Individuals: Sklonište – Ailís Ní Ríain
Sklonište – solo contemporary classical accordion with photography, video, archive footage, story-telling and texts marking 20 years since the end of the four year siege of Sarajevo, the capitol city of Bosnia & Herzegovina. 13,952 were killed. 1425 days seeking shelter in your own city.
Ailís Ní Ríain is an internationally prize-winning 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. Based in rural West Yorkshire, her music has been performed at The Royal Festival Hall, Carnegie Hall, The National Concert Hall of Ireland and on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4 and RTÉ.
“As a composer and a writer, a significant talent” – The Irish Times