Dr David Bremner

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Dr David Bremner is an Assistant Lecturer in Composition at the Conservatoire. He teaches as part of the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and coordinates a composition seminar series and composition workshops with resident ensemble Concorde. In 2013 he completed a PhD in Composition at the Conservatoire, supervised by Prof. Gráinne Mulvey. Operating in an idiom that is both minimalist in texture and harmonically complex, his current work has involved creating fabrics made from atonal drone textures, and algorithmic composition. With soprano Elizabeth Hilliard he runs the music/text production company Béal. Recent performances include Permanent Ritornello by Crash Ensemble in New Music Dublin, Themework by Retro Disco in Music Current, and an online screenshare-text project including performances by Larissa O’Grady and Hilliard.


With the piper Mark Redmond, David in 2014 released the acclaimed CD l'air du temps/the spirit of the times, which explores the links between French Baroque music and Irish traditional music. Works of his also feature on CD releases by Anne-Marie O'Farrell and Elizabeth Hilliard (Métier/Divine Arts Records). 2022 will see the release of his début solo CD, Mixed Circuits, on Farpoint Recordings. He frequently works with Irish minimalist poet Billy Mills; these collaborations include a song-cycle, Logical Fallacies, commissioned by Limerick City of Culture.


David also has a busy career as a performer; he was Assistant Organist at Christ Church

Cathedral Dublin until 2019, and has played with ensembles such as the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and Crash Ensemble. His music is represented by the Contemporary Music Centre.




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