- 31 Jan 23
Composer and sound artist Úna Monaghan incorporates technology into traditional Irish music on her new album.
AONARACHT is a blended mix of traditional Irish music and experimental electronic music. Each song includes a traditional musician soloist, with a computer transforming the sound into something innovative.
The goal of the album is an investigation into how technology can be used in "the world of traditional music beyond the tunes." Each piece is an interactive experience between musical artist and technological adventure, with electroacoustic sound, field recordings, improvisation, and live electronics.
Each song also has it's own theme. Some explore tradition Irish music and poetry, others intelligence, feminism, instrumentation, and community.
Joining Monaghan on her endeavour to explore new musical compositions are Paddy Glackin on the fiddle, Saileog Ní Cheannabháin on the piano, Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn on the uilleann pipes, the traditional folk singer Pauline Scanlon, and Jack Talty on the concertina.
The riveting album also features text by Maureen Boyle, Ciaran Carson and Cathal Ó Searcaigh.
Listen to AONARACHT below.