Ailís Ní Ríain: DOWN

















(c) Ailís Ní Ríain, 2010

“DOWN is a score created in 2010 for an installation collaboration with visual artist Nicola Dale as part of the Liverpool Biennial.

At the moment, I am very interested in the re-contextualisation of some of my work. In this case, the score of DOWN being re-interpreted by other musicians in a different context. A re-imagining of a ‘score’ in a different context.

There is an electroacoustic soundscape piece to accompany the score (below). The markings in the score allude to aspects of that piece.

The musician can access as much or as little of the original work as they wish to inform their reading of this score.” (Ailis Ni Riain)

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Ailís Ní Ríain is an Irish contemporary classical composer and published writer for stage who aims to produce work that challenges, provokes and engages. A regular collaborator with artists in other art-forms, her artistic interests are diverse and combined with an unwavering desire to push and develop her artistic practice through each new project or commission. Her music has been performed at The Purcell Room, Royal Festival Hall, Carnegie Hall and The National Concert Hall of Ireland in addition to BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4 and RTE. ailis.info