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Clint Mansell

Media Release 25 August 2014

Black Swan composer CLINT MANSELL makes Irish debut with band at the National Concert Hall as part of its Perspectives Series

Composer of soundtracks to Requiem for a Dream, Pi, The Wrestler and Black Swan, Clint Mansell will make his Irish debut at the National Concert Hall, Sunday 12 October, with his band, the Sonus Quartet and Carly Paradis, piano.

The Grammy and Golden-Globe nominated composer is a long-time collaborator of ground-breaking director Darren Aronofsky, for whom he has scored the aforementioned movies. In addition to his impressive work for film, Clint received major acclaim for his 2009 score for Duncan Jones’ directorial debut Moon. His latest creation is the soundtrack to the film Noah, starring Russell Crowe.

Frontman of the disbanded group Pop Will Eat Itself, Mansell was first introduced to film scores by Aronofsky who hired him to score his debut film Pi, after which he went on to score Aronofsky’s next film Requiem for a Dream. The film’s primary composition ‘Lux Aeterna’ has become extremely popular, appearing in a variety of advertisements, film trailers and YouTube clips.

Other notable achievements include the theme for the film The Hole, the music for the pilot episode of CSI: NY, and the score for Aronofsky's later films The Fountain, (which was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score in 2006), and The Wrestler. Mansell has also contributed the score to HBO's Voyeur.

Affectionately known as Clint Poppie, Mansell started out in 1981, forming a group called From Eden, which included future members of Pop Will Eat Itself, in the English industrial city of Stourbridge. After several years, the band broke up. Mansell then moved to the U.S. and proceeded to write the score to the movie Pi, and he produced a limited-edition U.K. remix 12" of the movie's theme. In addition, he has worked with Trent Reznor, both helping with remixes and appearing on Nine Inch Nails' album The Fragile, and has pursued film scoring aggressively since.

Clint Mansell at the National Concert Hall is part of the National Concert Hall’s flagship series, Perspectives 2014 which is supported by The Irish Independent and Today Fm.

Tickets to Clint Mansell with his band, pianist Carly Paradis and the Sonus Quartet at the National Concert Hall / Sunday 12 October 2014, 8pm are €35 / NCH Box Office Tel: 01 417 00 00 or www.nch.ie

Upcoming concerts for Perspectives 2014 at the National Concert Hall
Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau /Sunday 9 November 2014: Tickets: €30, €35, €40
Brassland @ NCH: Crash Ensemble perform The Music of Bryce Dessner/ 13 December 3pm Tickets: €10
This is the Kit/ 13 December 4.30pm Tickets: €10
Buke & Gase/ 13 December 6.30pm/ Tickets: €10
Sounds of the South with Megafaun, Fight the Big Bull & Frazey Ford/ 13 December Tickets: €45, €50
Doveman’s Burgundy Stain Sessions with, Glen Hansard, Paul Noonan, Lisa O’Neill/ Sunday 14 December Tickets: €25, €30

20% discount for Friends of the National Concert Hall
10% discount for Concessions and Groups of 10+
NCH Box Office Tel: 01 417 00 00 or www.nch.ie

For further information please contact: Sinead Doyle, Marketing & PR Manager, National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2. Tel: 01 417 0057 / 087 1775334