Elastic Harmonic / Glamour Sleeper / Junk Box Fraud, and other works

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DONNACHA DENNEHY
Elastic Harmonic / Glamour Sleeper / Junk Box Fraud, and other works
Joanna McGregor (piano) / Crash Ensemble / Gavin Maloney

[ NMC / CD ]

Release Date: Tuesday 25 March 2008

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"Dennehy likes to imbue his pieces with an urban energy and drive them with the punchy impact of a rock band. He also likes and air of derangement, as if to suggest both a breaching of conventional boundaries and Jean Tinguely-like disintegration."

Dennehy has written, "There is a whiff of high-class vandalism about my work" - an opinion borne out by this disc, which collects such early works as his uproarious "Junk Box Fraud" - for two increasingly smutty vocalists & strident ensemble - and "pAt", for piano & taped "shipping forecast" - to the recent lyrical violin concerto, "Elastic Harmonic", with soloist Darragh Morgan.

The recording of "Elastic Harmonic" was supported by RTE; "Streetwalker" & "Junk Box Fraud" by the Arts Council of Ireland; and "Glamour Sleeper" by Saarlandischer Rundfunk.

"The performances are fresh, furious and frenetic... The essence of his [Dennehy's] style embraces obvious aspects of minimalism - feisty and explosive in the crazed electro-acoustic idiom of "Junk Box Fraud"... Mesmerising and liquid in the newest work featured, Dennehy's 2005 "Elastic Harmonic" for violin and orchestra."
-SCOTSMAN

"Dennehy likes to imbue his pieces with an urban energy and drive them with the punchy impact of a rock band. He also likes and air of derangement, as if to suggest both a breaching of conventional boundaries and Jean Tinguely-like disintegration."
-IRISH TIMES (****)

"Gerald Barry has had to hold the standard for Irish music long enough; it is good to find him being joined by such a lively talent as Donnacha Dennehy. A lot of the music here is in a jerky Bang-on-a-Cannish style though with traits that are individual, perhaps national... A wonder to hear."
-PAUL GRIFFITHS

Tracks:

Glamour Sleeper
Paddy
Junk Box Fraud
Elastic Harmonic
pAt
Streetwalker