The title track Rush, for violin and live electronics, is a groundbreaking piece featuring the Wired Ensemble and violinist Darragh Morgan. It was premiered in 2004 at the Sonorities Festival and was subsequently shortlisted for a British Composer Award. Among the several other tracks scored for violin and electronics is Lyons’ most recent work Ballintrillick which is a series of sonic responses to poems by Tom Morgan, whose titles and content refer to an area in Sligo where he spends much of his time.
Volume Eight in a series of promotional CDs issued without charge by the Contemporary Music Centre to showcase the broad range of work of Irish composers. The CD was produced with the assistance of funding from Culture Ireland, the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland (through its Awards for All Scheme).
Mary Dullea’s new album Gothic, a CD of new piano music from Ireland. The album features works by Ed Bennett, David Fennessy, Frank Lyons, John McLachlan, Gráinne Mulvey, Jonathan Nangle and Benjamin Dwyer.