from sea-grey shores - Jane O'Leary

from sea-grey shores

On Navona Records

‘a complex orchestral palette in which individual players are drawn out from the main body to create intricate filigree textures.’

The Journal of Music

Read how Jane’s connection to the sea influences her music so vividly
in a recent interview: ‘The Inside Story: Jane O’Leary and RELIVE

Jane O’Leary – Composer

From early beginnings at the piano in her Connecticut home to a life of performance, composition, concert promotion, mentoring and teaching on the West Coast of Ireland – Jane has carried a love of music with her throughout her life.

Dedicated to the creation of new music and passionate about sharing it with listeners, Jane has enjoyed composing music for soloists, ensembles, choirs and orchestras – often reflecting the landscape surrounding her – sea, clouds, windblown trees.

Jane has honed her skills and learned her craft through performances with specialist new music ensemble Concorde for over 40 years – exploring sound and listening from within.

“a beautiful and austere marine setting: white clusters from the accordion, nearly Japanese, painting the cracked foam between the waves.”

Madrid, 2019 – re: between two waves of the sea
Álvaro Guibert in El Cultural

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Podcast in The Curiosity Series

Composer Jane O’Leary and painter Gwen O’Dowd join Maeve to delve deeper into the inspirations and motivations behind their art.

Reflections on a premiere

How does it feel to hear a piece for the first time? Does music really exist?