Crash Ensemble: [REACTIONS]Music
Crash Ensemble are Ireland’s leading new music ensemble; a group of world-class musicians who play the most adventurous, ground-breaking music of today.
The programme includes a selection of Crash's [REACTIONS] commissions and postcard miniatures, interspersed with some colorful chamber and solo sounds.
A little bit about our [REACTIONS] series:
Amidst the onset of the global pandemic, we commissioned Irish & International composers from a range of musical backgrounds to write new works for duos within the group. Building on existing collaborative partnerships and cultivating and nurturing new relationships, composers were invited to create a musical response to their experiences, the current state and their thoughts for the future.
Anselm McDonnell - Cross Purposes [projection]
Rachael Lavelle - This is the space between your hand and mine
Benedict Schlepper-Connolly - Star
Jörg Widmann - Fantasy for solo Clarinet
Jonathan Nangle - Sotto Voce [projection]
Anna Mieke - Groundwork
Richard Hughes - feamainn
Amelia Clarkson - Blowing Through
Jaqueline Fletcher - Before All This
Violin - Larissa O'Grady
Viola - Cora Venus Lunny
Cello - Caitriona Finnegan
Double Bass - Caimin Gilmore
Clarinet - Leonie Bluett
RUNNING TIME 60 MIN | NO INTERVAL
[REACTIONS] image: Laura Sheeran
Crash Ensemble are on tour to venues nationwide, bringing an eclectic mix of performance and community workshop. Crash are innovative, adventurous and ambitious, an amplified ensemble of 10 musicians, production crew and creative collaborators.
Led by cellist and Artistic Director, Kate Ellis and Principal Conductor, Ryan McAdams, they commission, collaborate, explore, investigate and experiment with a broad spectrum of music creators and artistic collaborators. They love to innovate, with quality always at the heart of everything we do.
Crash Ensemble is strategically funded by the Arts Council and is a resident ensemble at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland.