voices: Music From Ireland is sure to become the soundtrack to the festive seasons for families all over Ireland. Works on the CD include Eibhlís Farrell’s Caritas abundant which give a rich and soaring makeover to 800 year old words about love. Beautiful arrangements of the traditional lullaby to the Christ child Suantraí ár Slánaitheora by Fiontán Ó Cearbhaill and Coventry Carol by Jonathan Nangle, are refreshing takes on the Christmas message. Anyone who went to primary school in Ireland will remember Beidh aonach amárach, here given a joyous interpretation by David Hayes that belies the text of a mother banning her daughter from going to the fair.
Gothic: New Piano Music from Ireland
Mary Dullea’s new album ‘Gothic’, a CD of new piano music from Ireland. The album features works by Ed Bennett, David Fennessy, Frank Lyons, John McLachlan, Gráinne Mulvey, Benjamin Dwyer and Jonathan Nangle.
Released on Métier Divine Art, in the words of the performer, “it is a result of relationships built and developed over two decades and presents a wide range of sonorities, inspirations and exploration of the role of the performer.”
I Call to You is a new record of music inspired by music by Baroque master Johann Sebastian Bach, and performed by the Dublin-based group Ergodos Musicians. A project originally conceived in the darker moments of Ireland’s financial crisis, this is music that underlines a sense of hope, and renewal.
The album features music by Irish artists Garrett Sholdice, Benedict Schlepper-Connolly, Jonathan Nangle and Simon O’Connor, composed after Bach’s sublime organ chorale prelude ‘Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ’ (BWV 639). Bach’s graceful counterpoint, itself based on a pre-existing Lutheran hymn, recurs across the record like a memory – each time different, each time reconsidered.
The music of I Call to You is performed with exceptional sensitivity by Ergodos Musicians, featuring some of the most refined and eclectic musicians working in Ireland today: vocalist Michelle O’Rourke, clarinettist Jonathan Sage, violinist Clíodhna Ryan, cellist William Butt and pianist Michael McHale.
I Call to You is available on compact disc or as a high quality digital download.
Roberto Oliveira — percussion
Jonathan Nangle — live electronics
Contemporary Music from Ireland, Volume Nine
Volume Nine in a series of promotional CDs issued without charge by the Contemporary Music Centre to showcase the diverse range of work of Irish composers. The CD was produced with the assistance of funding from Culture Ireland, the Arts Council Music Recording Scheme 2009 and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.