The Bosch Project at DaDaFest, Liverpool


A music-theatre project in development. Stage one funded by an Unlimited R & D Award. Art by Zeke Clough. Showcased in London and at DaDaFest Congress, Liverpool in December 2014.

“Ailís Ní Ríain’s Unlimited R&D commission ‘The Drawing Rooms’ was a multi-dimensional piece combining music, movement, projected imagery and live drawing. With music composed by Ríain the piece draws inspiration from characters from Bosch’s Triptych of ‘The Temptation of St Anthony’. The music is played live on stage and is very modern in style and is, at times, quite difficult to listen to, but also brilliantly reflects the overall theme of the painting, which depicts the mental and spiritual torments of St Anthony. Ní Ríain’s work aims to challenge, provoke and engage and she certainly achieves that in ‘The Drawing Rooms.”

– Review, Disability Arts Online Dec ’14.