Soon I will list and publish some of my immortal musical yearnings of 2016 , also a rich harvest .
( Dissemination , multiplication, sing along and rejoice with the composer – THERE lies the dead
dog buried. )
Ruminating freely now on the American composer’s death, John(ny) Eaton, he of early Synket and his
great ( Old Greek libretti, also by my dead friend, Anglo-Irish poet from where I loved, Radda-in-Chianti, Patrick Creagh ) microtonal operas, vast Indiana
kind-of-thing. Nothing new on a brain haemorrhage, Johnny. Ave atque vale once again.
Basho says it
more, much more elegantly:
In the cicada’s cry
No sign can foretell
How soon it must die.
A RECENT RESUME BY A FRIEND . YES :
just listened to 2nd episode of Crosscurrents – a very very good programme – remembering those difficult times for all of us indeed….I don’t know how we kept going, but we did. You came across very well in the interviews – enjoyed hearing it.
Thankfully, there’s a bit more respect now, but I think composers are as ‘unknown’ as ever by the general public….we’ve done what we can, Frank!
Festschrift Frank Corcoran – ” AN IRISH COMPOSER INVENTS HIMSELF”
Cello Concerto March 13. 15 NSO
Quasi Una Storia 15 February NYC NorthSouthOrhestra
Hessischer Rundfunk Portrait Frank Corcoran 1.4.2015
Concertzender ” ”
Trauerfelder 24.11.2015 RIAM
Launch Festschrift F C ”
Joyce and Corcoran 26.11. James Joyce Centre Dublin
Schott Mainz publishes 8 Haikus
3 Pixels for Oboe and 3 Strings,
NDR 4.4. 2015 broadcasts 4. Symphony
NDR December 2015 ” Cello Concerto
Concertzender 1.5. ” ”
Piccolo Quartetto Filarmonico composed for 2016
The Fidelio Trio’s playing was deftly coloured and responsive down to the lightest shadows of vapour
2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016
1st July The Warehouse, London
Irish Piano Trios
Frank Corcoran Piano Trio (LP)
Benedict Schlepper-Connolly New Work (WP)
Gerald Barry Triorchic Blues (Trio version) (WP)
Frank Lyons Birdland (WP)
Donnerstag, 8. November 2007
radiotipps für den 8.11./9.11./10.11./11.11. und den 12.11.
WDR3 23.05 – 00.00Uhr WDR 3 open: Studio Akustische Kunst
“Quasi una Missa ” von Frank Corcoran
“Sweeney’s Vision” von Frank Corcoran
KUNSTMUSIK #4 – Frühjahr 2005
FRANK CORCORAN ( must look this up … )
I REMEMBER. I REMEMBER :
Remember, surfer, thou art but dust. It is the blight.
Wherefore, then, this mess about ashes in urns ? Or is it the sport angle? ( – the morning wilfullness , white bliss, electronic page delicious, calling out to me now : ” Ora et labora!” )
Is that it ? That all ? Sure now ?
It must have been nineteen fifty four, the early June morning already hot, suppressed excitement in the men all ready for go, harnessed horses frisky. The still still hay-knife in its oiled mowing-machine sheath ready for bloody murder, three cleanly cut off legs of a rabbit and an erring corncrake, its unfortunate nesting-instinct.
Far in the future lay her scream ( still dormant in June, that suppressed, silent energy, is how you saw it ). Far in my future lay this thrust to write this out now: how the eyes were filmed over, watching her interior soap-opera starring the greats of culture, a politician, an urn.
Well, that June fused the whole thing, the breadknife, blood culture at its cunning work, silence after Her Big Scream, white silken legs and the locked up meat-carver.
A child´s June bliss, hay smell now in these pixels. ( If you believe that, you´ll believe anything ) . Silence not always the best policy, no little sir. Maybe the muzzle. Wash her strait-jacket; hang out in this marvellous drying day, as they oil the mowing-machine before the huge horses´ nostrils begin dripping green streams of snot.
Get a grip on! You’re a man and not a June whinger! Stop your own inner scream right here or you´ll get a good slap ! Mind that urn.
1971 Feis Ceoil Prize
1973 Varming Prize For Irish Composers
1974 Dublin Symphony Orchestra Prize
1980 Berliner Kuenstler Programm
1981 Founding member Aosdana / Irish Academy of the Arts
1989 Fulbright Professorship
1999 Bourges Festival Premier Prix ( for WDR 1997 commissioned SWEENEYS VISION )
2002 Swedish E.M.S. Prize ( for WDR 1999 commissioned QUASI UNA MISSA )
2013 Cork International Choral Festival Sean O’Riada Prize
2013 International Federation for Choral Music First Prize ( for 8 HAIKUS / Manila University Choir )
Yes, here’s some of my choral music written over more than 40 years. Some:
1971 DAN AIMHIRGIN ( comm. Goethe Institut . Publ. An Gum )
1973 MEDIEVAL IRISH EPIGRAMMES ( RTE Singers rec. 1975 International Rostrum )
1975 HERR JESU CHRIST ( ” 1977 ” )
2005 9 ASPECTS OF AN IRISH POEM for Solo Violin and Choir ( Irish Chamber Choir / C. Antunes )
2008 ” ( NDR Chor / Philip Ahmann )
2013 8 HAIKUS won the International Forum For Choral Music Premier Prix ( Manila Univ. Choir ) Publ. Schott