Friday 16th, April, 2021
Arts Insight Episode 9 - Una Keane
This month on Arts Insight Ciara chats to Ambient Neoclassical Pianist / Composer Úna Keane. One year on from her release of sophomore Instrumental album 'In the Deep', Una put out a live album called 'Collaborations' (**** The Irish Times, 8.5/10 HotPress, Broadsheet.ie Irish Album of the Year). Recorded at The Pepper Canister Church in Dublin on March 5th 2020, the experimental pianist was joined on the night by Liam Ó'Maonlaí, Stephen Shannon, Lōwli, Gareth Quinn Redmond and Ronán Conroy, and a number of pieces were the result of in-the-flow improv. The concert was recorded, mixed and mastered by Adam KJ and Adam & Úna co-produced.
Una tells Ciara about how she began her career in music, how Covid has impacted her work, and talks us through her unique creative processes. There are some interruptions and background noises during this episode as Una lives with her 3 year old daughter, 2 cats and 1 dog, and they all make an appearance here. Stick with it though, Una is a really interesting and engaging speaker and gives us a great insight into the kind of drive and work ethic it takes to become an artist of her caliber. You can listen to the latest episode here.