Return from ACA

Ailís spent three highly productive weeks on residency as an Associate Artist working with pianist/composer Myra Melford at The Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida.

Ailís focused on extending the sonic vocabulary of the piano, improvisation, playing with other resident musicians and some composition.  Ailís is grateful to the Irish Arts Council for supporting her travel to the USA. Below is a short filmed improvisation recorded during the Residency at ACA.

Short extract of new work created at ACA

by Ailís Ní Ríain

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...

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...