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 Ireland.

The Watershed CD features a new song cycle for voice and piano composed by Ailís Ní Ríain and commissioned by pianist Yonit Kosovske who performs alongside contralto singer Julie Comparini. The cycle contains fives songs on selected texts from Jessica Brown’s book of poetry And Say, a profound and personal exploration of the human relationship to natural bodies of land and water in the west of Ireland.

The album also presents poetry readings by Jessica Brown, interwoven with field recordings of nature soundscapes along and near Lough Derg in Co Clare, Ireland. To listen and to purchase, visit here