1st April 2012
Arts Council Bursary, new CDs
Ian has been awarded an Arts Council of Ireland Bursary to work on a new piece for saxophone and loopstation with Dutch saxophonist Ties Mellema. This piece will specifically explore the potential of the Boss RC-300 for what Ian calls 'evolutionary looping' within a notated work.
A CD of Ian's work Bewitched for soprano and string quartet was recently released on his own Limb from Limb label and a recording of Ian's 13th string quartet, the 45-minute Still life in green and red, will be available from the end of this month. Bewitched was the result of Ian's period as composer-in-residence to the Stroke Unit of Tallaght Hospital, Dublin in 2010 and the 13th quartet came out of a year-long public art residency in County Mayo which finished recently.