|Elaine Mitchener, Attila Csihar and Cathal Roche in Aldeburgh during work on 'I Burn for You'
Photo by Ian Wilson
Achinet (20’, 2017) for clarinet and bass clarinet soloists, flute/picc, pno, vn, vc.
Premiere: 02.11.17; Cristo Barrios, Sarah Watts, Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble, ‘Tempered’ Festival, Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast/UK.
Commissioned by Crescent Arts Centre with funds from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland Lottery Unit.
Quattro Stagioni (17', 2016 RIC) for four violins.
Premiere: 19.04.17; Mia Cooper, Katherine Hunka, Ioana Petcu-Colan and Helena Wood, St Anne's Church, Dublin/IRE.
Commissioned by Music Network.
Línte (12', 2016 RIC) string quartet no.17.
Premiere: 16.10.16; Vanbrugh Quartet, Mall Arts Centre, Youghal, County Cork/IRE.
Written with funds from Cork County Council.
Four Giacometti Sculptures (16’, 2016 IW) for guitar quartet.
Premiere: tbc, Irish Guitar Quartet.
Possession (50’, 2016 IW) for saxophone(s) and piano.
Premiere: 02.10.16; Cathal Roche and Izumi Kimura, Engage Festival, Bandon, County Cork/IRE.
Aus der Zauberküche (18', 2014 RIC) string quartet no.16.
Premiere: 23.02.15; Anime Quartet, Serbian Academy of Science and Arts, Belgrade/SRB.
Alluvio (15', 2014 RIC) string quartet no.15.
Premiere: 06.11.14; Vanbrugh Quartet, Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music/IRE.
Written with funds from Cork City Council.
AT (5', 2006, rev.2014 RIC) for flute, violin and cello.
Premiere: 08.10.15; Camerata Pacifica, Zipper Hall, Los Angeles/USA.
Commissioned by Jordan Christoff.
Im Geheimen (45', 2014 RIC) Acoustic Theatre for piano trio/piano trio no.5.
Premiere: 02.07.15; Elole Trio, Hygienemuseum, Dresden/D.
Three Songs of Home (18', 2014 RIC) for alto flute, harp and viola.
Premiere 10.10.14; Camerata Pacifica; Hahn Hall, Santa Barbara, CA/USA.
Shī Shì shí shī shǐ (8', 2013 IW) for soprano, trombone, percussion, piano and cello.
Premiere: 06.05.14; Eunoia Quintet, Gare du Nord, Basel/CH.
Matter (25', 2013 IW) for narrator and string trio. Text by Leontia Flynn.
Premiere: 23.10.13; Ingrid Craigie, members of the Irish Chamber Orchestra; Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin/IRE.
Written with funds from the Meath Foundation.
Tribe (14', 2013 IW) string quartet no.14 for string quartet and loopstation.
Premiere: 05.11.13; ConTempo Quartet; Galway City Hall, Galway/IR.
Commissioned by the ConTempo Quartet with funds from the Arts Council of Ireland.
Ballad of Breath and Sleeping II (9', 2013 RIC) for violin, saxophone and live electronics.
Premiere: 29.06.13; Monica Germino and Ties Mellema; De Roode Bioscoop, Amsterdam/NL.
The Hours (45', 2013 IW) for jazz trio and string quartet.
Premiere: 27.06.13; Cathal Roche, Ronan Guilfoyle, Matthew Jacobson, ConTempo Quartet; Cork Midsummer Festival, Triskel Christchurch, Cork/IR.
Written with an Arts Council of Ireland Project award.
Pulsar (12', 2012 RIC) for organ and saxophone quartet.
Premiere: 10.02.13; Pieter van Dijk, Amstel Quartet; Orgelpark, Amsterdam/NL.
Commissioned by the Orgelpark, Amsterdam.
The little Spanish prison (14', 2012 RIC) for cello and piano.
Premiere: 12.05.13; David Cohen and Charles Owen; Wigmore Hall, London/UK.
Commissioned by David Cohen.
Therefore I am (27’, 2012 IW) for alto saxophone and string trio .
Premiere: 28.11.12; Cathal Roche, members of the ICO, Royal College of Physicians, Dublin/IRE.
Elegía (12', 2012 IW) for alto saxophone and piano.
Premiere: 28.10.12; Ties Mellema and Hans Eijsackers; Kunstgroep De Compagnie, Cultuurcafe CHV, Veghel/NL.
Khalwat (10', 2011 IW) for quartertone flute and string quartet .
Premiere: 22.03.12; Carla Rees, RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet, 22nd March 2012, University College, Cork/IR.
Stille, nacht (12', 2011 RIC) for guitar and string quartet .
