Composers Edition is delighted with the news of Ed Bennett receiving the Major Individual Artist Award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
Ed Bennett is among the four artists (two writers, a composer and a playwright) who have each been presented with the prestigious award ‘in recognition of the contribution each of the artists has made to creative life in Northern Ireland’.
The awards will make it possible for the artists to concentrate in the development of innovative and ambitious new projects which will make a significant contribution to their careers and to the cultural profile of Northern Ireland.
Ed Bennett will use his award to create ‘Return‘, a trilogy of inter-related compositions for soloists, amplified ensemble and electronic media. These works will explore narrative, poetic and geographical material from early phonograph field recordings of Irish traditional song.
Next performances of Ed Bennett’s works:
Wednesday 23 January 2019, 1:10pm
Xenia Pestova, piano
Canterbury Christ Church University