Parambassis – Polish Premiere – European Clarinet Association

Parambassis – Polish Premiere – European Clarinet Association

  Paul Roe and Laoise O' Brien as Temenos gave the Polish premiere of Parambassis, a duo for bass-clarinet and recorders on 8th September 2022 at Concert Hall, Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music, Kraków, Poland as part of the 11th Annual European Clarinet...

Disability Arts Online – In Conversation – ‘Wired’

Disability Arts Online – In Conversation – ‘Wired’

  An interview published by Disability Arts Online September 2022 between Alice Sheppard of Kinetic Light and composer Ailís Ní Ríain. Kinetic Light Dance Company is an internationally-recognized disability arts ensemble whose production Wired played in New York...

‘Wired’ – New York Premiere at The Shed – August 2022

‘Wired’ – New York Premiere at The Shed – August 2022

  Wired - a dance-theatre production by Kinetic Light [New York] with music by Ailís Ní Ríain opens at The Shed in New York 25-27 August 2022. Immense and intimate, Wired meditates in sound, light, and movement as it questions and ruminates on power, belonging,...

Ulysses Journey – Budapest and Paris – June 2022

Ulysses Journey – Budapest and Paris – June 2022

Ulysses Journey 2022 Film Screening and Discussion on Joyce and Music at FUGA :: Budapest Center of Architecture 17 June 2022 19:00   The following events include Ailís Ní Ríain's 'I will see if I can see'  for accordion & prepared piano with film and archival...

Royal Academy of Music Premiere July 2022

Royal Academy of Music Premiere July 2022

Double-bass player and singer Eleanor Grant will give the world premiere of Ailís Ní Ríain's Mascaron for double-bass and recorded prepared piano on 1st July 2022 at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Mascaron has been commissioned by the Royal Academy as part of...

Irish Times Feature April 2022

Irish Times Feature April 2022

A feature about Ailís was published in The Irish Times in April 2022 in advance of the premiere of her orchestral work Flower Scar Road for the RTÉ Concert Orchestra as part of New Music Dublin Festival in the National Concert Hall, Ireland. The piece is written by...

‘Wired’ World Premiere Chicago USA 5th-8th May 2022

‘Wired’ World Premiere Chicago USA 5th-8th May 2022

World Premiere May 5-8 2022 Chicago, USA Wired is a passionate and potent aerial and contemporary dance experience that tells race, gender, and disability stories of barbed wire in the United States. In this world premiere, the dancers of Kinetic Light partner, spin,...

New Music Dublin RTÉ Concert Orchestra Premiere 1st May 2022

New Music Dublin RTÉ Concert Orchestra Premiere 1st May 2022

Ailis has been commissioned by the Ireland's leading contemporary music festival New Music Dublin to compose a new orchestral work for the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.  Flower Scar Road which will be premiered at The National Concert Hall of Ireland 1st May 2022....

RTE Radio Culture File Interview on ‘Watershed’ March 2022

RTE Radio Culture File Interview on ‘Watershed’ March 2022

An interview for RTE Culture File in March 2022 with composer Ailís Ní Ríain & poet Jessica Brown where they discuss their 2020/2021 collaboration on 'Watershed' - a song-cycle for vocalist Julie Comparini and pianist Yonit Kosovske. Funded by the Arts Council of...

‘Watershed’ Premiere Ireland & Tour Spring 2022

‘Watershed’ Premiere Ireland & Tour Spring 2022

"Watershed is a new song cycle for voice and piano inspired by the natural bodies of water and land in Ireland’s mid-west region and along the Atlantic coast. With music by renowned Irish composer Ailís Ní Ríain and text by Killaloe resident and poet Jessica Brown, it...

Ulysses Journey – Premiere – 3rd February 2022 – Dublin

Ulysses Journey – Premiere – 3rd February 2022 – Dublin

The Contemporary Music Centre of Ireland and the Irish Cultural Centre, Paris present Ulysses Journey 2022: Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the publication of Ulysses by James Joyce - in Dublin, Belfast, Paris & Budapest   2 February 2022 17:30 - 18 June 2022...

London Sinfonietta – new commission – Premiere – Summer 2022

London Sinfonietta – new commission – Premiere – Summer 2022

Ailís has been commissioned by London Sinfonietta to create a new work for instrumental solo with film.  Resident at Southbank Centre, the London Sinfonietta is one of the world’s finest contemporary music ensembles with a reputation built on cutting-edge programming...

Ní Ríain Debut Disc Release NMC Recordings 2022

Ní Ríain Debut Disc Release NMC Recordings 2022

NMC Recordings will release the first portrait album by Irish composer Ailís Ní Ríain in 2022/23. The album will comprise a rich selection of diverse works created over a period of fifteen years. "NMC Recordings is an award-winning record label with charitable status....

Elected to the Ivors Academy Senate – November 2021

Elected to the Ivors Academy Senate – November 2021

Ailís has recently been elected to the Ivors Academy Senate The Ivors Academy is one of the largest professional associations for music writers in Europe and exists to support, protect and campaign for the interests of songwriters, lyricists and composers. It...

‘Hex’- Jerwood Arts/Outside In – until February 2022

‘Hex’- Jerwood Arts/Outside In – until February 2022

Ailís' work for 'pencil' piano Hex is currently part of an exhibition at The Harley Gallery in Nottinghamshire. The show, entitled, Kindred Spirits pairs work from the Jerwood Collection with Outsider Art made by UK artists, offering a fascinating insight into the...

Soundless  – New York Premiere – October 2021

Soundless – New York Premiere – October 2021

Soundless - New York Premiere - 21st October, 2021 New York's Exponential Ensemble  Thursday, October 21 - 7pmNational Opera Center, 330 7th Avenue (7th floor), New York City This concert explores a variety of emotions experienced when people come together, either in...

James Joyce Ulysses Centenary Commission 2022

James Joyce Ulysses Centenary Commission 2022

The Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland and Centre Culturel Irlandais announce Ulysses Journey 2022 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication of Ulysses by James Joyce. Ailís has been commissioned to create a music and film work as part of the celebrations....

‘Watershed’ Song Cycle Album Launch – November 2021

‘Watershed’ Song Cycle Album Launch – November 2021

This album, the newest release from Now and Then Media, premieres a new song cycle commissioned by Yonit Kosovske with funds from the Arts Council Music Commissions Award (2020).   Composed by Ailís Ní Ríain on poems by Jessica Brown from her book And Say (Revival...

Aerial Sparks released on Vinyl – August 2021

Aerial Sparks released on Vinyl – August 2021

A vinyl recording of Ní Ríain's Aerial Sparks/Galway European Capital of Culture 2020 commission East:West - Where Morning is the Sea was released in July 2021. Seven artists, writers and composers from across Europe have produced a series of compelling standalone...

RTE ConTempo String Quartet New Commission 2022

RTE ConTempo String Quartet New Commission 2022

Music for Galway and Cúirt Literary Festival, Ireland have commissioned a string quartet from Ailís Ní Ríain to be premiered by Ireland's leading quartet RTE ConTempo Quartet in April 2022. The 25 minute work is inspired by the poem 'Wait' by the American poet Galway...

End with Words of Hope at IMMA/Gallery Music – August 2021

End with Words of Hope at IMMA/Gallery Music – August 2021

Contemporary specialist soprano Elizabeth Hilliard and leading clarinettist Paul Roe join forces to produce a concert experience that will resonate around the walls and arches of the IMMA courtyard on 8th August 2021. "Revisiting work we’ve performed before with fresh...