Article on Residency at VCCA, Virginia, USA – April 2018

The Contemporary Music Centre of Ireland approached Ailis to write an article about her recent residency at The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in the United States.

“…this is one of the few places where a composer/musician can avail of an independent studio that houses a grand piano. Of particular importance for me, I was able to leave my various configurations in the instrument overnight – throughout the month – without the need to remove them for a fellow artist as is normal when several composers/pianists are sharing one piano. This really made a difference, as I was able to gradually develop and progress the alteration of the piano and document it day by day over the course of 28 days – a rare opportunity, and one that was critical to my work.”

Click here to read the piece.