Ensemble Extracts brings together a collection of new music, articles, interviews, and events that grabbed our attention in the last week. So we thought we might share them with you.
From a report on Music’s effect on the Irish economy, to a new venue that blends good music with New York Cheesecake donuts, here are some interesting extracts that we think are definitely worth a read…
IMRO Report on Music and the Economy
Supporting 11,510 jobs and contributing €470 million to the economy, from these figures it’s fair to say that music is very much a part of the backbone supporting Ireland. The report recently released by the Irish Music Rights Association, based on sectorial analysis, explores how the collaboration between government, industry, and music creators has delivered these results.
Read full article and report here
Fractured Air x Blogothèque :: February Mix
The wonderful blog that is Fractured Air released their February Mix with French based Blogothèque last week. The mix features old favourites (original score to the 1973 film Belladonna Of Sadness), new comers (Fire! – “She Bid a Meaningless Farewell”), and excerpts of interviews and premieres (interview with legendary Los-Angeles based folk singer Linda Perhacs). If in search of a dynamic, expressive mix, we definitely recommend having a listen ::
Having gone through a series of tussles with major labels in recent years, the Berlin-based music service has been through quite a lot. However with new agreements with the likes of Universal and Warner, and the move towards a paid subscription service, it has launched ‘Pulse’, their dedicated app for artists and creators on iOS.
Full details courtesy of Sarah Perez via Techcrunch here.
German Rock + American Minimalism = Electronic Dance
In this interview with Tom Roseingrave for Fallow Media, German musician and composer Manuel Göttsching walks us through his musical beginnings as a guitarist being fascinated by Hendrix’s improvisational wig-outs, being part of a post-war generation that called for an upheaval in politics and art, and how the vision and logic behind the likes of the New York minimalists, and the Theatre of the Absurd inspired his piece E2-E4.
Read the full interview here.
A place to pitch your tent :: Wigwam
When a place that was once so vibrant and full of life closes its doors, its a very sad day indeed. Up until last Summer when its doors were sadly closed, the Twisted Pepper on Lower Abbey Street was central in the landscape of Dublin music venues. However, all is not lost, as the venue has been reincarnated by Bodytonic as Wigwam – a ‘more grown up version of the TP’. In this article featured on thelocals.ie, Wigwam man about house Eoin Cregan discusses the end of TP and the beginning of Wigwam. A place that pays homage to great drinks, food, music, and atmosphere, we’ll be heading there to ‘Wig’ our ‘Wam’ very soon ::
Full article by John Mahon here.
Release of the week :: 2 by The Gloaming
For its haunting yet delicate melodies, and raw, distinct expression of traditional music, Irish trad supergroup The Gloaming‘s just released album 2 gets our vote this week.
Recommended gigs ::
:: Tuesday 01-04.03.2016 :: Improvised Music Company and Jazz on the Terrace present Mirrors : Poems by W.B.Yeats, Lewis Carroll and Stevie Smith with the music of Kenny Wheeler :: dlr LexIcon :: Full details
:: Saturday 05.03.2016 (Launch) :: Women of Notes/Mná na Notaí, new photography and narrative series by photographer Ruth Medjber and journalist Louise Bruton featuring prominent Irish musicians:: Thirty Four :: Full details
Upcoming for Ensemble ::
:: Sunday 20.03.2016 :: In association with Saint Patrick’s Day Festival, I Love My City, Ensemble presents ‘Future Composers’, featuring the Dublin Laptop Orchestra, Kirkos Ensemble, and Tonnta Music performing works by emerging Irish composers for electronics, acoustic instruments, and voices respectively, as well as a group performance of a large scale by award winning composer Linda Buckley :: The Chocolate Factory :: Full details
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