Deborah Kelleher

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 […]

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Linda Buckley

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 […]

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Coming soon in cold December: Leading Musical Names in a Coffee Conversation for Offbeat!

  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 […]

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Offbeat 2017, Episode #2: Springsteen to Schenker; Fantasy and Flood.

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 […]

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Offbeat with Karishmeh 2017 – The First Podcast. Music. Analysis. Art. Pop.

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; […]

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