List of works

Theatre, stage, opera

Break Down De Doom (2017)
25 mins. Mezzo & string quartet
Text by Mac Wellman

I Used to Feel… (2016)
30 mins. Clarinet & deaf signing performer
Site-specific, Hotel room
Text by A Ní Ríain

Sawn-off Opera [2006/2009]
55 mins. Sop, Mezzo, Ten, Bar
Five chamber operas set in hotel rooms
Text by David Gaffney

Treasured (2012)
90 mins. Tpt, brass quintet, six actors
Text by A Ní Ríain

Brief-Blue-Electric-Bloom (2010)
60 mins. Two deaf signing performers
Two guitars [electric or acoustic]
video & fixed audio
Text by A Ní Ríain

The Falling (2005)
60 mins. Harp, fixed media, spoken text
Text by A Ní Ríain

 

Vocal

Watershed [2020]
25 mins. Low treble voice & piano
Text by Jessica Brown

A Crow’s Wisp/Sop Préacháin (2019)
12 mins. Soprano and piano
Text by Aifric Mac Aodha

Cimmerian (2015)
5 mins. Soprano
Text by A Ní Ríain

Eyeless (2012)
14 mins. Folk singer and choir
Text by A Ní Ríain (in Irish & English)

In Sleep… (2010)
15 mins. Ms, fl, clar, bsn, tpt, trb, pf, perc
Text by A Ní Ríain

End with Words of Hope (2010)
9 mins. Soprano, clarinet
Text by Sappho & Ní Ríain

Stones (2008)
5 mins. Male voice choir

Spurious Balancing (2003)
5 mins. Counter-tenor, tenor, baritone
Text by A Ní Ríain

Attrition (2001)
14 mins. Soprano & piano
Text by Kenneth Clarke

A Song for My Body (1998)
12 mins. Sop, fl, tpt, vc, f, perc
Text by Christy Brown

Two Songs (1995/6)
5 mins. Any solo voice
Text by Eavan Boland

 

Solos

Hiding Out ‘Neath the Everything [2021]
6 mins. Violin and fixed audio

Deargshúileach [2021]
5 mins. Piano

Tick (2020)
70 secs. Organ

Our First Lesson in Forgetting (2019)
7 mins. Classical guitar

Anomaly (2019)
1 min. Toy piano

The Height of Me (2018)
5 mins. Piano

Soberado (2017)
4 mins. Toy piano

Sklonište (2015/16)
60 mins. Accordion [& video]

Linger (2015)
20 mins. Piano
[Originally written for site-specific installation]

Not About Heroes (2014)
20 mins. Cello
[Originally written for theatre production]

When I die, you can do what you want (2014)
12 mins. Violin with video

Treasured (2012)
10 mins. Trumpet
[Originally written for theatre production]

Beautiful Cracked Eyes (2008)
11 mins. Piano

Surrealist Pilgrims (2007)
12 mins. Cello & fixed audio

Into the Sea of Waking Dreams… (2007)
10 mins. Piano with optional texts

2 Steep 4 Sheep (some hills are) (2006)
6 mins. Harpsichord and fixed audio

The Falling (2005)
8 mins. Harp
[Originally written for theatre production]

Rude Boy (2002)
3 mins. Piano

Flat-Footed-Former-Flyer (2002)
12 mins. Trombone

Dogs in Waiting (1999)
8 mins. Double-bass

 

Duos

Sour Morning Crimson (2020)
7 mins. Organ & electronics

Highfalutin (2017)
2 mins. Two flutes

Consent #7 (2017)
7 mins. Bass-flute and Bass-clarinet

The Consequences of Falling (2013)
12 mins. Double-bass & trumpet

Chainstitchembroidered (2012)
14 mins. Fl, pf

Quantitas Speaks (2012)
12 mins. Piano duo & fixed audio

Brief-Blue-Electric-Bloom (2010)
35 mins. Two guitars (acoustic or electric)

10,000 Deviants (2007)
5 mins. Flute, piano (& optional speaker)

FIRST ABSOLUTE EXECUTION (2004)
11 mins. Bass-clarinet & accordion

DON’T! (2000)
4 mins. Bass-clarinet & cello

The Man Made of Rain (1999)
10 mins. Clarinet/speaker & piano

Mercury (1997)
5 mins. Violin & piano

Down the Rabbit Hole (1994)
8 mins. Flute & piano

 

Trios

Soundless (2016)
5 mins. Violin, oboe, tenor recorder

Reinventions (2010)
18 mins. Clarinet, viola, piano (optional texts/speaker)

UPTHEWALLS (2007)
5 mins. Trumpet, drumkit, double-bass

The Last Time I Died… (2002)
6 mins. Violin, piano, percussion

Under the Rose… (2000)
10 mins. Flute, violin, piano

 

Quartets

Wait (2020)
23 mins. String quartet

Dubinina’s Tongue (2015)
10 mins. Percussion Quartet & optional video

 

Quintets

Revelling/Reckoning [2021]
14 mins. Wind quintet & percussion

Soundless [quintet version] [2016]
5 mins. Fl, clar, vln, cello, vibes

Treasured Suite (2012)
12 mins. Brass quintet
[Originally written for theatre production]

Orizzontale (1997)
9 mins. Violin, clarinet, cello, piano

 

Larger Instrumental

METRO (2001)
3 mins. Wind band w/ electric-bass guitar

 

Installation & Site-Responsive

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Disability/deafness

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