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Premiere – The Height of Me

The British pianist James Wiltshire will give the premiere of a new piece The Height of Me by Ailís Ní Ríain commissioned by the Late Music Series in York on 1st September 2018. The evening will be a commemoration of the centenary of Debussy’s death with...

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I Used to Feel Dublin Fringe Festival 2018

Following performances at Spitalfields Festival, London and Cork Midsummer Festival I Used to Feel comes to Dublin. An intimate, site-specific music-theatre piece set in a hotel room that questions the essence of communication and what contributes to its...

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Sklonište at Cork Midsummer Festival 24th June 2018

Following on from performances in Paris, Manchester, Dublin, Derry, London, Birmingham, Leeds and Sarajevo, we present two performances of Sklonište at Cork Midsummer Festival on Sunday 24th June at the Crypt at St Lukes Church. Click here for further...

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XelmYa perform Soundless in Berlin

Trio XelmYa - Alexa Renger, Freddi Börnchen, Sylvia Hinz - perform Ailís Ní Ríain's Soundless [oboe, violin and recorder] as part of Enact/direct/Escape at Berlin's Unerhoerte Musik on Tuesday 5th June 2018 at 1945. Sylvia Hinz is one of the leading...

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Ailís at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

Ailís spent the month of April at The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in the United States, where she primarily focused on developing new material for altered piano. Here is a short video extract of Ailís playing the altered...

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Finalist 2018 Prix Annelie de Man Competition

  Ailís' piece for solo harpsichord and fixed audio media 2 Steep 4 Sheep (some hills are) has been shortlisted for the 2018 Prix Annelie de Man in the Netherlands. A competition for composers and harpsichordists to promote and support contemporary...

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DON’T! at Musical Tales 2018, 23rd April Dublin

There will be two performances of Ailís Ní Ríain's DON'T! for bass-clarinet and cello at on Monday 23rd April 2018 in Dublin at both Rathmines Public Library and the Ilac Centre in Dublin City as part of the Contemporary Music Centre’s Musical Tales...

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Irish Premiere of ‘Fear Is…’ 21st April 2018

The Irish harpist Anne-Marie O' Farrell will give the Irish premiere of Ailís Ní Ríain's of Fear Is from The Falling for harp solo at Riverstown Hall, Maynooth University, Co. Dublin on Friday 21st April 2018. This is the concert version of Fear Is with...

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Fellow at VCCA, Virginia, USA – April 2018

Serving more than 350 artists a year, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts is one of America's largest year-round artists' communities. VCCA Fellows have received worldwide attention through publications, exhibitions, compositions, performances, and...

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Shortlisted for ISCM World Music Days Beijing 2018

Ailís' music-theatre work for voice and small ensemble Break Down De Doom has been shortlisted by the Irish Association of Composers to represent Ireland at the International Society of Contemporary Music in Beijing in May 2018. The piece is a setting of...

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MAKE – Irish Theatre Forum Residency 2018

Ailís was selected to participate in MAKE 2018 as a writer. It took place from 23rd Feb- 4th March 2018 at The Tyrone Guthrie Centre, a centre for creative artists at Annaghmakerrig, Co Monaghan. Ailís focused on the writing of a new work for theatre in...

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Sklonište at Imbolc International Music Festival, Derry

Dermot Dunne will perform Sklonište - Ailís' 60 minute work for live classical accordion and video combining the experiences and motivations of international aid-workers and the surrealism of war. Sklonište is alternative reflection on the longest siege in...

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Premiere – Highfalutin – in Athens & Patra, Greece

Iwona Glinka and Renata Guzik will premiere Highfalutin for two flutes in December 2017 in Greece in two concerts. Concert No 1 December 18, 20:30 P.M., PATRA Municipal Conservatory of Patra Old Municipal Hospital of Patras Kirillou 13 262 25 Patra Concert...

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Populating the Stage – Published

Perspectives on Contemporary Irish Theatre: Populating the Stage edited by Anne Etienne and Thierry Dubost has been published by Palgrave Macmillan. The publication includes an essay by Dubost on Ailís' 2013 play The Tallest Man in the World which was...

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