The Irish contemporary classical composer and writer Ailís Ní Ríain produces work in a wide range of forms including opera, site-specific, concert music, music-theatre, electroacoustic and plays for theatre. Her work aims are to challenge, provoke and engage through collaboration while working across diverse artistic disciplines.
Her work has been performed around Europe, in the USA and featured on BBC Radio 3 The Verb & Hear and Now, BBC 4′s The Today Programme, Woman’s Hour, RTÉ Lyric FM and RTÉ Television in addition to Channel 4′s Big Art Mob. She received her Purcell Room, Southbank London debut in 2007 and her Carnegie Hall, New York debut in 2008.
In 2012 she was awarded The Tom Erhardt Peggy Ramsay Award for Desolate Heaven which premiered at London’s Theatre503, receiving strong national reviews and is now published by Methuen Drama.
TILT (also known as BEATEN) has been published by Nick Hern Books.
NEWS: The Tallest Man in the World will be presented by Corcadorca Theatre Company as part of Cork’s Midsummer Festival. There will be 7 performances between 27th-30th June 2013. More information.