Premiere: 10.05.12; Michael O'Toole, Carducci Quartet; The MAC, Belfast/UK.
Still life in green and red, (40', 2011 IW) string quartet no.13 for string quartet and soundtrack .
Premiere: 16.10.11; ConTempo Quartet, Ballintubber Abbey, Mayo/IR.
Commissioned through Mayo County Council's 'Landmark' public art programme.
red over black (II) (14', 2005/11 RIC) for flute (dbl. alto flute), oboe (dbl. cor anglais) and piano (Unterwelt part III, 2005/11).
Premiere: 17.09.14; Trittico; 1901 Arts Club, Exton Street, London/UK.
Noct (12', 2011 RIC) for piano quartet.
Premiere: 14.10.11; Cappa Ensemble, Con Brio music series, Methodist Church, Sligo/IR.
Commissioned by Music Network.
The Book of Ways (35', 2011 IW) for improvising saxophonist and improvising string quartet.
Premiere: 15.04.11; Cathal Roche, RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet; Sligo New Music Festival, The Model, Sligo/IR.
Written with an Arts Council of Ireland Project award.
Bewitched (25', 2010 IW) for soprano and string quartet.
Premiere: 24.11.10; Deirdre Moynihan, members of the Irish Chamber Orchestra; Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin/IR.
Ballad of Breath and Sleeping (9', 2010 IW) for soprano, bass clarinet and live electronics.
Premiere: 03.11.10; Elizabeth Hilliard, Paul Roe and Ian Wilson;
Béal Festival, National Concert Hall, Dublin/IR.
Četiri kamena (4', 2010 IW) for viola (or violin), bass clarinet and accordion (or piano).
Premiere: 20.02.12; CHROMA, King's Place, London/UK.
Her charms invited (8', 2010 RIC) for saxophone quartet.
Premiere 16.05.12; Amstel Quartet; New Sound Worlds series, Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, Dublin/IR.
Her charms invited (9', 2010 RIC) string quartet no. 12.
Premiere 10.04.11; Badke Quartet; London Chamber Music Society, King's Place, London/UK.
Premiere: 28.11.2014; Vanbrugh Quartet, Engineering Library, National Concert Hall, Dublin/IRE.
The sun fell softly (10', 2010 IW) for sitar and string quartet.
Premiere: 08.07.10; Mohamed Assani, Callino Quartet, Cairde Festival, Sligo/IR.
Where the moorcocks crow (9', 2010 IW) for alto saxophone and saxophone quartet .
Premiere: 14.05.2010; Gerard McChrystal, Quad Quartet, Aveiro Saxophone Festival/PT.
Delicatissimo (4', 2010 IW) for toy saxophone and saxophone quartet.
Premiere: 16.09.12; Anna Jak, Amstel Quartet, Villa Augustus, Dordrecht/NL.
Shoreless (11', 2009 RIC) for piano four hands .
Premiere; 30.06.10, Duo Sargasso, The Warehouse, London/UK.
Sarée in Kassel (13', 2009 RIC) for alto saxophone and large ensemble .
Premiere: 31.01.10; Ties Mellema and Ensemble Insomnio, cond. Ulrich Pohl, Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam/NL.
Commissioned by Ensemble Insomnio.
heaven lay close II (18', 2009, IW) for string quartet (no. 9) or saxophone quartet.
Premiere: 29.11.09; Amstel Quartet; Schunfabrik Téiteng, Kayl/LUX.
First Last Words (9', 2009 UE) for piano trio .
Premiere: 06.06.09; Fidelio Trio; Hangzou Theatre, Beijing/CN.
Across a clear blue sky, string quartet no. 10 (8', 2009 RIC) for string quartet, two portable analogue radios and four drumming toys.
Premiere: 13.04.09; RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet; Baroque Chapel, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin/IR. Commissioned by RTÉ to mark the occasion of Seamus Heaney's 70th birthday.
1927 (18', 2009 RIC) for violin trio.
Premiere; 26.08.09; 'Stankovic' Music School, Belgrade/SRB.
heaven lay close (18', 2009, IW) for saxophone quartet (or string quartet) and tabla.
Premiere: 13.12.09; Amstel Quartet and Niti Ranjan Biswas; Toonzaal, Den Bosch/NL.
Dreamgarden (25', 2008 RIC) for mezzo-soprano and ensemble.
Premiere: 21.10.11; Psappha; Cosmo Rodewold Concert Hall, University of Manchester/UK.
Commissioned by Camerata Pacifica.
Double trio (45’, 2008 IW) for improvising saxophone, drums and double bass plus violin, harp and vibraphone.Premiere: 04.04.09; Cathal Roche, Sean Carpio, Daniel Bodwell, Mia Cooper, Cliona Doris, Richard O’Donnell.
