A Change of Light is a music/visual art collaborative performance project by cellist and arranger Audrey Riley and the pianist Andrew Zolinsky. The project has become a multi–disciplinary collaboration between new music composers, musicians and a visual artist.

Riley and Zolinsky formed this duo in 2001 from a desire to commission and perform new works for 'cello and piano, and to follow on some of the threads of their work together in the group Icebreaker, and with other composers. Joined by the guitarist James Woodrow (Gavin Bryars Ensemble and Icebreaker), two drummers who usually work in pop music, Nick Allum (Fatima Mansions, Triffids, Cathal Coughlan) and Rob Allum (Turin Brakes, High Llamas) and the visual artist, Philip Riley.

Originally with the financial assistance of Arts Council England, East Midlands Arts and the PRS for commissioning and performance, the first performances were at The Djanogly Recital Hall, Nottingham and The Warehouse, London in October 2002.

A Change of Lights live performances have been devised in collaboration with visual artist Philip Riley, whose computer animated projections deal with the nature of hearing.
A Change Of Light performances

21st June 8pm – CD launch.
The Forge, 3–7 Delancy Street, Camden

19 Aug 2010 – CD released

20 Jun 2010 – Corsham Festival

Other performances of interest 2011

Dec – Audrey and James with Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Paris

Jun – Audrey with Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Moscow

11 Jun – Audrey with Craig Veer and Ev2–digital opera

29 Apr – Audrey, James and Andrew–Icebreaker/Apollo Cork

9 Feb – Audrey with Craig Veer, York

28 Jan – James with Bryars Ensemble, Orleans, France

8 Jan – James with BBC Symphony Orchestra


18 Dec – Audrey, James and Nick with Cathal Coughlan, Waterats, London

Dec – Audrey recording arrangements for Dion Bromfield

Nov/ Dec – James in A Dogs Heart, ENO

9 Dec – Icebreaker/ Apollo Dublin National Concert Hall

3 Nov – Icebreaker/ Apollo, Nottingham

31 Oct – Icebreaker/ Apollo, Gateshead

29 Oct – Audrey recording arrangements for Toploader

27 Oct – Icebreaker/ Apollo, Manchester

26 Oct – Audrey with Amy Macdonald, hammersmith Apollo

22 Oct – Icebreaker/ Apollo, Bristol

16 Oct – Icebreaker/ Glass Music With Changing Parts, Glasgow

15 Oct – Icebreaker/ Apollo, Glasgow

10 Oct – Icebreaker/ Apollo, Bracknall

16 Sep – Icebreaker/ Apollo, QEH

15 Sep – Icebreaker/ Apollo, QEH

13 Sep – Audrey recording arrangements for Charlie Simpson

11 Sep – Audrey, James and Nick with Cathal Coughlan, Wheelans, Dublin

7 Sep – Audrey, James and Nick with Cathal Coughlan, Bush Hall

25 Sep – Audrey live on Radio 2 with Amy Macdonald

23 Sep – Icebreaker/ Apollo, Snape

30 Jul – Icebreaker/ Apollo Bestival

27 Jul – Audrey recording arrangements for Bayside

23 Jun – Audrey recording arrangements for James Blunt

3 Jun – Audrey recording cello for Goodtimes

2 May – Icebreaker/ Apollo with Brian Eno, Brighton Festival

1 May – Icebreaker/ Apollo with Brian Eno, Brighton Festival

15–18 May – Audrey and James with Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Monaco

Jan–Apr – Audrey writing and recording film music for The Third Letter

4 Mar – Audrey with Fightstar, Dingwalls

1 & 2 Mar – Audrey recording arrangements for Tatiana

24 Feb – Icebreaker premiere Donnacha Dennehy, Nottingham Djanogly

13 Feb – Audrey recording arrangements for Birds Of Tokyo

22 Jan – Audrey recording arrangement for Westlife