Interview with Peter Moran, Dylan Rynhart and Donal Sarsfield (Part One)

Emerging Composers Interviewed

Part one of a two-part series recorded at the Science Gallery, Dublin, in which three emerging Irish composers, Peter MoranDylan Rynhart and Donal Sarsfield, talk to Bob Gilmore about a range of issues related to composition today.

Listen to full podcast here (part 1):


  • Issues for emerging composers
  • Current projects
  • Putting their stamp on the Irish and International music scene
  • The Young Composers' Collective
  • Making new music accessible
  • The crossover of musical genres in composition today

Music excerpts used:

0:40  Banff 27 Donal Sarsfield (Jin Theriault [asax], Tim Twomey [tsax], Ben Gait [hn], Jack MacKenzie [bcl]) © Donal Sarsfield
5:00 DECAphonic Peter Moran (Sounds Underground) © Peter Moran
8:50 Happy New Year Dylan Rynhart (Fuzzy Logic) © New Hat
15:50 Piano Accord Donal Sarsfield © Donal Sarsfield
19:50 Western Canteen Peter Moran (Laura Barber [vn], India Bourne [vc], Dan Chadwick [trb], Tom Langrish [trb], Gamelan Sekar Petak) © Peter Moran
23:20 Kitchey Shlock Dylan Rynhart (Maria Leach [asax], Amy Wray [ssax], Jin Theriault [tsax], Tim Twomey [barsax]) © Dylan Rynhart
25:20 Piano Accord Donal Sarsfield © Donal Sarsfield

Peter Moran, Dylan Rynhart and Donal Sarsfield were interviewed on video by Bob Gilmore in the Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin, on 12 May 2008.

CMC would like to thank the staff of the Science Gallery for the use of their cafe to record the interview.

The views expressed in this interview are those of the persons concerned and are not necessarily those of the Contemporary Music Centre.