Ann Cleare
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Composer Portraits

For twenty years, Miller's flagship series has fostered the creation of new work, served as an incubator...

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Composer Portraits: Ann Cleare

Born in 1983 in central Ireland, Ann Cleare studied at University College Cork, where she received her...

Composer Portraits

Ann Cleare

International Contemporary Ensemble

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 8pm

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Addressing themes that range from darkness and isolation to perception and discovery, Ann Cleare has an uncanny ability to translate our innermost experiences and emotions through music. International Contemporary Ensemble presents some of the young Irish composer’s most striking works, including the square of yellow light that is your window, inspired by fellow Irish artist Oscar Wilde.


  • Ann Cleare composer
  • Peter Evans trumpet
  • Zachary Good clarinet
  • Rebekah Heller bassoon
  • Michael Lormand trombone
  • Alice Teyssier soprano
  • International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)
  • Steve Schick conductor


  • teeth of light, tongue of waves (2017-18) world premiere, Miller Theatre and ICE co-commission
  • to another of that other (2009-13) U.S. premiere
  • the square of yellow light that is your window (2013-14)
  • Dorchadas (2007)

Additional Information

Major support for Composer Portraits is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

With the friendly support of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation

Photo by Mark Duggan for Miller Theatre.