Frank Corcoran

irish composer

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CHORAL SATISFACTION

22 February 2009 North German Radio Choir in das neue werk Festival: German premiere of Frank

Corcoran´s ” 9 ASPECTS OF AN IRISH POEM” for Violin and Large Choir.

23 August 2008 Futura Festival, Crest, France : French premiere of ” QUASI UNA MISSA” ( 1999

W.D.R. commission. 2002 Swedish E.M.S. Prize ) .

JUNE, TOO, BEARS HAIKU-GOODIES

Dec. 8 2008 Meridian Festival, Bukarest : Basso Moderno premieres my new “Quasi Una Perla”. Thus:

A last alone the

Long day writhing into night

Moon-shine is my love

René Magritte was

Off on his French hobby-horse:

“I am NOT my pipe!”

Age-old Greek river,

Was unwashed Heraklitus

Ever smelled again?

TWENTY YEARS A-GROWING

In 1987 I pared the quill and wrote: ” Two Hardy Referentialists And The Debate On Expression In
Music”. ( International Review Of The Aesthetics And Sociology Of Music IRASM 18, 2, 237 – 245 )

In this bee-loud glade

My nine and fifty plum-trees

They and I blooming

MORE SUN NEWS IN MAY

May 7. Lyric Fm broadcasts my ” QUASI UNA FUGA” with the Irish Chamber Orchestra/ Anthony
Marwood.

May 10. for Johannes Brahms 175th. birthday , North German Radio commissions Frank Corcoran two
hours radiophonic analysis of Brahms´ Fourth Symphony.
May 10. NDR broadcasts my Fourth Symphony ( National Symphony Orchestra / Colman Pearce ) .
May 10. I complete new ” QUASI UNA PERLA” for the Washington-based Basso Moderno ( piano and
double-bass ) .

MORE PRATOLEVA HAIKUS

My silver syringe

Sucks out dark blood for vipers

Poison for poison

In the high temple

Hunger for tea-cake, flowers,

Mountain marmalade

Up on one long leg

Long Mary sights her own beak

Water reflected

In its Milky Way

Glides and flexes and ripples

Our Solar System

Season of mellow

Yellow fruit; ripeness is all

Too tired to die

Their great flaps empty

The whirring wings are circling

Empty this goose gyre

Tawny-Beaujolais

Autumn´s light a bit burnished

The grass a bit burned

I stirred not before

That entire rice-field was sown

A willow witnessed

Will not one singing

Beetle or bee make him blush ?

Poor Palestrina

CALENDAR STILL PUMPING

April 19 2008 Hüllm Cultural Centre

David Stromberg plays” Ice-Etchings” for solo cello.

July 1 2008 The Warehouse, London

Fidelio Trio gives the first London performance of my seventies” Break-Through” Piano Trio (1978 )

GREEN GLORIOUS IS THE COLOUR OF THE E-SAP NOW RISING

March 17 2008 Dutch Radio ” Mad Sweeney´s Shadow” Frank Corcoran Portrait including:

QUASI UNA MIUSSA , PIANO TRIO , 5 ROSENSTOCKLIEDER , 3. WIND-QUINTET ,

SWEENEY´S FAREWELL.

April 27 2008 Concorde Ensemble ( Hugh Lane Gallery Dublin ) ” THE LIGHT GLEAMS .

May 10 ” ( Cerkin Castle, Llubjana ) ” “