Commissioned by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Per Cent for Art Scheme.
Eyeless upon a dark river (14’, 2008 RIC) for oboe/oboe d’amore and string septet.
Premiere: 22.10.08; Aisling Casey, Ensemble Caméléon, Clarion Canis major, Sligo/IR.
Commissioned by Aisling Casey with funds from the Arts Council of Ireland.
sKiPpY (5’, 2008 RIC) for alto saxophone and piano. Premiere: 23rd August 2008; Ties Mellema and Hans Eijsacker, Grachtenfestival, Amsterdam/NL.
TUNDRA (42’, 2008 IW) for trumpet and tape (dance work).
Premiere 07.09.08; Anne Gilpin, dancer, Mark O’Keeffe, trumpet, The Empty Space, Dublin/IR.
Cast (11’, 2007 UE) for two guitars.
Premiere 19.05.08; (of 3rd movement The Chariot commissioned by the Brighton Festival .) Slava & Leonard Grigoryan, Brighton Festival/UK.
The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World (20’, 2007 IW) for narrator, clarinet, violin, cello and piano. Text by Gabriel García Márquez.
Premiere 04.10.07; Gavin Friday, narr, Carol McGonnell, cl, Catherine Leonard, vn, Guy Johnston, vc, Finghin Collins, pno; National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin/IR.
Commissioned by the Music in Great Irish Houses Festival with funds from the Arts Council of Ireland.
Heft (21’, 2007 RIC) for flute/alto flute and piano.
Premiere 11.01.08; Adrian Spence, flutes, Warren Green, piano; University of the West, Santa Barbara, California/USA.
Commissioned by Jordan and Sandra Laby.
Cassini Void (19’, 2007 RIC) for clarinet and 10 instruments.
Premiere 14.10.07; Carol McGonnell, clarinet, Argento Ensemble cond. Michel Galante; Carnegie Hall, New York/USA.
Commissioned by Carol McGonnell with funds from the Arts Council of Ireland.
re:play (20’, 2007 RIC) for improvising saxophonist, string quartet, piano and double bass.
Premiere 03.07.07; Cathal Roche, tenor saxophone, Vanbrugh Quartet, Hugh Tinney, pno, Malachy Robinson, d bs; West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Bantry/IR.
Limena (18', 1998/2006 UE) for piano and string quartet.
Premiere 26.02.07; Matthew Schellhorn, Carducci Quartet, Jacqueline du Pré Building, Oxford/UK.
Messenger (30’, 1998-9/2006 RIC) for violin and 13 instruments.
Premiere 18.05.07; Catherine Leonard, vn, Camerata Pacifica;
Abravanel Hall, Santa Barbara/USA.
Commissioned by Richard and Luci Janssen.
unbroken white line (9', 2006 RIC) string quartet no. .
Premiere; 14.09.07, Carducci Quartet, Cork School of Music/IR.
Ghosts (25’, 2006 RIC) for saxophone quartet.
Premiere 12.11.06; Amstel Saxophone Quartet, Iš Arti Festival, Kaunas/LI.
Apparitions (22’, 2005 RIC) for viola (or alto flute) and percussion ensemble.
Premiere 11.04.06; Nathan Sherman, va, RIAM Percussion Ensemble/R. O’Donnell;
Brooklyn College, New York/USA.
Commissioned by Sligo County Council.
red over black (13’, 2004-5 RIC) Unterwelt part 3: for clarinet, viola and piano.
Premiere 14.08.06; Martin Fröst, cl, Pierre Lénert, va, Cédric Tiberghien, pno;
BBC Proms, Cadogan Hall, London/UK.
Jointly commissioned by the BBC and the Royal Philharmonic Society.
Lyric Suite (20’, 2004 UE) 7 Elegiac Pieces for string quartet.
Premiere 29.09.04; Vanbrugh Quartet; tour of Ireland.
Commissioned by RTÉ Lyric fm.
Negro negro elegía (14’, 2004 UE) Unterwelt part 4/piano trio no. 4.
Premiere 10.10.04; Haydn Trio Eisenstadt; Radiokulturhaus Vienna/A.
Commissioned by the Haydn Trio Eisenstadt.
Tern/Icarus (6’, 2004 RIC) for flute (or alto saxophone) and guitar.
Premiere: 11.11.2005; Bill Dowdall and John Feeley, The Printing House, Trinity College Dublin/IR.
In Plato’s Cave (11’, 2003 UE) for wind quintet
Premiere 04.07.04; Harlequin; Purcell Room, London/UK.
Commissioned by Harlequin with funds from Making Music.
Involute (6’, 2003 UE) Unterwelt part 2: sextet for fl, cl, perc, pno, vn, vc.
