WRITING & DOCUMENTARY WORK
ANTHONY BRAXTON AT DARMSTADT 2023
At age 78 legendary composer, pedagogue and saxophonist Anthony was invited to Darmstadt 2023, where, as well concerts, and a conference dedicated to his work, he led the first Darmstadt Creative Orchestra. Sinead was lucky enough to see him at work over three days of rehearsals. Read her account of the experience via the link. This was written for the Darmstadt Words on Music Course 2023. Thanks to Kate Molleson for her guidance and editing of the piece!
ANTHONY BRAXTON'S DARMSTADT CREATIVE ORCHESTRA - MINI AUDIO DOCUMENTARY
CMC & NSO COMPOSER LAB 2023
Composer for full symphony orchestra must surely be at the top of any budding composer's wish list. But the chance to follow in the footsteps of giants like Stravinsky, Bartok and Boulez, all of whom tamed the multi headed behemoth to some degree? Well, that is a chance that musct be earned - especially where demanding professional players are involved.
EXPERIMENTS IN IRISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC: TANGLETRAD
Inspired by walking the same ground as John Cage in Darmstadt this summer, and with a nod towards Anthony Braxton's Creative Orchestra, Sinead developed TangleTrad - a sonic roadmap and toolbox for explorations starting within Irish traditional music....