Listen: Donnacha Dennehy Disposes Dissonance
Sunday, August 09, 2015
On November 14, 2013, New Music New Haven continued its 2013-2014 season with music by student composers – James Rubino, Ian Gottlieb, Reena Esmail and Bálint Karosi – and by visiting composer and Princeton University professor Donnacha Dennehy.
Two pieces by featured composer Donnacha Dennehy were presented: Bulb and Disposable Dissonance. In Dennehy's words, "It’s [Bulb] an artificial vandalism of a natural phenomenon (the overtone series), the way electric lighting is of the visual spectrum." In Disposable Dissonance, instead of resolving dissonances, Dennehy (as the title of piece suggest) simply disposes of them.
Listen to individual pieces below.
James Rubino - this brutal flesh
Ian Gottlieb - Lost Man
Reena Esmail - String Quartet
Bálint Karosi - Words of the Beginning
Donnacha Dennehy - Bulb
Donnacha Dennehy - Disposable Dissonance
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Recorded by Eugene Kimball for New Music New Haven.