Premiere 17.04.03; Psappha; Composer’s Choice Festival, National Concert Hall, Dublin/IR.
Commissioned by the National Concert Hall, Dublin.
Eat, Sleep, Empire (10’, 2002 UE) Unterwelt part 1: quintet for fl, cl, pno, vn, vc.
Premiere 08.12.02; Avanti Ensemble; Up North Festival, Dublin/IR.
Commissioned by the Crash Ensemble.
The Falling Upward of Things (45', 2002 UE)
Music for a visual art installation. Premiere 09.11.02; Scott Heron,
vc, ad hoc ensemble (3 trb, piano)/I. Wilson; Belfast Festival/UK.
Commissioned by the Belfast Festival.
In fretta, in vento (15’, 2001 UE) string quartet no. 6.
Premiere 09.06.02; Callino Quartet; Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin/IR.
Atlantica (7’, 2001 UE) saxophone quartet
Premiere 11.10.02; Amstel Quartet; Amsterdam/NL.
Bone Icon (15’, 2000 UE) string trio no. 2
Premiere 15.05.01; Velocé Trio; London/UK.
Commissioned by the Velocé Trio with funds form the Arts Council of Ireland.
Abyssal (21’, 2000 UE) for bass clarinet and ensemble.
Premiere 21.12.00; Harry Sparnaay, bs cl, Crash Ensemble/D. Brophy;
Project Arts Centre, Dublin/IR.
Written while an AHRB Research Fellow in Creative and Performing Arts.
…wander, darkling (20’, 2000 UE) string quartet no. 5.
Premiere 17.08.00; Vogler Quartet; Carrick-on-Shannon/IR.
Commissioned by Leitrim County Council.
Veer (9’, 2000 UE) string quartet no. 4.
Premiere 09.10.03; Artis Quartet of Vienna; Musikverein, Vienna/A.
Spilliaert’s Beach (7’, 1999 UE) for alto flute (/violin/alto sax/trumpet/viola/clarinet) and piano.
Premiere 17.10.00; Nancy Ruffer, a fl, Helen Crayford, pno; London/UK.
Leaves and Navels (18’, 1996-7 UE) quartet for fl, guit, va, vc.
Premiere 07.08.97; Versus Ensemble; London/UK.
Phosphorus (23’, 1997 UE) string trio no. 1.
Premiere 12.05.98; Psappha; Sonorities Festival, Belfast/UK.
Commissioned by the Sonorities Festival.
from the Book of Longing (11’, 1996 UE) for violin and piano.
Premiere 19.07.96; Catherine Leonard, vn, Maria Kulakowska, pno;
Commissioned by Catherine Leonard.
Catalan Tales (23’, 1996 UE) piano trio no. 3.
Premiere 08.08.97; Kammerspiel; London/UK.
Towards the Far Country (28’, 1996 UE) string quartet no. 3.
Premiere 10.06.97; Vanbrugh Quartet; Spitalfields Festival, London/UK.
Commissioned by the West Cork Chamber Music Festival.
Six Days at Jericho (8’, 1995 UE) for cello and piano.
Premiere 20.01.96; Robin Thompson-Clarke, vc, Jeremy Kimber, pno; Loughborough/UK.
The Seven Last Words (27’, 1995 UE) piano trio no. 2.
Premiere 28.04.96; Kammerspiel; Conway Hall, London/UK.
Commissioned by Kammerspiel with funds from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
The Capsizing Man and other stories (22’, 1994 UE) string quartet no. 2.
Premiere 11.05.95; Emperor Quartet; Maastricht conservatoire/NL.
Mais quand elle sourit… (14’, 1993 UE) piano trio no. 1.
Premiere 10.04.95; Trio Sonata Concert; Salle Cortot, Paris/F.
Commissioned by Trio Sonata Concert with funds from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
So softly (8’, 1992 UE) saxophone quartet.
Premiere 10.11.92; Alaric Quartet; Leicester/UK.
Winter’s Edge (13’, 1992 UE) string quartet no. 1.
Premiere 10.03.93; Vanbrugh Quartet; Omagh/UK.
Commissioned by the Vanbrugh Quartet with funds from the Arts Council of Northern
Drive (8, 1992 UE) for soprano sax (/violin/clarinet) and piano.
Premiere 11.06.92; Gerard McChrystal, sax, Kathryn Page, pno; Arts Council, Belfast/UK.
Timelessly this (10’, 1992 UE) quartet for cl, pno, vn, vc.
Premiere 26.09.93; Concorde; Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin/IR.
...and flowers fall... (11', 1990 UE) septet
for cl, bsn, hn, pno, vn, va, vc
Premiere 05.04.95; Ars Poetica Ensemble; Days of New Music Festival, Kishinev/MD.