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...

‘Our First Lesson in Forgetting’ Denmark, on Tour Summer 2019

‘Our First Lesson in Forgetting’ Denmark, on Tour Summer 2019

Klangveje #2 Tour by Danish guitarist Frederik Munk Larsen takes place in Summer 2019 lasting on month. The tour includes performances of a newly commissioned guitar piece by Ailís Ní Ríain Our First Lesson in Forgetting. The route goes from Copenhagen, to...

2 Steep 4 Sheep – Warsaw, Poland 14th June 2019

2 Steep 4 Sheep – Warsaw, Poland 14th June 2019

The harpsichordist Goska Ispording gave a performance of Ailís Ní Ríain's 2 Steep 4 Sheep [some hills are] on 11th June 2019 as part of the Warsaw Biennale.   Harpsichordist Goska Isphording is one of the most exciting performers in her field. Specializing in...

Residency at Yaddo, USA May-June 2019

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. ...

Unlimited Commission 2019/2020

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...

‘Soundless’ Columbian Premiere, 12th June 2019

‘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....

‘Loophole’ Premiere 2nd April, University of Wisconsin, USA

‘Loophole’ Premiere 2nd April, University of Wisconsin, USA

A Very Small Consortium's Sam Stranz gave the premiere of 'Loophole' for solo alto saxophone on 5th April as part of the 6:30 Concert Series at the University of Wisconsin, USA. The concert series is designed to connect the campus with the community...

Skloniste premiere Hong Kong 5th April 2019

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...

Kinetic Light Dance Collaboration New York 2019/20

Kinetic Light Dance Collaboration New York 2019/20

Ailís has been working with New York based dance Company Kinetic Light on a new full-length dance-theatre piece. In October 2019 they took residency at renowned Jacob's Pillow in Massachusetts to continue to focus on developing the work which will be premiered at The...

Fellowship at Ragdale Foundation Residency, Illinois, USA

Fellowship at Ragdale Foundation Residency, Illinois, USA

Ailís is very grateful to have been awarded a Fellowship to attend the Ragdale Foundation's Artist Residency for the month of February 2019. Ragdale is a non-profit artists’ community located 30 miles north of Chicago, USA. She will spend her time at...

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

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 peacefully.Swift...

Soundless – Leeds University Music Series – 8th Dec, 2018

Soundless – Leeds University Music Series – 8th Dec, 2018

Ní Ríain's 'Soundless' for tenor recorder, violin and oboe will have its UK premiere in Leeds on 8th December 2018. LSTwo ensemble directed by Dr Mic Spencer performs a diverse programme of works by international composers and University of Leeds...

Soundless, USA Premiere, 16-17th Nov 2018- Phoenix, Arizona

Soundless, USA Premiere, 16-17th Nov 2018- Phoenix, Arizona

The American GRIT Collaborative will present the USA premiere of 'Soundless' by Ailís Ní Ríain as part of a multi-concert interdisciplinary arts festival in Phoenix, Arizona, USA from November 16-17, 2018.  The two concerts, “Are You Alarmed?” and “Get...

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

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”...

We Are Still Here – Dadafest/Heart of Glass – 8th Dec, 2018

We Are Still Here – Dadafest/Heart of Glass – 8th Dec, 2018

We Are Still Here a specially commissioned new work for brass instruments - trumpet, saxophones and tuba - in collaboration with digital artist Simon Mckeown for a large-scale outdoor projection, next-gen digital mapping software and immersive soundscape...

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

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....

2 Steep 4 Sheep at Sound Festival, Scotland – 27th Oct 2018

2 Steep 4 Sheep at Sound Festival, Scotland – 27th Oct 2018

Kate Halsall will give the Scottish premiere of 2 Steep 4 Sheep (some hills are) on 27th October 2018 as part of her recital at 2018's Sound Festival in Aberdeen, Scotland. Details.  Kate has performed at international festivals and series, including Marte...

Premiere of Sealán – CBSO Birmingham – 14th Oct 2018

Premiere of Sealán – CBSO Birmingham – 14th Oct 2018

The People's Orchestra as part of Contemporary Music for All Festival Sealán - a new work commissioned by COMA - Contemporary Music Making for Amateurs - will be premiered at the CBSO Centre in Birmingham on Sunday 14th October 2018 alongside new work by...

Reading of Bitterweed in Cork – 11th Oct 2018

Reading of Bitterweed in Cork – 11th Oct 2018

There will be a reading of Ailís' new play Bitterweed at The Everyman Palace Theatre in Cork, Ireland on Thursday 11th Oct at 8pm. BITTERWEED hones in on a splintered family struggling to regain a sense of identity some twenty years after the devastation...

Shortlisted to represent Ireland at ISCM 2019

Shortlisted to represent Ireland at ISCM 2019

Ní Ríain's Soundless has been shortlisted by the Association of Irish Composers for ISCM World Music Days 2019 international new music festival in Tallin, Estonia. Soundless is a 6 minute chamber work with theatrical elements scored for flute, violin,...