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Residency at Yaddo, USA May-June 2019

Ailís is very grateful to Yaddo Artist Colony in Saratoga Springs, New York State, USA for inviting her to spend a month to focus on her work and to ArtsAdmin Unlimited UK for supporting her travel to the USA to enable her to take up this residency. ...

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Unlimited Commission 2019/2020

In May 2019 Ailís embarks on on a new research & development commission with Unlimited which will be a musical response for altered piano/pencil based to the work by the Japanese Outsider Artist Koji Nishioka. Unlimited is an arts commissioning...

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‘Soundless’ Columbian Premiere, 12th June 2019

The acclaimed German recorder player and champion of new music, Sylvia Hinz and her trio XelmYa will give the Columbian premiere of Ní Ríain's 'Soundless' [viola, oboe, recorder] on 13th June 2019 as part of the Festival Mujeres en la Música Nueva FMMN....

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Skloniste premiere Hong Kong 5th April 2019

  SKLONIŠTE (SHELTER; BOSNIAN) The Irish accordionist Dermot Dunne will perform a programme of contemporary works for solo accordion including Ailís Ní Ríain's Skloniste presented by Hong Kong's Avant Music Association in the Sha Tin Cultural Activities...

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Regret Not Me – Premiere, Israel 15th Dec, 2018

 Wolodymyr Smishkewych (tenor) and Yonit Kosovske (piano) premiered Ailís Ní Ríain's song Regret Not Me with text by Thomas Hardy on 15th December 2018 at Gan Shemu'el in Northern Israel. "Regret not me;Beneath the sunny treeI lie uncaring, slumbering...

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Into the Sea of Waking Dreams, Belfast – 6th Dec, 2018

The pianist and contemporary music specialist Xenia Pestova will perform Into the Sea of Waking Dreams - a suite of pieces for speaking pianist at Queens University Belfast on 6th December 2018.  Reviews for Xenia Pestova “Outstanding” (Tempo), “stunning”...

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These Days Premiere, Manchester UK, 18 & 21 Nov 2018

  “These Days – The Manchester Peace Song Cycle”A specially commissioned classical Song Cycle to commemorate Manchester’s 100 years of war and peace. Featuring a libretto by celebrated Manchester poet Tony Walsh and music by nine distinguished composers....

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