Linger is a musical installation by Irish contemporary classical composer Ailís Ní Ríain, comprising six new pieces written and performed on the Brontë family piano. Each work reflects the essence of a different room, composed in response to time spent by the artist at the Parsonage.
The installation breaks new ground at the museum as Linger is the first piece of music to be composed for the Parsonage and in particular for the family’s instrument. Also of significance, it offers audiences a rare opportunity to hear the Brontë piano, a treasured item of the museum’s collection.
Ken Forest for restoring the Brontë piano, to The Brontë Parsonage Museum for access to the piano, to Virginia Rushton for driving the restoration of the piano forward and to Virginia Essen for funding the restoration of the piano in addition to support from The Brontë Society.