Different Voices: Irish Music and Music in Ireland provides new insight into contemporary music in Ireland. Through twelve interviews with Irish or Ireland-based composers ranging in age from 26 to 80, the book delves into the compositional and stylistic eclecticism of Irish music.
Raymond Deane’s Seachanges (with Danse Macabre) is the first work in his Macabre Trilogy. Together with Catacombs (1994) and Marche Oubliée (1996), the three pieces deal lightheartedly with the theme of death.
This album is the third collection of works specially commissioned as test pieces by the 2000 AXA Dublin International Piano Competition with funds provided by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon. Each work takes a very different approach.