Publications/Press Clippings


Oct 2016: work featured on a CD of music performed by Elizabeth Hilliard, produced by Christopher Fox, released in October 2016 on Metier/Divine Art Records label

Nov 2014: released a CD of music for uilleann pipes and organ with piper Mark Redmond (funded by Arts Council Deis Recording Award) entitled l’air du temps/the spirit of the times

Apr 2013: Loop Walks, a work of scored poetry (produced in collaboration with poet Billy Mills) published in 2013 by hardPressed Poetry, with accompanying CD of performance of the work by ensembÉal, conductor: Orla Flanagan


August 2016: “Bremner exploited what you might call the in-between sounds that the mechanics of the organ can be made to produce, and the effect of his new work was like that of a sound-machine that has a Jean Tinguely-like deficiency in its workings.”

Michael Dervan, The Irish Times, 31st August 2016

April 2015: An in-depth interview with David was featured on John Schaefer’s WNYC/NYPR New Sounds programme

March 2015: featured as part of the Composers’ Commentaries project by the AIC New Music Journal, a live commentary, in the format of an interview between myself and Dr Peter Moran on the performance of my work Gap Static by the RTÉ NSO conducted by Gavin Maloney

Nov 2014: l’air du temps / the spirit of the times gained much exposure on radio (RTÉ Radio 1, Lyric FM) and favourable reviews (The Living Tradition, AIC New Music Journal). A track was included on the CMC’s new music::new ireland 2 compilation

June 2014: presented the work logic ballad #2: the guarded tourist makes the guide the test at Music and / as Process conference in Canterbury, UK

Jan 2012: “…David Bremner’s We Hesitate, a fittingly abstract monody for the surrealist words of John Ashbery. In terms of composition and execution, this two-minute item felt the most technically assured of the evening.”

Andrew Johnstone, Irish Times, January 25 2012

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