Judith Ring

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Judith Ring Composer at Valentia Chamber Music Festival

Judith Ring (b. 1976; Dublin, Ireland) is a composer/musician/producer and all-round music lover based in Dublin, Ireland. She has been writing music for the past 20 years and has been greatly inspired by living in such places as Berlin, London, York, Paris and Dublin. Her music stems from the electro-acoustic world and its core technique is based on the practices of musique concrète. Over the years this has expanded and been influenced by more improvised and instrumental territories derived from a deep exploration of instrumental timbre through collaborative projects with a large number of musicians.

Current works underway include a multi-media music-theatre piece based on a text by writer/composer Michael Gallen partly funded by an Opera bursary from the Arts Council and a set of cello pieces for Martin Johnson. As part of the vocal trio Silver Kites Ring was commissioned to write four pieces for the New Music Dublin 2018 festival as part of the record label Ergodos’ Secret Walking Trail.

Her EP The Ring Lieder was self-released in 2017 and used 4 poems by poet Roderick Ford as the lyrics for the songs. These were performed by Ring herself (voice and piano), Adrian Hart (violin), Lisa Dowdall (viola) and Kate Ellis (cello).

In October 2014 her debut cd entitled What Was was released on Ergodos records to great acclaim. This was funded by the Music Network recording scheme.

She has written pieces for Concorde ensemble, Crash Ensemble, Percusemble (Berlin), Trio Scordatura (Amsterdam), Tryst, University of York chamber orchestra, and Bradyworks (Canada). She has also written a large number of solo/duo with/without tape for Martin and Adele Johnson, Michelle O’Rourke (voice), Kate Ellis (cello), Garth Knox (viola), Natasha Lohan (voice), Paul Roe (bass clarinet), Laura Moody (Cello), Damien Harron (percussion), Elisabeth Smalt (adapted viola), Malachy Robinson (double bass), Andre Leroux (tenor sax) and Rolf Hind (piano). Her pieces have been performed worldwide.

Ring is also a member of Laura Hyland’s critically acclaimed experimental folk band Clang Sayne.

She has a PhD in composition from the University of York and Masters in Music and Media Technologies from Trinity College Dublin.

Judith is represented by the Contemporary Music Centre of Ireland and the Association of Irish Composers.

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