Selected Instrumental Works

For scores, please contact The Contemporary Music Centre of Ireland. For any specific queries please email scores@ailis.info 

Solos

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

 

Duos

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

 

Trios

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:GNOME (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, electric Guitar, sign-language performers.
Video & tape.

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.
Tape and video