Her music has been performed at London’s Purcell Room, The Royal Festival Hall, The National Concert Hall in Dublin, Carnegie Hall in New York, throughout Europe and in the USA as well as featured on BBC Radio 3, BBC 4′s The Today Programme and Woman’s Hour, RTÉ Lyric FM and RTÉ Television and as part of a Big Art Mob documentary on Channel 4.
She composes in a variety of forms including opera, music-theatre, concert music, electroacoustic and site-specific installation music for unusual historic buildings. She has won two international composition prizes including the ISCM Sound Art Prize ‘Short Cuts’ in 2007 for StreetSong.
As a writer, in 2012 she was awarded The Tom Erhardt Peggy Ramsay Award for her play Desolate Heaven which premiered at London’s Theatre503, receiving strong national reviews and is published by Methuen Drama. TILT (BEATEN) has been published by Nick Hern Books and performed in Ireland, Germany, Sweden and Scotland.
INTONE by Ailís Ní Ríain (music & poetry) with Nicola Dale (paper sculpture) & Brendan Ball (trumpet) was commissioned by Durham International Brass Festival 2013. INTONE was shown in an empty shop unit in the centre of Durham and open to the public for three weeks in July 2013. Some visitor responses…