Episode #9

Listen: Donnacha Dennehy Disposes Dissonance

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Sunday, August 09, 2015

Composer Donnacha Dennehy Composer Donnacha Dennehy (Britt Olsen-Ecker)

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

Q2 Music and the Yale School of Music are partnering to bring you on-demand streaming audio of the university's exciting New Music New Haven concert series, which showcases student-composers alongside the School's deep bench of faculty composers.

Recorded by Eugene Kimball for New Music New Haven.

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