Don’t! USA Premiere Performance by Exponential Ensemble Feb 2021

The New York based Exponential Ensemble have given a digital E-portrait performance of Don’t! [2001] for bass-clarinet and cello.

The Exponential Ensemble is a chamber music ensemble made of top-notch performers and experienced teaching artists. Throughout each seasons a roster of guest musicians enables its core ensemble to grow exponentially within each performance; presenting audiences with classic masterworks alongside contemporary masterpieces.

 

“Don’t! is a musical conversation which initially derived from a written scene in words for two performers. Increasingly language itself got in the way of expression and I turned the idea into an instrumental duo, for bass-clarinet and cello. It seemed to me that both instruments shared much in terms of sonority at times, but were simultaneously sufficiently different from each other to fit the theme of the piece – the breakdown of communication between two people.”

Royal Academy of Music Premiere July 2022

Royal Academy of Music Premiere July 2022

Double-bass player and singer Eleanor Grant will give the world premiere of Ailís Ní Ríain's Mascaron for double-bass and recorded prepared piano on 1st July...

Irish Times Feature April 2022

Irish Times Feature April 2022

A feature about Ailís was published in The Irish Times in April 2022 in advance of the premiere of her orchestral work Flower Scar Road for the RTÉ Concert...