GRÁINNE MUL­VEY: AKANOS & OTHER WORKS

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC - MICHAEL DER­VAN

Lithua­nian Na­tional SO/ Rober­tas Ser­venikas Navona

Records NV 5943 ★★★

Gráinne Mul­vey gives the im­pres­sion of be­ing a com­poser who’s be­sot­ted with sound it­self. She seems to rel­ish the tech­niques of pro­cess­ing it in the elec­tronic do­main, lay­er­ing it, ac­cel­er­at­ing and de­cel­er­at­ing it, or slid­ing it up and down in pieces that tra­verse blurred in­ter­sec­tions be­tween live in­stru­ments or singing voice and recorded sound. The full-on ex­tremes of Akanos for orches­tra and the at­mo­spheric ef­fects of The Sea­farer for so­prano (El­iz­a­beth Hil­liard) and tape show her at her best. The other pieces here – Steel-Grey Splin­ters for solo piano (Matthew Schell­horn), and works with tape for flute (Joe O’Far­rell), cello (An­nette Cleary) and an­other with so­prano – sug­gest a not al­ways dis­crim­i­nat­ing ap­proach to the choice of mu­si­cal ma­te­rial. url.ie/8h4q

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