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The Royal Opera House: Engender 2020

The Royal Opera House: Engender 2020

Ailís will be working with the Northern Irish writer Maria Fusco and the Royal Opera House to develop a new opera.  The duo have been awarded time and space by the Royal Opera House, London, as part of their Engender Open Studio, to write a new opera about the...

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Kinetic Light Dance Collaboration New York 2019-2020

Kinetic Light Dance Collaboration New York 2019-2020

Ailís has been working as a composer with the New York based dance company Kinetic Light on a new dance-theatre work to be premiered at The Shed in New York from 22nd October 2020. Ailís and Kinetic Light spent two weeks as resident artists at the renowned American...

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Under the Rose at New Music Dublin 2020 – 28th February

Under the Rose at New Music Dublin 2020 – 28th February

The Royal Irish Academy of Music presents a concert as part of New Music Dublin 2020 Festival at the National Gallery of Ireland on Friday 28th February 2020 at 1pm. They will perform Under the Rose [2000] for violin, piano, flute and spoons. The piece was originally...

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Sour Morning Crimson at Electric Spring Festival 2020

Sour Morning Crimson at Electric Spring Festival 2020

Lauren Redhead and Alistair Zaldua have worked together as a duo since 2012, performing music for organ and electronics, with a further focus on contemporary experimental music, graphic and extended notation for the organ, and live and interactive electronic...

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No Other Word For It, IMBOLC Festival, Jan – Feb 2020

No Other Word For It, IMBOLC Festival, Jan – Feb 2020

IMBOLC Festival in Derry, Northern Ireland presents an immersive installation combining music, sculpture, light, text and video mapping by Ailís Ní Ríain. From Sunday 26 January to Sunday 9 February 2020 [Official opening with reception - Sunday 26 January at 15:00]...

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Premiere: Sour Morning Crimson Birmingham, UK 8th February

Premiere: Sour Morning Crimson Birmingham, UK 8th February

Their performances span the possibilities of the combination from organ with stereo fixed media sound, to organ with live diffusion, organ with live electronics and performances incorporating live notation and improvisation. This has included collaborations with many...

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Seminar at Columbia University, New York, 30th Oct 2019

Seminar at Columbia University, New York, 30th Oct 2019

Ailís has been invited to give a presentation about her work to the graduate students of composition at the music department of Columbia University in New York City on Wednesday 30th October 2019. Ailís will focus on her 'altered piano' research, Sklonište - her...

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Awarded PRS for Music Foundation Funding for New Commission

Awarded PRS for Music Foundation Funding for New Commission

A new 15 minute work for wind-quintet in recognition of the New London Chamber Ensemble's 20th anniversary and the Beethoven centenary, both in 2020. NLCE is exploring the effects of Beethoven’s deafness on his music and life, inspired by the Heiligenstadt Testament...

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New Commission for IMBOLC Festival, Derry 2020

New Commission for IMBOLC Festival, Derry 2020

In the few short years of its existence IMBOLC International Music Festival has grown to become one of Ireland’s leading folk and world music festivals. Whilst still firmly rooted in the musical cultures of this island, the festival has grown in depth and breadth and...

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2 Steep 4 Sheep – Eindhoven, Holland 14th Sept 2019

2 Steep 4 Sheep – Eindhoven, Holland 14th Sept 2019

The harpsichordist Goska Ispording gave a performance of Ailís Ní Ríain's 2 Steep 4 Sheep [some hills are] on 14th September 2019 at Paviljoen Ongehoorde Muziek, Eindhoven, Holland.   Harpsichordist Goska Isphording is one of the most exciting performers in her field....

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The Manchester Peace Song-Cycle, 10th Nov ’19

The Manchester Peace Song-Cycle, 10th Nov ’19

On Remembrance Sunday 10th November 2019, Feelgood are proud to bring 'These Days - The Manchester Peace Song Cycle' back to the city for a single performance within its historic Cathedral.​ Since its remarkable collaborative creation in 2018, featuring original work...

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Soundless performed by Xelmya 1st Sept, Berlin

Soundless performed by Xelmya 1st Sept, Berlin

The German trio XelmYa will give a performance of Soundless for recorder, viola and oboe on Sunday 1st September 2019 at Schwartzsche Villa in Berlin. Soundless is based on a work by Andrew Topel - a visual poet from the USA. The promotion of contemporary music and...

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