Instrumental

Solo

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

Anomaly (2019) 1 min
Toy piano

Loophole (2018) 2 min
Saxophone

The Height of Me (2018) 5 mins
Solo piano

Terpsichore (2018) 4 mins
Solo cello

Soberado (2017) 4 mins
Toy piano

A Black Hole of Idiocy (2016) 3 mins
Solo accordion

Sklonište (2015/16) 60 mins
9 pieces for accordion [& video]

Linger (2015) 20 mins
6 pieces for piano

Not About Heroes (2014) 20 mins
6 pieces for cello

When I die, you can do what you want (2014) 12 mins
Solo violin [with video by Adela Jusic]

Treasured (2012) 10 mins
7 pieces for trumpet

Beautiful Cracked Eyes (2008) 11 mins
Piano

Surrealist Pilgrims (2007) 12 mins
Amplified cello & tape

Into the Sea of Waking Dreams… (2007) 10 mins
4 pieces for piano with optional texts

2 Steep 4 Sheep (some hills are) (2006) 6 mins
Amplified harpsichord and fixed audio

The Falling (2005) 8 mins
2 pieces for solo harp

Fwd: [no subject] (2003) 5 mins.
Trumpet solo

Rude Boy (2002) 3 mins
Pianist

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

Dogs in Waiting (1999) 8 mins
7 pieces for double-bass

 

Duo

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
Flute & piano

Quantitas Speaks (2012) 12 mins
Piano duo & tape

End with Words of Hope (2010) 9 mins
9 pieces for soprano, clarinet (& optional speaker)

Brief-Blue-Electric-Bloom (2010) 35 mins
6 pieces two guitars (acoustic or electric)

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

FIRST ABSOLUTE EXECUTION (2004) 11 mins
5 pieces for 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

 

Trio

Soundless (2016) 6 mins
Violin, oboe, tenor recorder

Reinventions (2010) 18 mins
7 pieces for clarinet, viola, piano (optional texts/speaker)

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

Rogue Boar Shot Dead (2007) 7 mins
Trumpet, drum-Kit, piano

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

Under the Rose… (2000) 10 mins
4 pieces for flute, violin, piano

 

Quartets & Quintets

Dubinina’s Tongue (2015) 10 mins
Percussion Quartet for 4 bowed cymbals & video

Treasured Suite (2012) 12 mins
5 pieces for brass quintet

Silently in Space (2002) 16 mins
String Quartet with glasses

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

 

Chamber Ensemble

Sealán (2017) 5 mins
Open Score commission for COMA.
High, mid-high, mid-low, low with percussion and piano.

The Dead Live (2002) 14 mins
Piccolo, bass-clarinet, oboe, bassoon, horn, cello, piano,
harp, double-bass, perc & 6 pairs of glasses

METRO (2001) 3 mins
Wind band with electric bass guitar

 

Music-Theatre

I Used to Feel… (2016) 16 mins
Written & composed by Ailís Ní Ríain
Clarinet & sign-language performer.

Treasured (2012) 90 mins
Written & composed by Ailís Ní Ríain
Solo trumpet, brass quintet, 6 actors.

Brief-Blue-Electric-Bloom (2010) 60 mins
Written & composed by Ailís Ní Ríain
Guitar x2, sign-language performers, animation & fixed media voice.

The Falling (2005) 55 mins
Written & composed by Ailís Ní Ríain
Harp, electroacoustic score with text.

EXIT (2003) 50 mins
Mixed vocal sextet, flute, clarinet, violin, guitar, harp
vibes, double-bass/electric, perc.

 

Vocal

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

Break Down De Doom (2017) 27 mins
Music by Ailís Ní Ríain
Text by Mac Wellman
Mezzo-sop, flute, violin, viola, cello

Song of Letters (2016) 6 mins
Soprano &Trumpet
Text by Caroline Clegg

Cimmerian (2015) 5 mins
Soprano
Text by Ailís Ní Ríain

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

In Sleep… (2010) 15 mins
Mezzo-soprano, flt, clar, bassoon, tpt, trom, pf, perc
Text by Ailís Ní Ríain

Valley of Stone (2008) 5 mins
Male voice choir

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

Attrition (2001) 14 mins
Soprano & piano
Song cycle in 4 movements
Text by Kenneth Clarke

A Song for My Body (1998) 12 mins
Soprano, flute, trumpet, cello, piano, perc.
Text by Christy Brown

Songs for Soprano (1995/6) 5 mins
She Tells Her Love
This Moment
Child Of Our Time

 

Fixed Audio

Pulse Prelude I (2011) 2 mins

TranSextreme (2007) 6 mins

StreetSong (2007) 5 mins

But Will You? (2006) 5 mins

Wounds, Scars, Screams (2005) 6 mins

 

Music Installation

Installations

For scores, please contact The Contemporary Music Centre of Ireland at info@cmc.ie

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