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Featured composer in 'Composing the Island', 100 years of Irish Music, Dublin, September 2016

Hearing your Genes Evolve for string quartet 2012
-Smith Quartet Royal Greenwich String quartet Festival
-Vanbrugh Quartet 'Composing the Island 2016
-Isenberg Quartet in 'The Dark Gene' Film Tank Productions

Working with scientist Dr Sarah Teichmann at The MRC Laboratory for Molecular Biology in Cambridge I created a string quartet . A central aim of their work together was to demystify the scientific principles behind genetics and make them more meaningful to a wider audience. Through music, I used fragments of DNA patterns to create  musical dialogues between the four instruments in a string quartet, which represented variations in how the genetic code transforms and modifies as the components change. Discussion about developments in DNA, and its implications on inherited genetic traits with reference to future health, is hugely topical. We are constantly wanting to know about what makes up our genetic profiles. The science is often difficult to understand. Debate about genetics has particular relevance for me. In 2006 my son was born with Trisomy 21: Down Syndrome. I’m sure that my research will give me a clearer understanding of the science behind his genetic profile. (see also  www.Venus Blazing Music Theatre Trust. com)

Screen Play 2.0 -An interactive video device at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Toronto designed to enhance pain management through music and visuals in waiting room spaces.

REFLECTED GLORY (18') a piece for cello and

 premiered at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music 2012, ICA London 2015 and Cernier Festival Switzerland (2017).

"one of the exquisite moments of the Festival...fierce beauty" The Independent on Sunday

PRS Open Fund

Deirdre Gribbin is supported by PRS Foundation's The Open Fund.

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