As found in the
Oxford Music Online encyclopedia :
FRANK CORCORAN has developed a distinct and complex language of aleatory macro-counterpoint in which sound layers are
superimposed polyphonically but retain independence through distinctive polymetric, agogic and dynamic indications.
This technique is evident from the early Piano Trio (1978) to Ice Etchings no.1 and Mad Sweeney (both 1996).
His many cultural interests are reflected in the texts of his vocal works; the opera Gilgamesh (1990), for example,
is based on a Sumerian epic. The Irische Mikrokosmoi for piano (1993) are based on traditional Irish melodies and