This is the first and only interview to feature Deborah Kelleher, the dynamic director of Ireland’s premier conservatoire The Royal Irish Academy of Music. A superb pianist and musicology graduate with an MBA, Deborah was the woman who introduced me to music analysis when I was studying piano performance at the RIAM. A brilliant teacher […]Read more "Deborah Kelleher"
The winter season of Offbeat kicks off with a coffee conversation featuring the gifted Irish composer Dr. Linda Buckley. The podcast features her voice, her opinions and her unique perspective on a variety of broad topics, against a soundscape of her music and everyday sounds. A must hear for anyone interested in music composition, music […]Read more "Linda Buckley"
As promised, I’m working on a series of stand alone interviews which feature me in a coffee conversation with a leading music scholar, academic, practitioner or administrator here in Ireland (to begin with). The first of these will be podcast in early December, and I’ll reveal guest names only once the show has been […]Read more "Coming soon in cold December: Leading Musical Names in a Coffee Conversation for Offbeat!"
Since uploading both my older critically acclaimed music theory documentary “Changing the Record, Keeping the Score” and brand new podcasts of my program “Offbeat”, I’ve received queries from listeners asking if I can make this radio work available to download. The answer is YES. You don’t have to stream it – you can download it […]Read more "Yes, my RADIO programs ARE available to download!"
In this episode of Offbeat, we begin with Bruce Springsteen and end up with Felix Mendelssohn via a musicological discussion of musical depth and surface, in the form of the writings of Heinrich Schenker, Charles Rosen, Robert Fink and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Using the edited volume Rethinking Music as my companion, I also share extracts […]Read more "Offbeat 2017, Episode #2: Springsteen to Schenker; Fantasy and Flood."
On my revamped, critically acclaimed podcast series “Offbeat” in coming weeks/months – interviews with leading Irish and international music academics, musicians and music administrators. Commentary on academic discourse, music journalism alongside the best musical selections from art, jazz, world, pop and folk musics. But first, a gentle introduction into this brand new season of Offbeat; […]Read more "Offbeat with Karishmeh 2017 – The First Podcast. Music. Analysis. Art. Pop."
Before I tackle that question, here’s some stuff I’m currently working on: Mozart’s Fantasia K.475 – an essay in schematic and Schenkerian analysis and performance of this piece, which focuses on a study that draws from lots of different analytical techniques. The bulk of this analysis is already written; I just need to decide on […]Read more "What it means to be a Music Analyst…"