Roger Doyle

A Different Nature
Air date: 
Mon, 03/17/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Roger Doyle

Today is BENITO JUAREZ's Birthday observed, but was he really born this day? I don't know. (he was born March 21. web editor)
       However, it's also St Patrick's Day, which means tonight on A Different Nature we celebrate the patron saint of Ireland with..  No! Not that blarmy annoying fiddle crap that epitomizes what one thinks of as "Irish" music scene, but instead.. in the humble opinion of tonight's host, Ireland's most signifcant musical savant, avant-electro-acoustic composer ROGER DOYLE.

We will listen to a some excerpts from his 6 1/2 hour magnum opus, BABEL, as well as from some of his other works like Thalia, Charlotte Corday, and The Lament of Louis XVI, and material from his musical theater company OPERATING THEATER. 

From All-Music Guide.

A former jazz-rock drummer, Roger Doyle has made his greatest impression as a composer of electronic music and musique concrete. The recipient of a programmed music award at the 1997 Bouges International Electro-acoustic Music Competition, Doyle scored his greatest triumph with his magnum opus, Babel, which premiered at the Irish Museum Of Modern Art in 1992. The ninety-three individual pieces that comprise, Babel, took ten years to compose and required input from forty-eight collaborators. A five CD box set of Babel, was released on Doyle's fiftieth birthday in 1999.

A native of Dublin, Doyle studied composition at the Royal Academy of Music, the Institute of Sonology at the University of Utrecht and the Finnish Radio Experimental Music Studio. He has served residencies at the University of Washington in Seattle, the Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, Canada and the Royal Conservatory of Music in the Hague.


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