"...Phyllis was later to become dissatisfied with most of this early work, committing nearly all of the scores to flames." #BMC50
"Graphic scores have the potential to challenge some of the traditional creative hierarchies by perpetuating more democratic, inclusive forms of music making and appreciation." #BMC50
"I was the progeny of utterly charming but completely incompetent parents - they existed in a continual state of ill-health (mostly emotional) and in a permanent state of panic and apprehension. " #BMC50
"To mention just a handful of composers and their works would involve neglecting many incredible compositions..."
"...my music is both an expression and a representation, containing as it does both my environment and my response to it!"
"Throughout the past century, the oboe quartet and oboe quintet have proved to be particularly popular instrumentations for composers..."
"For me, as someone who considers themselves conceptually led, the term composer can often be too limiting..."
The first of a series of articles relating to Ailís' Embedded residency at the British Music Collection