Competition: Win Tickets to Clint Mansell’s Irish debut at the National Concert Hall


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 12th 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.

Thanks to the generous people at the National Concert Hall, we have a pair of tickets to give away to one of our lucky readers. To be in with a chance of winning, answer the following question.

Who directed Black Swan?

Email your answer to by Monday, 6th October when the Film Ireland Hat will adorn its tutu and pirouette into a Soubresaut before selecting a winner.

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 12th October 2014, 8pm are €35 / NCH Box Office Tel: 01 417 00 00 or



One Reply to “Competition: Win Tickets to Clint Mansell’s Irish debut at the National Concert Hall”

  1. Hold on a sec! Mansell was in a band called PWEI, they performed in Ireland several times including the Thurles Feile. So how can this be his Irish debut?

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