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Media Release 17 February 2014

Clint Mansell and Chris Thile with Brad Mehldau added to the line-up for the National Concert Hall's flagship series, Perspectives 2014

The National Concert Hall is delighted to announce that Grammy and Golden-Globe nominated composer Clint Mansell will make his Irish debut with his band, (alongside pianist Carly Paradis and the Sonus Quartet) on Sunday 12 October 2014 as part of the Perspectives Series at the National Concert Hall

Mansell is the acclaimed British film composer and long-time collaborator of ground-breaking director Darren Aronofsky for whom he has scored Black Swan , Requiem for a Dream , The Fountain, The Wrestler and Pi . 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 upcoming film Noah , starring Russell Crowe.

The National Concert Hall will play host to one of the most thrilling American musicians of his generation, Chris Thile of Punch Brothers in a new duo with the acclaimed pianist Brad Mehldau. The singer and mandolin virtuoso will perform on Sunday 9 November in a unique evening of music with Mehldau, one most lyrical and intimate voices of contemporary jazz piano. As a solo artist, band leader and collaborator (with artists such as Pat Metheny, Anne Sofie von Otter, Renée Fleming, and Joshua Redman), Mehldau continues to garner awards and admiration from both jazz purists and music enthusiasts alike.

Chris Thile has changed the mandolin forever, elevating it from its origins as a relatively simple folk and bluegrass instrument to the sophistication and brilliance of the finest jazz improvisation and classical performance. His most recent release is Bach Partitas Volume 1 (Nonesuch). For more than 15 years, Thile played in the wildly popular band Nickel Creek, with whom he released three albums and sold two million records and was awarded a Grammy in 2002. Thile also recently collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma for The Goat Rodeo Sessions. As a soloist he has released four albums, as well as performing and recording extensively as a duo with double bass virtuoso Edgar Meyer. He is a 2012 MacArthur Foundation Fellow.

Both Mehldau and Thile are inspired by a wide range of composers and songwriters, from Bach to Radiohead.

These shows form part of the National Concert Hall’s flagship series Perspectives 2014 which features Pantha de Prince and the Bell Laboratory on March 26th; the Wayne Shorter Quartet on 14th June and on Saturday 13 December Megafaun and Fight the Big Bull present Sounds of the South ft. Justin Vernon and Frazey Ford.

Perspectives 2014 is supported by the Irish Independent and Today FM.


Clint Mansell / Sunday 12 October 2014: Tickets: €35
Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau /Sunday 9 November 2014: Tickets: €30, €35, €40
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